NN Investment Partners (hereafter referred to as NN IP) is the asset management arm of NN Group N.V., a publicly listed company. NN IP manages the assets of NN Group's insurance businesses and offers retail and institutional customers a wide variety of actively managed investment products. Responsible Investing is an integral part of NN IP's business and 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 share-ownership. This set of values is a long-term view that we put to work to the benefit of our clients and society at large. Based on this thinking we introduced our first sustainable equity fund in 2000, whilst being an early signatory to the PRI (2008).
NN IP also provides 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 its main investment hub.
Within NN IP, Altis is responsible for the external fund manager selection for both institutional and retail clients. Altis is a wholly-owned subsidiary of 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.