Conviction & Responsibility in asset management

As a top-tier asset manager in Europe, everything that Candriam does is grounded in our strong values and the investment expertise that we have honed over the course of the past 20 years. At Candriam (which stands for « Conviction and Responsibility in Asset Management ») we pride ourselves on providing innovative, high-performance investment solutions to our loyal, diversified client base in over 20 countries.

A local player with global reach

Candriam and our parent company, New York Life Investments, form part of the New York Life group, a AAA-rated1 company and one of the largest life insurers in the world.

With more than EUR 486 billion in assets under management2, New York Life Investments ranks among the world's largest asset managers. At the core of New York Life Investments’ success story is its multi-boutique investment structure, made up of a number of autonomous institutional asset managers. Investors appreciate the way this structure provides them with easy access to a wide range of services and solutions typical of a large-scale asset manager but with the kind of specialist expertise and personalised client service that only a boutique can provide.

With its strong European roots, Candriam represents New York Life Investments' foothold in the region.

Experienced teams located close to our clients

Candriam has investment centres in Brussels, Paris, Luxembourg and London. The members of our investment teams have on average been with us for ten years, showing our ability to motivate and foster a sense of loyalty among our staff.

Meanwhile, our experienced client relationship managers have in-depth understanding of investors’ needs across the markets in which we operate, offering commercial coverage in continental Europe, the UK, the Middle East, the USA and Australia. They place exactly the same importance on nurturing long-term partnerships with our clients as we do with the members of our own staff.

Conviction-driven investment solutions

Candriam provides its diverse client base with investment solutions covering five main areas:

Fixed income | Equities | Alternatives |
Sustainable investments | Advanced asset allocation

Our investment capabilities are based on the talents of our focused, responsible teams. Performing in-depth fundamental analysis and using the output of proprietary quantitative models, they apply their strongest investment convictions in their portfolios for the benefit of our clients.

Although we have broad-based investment expertise, we have particular strength in a number of key areas:

  • Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI)
  • Alternative investments and absolute performance solutions
  • Specific areas of interest to our clients, including high yield bonds and emerging markets
  • High-potential individual sectors, such as biotechnology.

Stringent risk management

At Candriam risk management has always been at the very heart of our investment processes. We have developed in-depth expertise in this area over the years thanks to our dedicated risk management team composed of highly experienced risk specialists.

(1) New York Life has the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any U.S. life insurer from all four of the major credit rating agencies A.M. Best (A++), Fitch (AAA), Moody’s Investors Service (Aaa), Standard & Poor’s (AA+). Third Party Ratings based on financial strength as of September 2018.

(2)New York Life Investments was ranked the world's 30th largest asset manager by Pensions & Investments in May 2018. This ranking is based on worldwide institutional assets under management at the end of 2017. The assets managed by New York Life Investments include those of affiliated investment advisers.