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Largest Institutional Investors

Guide to the List of the World's 50 Largest Buy Side Firms

Last Updated February 20, 2024

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Largest Institutional Investors by AUM

Institutional investors represent a part of the financial markets known as the “buy side.” (Learn more: Sell Side vs. Buy Side). Below is a list of the largest institutional investors in 2017.

Click here for a list of the largest “sell side” firms (investment banks).

Asset manager Worldwide AUM (€M)
BlackRock 4,884,550
Vanguard Asset Management 3,727,455
State Street Global Advisors 2,340,323
BNY Mellon Investment Management EMEA Limited 1,518,420
J.P. Morgan Asset Management 1,479,125
PIMCO 1,406,350
Capital Group 1,401,780
Prudential Financial, Inc 1,201,082
Goldman Sachs Asset Management International 1,116,606
Amundi Asset Management 1,082,700
Legal & General Investment Management 1,047,470
Wellington Management 928,380
Northern Trust Asset Management 893,575
Nuveen Investments 838,437
Natixis Global Asset Management 831,501
Invesco 771,233
T. Rowe Price 768,711
Deutsche Asset Management 705,867
AXA Investment Managers 699,628
Affiliated Managers Group 689,000
Legg Mason 685,993
Franklin Templeton Investments 684,270
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank 659,180
UBS Asset Management 612,754
Insight Investment 612,719
BNP Paribas Asset Management 559,964
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation 556,397
MetLife Investment Management 522,592
New York Life Investments 491,757
Allianz Global Investors 480,135
Wells Fargo Asset Management 458,064
Generali Investments Europe 455,930
AllianceBernstein 455,274
APG 443,194
Dimensional Fund Advisors 436,135
Schroder Investment Management 433,464
Asset Management One International 433,000
Columbia Threadneedle Investments 432,000
Western Asset Management Company 404,400
Aviva Investors 403,606
MFS Investment Management 403,510
Morgan Stanley Investment Management 395,748
HSBC Global Asset Management 391,952
Principal Global Investors 389,787
Aberdeen Asset Management 354,554
Nomura Asset Management 348,095
Blackstone 347,000
Federated Investors 346,701
Macquarie Asset Management 344,072


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