As part of the partnership, Cegeka will manage the wide-ranging IT infrastructure of Candriam, including a hybrid cloud setup combining public and Cegeka clouds. Cegeka will also focus on data network managed services, providing network security based on next-generation firewall capabilities to reduce IT risk from information security threats.
Additionally, Cegeka will fully support the Candriam end-users and their devices in all offices and branches, with a 24/7 service desk and on-site engineers available to deliver services locally. The entire service and end user management process will be supported by Cegeka's digital engagement platform: Horizon.
“We are honored to be Candriam’s end-to-end IT service partner, and we are committed to providing them with the best possible IT infrastructure management. This partnership confirms our expertise and the quality of our services. We are excited to work - in close cooperation - with Candriam on the next phase of their digitization journey, and look forward to a successful partnership”, comments Stijn Bijnens, CEO of Cegeka.
Fabrice Cuchet, Chief Operating Officer of Candriam, adds: “We chose Cegeka because of their demonstrated expertise in providing end-to-end IT services and their commitment to quality. We are confident that this partnership will support Candriam's continued growth and success and reinforce our commitment to delivering the best possible service to our clients and employees.”
Cegeka is an ambitious and leading European IT solutions provider. In line with our motto 'In close cooperation' we strive to provide the best possible customer service and support our more than 2,500 customers in their digitization journey. Cegeka offers end-to-end solutions in the fields of Data, Applications and Infrastructure, which are strongly interconnected.
Within the Cegeka organization, Citymesh is our mobile connectivity specialist for the business-tobusiness market. Nexuzhealth develops tailor-made solutions for the healthcare sector and Cegeka Business Solutions is the European Dynamics house, the go-to partner for Microsoft D365 solutions. Smartschool is the digital school platform in Belgium, designed to support collaboration between schools, teachers, students and parents.
Cegeka has over 5,500 employees with locations in the Benelux, Germany, Austria, Romania, Moldova, Italy, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Sweden, and a consolidated turnover of 744 million euros (in 2021) Cegeka is a European family-owned company. It was founded in 1992 by André Knaepen, who is currently the chairman of the board of directors. CEO Stijn Bijnens has been managing the company from its head office in Hasselt, Belgium.
Candriam stands for "Conviction AND Responsibility In Asset Management" and is a European multi-specialist asset manager. A pioneer and leader in sustainable investments since 1996, Candriam manages around EUR 140 billion of assets under management1 with a team of more than 600 professionals. It operates management offices in Luxembourg, Brussels, Paris, and London, and has client representatives in more than 20 countries throughout continental Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Middle East. Candriam offers investment solutions2 in several key areas: bonds, equities, absolute performance strategies, and asset allocation, with a broad and innovative range of ESG strategies covering all its asset classes.
Candriam is a New York Life Investments Company3. New York Life Investments ranks among the world's largest asset managers4. For more information see: www.candriam.com.
1 As of 31 December 2022. Assets under management (AUM) includes assets which do not fall within the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's definition of 'regulatory AUM' in Form ADV, Part 1A.
2 Not all products and services are available to all investors or in all regions.
3 New York Life Investments is a service mark used by New York Life Investment Management Holdings LLC and its subsidiary New York Life Investment Management LLC. Both are wholly-owned indirect subsidiaries of New York Life Insurance Company.
4 Source: New York Life Investments ranked 25th among the world’s largest money managers within Pensions & Investments, June 2023. Rankings are based on total worldwide institutional assets under management for the year-end 2021. New York Life Investments assets include assets of affiliated investment advisors.