Candriam Investors Group 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 519.9 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.
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.
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:
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 2015
(2)New York Life Investments was ranked the world's 24th largest asset manager by Pensions & Investments in May 2016. This ranking is based on worldwide institutional assets under management at the end of 2015. The assets managed by New York Life Investments include those of affiliated investment advisers.