Fédéris Gestion d’Actifs and Mirova partner up to promote a responsible approach to governance
In order to reinforce its voting policy and establish its engagement with companies, Fédéris Gestion d’Actifs, a pillar of French insurance product and diversified management, and pioneer of responsible investment management in France, has retained Mirova, a subsidiary of Natixis Asset Management dedicated to responsible investment, as its engagement advisor.
Fédéris Gestion d’Actifs is an asset management firm rooted in the social economy sector that had EUR 27 billion of assets under management as of 30 June 2013. The Fédéris Gestion d’Actifs team, which consists of 48 individuals is the fully owned subsidiary of the mutual social welfare group Malakoff Médéric. Fédéris Gestion d’Actifs has developed a management style tailored to its clientele of insurance companies, employees benefits providers and mutual health insurers. Financial portfolio strategy is anchored in the search for companies with solid performances that meet strict risk criteria.
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Mirova, the Responsible Investment subsidiary of Natixis Asset Management, develops an engaged approach aiming to combine value creation and sustainable development. Mirova’s philosophy is based on the conviction that integrating sustainable development themes can generate solutions that create value for investors over the long term, not only thanks to a better appreciation of risks, but also by identifying favourable investment opportunities in a changing world. Mirova offers a global responsible investing approach: equities, bonds, infrastructure, Impact investing,(1) voting and engagement. The second-largest European manager of open-ended SRI funds(2) and N°1 in Impact investing in France(3) and in Europe(2), Mirova has €3.4bn in AuM and €38.3bn in voting and engagement. Mirova brings together 40 multi-disciplinary experts, specialists in thematic investment management, engineers, financial and ESG(4) analysts, specialists and experts in socially conscious finance and project financing. Mirova’s fund range is distributed by Natixis Global Asset Management’s global distribution platform and is designed for all types of investors, both professional and non-professional.
Source: Natixis Asset Management – December 30, 2013. (1) Impact investing: investments with a strong social and environmental
impact. (2) Source: Feri Lipper - 04/2013 – excluding the money market funds. (3) Baromètre Finansol 2012. Impact Investing: of which €55 million invested directly in solidarity organisations. (4) ESG: Environmental, Social/Societal and Governance. References to classifications, awards and/or ratings are not an indicator of future performances by the funds and/or fund manager. Limited liability company - Share capital of € 7 461 327,50 Regulated by AMF under n°GP 02 014 RCS Paris n°394 648 216
With assets under management of €294 billion and 633 employees, Natixis Asset Management ranks among the leading European asset managers. Natixis Asset Management offers its clients (institutional investors, companies, private banks, retail banks and other distribution networks) tailored, innovative and efficient solutions organised into 6 investment divisions: Fixed income, European equities, Investment and client solutions, Structured and volatility developed by Seeyond,1 Global emerging, and Responsible investing developed by Mirova2
Source: Natixis Asset Management – December 30, 2013. (1) Seeyond is a brand of Natixis Asset Management. (2) Mirova is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Natixis Asset Management.
Limited liability company - Share capital €50 434 604,76 Regulated by AMF under n°GP 90-009 RCS Paris n°329 450 738
Natixis Global Asset Management, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Natixis, comprises management and distribution firms based in Europe, the United States and Asia. Assets under management totaled more than €629.2 billion worldwide.
Source : Natixis Global Asset Management – December 30, 2013
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