BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) has created a Multi-Asset, Quantitative and Solutions (MAQS) investment group in an effort to streamline its organisational structure and enhance its range of investment solutions.
MAQS, which combines teams from THEAM, CamGestion and Multi-Asset Solutions, is one of BNPP AM’s four investment groups, alongside Private Debt & Real Assets, Equities and Fixed Income. The MAQS offering is built around a full and range of investment products and solutions within multi-asset, structured and quantitative management.
BNP Paribas said that the creation of MAQS will help meet the growing needs of investors “seeking innovative solutions in an environment of uncertainty and polarising demand between low-cost management such as indexed products, and high value-added products that encompass risk management, such as factor management and customised solutions”.
Led by Denis Panel, this new investment group aims to offer ’quantamental‘ management, combining quantitative expertise with fundamental research capabilities, with risk management at the core of its investment philosophy. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria is included in the development of investment solutions offered by MAQS. With more than EUR 110 billion of assets under management (at the end of September 2017), the new investment group has 130 employees in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, the UK and Hong Kong.
BNP Paribas Asset Management, the investment management arm of BNP Paribas, manages and advises EUR 571 billion in assets as at 30 September 2017.