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Ardian

PRI reporting framework 2017

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Basic Information

OO 01. Signatory category and services

01.1. Select the services you offer.

% of assets under management (AUM) in ranges

% of assets under management (AUM) in ranges

01.2. Additional information. [Optional]


OO 02. Headquarters and operational countries

02.1. Select the location of your organisation’s headquarters.

France

02.2. Indicate the number of countries in which you have offices (including your headquarters).

02.3. Indicate the approximate number of staff in your organisation in full-time equivalents (FTE).

450 FTE

02.4. Additional information. [Optional]

Ardian, founded in 1996 and led by Dominique Senequier, is an independent private investment company with assets of US$60bn managed or advised in Europe, North America and Asia. The company, which is majority owned by its employees, keeps entrepreneurship at its heart and delivers investment performance to its global investors while fuelling growth in economies across the world. Ardian’s investment process embodies three values: excellence, loyalty and entrepreneurship.

Ardian maintains a truly global network, with more than 450 employees working through twelve offices in Paris, London, Frankfurt, Milan, Madrid, Zurich, New York, San Francisco, Beijing, Singapore, Jersey, Luxembourg.

The company offers its 580 investors a diversified choice of funds covering the full range of asset classes, including Ardian Funds of Funds (primary, early secondary and secondary), Ardian Private Debt, Ardian Direct Funds (including Ardian Mid Cap Buyout Europe & North America, Ardian Expansion, Ardian Growth and Ardian Co-Investment), Ardian Infrastructure, Ardian Real Estate and Ardian Mandates.

Ardian began its investment activities with its first European direct buyout fund in 1997 and expanded to fund of funds in 1999. Co-investment, Infrastructure and Private Debt platforms were formed in the mid-2000s. Ardian Real Estate was launched in September 2015 and the last activity, Ardian Direct US, was launched in October 2016.

The founding of the fifth pillar, Real Estate, is a natural progression as Ardian continues to evolve and develop. It will not only strengthen and diversify the offering for Ardian’s clients, but will also provide a substantial growth opportunity for the company.

The latest expansion, Ardian Mid Cap Buyout America, will give global investors further exposure to high quality investment opportunities in the North American region.

Today, our Fund of Funds team manages 1,300 funds and our Direct Funds activities have more than 130 portfolio companies.

Ardian is an employee-controlled company: 80% of Ardian employees are shareholders of the company, with a total of 55% of its capital.


OO 03. Subsidiaries that are separate PRI signatories

03.1. Indicate whether you have subsidiaries within your organisation that are also PRI signatories in their own right.

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]


OO 04. Reporting year and AUM

04.1. Indicate the year end date for your reporting year.

31/12/2016

04.2. Indicate your total AUM at the end of your reporting year, excluding subsidiaries you have chosen not to report on.

Total AUM
trillions billions millions thousands hundreds
Currency
Assets in USD
trillions billions millions thousands hundreds

04.4. Additional information. [Optional]


OO 06. How would you like to disclose your asset class mix

New selection options have been added to this indicator. Please review your prefilled responses carefully.

06.1. How you would like to disclose your asset class mix.

Internally managed (%)
Externally managed (%)

 

Listed equity 0 0 0 0
Fixed income 0 0 0 0
Private equity 10-50% 22.2 >50% 58.6
Property <10% 0.3 0 0
Infrastructure 10-50% 12.6 <10% 0.9
Commodities 0 0 0 0
Hedge funds 0 0 0 0
Forestry 0 0 0 0
Farmland 0 0 0 0
Inclusive finance 0 0 0 0
Cash 0 0 0 0
Other (1), specify <10% 5.4 0 0
Other (2), specify 0 0 0 0

'Other (1)' specified

          Private Debt
        

06.2. Publish our asset class mix as per attached image [Optional].

06.3. Provide contextual information on your AUM asset class split. [Optional]


OO 07. Fixed income AUM breakdown (Not Applicable)


OO 08. Segregated mandates or pooled funds (Private)


OO 09. Breakdown of AUM by market

09.1. Indicate the breakdown of your organisation’s AUM by market.

 

 

Developed Markets

 

 

Emerging, Frontier and Other Markets

Total
100%

09.2. Additional information. [Optional]


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