Natixis Investment Managers (Natixis IM) one of the world’s largest asset managers with €1,153 billion in AUM, has appointed Nathalie Wallace as Global Head of Sustainable Investing, effective 1st September.
In her role, Nathalie will be responsible for driving Natixis Investment Managers’ ESG commitments across its distribution network, its affiliate managers and through its participation in industry-wide initiatives. ESG is at the heart of the strategic ambitions of Natixis IM, which targets to have €600bn of its AUM, equivalent to around 50% of the total, invested in the sustainable or impact investing category by 2024.
Nathalie will play an instrumental part in strengthening the firm’s ESG capabilities and developing its range of innovative sustainable solutions, as part of Natixis IM’s drive to become the most client centric asset manager globally. She will report to Joseph Pinto, Head of Distribution for Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Asia Pacific, Natixis Investment Managers and will be based in Boston.
Nathalie will lead Natixis IM’s growth in all aspects of sustainable investment, working closely with the firm’s affiliate managers to ensure that all affiliates become signatories to the UNPRI by 2024. She will also focus on supporting clients on their ESG journey from early stage ESG integration to allocation to impact investing.
Tim Ryan, CEO of Natixis Investment Managers commented, “Having most recently worked at Mirova, our dedicated sustainable investment affiliate, Nathalie, with her deep knowledge and long industry experience, is ideally placed to lead our strategy to support clients in their journey to align their ESG beliefs with their investment goals, and to help us further our contribution to the transition to a more sustainable global economy”.
Nathalie joins Natixis IM from Mirova US, where she was Head of ESG Strategy & Development. She earned her bachelor’s degree at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion Business School in Paris, France and is a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA). She served as French Foreign Trade Advisor from 2014 to 2020 and is a member of the CFA Institute’s ESG Technical Committee.