We aim for excellence in everything we do. That is the bar we set ourselves. We invest with care and diligence to achieve superior returns. We recruit the most talented people and work with the strongest management teams and partners. We set ourselves standards of governance, conduct and transparency that are second to none. We aim always to provide service that goes beyond our investors’ expectations.
Our success depends on trusting, long-term relationships with all our stakeholders. Building strong, sustainable companies requires patience and effort, so we strive to earn the loyalty and support of our investors, who ultimately recognize our strong track record and exceptionally high standards of service. We are a principled and dependable business partner for our associates, and a responsible, supportive owner with strong, human values. Once we commit, we see our projects through.
We prize entrepreneurship. Ardian invests in ambitious companies that possess the talent and determination to realize their potential. We help them build their businesses and find the balance of courage and caution that they need to grow sustainably. We also live by entrepreneurial values ourselves: more than 80% of our employees are shareholders in Ardian.
Ardian is managed by an 6-strong General Management, chaired by our CEO and Founder, Dominique Senequier. The Supervisory Committee, chaired by Patrick Thomas, oversees the Group’s executive management and sets its strategic direction.
"We are accelerating the drive to realise our vision of Ardian as an investment company with sustainability and positivity at its heart."
Our commitment to investors
We are responsible for investing millions of people’s savings and managing the wealth of governments on behalf of their citizens. They all rely on us to help them achieve financial safety and security by investing carefully to create real, long-term value. We put transparency and personal engagement at the heart of our investor relations and strive to provide a world-class service.
Our commitment to society
We believe that our activities must bring wider benefits to society beyond financial gains, and we therefore pay close attention to human outcomes. We see investing as a force for good because it enables us to have a positive impact in many areas. And we recognize that, with our scale, we have the ability as well as the responsibility to make a difference. By supporting the financial well-being of our investors. By encouraging our portfolio companies to improve their environmental and social impacts. And by sharing the value we create with all those who have contributed to our success, a practice we pioneered from 2008 onwards.
Best Performance Over $1.5B: Real Assets
Private Equity Wire
In February 2024, Ardian has received the "Best Performance Over $1.5B: Real Assets" award for its Ardian Infrastructure Fund V at the Private Equity Wire European Awards 2024.
ESG - Environmental Social Governance & Investment and Asset Management
The Plan Real Estate Awards
In February 2024, Ardian won two awards at the The Plan Real Estate Awards ceremony for its Real Estate project Via Santa Margherita 11: ESG - Environmental Social Governance and Investment and Asset Management.
Best Asset Managers
In February 2024, Ardian has received a Best Asset Managers award by Korean Investors in the Best Client Service in Infrastructure (Large-Cap) category.
Equity Fund Manager Award – Europe
IJ Investor Awards
In December 2023, Ardian has been named “Equity Fund Manager Award – Europe” at the IJ Investor Awards ceremony.
Ardian’s Risk Management activity is functionally and hierarchically independent from all other operating teams, including portfolio management, and reports directly to a member of Ardian’s Executive Committee.
Our Risk Management Framework seeks above all to protect Ardian and its stakeholders from avoidable harm by identifying risks and recommending appropriate responses that safeguard the integrity and viability of the business and are in line with our Risk Appetite Statement.
Ardian’s Compliance team ensures that all laws and regulations that apply to our company in the many jurisdictions where we operate are rigorously observed. The team works closely with other departments to maintain the highest standards of integrity and professionalism by our employees. It is the job of Compliance to act as the guardian of our clients’ best interests and in doing so to protect Ardian’s own reputation and brand image.
Ardian 2022 Integrated Report
This year for the first time we are publishing an Integrated Report, which brings together in a single document the separate Activity and Sustainability Reports that we have produced up to now. Our aim in doing this is to give a more comprehensive and coherent understanding of how Ardian creates value for all our stakeholders.
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Data Intelligence for Clean Energy
The energy sector is undergoing an unprecedented transformation.
The study focuses on the role of innovative digital and data-driven solutions in the transformation of the electricity sector, acknowledging that this sector also sustains and hence impacts a great part of the economy.
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2021 Sustainability Report
Sustainability is fundamental to Ardian’s investment approach. We want to create companies that are ethically sound, socially engaged and financially resilient.
Read our 2021 Sustainability Report and discover how we are widening our ambitions and increasing our impact.
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