NN Investment Partners (further referred to as NN IP) is the asset management business of NN Group N.V., a publicly traded corporation. We manage the assets of NN Group's insurance businesses and offer retail and institutional customers a wide variety of actively managed investment products. We also provide advisory services in all major asset classes and investment styles. NN IP offers products and services globally through offices across Europe, the United States and Asia, with the Netherlands as our main investment hub.
Within NN IP, Altis is responsible for the external fund manager selection for both institutional and retail clients. Altis is fully owned by NN IP but operates at arms' length, using its proprietary software platform to analyse external investment strategies on holdings level. Altis categorizes its assets as assets under advice, these are part of both category [funds of funds, manager of managers, sub-advised products] and [execution and advisory services]. In its assessment Altis incorporates the ESG performance of asset managers to ensure a full overview of an asset managers capabilities.
NN IP introduced its first sustainable equity fund in 2000 and was one of the early signatories to the PRI (2008). Responsible Investing, an integral part of NN IP’s business since the turn of the millennium reflects an investment approach that goes beyond specific concerns about environmental and social sustainability. It is an embodiment of our values concerning active and responsible shareholdership. This set of values is a long-term view that we put to work to benefit our clients and society at large