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

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 management1 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)2. 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)3and 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)4. 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

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