BNP AM

The sustainable investor for a changing world

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About us

The sustainable investor for a changing world

A fast-changing world offers many opportunities. It also comes with great uncertainty and challenges that develop our abilities and test our ambitions, perspectives and determination. This determination translates into one goal: to generate long-term sustainable investment returns for our clients, based on a unique sustainability-driven philosophy.

We have been committed to sustainability since 2002 and have continued to strengthen our ambition, our investment philosophy and our management processes to take ESG considerations into account and promote a low carbon, environmentally sustainable and inclusive economy.

Sandro Pierri
CEO BNP Paribas Asset Management

“Because understanding and supporting the transition to a sustainable economy is key to generating long term sustainable investment returns, we have adopted a single-minded sustainability philosophy. It has shaped our firm and directs all we do: our strategy, our culture, our structure, our products, our processes, the way we engage with our clients and our role in influencing the companies and the markets we invest in. This is why we say: ‘we are the sustainable investor for a changing world’.“

We focus our expertise on five core capabilities aligned with our clients’ goals: high conviction active strategies, emerging markets, private assets, multi-asset investment and liquidity solutions. Our investment processes, which embed sustainability, use quantitative and fundamental research to help our portfolio managers generate alpha. Our solutions combine these capabilities in order to answer our clients’ requirements with the most relevant offer. To achieve this we manage assets across the globe by keeping an open mind and by staying true to our convictions. Our experts around the world constantly investigate secular trends and sustainability shifts, supported by in-depth fundamental investment analysis and proprietary ESG scoring, while our robust risk framework combined with our quantitative techniques leads to better investment and asset allocation decisions.

We believe it takes all of us to be a key driver of the shift to positive investing. Only a company where people work together can embrace this changing world. At BNP Paribas Asset Management, we are the sum of our people – a group of interesting individuals with different backgrounds and cultures – and we expect companies we work with to aim for the same standards.

Key figures as of 30 June 2022

EUR 500bnTotal Assets under management
EUR 300bnInstitutional Assets under management
EUR 298.2bnESG Assets under management
Around 3.000employees in more than 30 countries

BNP Paribas Asset Management in a nutshell

Our history

Our story is closely intertwined with that of our parent company, BNP Paribas, the European Union’s leading bank and a key player in international banking. The story of BNP Paribas dates back to the 19th century when the banks that would eventually form the Group first opened and expanded. Fueled by Europe’s extraordinary industrial growth, the banks were able to set aside enough savings to finance crucial economic development.

The BNP Paribas Group was established in 2000 with the ambition to create a genuinely European banking group with a global vocation. Acquisitions have significantly enhanced its strong European presence: TEB in Turkey in 2005, BNL in Italy in 2006, Fortis in Belgium and BGL in Luxembourg in 2009, BGZ in Poland, Laser Cofinoga in consumer loans and Dab Bank in Germany in 2014.

BNP Paribas Asset Management: backed by more than fifty years of asset management experience

With a track record of managing mutual funds since they were first authorised in the mid-1960s and institutional accounts since the 1980s, BNP and Paribas provided a solid foundation for their investment business to thrive.

Following the merger of BNP and Paribas in 2000, the newly formed BNP Paribas Asset Management – the combined investment management activities of BNP Gestions and Paribas Asset Management – undertook a series of strategic alliances to develop expertise in specific products and markets.

BNP Paribas Asset Management has become one of the leaders in asset management in Europe with a large presence in Asia Pacific, serving individual, corporate and institutional clients in 67 countries.


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Sustainability is embedded within BNP Paribas Asset Management’s strategy and investment decision-making

Among the leaders in thematic investment in Europe, BNPP AM contributes to the energy transition, environmental sustainability and the promotion of equality and inclusive growth.

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