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Top managers run more than €2.5trn in assets

The UK’s leading 100 asset managers now run more than €2.5trn in institutional assets, according to IPE’s annual ranking.

Institutional assets managed by the top 10 managers increased by more than 9% over the same period, from approximately €1.5bn to €1.7bn.

Remaining at the top of the raking, Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) saw a 9% increase in assets from €419.5bn in 2012 to €459.7bn. LGIM reported more than €33.2bn in new UK institutional mandates over the 12 months to the end of March.

BlackRock, the top manager in 2011, saw UK assets increase by 9%, from nearly €346.9bn to €378.8bn. Insight Investment Management reported a sizeable jump in assets, which grew by 30% from €187.3bn to €244.9bn, while Aviva Investors’ assets contracted by 4% from €169.7bn to €161.5bn.

UK assets at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) increased by more than 10% from €109.5bn to more than €120.6bn, while Standard Life Investments (SLI) and Aberdeen Asset Management grew assets by 4% and 14% – to €92.6bn and €70.4bn, respectively.
SLI reported just over €6bn in new institutional mandates over the period, while SSgA recorded nearly €5.9bn.

Coming in eighth place in the ranking, SWIP’s assets contracted by 4%, dropping from €67.1bn to €64.2bn.

Rounding out the top 10, Kames Capital and Schroders both recorded approximately 6% increases, to €57.9bn and €57.3bn, respectively.

Schroders reported nearly €7.7bn in new institutional mandates.

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