Candriam stands for "Conviction and Responsibility In Asset Management". This name perfectly captures our vision of what our company is all about – applying our investment convictions for the benefit of our clients, and all the while living up to our responsibilities as a leading asset manager.
Conviction and responsibility run through everything that we do as a firm, as do our entrepreneurial spirit and long-term vision.
The needs of our clients have always been at the heart of our business. We seek to build long-term partnerships with investors, ensuring we fully understand their particular circumstances and requirements. From there, we propose the best solution from our range of capabilities, whether that be a pooled fund or a highly customised individual mandate.
This approach relies on the experience and expertise of our staff across our company – not just our client servicing experts, but the investment knowledge and innovation capabilities of our portfolio management teams and the wide-ranging technical expertise of our many support teams. All are united by a strong drive to meet our investors’ aims.
Candriam’s commitment to act responsibly pervades throughout our company, and it comes from the very top: our CEO, Naïm Abou-Jaoudé, ensures that our principles of responsible governance are reflected in everything that we do. This spirit of ethics and discipline is shared across all levels of our firm.
Our staff have spent an average of 10 years at Candriam, demonstrating their dedication to our group and the values that we uphold. A spirit of mutual trust helps our teams optimise their performance all along the value chain. This in turn enables us to win the trust and loyalty of our clients, which is vital in forming long-term, mutually beneficial relationships.