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Global asset manager, Pioneer Investments, posted record flows of €13.2bn globally in 2014, according to the company’s data as of 31 December 2014.

Pioneer Investments saw asset growth across all business units with an overall AUM increase from approx. €174bn at the end of December 2013 to over €201bn in December 2014.

Furthermore, Pioneer Investments’ growing institutional business continued to see strong momentum with 24% of net sales coming from institutional investors and a significant increase in support from global and regional consultants. As a result of such strong commercial activity, Pioneer Investments’ gross operating profit increased to €295m, representing a 19% yoy growth on a normalized basis.

“It is extremely satisfying to see our strategic plan and the investments we are making in the business pay off,” commented Giordano Lombardo, CEO and Group CIO of Pioneer Investments. “We believe being ranked number 4 in Europe and 10th worldwide, according to Morningstar, is a huge endorsement of our investment process and overall platform – the success achieved in 2014 was thanks to a combination of our robust investment performance on most products, innovative product range, and our commitment to deliver top quality service to our clients.”

He added, “We expect a challenging market environment in the next few years characterized by lower returns and potentially higher volatility. Against this backdrop, there is likely to be growing demand for outcome-oriented solutions and innovative, diversified income-producing strategies. Investors are recognizing the need to embrace new sources of potential return and income, and are therefore looking beyond traditional allocations. We continue to see strong demand for our wide range of global and local fixed income strategies. Going forward, we expect that our suite of multi-asset, innovative income-seeking, and liquid alternative solutions will also become increasingly central to our franchise and to our clients.”


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