Invesco Ltd. history, profile and corporate video
Invesco Ltd. is a global investment management company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
Invesco was originally incorporated as H. Lotery & Co. Ltd. in 1935.
In 1962, Invesco Asia-Pacific investments began.
In 1978, INVESCO was founded in the U.S by a group led by Charles Brady.
In 1988, INVESCO merged with Brittania Arrow (U.K). The same year, Invesco was listed on the London Stock Exchange.
In 1990-1991, the company acquired the fixed income manager Primco capital management and a Dallas-based real estate company.
In 1997, INVESCO PLC and AIM merged to form AMVESCAP PLC, one of the first global independent asset managers. AIM Management Group was founded in 1976 by Ted Bauer, Gary Crum and Bob Graham. In 1992, AIM acquired CIGNA Funds Group.
In 1998, AMVESCAP acquired LGT Asset Management (structured products, private equity, bank loans, and Asian investment strategies).
In 2000, AMVESCAP acquired Trimark and Perpetual PLC. Trimark was founded in 1981 in Canada, and Perpetual PLC was founded in 1973 in the U.K.
In 2001, Pell Rudman Trust Company was acquired.
In 2002, AMVESCAP expanded its real estate business globally with the acquisition of London-based Parkes & Co. and Hypo-Vereinsbank’s real estate unit, headquartered in Munich. That year, Whitehall Asset Management was also acquired.
In 2004, AMVESCAP acquired Stein Roe Investment Counsel; merged it with Paul Rudman and Whitehall Asset Management, and created Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management.
In 2006, AMVESCAP acquired PowerShares Capital Management, expanding its business into ETFS. It also acquired the private equity firm WL Ross & Co.
In 2007, AMVESCAP was rebranded as Invesco Ltd., and the listing was moved to New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
In 2010, Invesco acquired Morgan Stanley‘s retail asset management business, including Van Kampen Investments. Van Kampen Investments was formed in 1994 by the merger of Van Kampen Merrit (founded in 1975 by Robert Van Kampen) and American Capital (formerly Channing Corp. – founded in 1950)
In 2017, the company acquired Source, an independent provider of ETFs.
In September 2017, Invesco announced the agreement to acquire the ETF business of Guggenheim Investments.
In 2018, Invesco acquired OppenheimerFunds from MassMutual.
Invesco offers a wide range of capabilities across major equity, fixed-income, and alternative asset classes, delivered through various investment vehicles.
- Invesco Global Consulting – one of the industry’s largest communication and consulting services groups;
- Invesco Mortgage Capital;
- Intelliflo – software for financial advisors.
With over 8,000 employees and a presence in more than 25 countries worldwide, Invesco Ltd. is considered one of the largest global investment management companies. According to Forbes, it is considered one of the Largest Public Companies in the World.
*Information from Forbes.com, Wikipedia.org, and www.invesco.com.
**Video published on YouTube by “Invesco“.