Natixis Global Asset Management doing what’s right for clients

As a result of the recent financial crisis, today we are living in a new environment where investors and financial advisors are looking to asset managers to help them address volatility and offer risk management solutions. At Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM), the world’s 13th largest asset manager*, our unique multi-affiliate structure draws upon the knowledge and experience of a worldwide network of affiliated investment managers.

“As we look toward 2013 and beyond, we want to assist clients in building investment portfolios that can stand up to increasingly unpredictable market conditions while staying focused on long-term investment goals,” said Pierre Servant, Chief Executive Officer of Natixis Global Asset Management


Durable Portofolio Construction : A new long term strategy

Recognizing the challenging environment that investors are facing today, Natixis Global Asset Management has put the resources of its global organization in motion to create Durable Portfolio Construction (DPC), a long-term strategy of doing what’s right for investors by helping them address growing concerns about risk and market volatility in global markets. DPC recognizes that investors wish to combine a desire for returns with a renewed emphasis on seeking protection of their assets, which rests on the ability to generate sufficient returns at appropriate levels of risk in all market conditions.


A growth dynamic

With Durable Portofolio Construction serving as a foundation, Natixis Global Asset Management enjoyed strong success in 2012, increasing revenue and assets under management, expanding its brand presence and strengthening its investment capabilities through acquisitions.

Financially, NGAM’s 3Q 2012 revenues were up 20% versus 3Q 2011.Overall, the firm’s assets under management (as of September 30, 2012) totaled $733.9 billion (€570.4 billion). DPC is steadily fuelling the firm’s global growth in both retail and institutional markets. Since 2009, the firm has opened new offices in Stockholm, Amsterdam, Madrid, Taipei, Beijing, and Hong Kong.

Additional highlights for the firm in 2012 include the strengthening of its expertise in U.S. municipal bonds following the acquisition of McDonnell Investment Management, an Oak Brook, Illinois-based investment advisor with approximately $13.5 billion in assets (as of September 30, 2012).


The firm’s thought leadership capabilities were on full display in 2012 as two of NGAM’s affiliated portfolio manager teams were nominated for Morningstar Manager of the Year honors: Bill Nygren of Harris Associates was nominated as best Domestic-Stock Fund Manager, and Peter Palfrey and Rick Raczkowski of Loomis Sayles & Company were nominated as Fixed-Income Manager of the Year. The firm’s previous Morningstar winners include an impressive lineup of managers, including David Herro of Harris Associates and Dan Fuss of Loomis Sayles.


* According to a report by Cerulli Associates, which is up two places from same report in 2010.