Amundi retains top spot as leading asset manager for SRI/ESG in Extel-UKSIF survey

French asset management giant tops survey for another year

Amundi, the France-based asset manager with €987bn under management, has been named as the Leading Asset Management firm for SRI/ESG in the latest Sustainability survey from WeConvene Extel and the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF).

Amundi retains the top spot while Norges Bank Investment Management, which runs the assets of the giant Norwegian Government Pension Fund, moves up to second from third. Allianz Global Investors rises to third in the category from 17th a year ago. This ranking, over 136 asset management companies, reflects the votes of 970 professionals, mainly European.

Société Générale was named Leading Pan-European Brokerage Firm – SRI & Sustainability while Exane BNP Paribas topped the Brokerage Firms – SRI & Sustainability – Corporate Governance category.

Individual awards went to Yohann Terry of Exane BNP Paribas, Zoe Knight of HSBC and Carole Crozat of Société Générale.

Terry headed the category, Investment Individuals – SRI & Sustainability – Corporate Governance, while Knight topped Investment Individuals – SRI & Sustainability – Integrated Climate Change. Crozat won for Investment Individuals – SRI & Sustainability – SRI Research. HSBC was top for Brokerage Firms – SRI & Sustainability – Integrated Climate Change.

Simon Howard, UKSIF Chief Executive, said “UKSIF is delighted to again partner with WeConvene Extel for the 2016 Extel SRI and Sustainability awards. The awards continue to show the depth and range of capabilities across fund managers, banks and corporates, and give us an opportunity to celebrate individual and firm excellence.”The results in full (2015 rankings in brackets):

Leading Pan-European Brokerage Firm – SRI & Sustainability
1 (1) Société Générale
2 (8) HSBC
3 (3) Exane BNP Paribas

Brokerage Firms – SRI & Sustainability – Corporate Governance
1 (3) Exane BNP Paribas
2 (1) Kepler Cheuvreux
3 (11) HSBC

Investment Individuals – SRI & Sustainability – Corporate Governance
1 (2) Yohann Terry, Exane BNP Paribas
2 (3) Sudip Hazra, Kepler Cheuvreux
3 (6) Erwan Créhalet, Exane BNP Paribas

Brokerage Firms – SRI & Sustainability – Integrated Climate Change
1 (1) HSBC
2 (3) Société Générale
3 (4) Kepler Cheuvreux

Investment Individuals – SRI & Sustainability – Integrated Climate Change
1 (1) Zoe Knight, HSBC
2 (10) Ashim Paun, HSBC
3 (6) Niamh Whooley, Société Générale

Brokerage Firms – SRI & Sustainability – SRI Research
1 (1) Société Générale
2 (2) Morgan Stanley
3 (4) Exane BNP Paribas

Investment Individuals – SRI & Sustainability – SRI Research
1 (1) Carole Crozat, Société Générale
2 (4) Niamh Whooley, Société Générale
3 (2) Jessica Alsford, Morgan Stanley

Leading Asset Management firm for SRI/ESG
1 (1) Amundi
2 (3) Norges Bank Investment Management
3 (17) Allianz Global Investors

Leading UK Asset Management firm for SRI/ESG
1 (4) Blackrock Investment Management (UK)
2 (8) Aberdeen Asset Management
3 (9) Aviva Investors

Leading Corporates firm for SRI/ESG
1 (3) Unilever
2 (6) Repsol
3 (22) Tullow Oil