Mirova, a Natixis Asset Management investment division, develops a new approach to responsible investing
In order to offer investors solutions that create value over the long term while integrating sustainable development issues, Natixis Asset Management has created an investment division dedicated exclusively to responsible investment: Mirova.
Mirova, the Responsible Investment division of Natixis Asset Management, develops an engaged investment approach aiming to combine value creation with sustainable development.
Mirova’s philosophyis based on the conviction that integrating sustainable development themes [in investment approaches] can generate solutions that create value for investors over the long term.
Mirova offers a global responsible investment approach based on a single offer revolving around 4 pillars:
listed shares, infrastructure(1), impact investing(2), voting and engagement.
The second‐largest European manager of open‐ended SRI funds and social business funds(3), Mirova has €4bn in SRI equity, €7.7bn in advising on ESG(4)/SRI (excluding equities) and €20.4bn in voting and engagement in assets under management (as at 30 September 2012).
Mirova has 36 multi‐disciplinary experts, specialists in thematic investment management, engineers, financial and ESG analysts, specialists and experts in socially‐conscious finance and project financing.
Mirova has also formed a research partnership with the Cambridge University for the analysis of sustainable development issues and is actively involved in several international organisations..
Mirova’s offering is marketed by Natixis Global Asset Management’s global distribution platform and meets the requirementsfor all types of investors, both professional and non‐professional.
Natixis Asset Management ranks among the leading European asset managers with €286.5 billion in assets under management and 679 employees*. Investment management at Natixis Asset Management revolves around six areas of expertise: Bonds, European equities, Investment and client solutions, Global emerging, Structured products and volatility, developed by Seeyond, and Responsible Investment, developed by Mirova.
1 The infrastructure financing business is handled by Natixis Environnement & Infrastructures, a Natixis Asset Management company.
2 Impact investing: investments with a strong social and environmental impact.
3 Source: Feri Lipper, based on assets under management as at 30 June 2012.
4 ESG: Environmental, Social/Societal, Governance.
References to classifications, awards and/or ratings are not an indicator of future performances by the funds/UCITS and/or fund manager.
Natixis Environnement & Infrastructures, a fully‐owned subsidiary ofNatixis Asset Management since 20 November 2012, is an investment fund management company specialising in project financing for renewable energy infrastructure in Europe and public‐private partnerships for a wide variety of projects in France (universities, hospitals, urban transport, etc.). With its four funds, Fideme, Eurofideme 2, Fideppp and Fideppp 2, Natixis Environnement & Infrastructures represents total outstandings of €368 million at 30 September 2012.
The UCITS managed by Natixis Environnement & Infrastructure are not subject to authorisation by the French Securities Regulator (Autorité des Marchés Financiers) and may derogate from the investment rules described in the articles of association. Before any investment, it should be ascertained whether the investor is legally authorised to subscribe in a UCITS. Notably, subscription to the UCITS managed by Natixis Environnement & Infrastructures is reserved strictly for well‐informed investors meeting the criteria defined in the UCITS articles of association.
Natixis Global Asset Management, a fully‐owned subsidiary of Natixis, is comprised of management and distribution companies based in Europe, the United States and Asia. The company manages assets of over €570 billion worldwide and has a workforce of almost 3,100*.
*Source: Natixis Global Asset Management as at 30 September 2012
Philippe Zaouati, Deputy CEO of Natixis Asset Management (member of the executive committee) and head of Mirova investment division
22 years’ experience
Quantitative analyst (Banque Internationale de Placement) and then financial engineer (CDC Gestion)
Head of product marketing (Crédit Agricole Asset Management) and then CEO of CA Funds Investment Services in Luxembourg
Head of clientservice in 2002,then appointedglobal head of marketing (Crédit Agricole Asset Management)
Graduate of Ecole nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique (ENSAE) and of Institut des Actuaires Français (IAF)
Philippe joined Natixis Asset Management in 2007
Philippe Zaouati is also head of the Corporate Governance Commission of the French Asset managers’ association (AFG) and an appointee of the board of the International CorporateGovernance Network (ICGN). Since December 2011, he has also been the chairman of theResponsible Investment Working Group of the European AssetManagers Association (EFAMA). In2009, he published a book on this topic: "Investirresponsable - En quête de nouvelles valeurs pourla finance".
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