BlackRock tops Towers Watson list of world’s 500 biggest managers

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BlackRock tops a list published by Towers Watson of the 500 biggest fund companies globally, ranked by assets under management as of 31 December 2011.

 

Rank Manager Country Total assets
1 BlackRock (BLK) U.S. $3,512,681
2 Allianz Group Germany $2,117,123
3 State Street Global U.S. $1,856,852
4 Vanguard Group U.S. $1,848,488
5 Fidelity Investments U.S. $1,715,910
6 J.P. Morgan Chase U.S. $1,341,463
7 Bank of New York Mellon (BK) U.S. $1,260,298
8 BNP Paribas France $1,205,775
9 Capital Group U.S. $1,081,659
10 UBS Switzerland $945,852
11 Prudential Financial U.S. $900,666
12 Amundi Asset Mgmt. France $852,788
13 HSBC Holdings U.K. $847,000
14 Goldman Sachs Group (GS) U.S. $828,000
15 Natixis France $706,003
16 Deutsche Bank Germany $703,766
17 Nippon Life Insurance Japan $693,328
18 Franklin Templeton (BEN) U.S. $670,255
19 Northern Trust Global U.S. $662,900
20 AXA Group France $661,366
21 MetLife U.S. $657,250
22 Wellington Mgmt. U.S. $651,432
23 Legg Mason (LM) U.S. $626,960
24 Invesco (IVZ) U.S. $625,306
25 Generali Group Italy $604,185
26 Zenkyoren1 Japan $575,389
27 Legal & General Group U.K. $573,310
28 Sumitomo Mitsui Trust & Bank Japan $551,308
29 Aegon Group Netherlands $548,392
30 Prudential U.K. $542,404
31 Wells Fargo U.S. $534,900
32 Ameriprise Financial U.S. $527,600
33 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Japan $522,724
34 Manulife Financial Canada $489,879
35 T. Rowe Price U.S. $489,500
36 TIAA-CREF U.S. $477,082
37 Sun Life Financial Canada $456,424
38 Morgan Stanley (MS) U.S. $453,407
39 MassMutual Financial U.S. $443,000
40 Credit Suisse Switzerland $434,067
41 ING Group Netherlands $416,514
42 Old Mutual South Africa $412,907
43 Aviva U.K. $405,652
44 Shinkin Central Bank2 Japan $397,264
45 APG Group3 Netherlands $389,750
46 Dai-ichi Life Insurance Japan $384,879
47 Federated Investors (FII) U.S. $369,697
48 Great-West Lifeco Canada $357,035
49 Rabobank Group Netherlands $341,322
50 Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance2 Japan $340,839
51 Principal Financial U.S. $335,000
52 Affiliated Managers Group U.S. $327,500
53 Royal Bank of Canada Canada $308,241
54 Samsung Group South Korea $307,977
55 New York Life Investments U.S. $299,840
56 Zurich Financial Services Switzerland $298,988
57 Northwestern Mutual U.S. $290,832
58 Societe Generale France $289,917
59 Schroders U.K. $289,362
60 Intesa SanPaolo Italy $287,313
61 DZ BANK Germany $286,347
62 Lloyds Banking Group U.K. $281,246
63 Nomura Holdings Japan $279,989
64 MEAG Munich ERGO Germany $279,777
65 Sumitomo Life Insurance2 Japan $267,444
66 Macquarie Bank Group Australia $267,163
67 Aberdeen Asset Mgmt.1 U.K. $262,548
68 Hartford Financial U.S. $249,879
69 Nordea Denmark $242,655
70 Standard Life U.K. $240,694
71 Union Investment4 Germany $232,037
72 Banco do Brazil Brazil $229,606
73 Mizuho Financial Group Japan $222,224
74 Nuveen Investments U.S. $220,096
75 Charles Schwab Investment U.S. $214,842
76 Dimensional Fund Advisors U.S. $213,865
77 Unicredit Group Italy $209,895
78 DekaBank Group Germany $194,363
79 Neuberger Berman U.S. $193,083
80 TD Asset Mgmt. Canada $188,833
81 Eaton Vance (EV)5 U.S. $188,204
82 BBVA Spain $185,595
83 Resona Bank Japan $185,273
84 SEB Sweden $182,870
85 Daiwa Securities Group2 Japan $180,880
86 Dodge & Cox U.S. $174,949
87 Banco Santander Central Spain $170,215
88 La Poste6 France $168,289
89 Credit Agricole France $163,540
90 Nikko Asset Mgmt.4 Japan $158,000
91 Caisse de Depot et Placement Canada $155,890
92 F&C Asset Mgmt. U.K. $154,686
93 U.S. Bank U.S. $154,237
94 Itau-Unibanco Banco Multiplo Brazil $154,141
95 Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch Switzerland $151,187
96 BMO Financial Group5 Canada $150,123
97 Janus Capital Group U.S. $148,200
98 MS&AD Insurance Group2 Japan $147,869
99 PGGM Netherlands $147,613
100 Commonwealth Bank Group Australia $144,375
101 Swiss Life Group Switzerland $142,888
102 Credit Mutuel France $141,786
103 Lazard U.S. $141,039
104 Pictet Asset Mgmt.4 Switzerland $129,485
105 AMP Australia $125,174
106 Banco Sabadell Spain $124,386
107 Guggenheim Investments U.S. $121,678
108 Banco Bradesco Brazil $121,171
109 Commerzbank Germany $120,421
110 Stifel Financial U.S. $119,000
111 SEI Investments (SEIC) U.S. $118,327
112 Bridgewater Associates U.S. $118,000
113 Fubon Group1 Taiwan $117,239
114 Groupama France $116,610
115 IGM Financial Group Canada $116,391
116 GE Asset Mgmt. U.S. $115,214
117 GAM Holding Switzerland $113,843
118 Pearl Group U.K. $111,417
119 Lord, Abbett U.S. $110,364
120 American Century U.S. $109,484
121 Geode Capital Mgmt. U.S. $107,620
122 PNC Financial U.S. $107,388
123 Swedbank Sweden $106,590
124 Danske Bank Denmark $105,541
125 Baillie Gifford U.K. $103,846
126 Dexia Asset Mgmt. Belgium $100,998
127 SunTrust Banks U.S. $100,700
128 Mn Services Netherlands $99,700
129 Henderson Global Investors U.K. $99,339
130 Talanx Group Germany $98,085
131 Grantham, Mayo v. Otterloo U.S. $96,674
132 CBRE Global Investors U.S. $94,100
133 General Re – New England U.S. $93,808
134 Investec Group South Africa $88,146
135 Aquiline Capital U.S. $87,221
136 Caixa Economica Federal6 Brazil $83,364
137 DnB NOR Norway $83,330
138 Waddell & Reed U.S. $83,157
139 CIBC Group Canada $81,316
140 NISA Investment U.S. $81,185
141 Mapfre Spain $81,039
142 Brookfield Asset Mgmt. Canada $80,368
143 NAB/MLC Australia $77,051
144 Regions Financial U.S. $76,100
145 Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mgmt. Japan $75,252
146 Oaktree Capital U.S. $74,857
147 Westpac/BT Australia $74,690
148 Thornburg Investment U.S. $73,262
149 Royal London Group U.K. $72,321
150 Asahi Mutual Life Insurance Japan $71,947
151 Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Japan $71,477
152 Storebrand Group Norway $68,989
153 CI Financial7 Canada $68,198
154 PineBridge Investments U.S. $67,277
155 Caja Mediterraneo Spain $66,102
156 Mondrian Investment U.K. $65,900
157 Tokio Marine Holdings Japan $65,697
158 PRIMECAP U.S. $63,996
159 Payden & Rygel U.S. $62,142
160 QIC Australia $61,644
161 Monte dei Paschi di Siena4 Italy $60,687
162 Ashmore Investment U.K. $60,400
163 Sanlam South Africa $60,342
164 First Eagle Investment U.S. $59,646
165 Kohlberg Kravis Roberts U.S. $59,009
166 Wilmington Trust U.S. $58,857
167 Mesirow Financial U.S. $58,679
168 Man Investments U.K. $58,400
169 La Caixa Spain $58,127
170 LSV Asset Mgmt. U.S. $57,555
171 Artisan Partners U.S. $57,104
172 National Bank of Canada5 Canada $55,364
173 Davis Advisors U.S. $55,291
174 SNS Asset Mgmt. Netherlands $55,161
175 Swisscanto Switzerland $54,897
176 NKSJ Holdings2 Japan $54,545
177 Metzler Seel Sohn Germany $54,384
178 Royal Bank of Scotland U.K. $54,086
179 Hanwha Group4 South Korea $53,157
180 Mercer U.S. $53,000
181 KeyCorp U.S. $51,732
182 BTG Pactual6 Brazil $51,101
183 Industrial Alliance Insurance Canada $51,098
184 Vontobel Asset Mgmt. Switzerland $50,481
185 Goodman Investment8 Canada $50,204
186 Versicherungskammer Bayern Germany $49,951
187 Warburg Group Germany $49,276
188 Marathon-London U.K. $48,662
189 Sal. Oppenheim Jr. Germany $47,948
190 UBI Banca Italy $47,770
191 LaSalle Investment U.S. $47,358
192 Ares Mgmt. U.S. $47,325
193 Bayerischen Landesbank Germany $47,003
194 AQR Capital Mgmt. U.S. $46,900
195 Research Affiliates U.S. $45,699
196 Brown Brothers Harriman U.S. $45,355
197 Hermes4 U.K. $45,278
198 AGF Investments9 Canada $45,142
199 MMI Holdings South Africa $44,090
200 American Beacon Advisors U.S. $43,890
201 Fortress Investment Group U.S. $43,713
202 KBC Asset Mgmt. Belgium $42,730
203 Irish Life & Permanent Group Ireland $42,197
204 PFM Asset Mgmt. U.S. $42,132
205 Folksam Sweden $41,346
206 Cohen & Steers U.S. $41,282
207 William Blair U.S. $41,163
208 Manning & Napier U.S. $40,200
209 Fort Washington U.S. $39,962
210 Stone Harbor Investment U.S. $39,638
211 Raiffeisen Capital Austria $39,312
212 Fisher Investments U.S. $39,254
213 Jarislowsky Fraser Canada $38,782
214 Mediolanum Italy $38,265
215 LGT Group Liechtenstein $38,247
216 Connor Clark & Lunn Canada $37,939
217 Desjardins Group Canada $37,234
218 Allan Gray South Africa $37,000
219 STANLIB South Africa $36,038
220 Jupiter U.K. $35,233
221 Raymond James Financial U.S. $34,928
222 Arrowstreet Capital U.S. $34,792
223 Virtus Investment U.S. $34,588
224 Cutwater Asset Mgmt. U.S. $34,460
225 Banco Popolare Societa Italy $34,328
226 BPI-Banca Popolare di Lodi Italy $34,328
227 BB&T U.S. $34,131
228 GAMCO Investors (GBL) U.S. $34,085
229 Harvest Fund Mgmt. China $34,000
230 HarbourVest Partners U.S. $33,881
231 Berenberg Bank Germany $33,666
232 Safra Brazil $33,465
233 Van Eck Associates U.S. $33,149
234 Greystone Managed Canada $32,956
235 Calamos Advisors (CLMS) U.S. $32,777
236 Northern Cross U.S. $32,687
237 Brandes Investment U.S. $32,514
238 Delta Lloyd Asset Mgmt. Netherlands $32,501
239 Partners Group Switzerland $32,112
240 Industry Funds Mgmt. Australia $31,940
241 Uniqa Finanz Group Austria $31,855
242 Southeastern Asset Mgmt. U.S. $31,485
243 City National U.S. $31,326
244 Bank Degroof Belgium $31,206
245 Clifton Group U.S. $30,898
246 Income Research & Mgmt. U.S. $30,677
247 Ohio National U.S. $30,611
248 Erste-Sparinvest Kapitalanlage10 Austria $30,584
249 Artio Global Mgmt. U.S. $30,359
250 Coronation Fund Managers1 South Africa $30,337
251 Challenger Financial Australia $30,083
252 F Van Lanschot Netherlands $30,041
253 Strategic Investment Group U.S. $28,971
254 Fiera Sceptre Canada $28,796
255 Bosera Asset Mgmt.2 China $28,600
256 E Fund Mgmt. China $28,324
257 Mirae Asset Financial Group South Korea $28,215
258 UMB Financial U.S. $28,000
259 Helaba Invest Germany $27,839
260 Reliance Capital2 India $27,510
261 Kyobo Life Insurance4 South Korea $27,264
262 Caixa Gestao de Activos Portugal $27,215
263 QBE Australia $26,928
264 Fayez Sarofim U.S. $26,274
265 American United Life U.S. $25,970
266 DuPont Capital U.S. $25,923
267 Brown Advisory Holdings U.S. $25,850
268 Nurnberger Germany $25,766
269 Heitman U.S. $25,619
270 Mirabaud Group Switzerland $25,535
271 Beutel Goodman Canada $25,435
272 Record Currency U.K. $25,400
273 Inland Group U.S. $25,300
274 RhumbLine Advisers U.S. $25,122
275 OP Bank Group Finland $25,120
276 T&D Holdings Japan $24,923
277 Commonfund U.S. $24,423
278 Clarion Partners U.S. $24,235
279 Pathway Capital U.S. $24,202
280 Commerce Trust U.S. $24,100
281 Fifth Third Bancorp U.S. $24,000
282 Advantus Capital U.S. $23,626
283 Cazenove Capital Mgmt. U.K. $23,180
284 Perpetual Australia $22,991
285 Paulson U.S. $22,955
286 Hines U.S. $22,901
287 Votorantim Brazil $22,831
288 Letko Brosseau Canada $22,550
289 Alexander Forbes2 South Africa $22,476
290 Royal & SunAlliance U.K. $22,407
291 Adams Street Partners U.S. $22,111
292 Investment Solutions Holdings South Africa $22,108
293 Highland Capital (Texas) U.S. $22,076
294 ICMA Retirement U.S. $22,051
295 Angelo, Gordon U.S. $22,000
296 Alte Leipziger Holding Germany $21,783
297 Hamilton Lane U.S. $20,930
298 RS Investments U.S. $20,240
299 Annaly Capital Mgmt. U.S. $19,840
300 Aronson Johnson Ortiz U.S. $19,456
301 Epoch Investment Partners U.S. $19,217
302 Gruppo Bancario Emiliano Italy $19,151
303 Boston Private Financial U.S. $19,125
304 Starwood Capital U.S. $19,086
305 Gruppo Azimut Italy $18,932
306 Arca Italy $18,894
307 Quoniam Asset Mgmt. Germany $18,734
308 EARNEST Partners U.S. $18,704
309 Perennial Investment Australia $18,580
310 Bentall Kennedy U.S. $18,567
311 First Reserve U.S. $18,333
312 Robert W. Baird U.S. $18,258
313 Platinum Asset Mgmt. Australia $18,125
314 Sprucegrove Investment Canada $17,789
315 First Pacific Advisors U.S. $17,750
316 King Street Capital U.S. $17,600
317 COMGEST France $17,480
318 Petercam Belgium $17,082
319 Gruppo Bipiemme Italy $16,932
320 Artemis Investment U.K. $16,892
321 Shinhan BNP Paribas South Korea $16,852
322 SCOR France $16,833
323 ICBC Credit Suisse China $16,828
324 Colchester Global Investors U.K. $16,575
325 International Value Advisers U.S. $16,450
326 Hotchkis & Wiley U.S. $16,167
327 Munder Capital U.S. $16,045
328 Baron Capital Group U.S. $16,021
329 Wiener Stadtische Austria $15,956
330 BOK Financial U.S. $15,762
331 Rainier Investment U.S. $15,475
332 Caser Spain $15,432
333 Madison Investment U.S. $15,356
334 GPT Group Australia $15,058
335 Fred Alger Mgmt. U.S. $14,919
336 HDFC Asset Mgmt. India $14,883
337 McDonnell Investment U.S. $14,804
338 BCV Switzerland $14,576
339 Carnegie Investment Sweden $14,502
340 Oddo et Cie France $14,502
341 Grupo Banco Popular Spain $14,254
342 BankInvest Denmark $14,243
343 Westfield Capital U.S. $14,212
344 Westbrook Partners U.S. $13,967
345 Dexus Property Group8 Australia $13,939
346 Wintrust Financial U.S. $13,800
347 Unigestion4 Switzerland $13,700
348 World Asset Mgmt. U.S. $13,659
349 Universal-Investment Germany $13,596
350 Wentworth, Hauser & Violich U.S. $13,509
351 Mutual of America U.S. $13,505
352 Edinburgh Partners U.K. $13,441
353 Turner Investments U.S. $13,363
354 Close Brothers Group11 U.K. $13,322
355 Hunt U.S. $13,104
356 Westwood Holdings U.S. $13,079
357 Grupo March Spain $13,027
358 Insurance Australia Group Australia $12,926
359 Oak Hill Advisors U.S. $12,861
360 Fiduciary Mgmt./Milwaukee U.S. $12,830
361 Hua An Fund Mgmt. China $12,823
362 Svenska Handelsbanken Sweden $12,762
363 Da Cheng Fund Mgmt. China $12,570
364 Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn U.S. $12,482
365 Kepler Fonds KAG12 Austria $12,392
366 Calvert Investment U.S. $12,363
367 Gruppo Banca Carige Italy $12,331
368 Piper Jaffray U.S. $12,225
369 Montag & Caldwell U.S. $12,199
370 C.S. McKee U.S. $12,069
371 Foyston, Gordon & Payne Canada $11,863
372 Horsley Bridge Partners U.S. $11,752
373 Causeway Capital U.S. $11,676
374 Prime Advisors U.S. $11,669
375 QS Investors U.S. $11,620
376 Guardian Capital Canada $11,569
377 STW Fixed Income U.S. $11,384
378 Woori South Korea $11,326
379 ProLogis Private Capital U.S. $11,248
380 J O Hambro Capital U.K. $11,202
381 Ibercaja Spain $11,089
382 Birla Sun Life Asset Mgmt. India $11,073
383 MGPA U.K. $10,823
384 Sit Investment U.S. $10,823
385 TT International U.K. $10,798
386 Leith Wheeler Investment Canada $10,770
387 Tocqueville Asset Mgmt. U.S. $10,641
388 Prescient Investment South Africa $10,636
389 Eagle Capital U.S. $10,634
390 UTI Asset Mgmt. India $10,604
391 Amalgamated Bank U.S. $10,452
392 Kimco Realty U.S. $10,400
393 Wasatch Advisors U.S. $10,294
394 Charter Hall Group Australia $10,276
395 Ramius U.S. $10,266
396 Banca Esperia Italy $10,260
397 Portfolio Advisors U.S. $10,196
398 Axiom International U.S. $10,163
399 Goodman4 Australia $10,073
400 Peregrine Holdings2 South Africa $10,016
401 Renaissance Technologies U.S. $10,010
402 K2 Advisors U.S. $9,983
403 Sage Advisory Services U.S. $9,913
404 Marathon Asset Mgmt. U.S. $9,900
405 BPI Portugal $9,810
406 Lend Lease Australia $9,804
407 European Credit Mgmt. U.K. $9,500
408 Caja Navarra Spain $9,448
409 Maple-Brown Abbott Australia $9,440
410 China Merchants Fund Mgmt.13 China $9,427
411 Guotai Fund Mgmt. China $9,427
412 Denver Investments U.S. $9,389
413 Mawer Investment Mgmt. Canada $9,359
414 Hexavest Canada $9,309
415 Majedie Asset Mgmt. U.K. $9,272
416 DRA Advisors U.S. $9,142
417 ASB Capital Mgmt. U.S. $9,010
418 Burgundy Asset Mgmt.7 Canada $8,938
419 New Brunswick Investment2 Canada $8,922
420 Bankinter Spain $8,842
421 Ersel Group6 Italy $8,805
422 Luther King Capital U.S. $8,780
423 Diamond Hill Capital U.S. $8,671
424 Financial Risk Mgmt. U.S. $8,662
425 Martin Currie U.K. $8,654
426 Numeric Investors U.S. $8,622
427 McKinley Capital U.S. $8,585
428 Synovus Financial U.S. $8,550
429 KBS Realty Advisors U.S. $8,518
430 WEDGE Capital U.S. $8,439
431 KGAL Germany $8,324
432 Titanium Asset Mgmt. U.S. $8,317
433 Pacific Alternative Asset U.S. $8,237
434 Gulf International Bank U.K. $8,200
435 Rock Creek Group U.S. $8,200
436 Los Angeles Capital U.S. $8,171
437 Cantillon Capital Mgmt. U.S. $8,064
438 Jacobs Levy Equity U.S. $7,883
439 Segall Bryant & Hamill U.S. $7,867
440 Lion Fund Mgmt. China $7,856
441 Atalanta Sosnoff Capital U.S. $7,848
442 Beacon Capital U.S. $7,769
443 Lupus Alpha Asset Mgmt.14 Germany $7,769
444 Value Partners11 Hong Kong $7,700
445 EnTrust Capital U.S. $7,683
446 State Bank of India India $7,621
447 Tortoise Capital U.S. $7,593
448 M.D. Sass Group U.S. $7,459
449 Samson Capital U.S. $7,440
450 Co-operators Group Canada $7,377
451 JCP Investment Partners Australia $7,226
452 Abbott Capital U.S. $7,149
453 Silvercrest Asset Mgmt. U.S. $7,096
454 Congress Asset Mgmt. U.S. $7,014
455 AREA Property Partners U.S. $6,999
456 Kornitzer Capital U.S. $6,987
457 Horizon Kinetics U.S. $6,955
458 Driehaus Capital U.S. $6,953
459 Sanderson Asset Mgmt. U.K. $6,908
460 European Investors U.S. $6,835
461 Iridian Asset Mgmt. U.S. $6,731
462 IDFC Asset Mgmt.4 India $6,641
463 PCCP U.S. $6,616
464 Cambiar Investors U.S. $6,609
465 DePrince, Race & Zollo U.S. $6,588
466 Rongtong Fund Mgmt.1 China $6,489
467 Progress Investment U.S. $6,458
468 SPARX Group Japan $6,413
469 Crestline Investors U.S. $6,400
470 Paradice Investment Australia $6,378
471 Opportunity6 Brazil $6,321
472 Johnson Institutional Mgmt. U.S. $6,294
473 Northcape Capital Australia $6,206
474 E.I.M. Switzerland $6,200
475 Smith Breeden U.S. $6,174
476 HFT8 China $6,159
477 Odey Asset Mgmt. Switzerland $6,153
478 KDB South Korea $6,095
479 Beach Point Capital U.S. $6,026
480 Chandler Asset Mgmt. U.S. $5,938
481 Hoisington Investment U.S. $5,920
482 SkyBridge Capital U.S. $5,855
483 Capital At Work Group Belgium $5,827
484 VP Bank Switzerland $5,776
485 PENN Capital U.S. $5,713
486 Zazove Associates U.S. $5,699
487 Dreman Value Mgmt. U.S. $5,654
488 Access Capital Advisers Australia $5,596
489 Aurion Canada $5,589
490 Sound Shore Mgmt. U.S. $5,555
491 Advent Capital U.S. $5,538
492 Parnassus Investments U.S. $5,522
493 Richmond Capital U.S. $5,440
494 Mercator Asset Mgmt. U.S. $5,437
495 Jensen Investment U.S. $5,434
496 Lighthouse Partners U.S. $5,400
497 Boston Trust & Investment U.S. $5,399
498 Forum Partners U.S. $5,314
499 Independence Capital U.S. $5,250
500 Glenmede Investment U.S. $5,243
  Total   $63,090,376
Notes: 1: As of Sept. 30, 2011; 2: As of March 31, 2011; 3: As of June 30, 2012; 4: As of March 31, 2012; 5: As of Oct. 31, 2011; 6: As of May 31, 2012; 7: As of April 30, 2012; 8: As of June 30, 2011; 9: As of Nov. 30, 2011; 10: As of Dec. 29, 2011; 11: As of Jan. 31, 2012; 12: As of May 1, 2011; 13: As of Feb. 29, 2012; 14: As of Jan. 12, 2012.

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