This article showcases our top picks for the best France based Asset Management companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Asset Management industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top France Asset Management Companies
Cosmo Tech is a global technology company that helps the C-suite make optimal business decisions. The company was founded in 2010 by Michel Morvan and Hugues de Bantel.
Then known as The CoSMo Company, the Lyon-based startup quickly established itself as a global reference in the modeling and simulation of complex systems. The company’s innovative approach to complexity and capacity to model any complex system in any industry quickly set the company on the path to success.
Cosmo Tech has been recognised publicly for its industry-validated software including being named a Cool Vendor in Data Science by Gartner in 2016, recognised as France’s Most Innovative Software Company by EY and Syntec in 2016, named to the Cleantech Global 100 in 2017, and named to both the Red Herring 100 Europe and Red Herring 100 USA lists in 2017. In 2014 the company raised $5.2 million in Series A funding, expanded operations to the US, and opened its San Francisco office.
In 2017 the company raised an additional $3.1 million in a follow-on round and was rebranded as Cosmo Tech. Today Cosmo Tech has a diverse team of more than 70 employees serving clients in Europe and North America..
SESAMm (www.sesamm.com) is an innovative fintech company specializing in big data and artificial intelligence for investment. Its team builds analytics and investment signals by analyzing billions of web articles and messages using natural language processing and machine learning.
With its NLP platform TextReveal and its quantitative data science platform SignalReveal, SESAMm addresses the entire value chain of alpha research. SESAMm’s 40 people team in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Tunis, and Metz, works with major hedge funds, banks, and asset management clients around the world for both fundamental and quantitative use cases.
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Econocom is a European group that makes digital transformation happen for companies and public organisations. They help their clients get the most out of digital by focusing on users as the starting point for their digital transformation.
Econocom, a service group present in 8 European countries, is a market leader in IT and telecom systems management for businesses.. .
Particeep is a fintech that provides banks, asset management firms, insurances and their distributors an API technology, enabling them to distribute their financial products and services online. The company offers, in addition to its API integrating ready-to-use banking and insurance micro-services, white-label platforms to industrialise the online distribution of banking, insurance and investment products.
Particeep is a young innovative firm, winner of the 2017 and 2018 Banque et Innovation Fintech and Open Banking awards, elected Future Fintech European Star 2016 (ICT Awards 2016) and selected by Challenges in the 2016 ranking of 100 startups to invest in. .
HedgeGuard provides a cloud based software offering which focuses on the institutional buy side community (Hedge Funds, Asset Managers, Family Offices). The company helps its clients achieve optimal portfolio management and operational efficiencies through their SaaS offering.
The HedgeGuard PMS (Portfolio Management System) is a full front-to-back software which answers the challenges faced by portfolio managers in today’s increasingly competitive environment. With offices in Paris, London and Beirut, the firm is ideally positioned to service the asset management industry across several high growth markets..
Active Asset Allocation
Active Asset Allocation is an investment solution designer providing institutional investors, pension funds and asset managers with state-of-the-art asset allocation techniques based on risk management. By actively managing downside risk, Active Asset Allocation puts into practice a responsible approach to preserve the financial resources managed over the long term.
It also provides them with an additional, unexploited source of alpha.. .
Walnut Algorithms is a technology firm focused on applying the latest advances in data science and machine learning research to the financial markets. They combine advanced machine learning techniques with financial expertise to generate absolute return investment strategies.
They develop sophisticated trading models able to continuously learn and improve. The strategies are designed to identify meaningful patterns forming in the financial markets with high levels of confidence.
They scale over numerous assets globally and intelligently self-adapt to changing market conditions. Walnut Algorithms will start managing third party assets from 2017..
Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), delivering high quality services to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. As a trusted partner, Bureau Veritas offers innovative solutions that go beyond simple compliance with regulations and standards, reducing risk, improving performance and promoting sustainable development.
Bureau Veritas core values include integrity and ethics, impartial counsel and validation, customer focus and safety at work. Bureau Veritas is recognized and accredited by major national and international organizations..
SOFTCORNER aims to lead to a complete new way to manage software assets in entreprises and administrations. The European Court of Justice recently legalized the second-hand software market through a judgment in July 2012, which force law in the 28 countries of European Union.
Taking full advantage of the IT community’s power, SOFTCORNER gives European companies and administrations of any size the most simple the most efficient and the most secure way to take full benefits of this new market. Doing so, it gives your organization the opportunity to accompany it’s digital transition by rethinking and optimizing deeply it’s software assets management.
It’s now possible to gain money from inactive assets and to get an alternative way of buying software.. .
Lyxor Asset Management
Lyxor Asset Management Group (“the Lyxor group”), wholly-owned directly or indirectly by Societe Generale and composed notably of two subsidiaries (1) (2), is a European asset management specialist, an expert in all investment styles, active, passive or alternative. From ETFs to multi-management, with EUR 116.4 billion* under management and advisory, Lyxor group creates innovative investment solutions to meet the long-term challenges of managing savings.
Thanks to its experts and its engineering tradition and research, Lyxor group combines search for performance and risk management.. .
Nortia is a designer of financial solutions in life insurance, capitalization, and securities accounts. The Group Nortia is a distribution platform dedicated to independent financial advisors (500+ IFAs) offering life insurance products, other wealth management products and securities accounts to mass affluent individuals (30.000+ end-customers).
As these products are complex, we have chosen to distribute them exclusively through a network of Independent Wealth Management Consultants; They alone are able to understand the different parameters of these products, and to provide listening, availability and personalized relationship, essential to the prescription of an informed advice.. .
Oledcomm designs and develops LiFi network interface devices that enable high-speed wireless data communication. It also serves LiFi equipment in the telecom, datacom, personal electronics, and industrial markets.
The company’s product portfolio includes hubs, routers, switches, adapters, drivers, power supplies, and more. Oledcomm was founded in 2012 and is based in Paris, France..
TOBAM is a Paris-based asset management firm. Formed in 2005 by Yves Choueifaty, it is independent and employee-owned.
It has two minority shareholders: California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) since April 2011 and Amundi, since May 2012.. .
Compagnie Lebon is developing three areas of expertise : hospitality, real estate and Capital Investment. Compagnie Lebon was set up in 1847 and developped originaly in the sector of production and distribution of gas and electricity.
Compagnie Lebon is a family group, listed on Paris Stock exchange since 1853. Compagnie Lebon has a rich industrial past and has a dual industrial and financial culture.
Founded in 1847, the Lebon Company was originally developed in the sector of production and distribution of gas and electricity. With 407 employees, it now operates in three businesses: Hospitality, Real Estate and Private Equity.
Lebon Company, listed on the Paris Stock Exchange since 1853, is a family group, owned by the same family since the beginning. Rich in its industrial past, Compagnie Lebon benefits from a dual entrepreneurial and financial culture..
Density Technologies is an innovative software vendor developing business software solutions for the financial industry and especially for asset management professionals. The company was created in 2006 its three founders wanting to adopt a new approach in the development of stable and economical software to make sure all types of financial institutions in France and in Europe could benefit from it.
A new generation modular platform allows Density Technologies to adapt to each client’s specific needs by guaranteeing a high quality throughout their operations and ensuring a full coverage of business processes. The fast deployment, the easy interfacing and the intuitiveness of their solutions provide their clients with a quick and easy handling and a controlled growth..
Finaltis is an entrepreneurial asset management firm. The open mindedness of their team, together with its curiosity , enable them to discover original solutions.
This gives them the required agility to navigate changing markets. They adopt a rigorous approach in their investment management, as well as in their organisation.
This rigour in research, in portfolio construction and in methodologies is the best guarantee to deliver robust and reliable investment strategies, ready to tackle complex and changing markets.. .
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