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In an ever-evolving industry, Amundi strives to develop and offer new solutions which meet client expectations, especially in the area of responsible investment. As a European leader, Amundi is determined to innovate both for its clients and for society as a whole, with a view to creating sustainable solutions.

Pascal Blanqué, Directeur des Gestions

Pascal Blanqué

Chief Investment Officer

“ In an increasingly complex market environment, Amundi’s strategies must increase their ability to generate performance and to let it be known. ”

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Amundi launches its first ETFs on the Mexican market

In 2018, Amundi kept developing its ETF solutions on a global scale, with the floating of 19 UCITS ETFs on the Mexican stock exchange (BMV). In addition to exposure to equities, through the S&P 500, Euro Stoxx 50, CAC 40, DAX and Japan Topix indices, Amundi ETF also provides investors with exposure to the aggregate and dollar-denominated corporate bond markets. Innovative exposures such as the Multi Smart Beta strategy or dollar-denominated variable rate bonds are also available.

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Amundi wins 2018 Funds Europe Awards 

In November in London, Amundi won three of Funds Europe’s main Asset Management Awards. Yves Perrier received the much coveted “Outstanding Achievement” award, as recognition of the key role he played in creating, developing and making Amundi one of the world’s top 10 asset managers. Pascal Blanqué received the “European Chief Investment Officer Award” in the asset management category, and Amundi ETF received the prize for best European ETF provider.

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Amundi World Investment Forum enjoys growing recognition

For eight years now, the Amundi World Investment Forum has been bringing together key players in the areas of economics and finance. In 2018, over 400 Amundi clients attended debates with such world-renowned speakers as Janet L. Yellen, Joseph Stiglitz, Enrico Letta, or Professor Nouriel Roubini. The 2019 edition takes place in Paris, on June 13 and 14.

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10 years

In 2018, the Amundi Funds Bond Global Aggregate celebrated its 10th anniversary. As of December 2018, this fund amounted to 4.5 billion euros of assets under management.

Amundi launches first artificial intelligence thematic ETF

Amundi ETF spearheaded innovation once again in 2018 with the launch of Amundi Stoxx Global Artificial Intelligence UCITS ETF, the very first ETF which banks on artificial intelligence. It offers investors wide exposure to the most promising AI companies all over the world. Selection criteria notably include the number of AI-related patents filed over the last three years.

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More than $2bn in catastrophe bonds

Amundi’s US subsidiary globally manages over $2bn in Insurance- Linked Securities (ILS), and a dedicated portfolio has been created for this particular asset class, which is uncorrelated with traditional financial markets. At the end of September 2018, the dedicated strategy crossed the $1bn milestone in AUM, before wildfires in California and typhoons in Japan during the fall of 2018 led to a slight decrease in its net asset value.

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Two new thematic funds, on education and climate

In 2018, CPR AM expanded its range with two new thematic funds. CPR Invest – Education, the first international equity fund dedicated to education includes around 70 companies that operate within the education ecosystem. CPR Invest – Climate Action is another compartment of the Luxembourg-based Sicav CPR Invest, and includes some of the world’s most committed companies for the environmental and energy transition, regardless of their areas of expertise. It aims at achieving long-term performance above that of global equity markets, while respecting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals regarding climate management.

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€1 bn

CPR Invest – Global Disruptive Opportunities crossed the 1 billion euros in AUM milestone in less than two years after its launch.