Extel Awards 2019 - Degroof Petercam Asset Management: best asset manager for the third consecutive year

The Extel 2019 awards have been established by a survey conducted amongst 14,400 investment professionals in Europe. It again confirms the knowhow of Degroof Petercam in the field of buyside research and fund management in Belgium. 

Degroof Petercam Asset Management (DPAM) – the entity dedicated to institutional asset management - has been acclaimed ‘best buy- side firm’ in Belgium by Extel for the third consecutive year. Moreover, no less than 14 analysts and fund managers from DPAM are listed in the top 40 of Extel’s individuals ranking. Over the past years, DPAM continued to invest significantly in in-house research capabilities, and this recognition, as well as DPAM investment performances, demonstrates that this approach has paid off.

Hugo Lasat CEO, of DPAM, comments: “Research in one of the three pillars of our strategy, alongside with sustainability and active management. With our in-house teams of 24 buy-side analysts , we have one of the largest and best-performing asset management research teams in the Benelux. Thanks to the joint efforts of our experienced analysts and asset managers, we create long-term partnerships with our clients through our international DPAM network across Europe”.


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 team, supporting the firm's asset management activities. DPAM manages investment funds as well as discretionary mandates on behalf of institutional clients, for a total amount of € 34 Bn, as of March 2019.

Bob De Leersnyder

External Communication Manager, Degroof Petercam

Alexandra Niehe

Head of corporate communications, Degroof Petercam

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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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