Amundi has completed Pioneer Investments' integration with the merger of its three Luxembourg flagship vehicles: Amundi Funds, Amundi Funds II (ex Pioneer funds) and Amundi Sicav II (ex Sicav feeding Pioneer funds).
After the workforce reduction, IT migrations and legal mergers of the entities, this is the last phase of the Pioneer integration, the closing of which was announced on 3 July 2017.
The main objective of this rationalisation is to simplify the offer of Luxembourg funds for both retail and institutional clients by retaining only the best performing funds from these Sicavs. The selection will take into account not only the performance, fund size and characteristics, but also client requirements and potential demand.
At the end of June, this rationalisation will create a single Luxembourg umbrella Sicav, Amundi funds, with around 90 sub-funds - compared with more than 150 initially with the three Sicavs - and whose total assets under management will reach nearly €90bn.
This flagship will offer the full range of the group's expertise in order to meet all the investor needs. More than half of its sub-funds will have assets under management over €500m, and one-third will have AuM over €1bn. 84% of them should also have a Morningstar rating of at least 3 stars.