Natixis Global Asset Management announces the appointment of Matthieu DUNCAN as Chief Executive Officer of Natixis Asset Management

Paris, France, March 14, 2016

The Natixis Asset Management Board of Directors met today, chaired by Pierre Servant, to appoint Matthieu DUNCAN as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Natixis Asset Management following the resignation of Pascal Voisin. This new appointment will take effect on April 4, 2016. Until that date, Jean François Baralon, Natixis Asset Management's Deputy CEO, will serve as interim CEO of Natixis Asset Management.

A dual French and US citizen, Matthieu DUNCAN completed his studies at the University of Texas (Austin) and the University of California (Santa Barbara). He began his career in the financial industry at Goldman Sachs, where he held various positions in the capital markets sector in Paris and London between 1990 and 2003. Since 2004, he has held various positions in the asset management area in London: Chief Investment Officer (CIO) Equities at Cambridge Place IM, Head of Business Strategy and member of the Board of Directors of Newton IM (a Bank of New York Mellon company), and Chief Operating Officer (COO) and member of the Board of Directors of Quilter Cheviot IM.

Matthieu DUNCAN will be looking to accelerate the international growth of Natixis Asset Management and to continue to integrate Natixis Asset Management within Natixis Global Asset Management's global multi-affiliate business model.

The Board of Directors would like to thank Pascal Voisin for his role over the past eleven years leading Natixis Asset Management's operational management. He brought new life to the company internationally and successfully contributed to the development of Natixis Global Asset Management's multi-affiliate model by taking majority equity interests in H2O Asset Management and Dorval Asset Management and by using Natixis Asset Management's expertise to create Seeyond and Mirova.

Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. is a multi-affiliate organization that offers a single point of access to more than 20 specialized investment firms in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The firm ranks among the world’s largest asset managers.1 Through its Durable Portfolio Construction® philosophy, the company is dedicated to providing innovative ideas on asset allocation and risk management that can help institutions, advisors and individuals address a range of modern market challenges. Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A brings together the expertise of multiple specialized investment managers based in Europe, the Americas and Asia to offer a wide spectrum of equity, fixed-income and alternative investment strategies.

Headquartered in Paris and Boston, Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A.’s assets under management totaled $870.3 billion (€801.1 billion) as of December 31, 2015.2 Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. is part of Natixis. Listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, Natixis is a subsidiary of BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France. Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A.’s affiliated investment management firms and distribution and service groups include Active Investment Advisors;3 AEW Capital Management; AEW Europe; AlphaSimplex Group; Aurora Investment Management; Axeltis; Capital Growth Management; Cube Infrastructure Managers; Darius Capital Partners; DNCA Investments;4 Dorval Finance;5 Emerise;6 Gateway Investment Advisers; H2O Asset Management;5 Harris Associates; IDFC Asset Management Company; Loomis, Sayles & Company; Managed Portfolio Advisors;3 McDonnell Investment Management; Mirova;5 Natixis Asset Management; Ossiam; Seeyond;7 Snyder Capital Management; Vaughan Nelson Investment Management; Vega Investment Managers; and Natixis Global Asset Management Private Equity, which includes Seventure Partners, Naxicap Partners, Alliance Entreprendre, Euro Private Equity, Caspian Private Equity and Eagle Asia Partners. Visit for more information.


1 Cerulli Quantitative Update: Global Markets 2015 ranked Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. as the 17th largest asset manager in the world based on assets under management ($890.0 billion) as of December 31, 2014.

2 Net asset value as of December 31, 2015. Assets under management (AUM) may include assets for which non-regulatory AUM services are provided. Non-regulatory AUM includes assets which do not fall within the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s definition of ‘regulatory AUM’ in Form ADV, Part 1.

3 A division of NGAM Advisors, L.P.

4 A brand of DNCA Finance.

5 A subsidiary of Natixis Asset Management.

6 A brand of Natixis Asset Management and Natixis Asset Management Asia Limited, based in Singapore and Paris.

 7 A brand of Natixis Asset Management

With assets under management of €331.39 billion and 656 employees (1), Natixis Asset Management ranks among the leading European asset managers.

Natixis Asset Management offers its clients tailored, innovative and efficient solutions organised into 6 investment divisions: Fixed income, European equities, Investment and client solutions, Structured and volatility developed by Seeyond(2), Global emerging equities developed by Emerise(3), and Responsible investing developed by Mirova(4).

Natixis Asset Management’s offer is distributed through the global distribution platform of Natixis Global Asset Management, which offers access to the expertise of more than twenty management companies in the United States, Asia and Europe.


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(1) Source: Natixis Asset Management – 31/12/2015.

(2) Seeyond is a brand of Natixis Asset Management.

(3) Emerise is a brand of Natixis Asset Management and Natixis Asset Management Asia Limited.

(4) Mirova is a subsidiary of Natixis Asset Management.