Natixis Investment Managers hires sustainable investing head

News Team, 03/08/2021

Natixis Investment Managers has appointed Nathalie Wallace as global head of sustainable investing.

Ms Wallace joins Natixis IM from Mirova US, where she was head of ESG strategy and development. She previously served as French foreign trade adviser from 2014 to 2020 and is a member of the CFA Institute’s ESG technical committee.

In her new role, Ms Wallace will be responsible for Natixis IM’s ESG commitments across its distribution network, affiliate managers, and its participation in industry-wide initiatives. 

The firm believes she 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 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.

Natixis IM has placed ESG at the centre of its strategic ambitions, and is aiming to have €600 billion of its AUM, equivalent to around 50 percent of its total size, invested in the sustainable or impact investing category by 2024.

Based in Boston, Ms Wallace will begin her role at Natixis IM on September 1 and report to Joseph Pinto, head of distribution for Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Asia Pacific. 

Tim Ryan, chief executive of Natixis IM, said “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.”

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