Our purpose at Santander Asset Management UK (SAM UK) is clear, from retail clients to global institutions, we are here to deliver investment solutions that evolve according to their needs.
Our strong heritage dates back to 1971, with Banco Santander's first asset management company, Gesbansander, and distribution of Banserfond, its first equity fund, and later incorpation of its first fixed-income fund. Since then, Santander Asset Management has expanded internationally, focusing primarily on Europe and Latin America. In the UK the strategic acquisition of the Abbey National Bank, and merger of several local asset managers, formed Santander Asset Management UK Ltd in 2007.
SAM UK has received a number of industry awards over the last decade, including the Gold Standard Award in Fund Management in 2009-2014 for six consecutive years, and the Gold Standard Award in Institutional Fund Management in 2016, 2017 and 2018. The award recognises a range of factors, including our commitment to service, transparency and trust.
As an international asset manager, we have global expertise and a local perspective. But it is how that blends with our local strengths that gives us the edge in delivering investment performance for our clients. We provide simple, innovative and transparent service, with one objective in mind: to deliver a comprehensive range of products to our customers with the right balance between risk and return. Our solutions reflect our deep understanding of what is required to help different types of client achieve their investment goals regardless of market conditions.