BNP Paribas Asset Management is the asset management arm of BNP Paribas, one of the world’s foremost financial institutions, and offers high value-added solutions to individual savers, companies, and institutional investors. It has a broad range of skills in four investment divisions: Equities, Fixed Income, Private Debt & Real Assets, and Multi-Asset, Quantitative and Solutions (MAQS). Sustainability is at the heart of BNP Paribas Asset Management’s strategy and investment decision-making process, making an active contribution to energy transition, environmental protection and the promotion of equality and inclusive growth. Its aim is to achieve long-term sustainable investment returns for its clients. BNP Paribas Asset Management has assets under management of EUR 436 billion* (as at 30 September 2019), with more than 520 investment professionals and almost 500 client servicing specialists, serving individual, corporate and institutional clients in 69 countries.

* EUR 589 billion of assets under management and advisory as of 30 September 2019

At BNP Paribas Asset Management, we want to make a positive difference to people’s futures by focusing on achieving long-term sustainable investment returns. That is why we have committed to putting sustainability at the heart of our strategy. At the core of all our investment processes, analysts and portfolio managers integrate a consideration of relevant ESG factors into their company, asset and sovereign evaluation and investment decision-making processes. It is our goal that by 2020, every investment process is aligned with our formal ESG Integration Guidelines and Policy, generating more value for our clients.

We also seek to deliver long-term sustainable returns through:

Long-term: fundamental factors drive valuations over the longer term, rewarding patient investors.

Research driven: quality investment performance is best generated through open minds being applied to in-depth research.

Global perspective: in an increasingly interconnected world, a global perspective is needed to make better investment decisions.

Augmented investment approach: human and artificial intelligence, when skilfully combined, lead to better investment decisions and improved risk management.

Emphasis on risk management: the value created through our research and idea generation needs to be carefully preserved by using risk appropriately.