Our teams


The expertise of two complementary teams

THEAM was created in 2011 from the merger of BNP Paribas Corporate & Institutional Banking’s asset management subsidiary Harewood Asset Management and BNP Paribas Asset Management’s SIGMA Division (structured, indexed and multi-alpha generation products).

THEAM combines the expertise of two complementary businesses, with a view to offering investors the best of both worlds: the innovation and responsiveness of an investment bank and the long-term performance-focused culture of an asset manager.

The merger of Harewood Asset Management and SIGMA, which worked on innovative capital-protected, indexed and model-driven asset management solutions for many years, has brought together tried and tested know-how and recognised cutting-edge expertise.

This enables THEAM to offer clients ranging from savers to institutional investors attractive investment solutions that can meet their needs, reflecting the latest financial research.

More than 100 investment professionals

THEAM employs more than 100 investment professionals, including around 60 fund managers, product structuring experts, specialists and financial engineers (Source: THEAM as at 31 December 2016 ).

Their in-depth knowledge of financial markets and broad areas of expertise enable THEAM to offer investors a wide variety of investment solutions including low-volatility, multi-factor and high-dividend equity products and smart-beta strategies.

The product structuring, management and specialist investment teams are divided into three areas of expertise that correspond to THEAM’s three areas of expertise, each meeting a specific investor requirement: model-driven, indexed and capital-protected asset management.

This organisational structure aims to encourage teams to collaborate, assembling complementary skills around a shared investment goal, and to innovate and draw up new solutions that enable THEAM to adjust its offering continually and flexibly to the investment requirements of clients in markets characterised by rapid fluctuations.

An in-house research team

Our top-tier in-house financial research team allows us to adjust our offering to shifts in market and economic environments and to respond to changes in clients’ needs.

THEAM Research works closely with sister teams at BNP Paribas Investment Partners and BNP Paribas CIB to develop innovative investment solutions that are appropriate to the prevailing market context.

THEAM Research focuses on quantitative research, risk analysis, process optimisation and the development of mathematical models.

These models are used in various asset management areas to help ensure continuous financial optimisation and innovation.

The skills of the marketing teams of BNPP Investment Partners and BNP Paribas CIB

THEAM benefits from the skills and coverage of the marketing teams of BNP Paribas Investment Partners and BNP Paribas Corporate & Institutional Banking. Almost 500 customer relations managers market THEAM solutions and funds in 74 countries, including the four main domestic markets: Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg.

They also serve clients in major institutional markets – the US, Australia, the UK and the Netherlands – and numerous emerging markets including Latin America, Turkey, Russia and the Asia-Pacific region (Source: BNP Paribas Investment Partners as at 31 December 2016 ).

Investments in the aforementioned fund are subject to market fluctuation and risks inherent in investing in securities. The value of investments and the revenue they generate can increase or decrease and it is possible that investors will not recover their initial investment. Source: BNP Paribas Investment Partners.