Natixis Investment Managers strengthens its global equity offering with team of senior thematic portfolio managers

Paris, France, November 13, 2018

Natixis Investment Managers announces the hiring of a team of senior global thematic portfolio managers: Arnaud Bisschop, Frédéric Dupraz and Nolan Hoffmeyer join from Pictet Asset Management. Two additional managers will join in early 2019. In addition to Natixis Investment Managers’ existing global equities offering, investors will have access to a wide range of highly active, high conviction global thematic strategies, including water, safety, artificial intelligence and robotics.

With €861 billion assets under management2 and powered by the expertise of 26 specialized investment managers, Natixis Investment Managers is one of the largest asset managers in the world. It offers access to highly active, high conviction managers globally, each of which concentrates on the investment styles and disciplines in which they have proven expertise, the ultimate objective being to help investors to build stronger and more diversified portfolios over the long term. Global thematic investing meets a growing demand from investors to ensure their portfolios address the crucial challenges and trends transforming our world.

Over the course of 11 years, this team of senior portfolio managers has developed and launched a range of thematic funds and were together involved in the management of more than €21 billion. In 2019, they will launch a new range of thematic strategies, including water, safety, artificial intelligence and robotics.

“These managers have been pioneers in global thematic investing. Their entrepreneurial mindset and highly active investment approach fit perfectly with our philosophy. The combination of a proven track record and strong expertise will make a substantial contribution to our global equity range,” commented Jean Raby, CEO of Natixis Investment Managers.

Arnaud Bisschop has more than 11 years of experience. Prior to joining Natixis Investment Managers, he was the co-manager of Pictet water (€5.2 billion of assets under management)3. Arnaud holds a master degree in engineering and economics from ‘Ecole Polytechnique’ and ‘Ecole Nationale du Genie Rural des Eaux et des Forets’.

Frédéric Dupraz, CFA, was the co-manager of Pictet security (€4.9 billion of assets under management)4 and has 9 years of experience. Frédéric holds a master degree in econometrics from the University of Geneva and a bachelor degree in engineering from the HES Geneva. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

Nolan Hoffmeyer, CFA, AAA rated by Citywire, has 5 years of experience and was the co-manager of Pictet digital (€3.9 billion of assets under management)5. Nolan graduated from the University of St. Gallen with a bachelor in business administration and he holds a master in financial engineering from the University of Lausanne. He is also a CFA charterholder.

 

1 Natixis Investment Managers has €861 billion assets under management as of 30 September 2018

2 €5.2 billion assets under management as of 31.07.18, source: Bloomberg

3 €4.9 billion assets under management as of 31.07.18, source: Bloomberg

4 €3.9 billion assets under management as of 31.07.18, source: Bloomberg

Natixis Investment Managers serves financial professionals with more insightful ways to construct portfolios. Powered by the expertise of 26 specialized investment managers globally, we apply Active ThinkingSM to deliver proactive solutions that help clients pursue better outcomes in all markets. Natixis ranks among the world’s largest asset management firms1 with more than $1 trillion assets under management2 (€861 billion AUM). Headquartered in Paris and Boston, Natixis Investment Managers is a subsidiary of Natixis. Listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, Natixis is a subsidiary of BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France. For additional information, please visit the company’s website at im.natixis.com | LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/natixis-investment-managers. Natixis Investment Managers includes all of the investment management and distribution entities affiliated with Natixis Distribution, L.P. and Natixis Investment Managers S.A. : Provided by Natixis Investment Managers International – a portfolio management company authorized by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (French Financial Markets Authority - AMF) under no. GP 90-009, and a public limited company (société anonyme) registered in the Paris Trade and Companies Register under no. 329 450 738. Registered office: 43 avenue Pierre Mendès France, 75013 Paris.

 

1Cerulli Quantitative Update: Global Markets 2017 ranked Natixis Investment Managers (formerly Natixis Global Asset Management) as the 15th largest asset manager in the world based on assets under management as of December 31, 2016.

2Net asset value as at September 30 2018, Assets under management (“AUM”), as reported, may include notional assets, assets serviced, gross assets and other types of non-regulatory AUM.

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