BMO Global Asset Management is a global investment manager with offices in more than 25 cities in 14 countries, delivering service excellence to clients across five continents. We have over £190bn in assets under management, as of 31 October 2017.
Our four major investment centres in Toronto, Chicago, London and Hong Kong are complemented by a network of world-class specialist managers strategically located across the globe: BMO Real Estate Partners, LGM Investments and Pyrford International Ltd. BMO Global Asset Management is a signatory of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment initiative (UNPRI).
BMO Global Asset Management is a part of BMO Financial Group, a highly diversified financial services provider based in North America with more than 45,000 employees.
First Trust was established in 1991 and today the business is made up of First Trust Advisors L.P., First Trust Portfolios L.P. (“FTP”) and First Trust Global Portfolios Ltd (“FTGP”). FTGP was established in 2011 with a single minded mission to be the gateway and distributor of trusted, innovative and superior investment solutions to European clients.
First Trust has a long proven track record in providing rules-based and thematic investing across a range of equities, fixed income and alternatives. Our specialist investment managers apply a robust and disciplined approach in providing a unique low cost and transparent way to invest over the long term.
Today First Trust is one of the fastest growing global ETF providers and as at the end of February 2018 has approximately $122.0 bn global assets under management (which includes $55.1 bn in UITS where FTP is sponsor).
Merian Global Investors is a leading, independent, global asset management company. As an investment-led firm, we strive to deliver investment strategies that are truly differentiated from those available elsewhere. In pursuit of this goal, we are resolutely committed to active portfolio management; we target a high "active share" among our long-only strategies, and our absolute return strategies are expected to deliver on their commitments, while offering return profiles with a low correlation to other absolute return strategies.
Our name was inspired by the remarkable life of the Frankfurt-born, 17th-Century scientist, adventurer and artist, Maria Sibylla Merian. Often described as "the woman who made science beautiful," as a polymath, Merian embodied the multi-faceted approach we take to investment. With no centralised investment process or chief investment officer, our investment teams are free to pursue their own, proven strategies.
PIMCO is one of the world’s premier fixed income investment managers. With our launch in 1971 in Newport Beach, California, PIMCO introduced investors to a total return approach to fixed income investing. In the 45+ years since, we have continued to bring innovation and expertise to our partnership with clients seeking the best investment solutions. Today we have offices across the globe and 2,200 professionals united by a single purpose: creating opportunities for investors in every environment.
SVM was established in 1990 on a straightforward premise: We wanted to create an environment where talented investment professionals would have the flexibility to run funds to the best of their ability. This means providing a culture in which good ideas can flourish and where rigorous, analytical thinking is prized. Our focus is on equities and we run UK, European and Global mandates for our retail and institutional clients. All our funds have a precise and repeatable investment process. Our size gives us the agility to buy the best opportunities and sell when the potential has been reached.