Video transcription : Investment Solutions - Natixis Global Asset Management U.S. and Asia
Meeting with John Hailer, Investment Solutions - Natixis Global Asset Management U.S. and Asia
what sets Natixis apart in asset management?
John Hailer, Investment Solutions - Natixis Global Asset Management U.S. and Asia
"OK. What sets us -- what sets Natixis apart globally -- is our culture, our culture that cares about the investor. It puts the investor first, whether it’s an institutional investor or an individual investor. And it’s about the people. The people that we have at this firm that have created this type of culture are based throughout the world. So they understand the local market needs. They understand certain regions have different needs than others. They understand regulatory environments. And what they put first is of course the investor needs. And finally it’s our 22 independent investment boutiques that we have throughout the world. And what do they put first? The investor, whether it’s an institutional or an individual investor. And what that means is no matter what kind of market environment, no matter what part of the world you’re in, we have investments for you to use in your investment portfolios. »
What advantages does this offer to clients around the world?
« When you look at the world today, especially for an investor, and whether it’s an institutional investor or an individual investor, they’re seeing a much more complicated world. Globalization has been a good thing for the world in a lot of different ways. But it’s also created a lot of complications and complexities. We’ve seen that crises, whether it’s sovereign debt in Europe, the mortgage crisis in the US, inflation issues that are facing Asia, when you see these markets begin to tie together, when you see what happens throughout the world affects everyone in the world, that makes more -- for a much more complicated investment world for investors. And that’s where a company like ourselves, Natixis Global Asset Management, a global asset management firm that understands the complexity that the world offers, can put in front of clients, investors, investment structures, investment vehicles that help them meet their long term investment goals, no matter what the global markets are doing on any given day. We have a chance to work with clients throughout the world to give them the comfort, the understanding of what they need to do to meet their investment horizons."
How does all of this translate into success for the firm?
"Well, it’s translated into success for the firm because of success for our investors, our clients. Whether an institutional or an individual investor, no matter where they are in the world. The most important thing for them is to be with a company that they feel comfortable with, that is producing the investment returns that they need in their portfolio. And when we look at the month of August, around the world, not just the US and Europe but also Asia, the volatility that we saw in the market, the concerns that people had about risk, and what do they need to do about investing. All of that came into view. And for a company like ourselves that can offer different investment management structures, whether on the alternative investment side, to help you manage risk, or on the income side to help you offset these lower rates with additional income streams, or people that still want to invest long term and be in the equity markets, we can do that. We can help those clients in reaching and attaining their individual investment goals. "
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