Factor investing is an investment approach that aims to generate higher risk-adjusted returns by systematically selecting securities according to proven drivers of returns, known as factors. Common factors include quality, value, momentum and low volatility.
BNP Paribas Asset management has been among the leaders in factor investing since 2009, with a quantitative team of more than 40 professionals and a comprehensive range of solutions spanning different factors, asset classes and regions.
Why factor investing?
Coupled with the expertise of a skilled and experienced investment manager, this innovative approach can offer a number of benefits:
We have been managing factor-based strategies for over a decade, both in equities and fixed income. Over the course of this time, we have combined our fundamental, academic and quantitative expertise to create a robust, quantitative investment platform and team that enable us to deliver better portfolio outcomes.
Our platform benefits from security selection according to proven factors or styles, in-house research by our Quantitative Research Group, integration of ESG and climate change objectives, and a fully systematic process with human supervision.
Our team includes more than 40 experts dedicated to quantitative solutions with an average of 15 years each of industry experience. They are responsible for portfolio management, academic research and model development.
We offer a wide range of single- and multi-factor solutions across asset classes and geographies.
Our solutions are accessible via pooled or separately managed vehicles, and are fully customisable to different clients’ needs: the return they expect, the level of risk they are willing to take and the sustainability objectives they seek.