Degroof Petercam receives Extel 2018 Awards

Asset management expertise again highly rated in Belgium

The Extel 2018 awards have been established by a survey conducted amongst 11,000 investment professionals in Europe. It again confirms the knowhow of Degroof Petercam in the field of asset management in Belgium. 

Degroof Petercam was able to garner 58.2% of the votes, well ahead of the rest of the the top 3 (respectively 18.2% and 16%. Respondents welcomed the ‘speed’, the ‘excellent relationship’ and ‘the accuracy of information’ of our services.

Hugo Lasat, CEO of Degroof Petercam Asset Management, comments: “As a team and as a company we are pleased with this overall recognition. It is fully in line with our goal to achieve sustainable long-term returns by leveraging on our internal research capabilities and translating this into an active management approach”.

At individual level, several colleagues on the buy-side research team have received praise. In particular Pierluigi Lonero (capital goods & automotive), Tom Demaecker (US equities) distinguishes themselves by appearing in the vanguard of their category. Among portfolio managers, Gilles Lequeux, CEFA (managing European small caps portfolio alongside Bart Geukens) managed to position himself in the top 5. Hugo Lasat: “Degroof Petercam has continued to invest significantly in in-house research capabilities in recent years, and this result demonstrates that this approach has paid off.


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About Degroof Petercam Asset Management

Degroof Petercam Asset Management (DPAM) is an independent active asset management firm part of a family owned group with its origins in 1871. DPAM is a sustainable investor, pioneer and innovative in responsible and sustainable investing. The firm integrates ESG across asset classes and themes and it is also an active owner. DPAM has a strong focus on research with a proprietary in-house fundamental and quantitative analyst teams that interact with each other, supporting the firm asset management activities. DPAM manages investment funds as well as discretionary mandates on behalf of institutional clients. DPAM offers highly customised services to more than 250 institutional investors, including pension funds, not-for-profit and government organisations, insurance companies, foundations and universities. DPAM is performance-driven managing a wide range of investment funds (Luxembourg and Belgium domiciled UCITS and AIF). DPAM’s funds are distributed by a international network of partners, such as retail and private banks and insurance companies, across Europe. DPAM has a consistent long-term track record in long-only investment solutions covering various areas of expertise. The company manages over 33 billion euros (as per Dec 2017), with over 135 investment professionals.

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About Degroof Petercam

Founded in 1871, Degroof Petercam is a Belgian-rooted reference investment house built on more than 150 years of integrated financial knowledge. Being privately owned by family shareholders driven by long-term commitment, we are independent by structure and by nature. We create responsible prosperity for all by opening doors to opportunities and accompanying our private, corporate and institutional clients with expertise. 

Clients in over 20 countries trust us for our convictions and for our distinctive combination of services in private banking, asset management, investment banking (corporate finance and global markets) and asset services. 

Total client assets (under management, under administration and in custody) amount to 86 billion euros (on 31.12.2021). More than 1,500 experts are committed to our clients through offices in Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Hong Kong.

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