Natixis Asset Management has appointed Cédric Michel Sales Manager – IFA and unit linked relationship manager in the External distribution department thus confirming its ambitions to expand the French market of independent wealth management advisors (CGPI). Cédric Michel will be responsible for referencing the funds with partner insurance firms and platforms, and for the commercial relationship with the CGPI in France’s Rhône Alpes and East regions.
Cédric Michel, 34 years old, began his career in 1997 at April Assurance in the sales department. From 2001 to 2003, he was in charge of CGPIs and insurance brokers at GE Assurances. Since 2004, he has been Sales Manager (East region) at Fidelity International, in charge of the development and relationship with CGPIs, network key accounts, insurance companies and independent asset management firms.
Cédric Michel holds a maîtrise A.E.S degree (bank and stock exchange).
Natixis Asset Management is the European expert of Natixis Global Asset Management. Based in Paris, it is one of the leading European asset managers with nearly €352 billion of funds under management at 30 September 2008 and close to 600 employees at September 30, 2008 (source Natixis Asset Management). Since September 2008, Dorval Finance and Natixis Asset Management have entered into a partnership for distribution with CGPIs: Natixis AM’s sales team dedicated to CGPIs is the exclusive distributor of Dorval Finance’s products with CGPIs.