Press Release: Style Analytics’ in-depth factor analysis continues to attract new clients across Continental Europe

December 8, 2020

London, 8 December 2020 – Style Analytics, the London and Boston based factor analysis firm, has added 14 new clients comprised of asset managers and asset owners in Continental Europe to its growing platform in recent years, a clear indication that factor investing, and in-depth factor analysis has been widely adopted in this region. The demand for consistent data, sophisticated factor performance and risk tools has increased dramatically and is only expected to grow further.

Vontobel, an active asset manager offering a multi-boutique approach with global reach, leverages Style Analytics’ platform for its 288 billion (CHF) assets under management on behalf of wealthy private clients and institutional investors. Vontobel, along with other top performing asset managers in Continental Europe, strategically uses Style Analytics’ factor-based analysis to communicate more effectively in a highly competitive environment, thereby wining new business.

Vontobel’s Executive Director and Client Portfolio Manager, Marc Bindschädler, further comments: “Style Analytics helps us win mandates by allowing us to demonstrate to investors how our style proposition adapts to their complex style profile requirements.”

Early adopters of Style Analytics like Allianz Global Investors in Germany, BNP Paribas in France and Nordea in the Nordics, have since embraced factor-based analysis globally as part of their internal and external fund analytics and communication.

Style Analytics also recently added CPR Asset Management (Amundi Group) to its client base, a French asset manager offering responsible and innovative investment solutions. Vafa Ahmadi, CPR AM’s Managing Director, Head of Global Thematic Equities and Executive Committee Member said: “Style Analytics has provided factor clarity and independent proof of the excellent positioning of our thematic strategies. It helps us monitor our style and ESG consistency and offers the necessary transparency to our investors.”

Sebastien Roussotte, Chief Executive Officer of Style Analytics, added: “A key objective of Style Analytics’s platform is to inform investors with critical, multi-dimensional and transparent information when they construct their portfolios. Investors can compare and select external managers based on selected investment styles by assessing the impact their inclusion would have on their overall portfolio factor profile, while analysing the ESG exposures at the same time. Our unrivalled fund screening and benchmarking Similyzer tool enables Investors to challenge any preferred manager proposal against other shortlisted candidates.”

Style Analytics’ products and services help institutional investors and investment managers determine which fundamental factor and ESG exposures impact portfolio risk and performance. This includes services and functionality analysing ESG measures. By using the unique Style Skyline™, investors can better analyze markets, peers and portfolios, and get a precise picture of a portfolio’s exposure to the factors that matter the most.

Media contacts

Kate Pledger/ Annys Rogerson – Maitland/AMO

+44 (0)7879117238 / +44 (0)7887 628 384

Style Analytics contact

Zenja Sabah

Head of Sales Continental Europe

+33 (0) 6 48 62 68 72

About Style Analytics

Style Analytics is a factor analysis firm based in London and Boston. We enable asset managers, asset owners and consultants to build objective and comprehensive factor analysis on markets, peers and portfolios.

By creating transparency through factor exposures – the systematic drivers of portfolio risk and return – we help investment professionals validate and make strong investment decisions.

Previously known as Style Research, Style Analytics has over 20 years’ experience in factor analysis and serves over 280 investment institutions across 30 countries.  Our breadth and depth of industry knowledge and expertise continues to bring superior tools and innovations to support our clients.

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