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Absolute Asia Asset Management


Absolute Asia Asset Management specializes in Asian (ex Japan) equities and follows a qualitative investment process that emphasizes fundamental research. Not style-biased, the firm’s approach provides flexibility to seek outstanding opportunities. The investment team runs a concentrated portfolio with a thematic approach based on pivotal micro and macro trends that drive economies in the region.


    • Founded: 1998
    • Headquarters: Singapore
    • AUM: $854M (€620M, £516M) as of December 31, 2013
    • Asian and emerging Asian equities

Active Investment Advisors


Active Investment Advisors, a division of NGAM Advisors, L.P., specializes in index-based separate account solutions. The firm employs proprietary investment strategies that seek to match index performance on a pre-tax basis and outperform it on an after-tax basis by systematically harvesting tax losses that can be used to offset gains.


    • Founded: 2002
    • Headquarters: Oakland, CA, U.S.A.
    • AUM: $545M (€395M, £329M) as of December 31, 2013
    • Index-based solutions

AEW Capital Management, L.P.


AEW Capital Management provides real estate investment management services through direct investment in commercial properties and real estate equity securities. The firm follows a research-driven, value-oriented investment discipline. Capabilities include core, value-added and opportunistic strategies in both the public and private property markets.


    • Founded: 1981
    • Headquarters: Boston, MA, U.S.A.
    • AUM: $17.9B* (€13.0B*, £10.8B*) as of December 31, 2013
    • Real estate investments, REITs

    * Net asset value as of December 31, 2013

AEW Europe


AEW Europe focuses exclusively on real estate investments and represents a broad range of European expertise through its regional offices in western and central Europe. Integrating local market intelligence, the firm takes a research-based approach to real estate investment and fund management.


    • Founded: 1999
    • Headquarters: Paris, France
    • AUM: $24.8B (€18.0B, £15.0B) as of December 31, 2013
    • European real estate

AlphaSimplex Group, LLC


AlphaSimplex Group offers dynamic asset allocation strategies and risk management protocols for traditional and alternative asset classes. The firm specializes in multi-strategy absolute return vehicles. Strategies are developed in a model-based quantitative framework with an emphasis on advanced risk management techniques and liquidity.


    • Founded: 1999
    • Headquarters: Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.
    • AUM: $4.3B (€3.1B, £2.6B) as of December 31, 2013
    • Absolute return strategies

Aurora Investment Management


Aurora Investment Management offers a variety of alternative investment products designed to diversify traditional portfolios. The firm assembles portfolios of independent investment managers – and actively allocates capital among these managers – to pursue consistent rates of return with little or no correlation to U.S. stock and bond markets.


    • Founded: 1988
    • Headquarters: Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
    • AUM: $9.3B (€6.7B, £5.6B) as of December 31, 2013
    • Alternative investment management



Listed among the leaders of European fund distribution platforms, Axeltis simplifies and optimizes relationships between fund promoters and asset management companies. Axeltis intermediates the investments, including the different services linked to funds’ distribution. Axeltis also provides solutions in analysis and investment advice. To support its analysis, Axeltis carries out due diligence on asset management companies as well as on their funds (legal, compliance and operational aspects).


    • Founded: 2002
    • Headquarters: Paris, France
    • Invested holdings: $20.2B (€15.5B) as of June 30, 2013
    • Fund Platform & Investment Advice Services

Capital Growth Management, L.P.


Capital Growth Management manages mutual funds and advisory accounts through an investment approach that emphasizes prompt response to changes in the market or economy. The firm seeks to deliver growth by selecting stocks with significant potential for price appreciation and generally constructs highly concentrated portfolios.



    • Founded: 1990
    • Headquarters: Boston, MA, U.S.A.
    • AUM: $4.0B (€2.9B, £2.4B) as of December 31, 2013
    • Concentrated equity portfolios

Natixis Caspian Private Equity


Caspian Private Equity is a joint venture between Caspian Capital Management and France-based Natixis Private Equity. The firm focuses on providing accredited investors access to the U.S. private equity markets through direct investments.


    • Founded: 2008
    • Headquarters: New York, NY, U.S.A.
    • AUM: $1.2B (€894M, £744M) as of December 31, 2013
    • Private equity

Darius Capital Partners


Darius is an investment advisory and research firm that provides customized hedge fund solutions to address institutional investors’ growing needs for transparency, liquidity and risk management. Darius chooses from a flexible and broad range of products, including UCITs, managed accounts, hedge funds, fund of funds, hedge fund replicators and alternative ETFs to deliver alternative investment solutions to its clients.


    • Founded: 2004
    • Headquarters: Paris
    • Customized hedge fund solutions

Dorval Finance


Dorval Finance is an independent asset management company specializing in flexible management. In 2008, Natixis Asset Management acquired 25% of Dorval Finance as part of a distribution partnership for IFAs (Independent Financial Advisers). Natixis Asset Management thus ensures exclusive distribution of Dorval Finance funds to these clients.


    • Founded: 1993
    • Headquarters: France
    • AUM: $427.7M (€316M) as of September 30, 2013

Gateway Investment Advisers, LLC


Gateway Investment Advisers, LLC has a 30-year history of providing hedged equity strategies for risk-conscious investors. The firm’s strategy seeks to capture the majority of returns associated with investing in equity securities while minimizing risk. Managers employ index options to generate cash flow and minimize downside risk.


    • Founded: 1977
    • Headquarters: Cincinnati, OH, U.S.A.
    • AUM: $12.5B (€9.1B, £7.5B) as of December 31, 2013
    • Hedged equity strategies

H2O Asset Management


H2O Asset Management focuses on UCITS-compliant global fixed-income and global macro multi-strategy management for institutional investors. The firm emphasizes daily liquidity and transparency. The management team, led by Bruno Crastes, has more than 40 years of combined experience and a recognized track record in the markets.


    • Founded: 2010
    • Headquarters: London, England
    • AUM: $4.3B (€3.1B, £2.6B) as of December 31, 2013
    • Global alternative asset management

Hansberger Global Investors, Inc.


Hansberger Global Investors applies an integrated, disciplined investment process to global equity investing. The firm’s multi-national team considers international opportunities from a local market perspective. Security selection and portfolio construction are primarily driven by bottom-up research. Portfolio construction, however, may also be influenced by top-down country and industry analysis, especially with respect to risk control.


    • Founded: 1994
    • Headquarters: Fort Lauderdale, FL, U.S.A.
    • AUM: $4.3B (€3.1B, £2.6B) as of December 31, 2013
    • Global/international investments

Harris Associates L.P.


Harris Associates manages domestic equity, international equity, and balanced portfolios. The firm employs an intensive, fundamental in-house research process to identify companies trading at a significant discount to managers’ estimates of intrinsic business value. Managers construct portfolios on a stock-by-stock basis and follow a strict buy/sell discipline.


    • Founded: 1976
    • Headquarters: Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
    • AUM: $117.9B (€85.6B, £71.2B) as of December 31, 2013
    • Value investments
    • Advisor to the Oakmark Funds

IDFC Asset Management Company


IDFC Asset Management Company based in Mumbai manages a range of funds across Indian debt and equity asset classes and is the 10th largest mutual fund house in India.  IDFC AMC is jointly owned by IDFC, India's leading integrated infrastructure finance firm, and Natixis Global Asset Management. Created with the specific mandate to build the nation, IDFC provides end-to-end infrastructure financing and project implementation services. IDFC also advises and assists government entities and regulators in formulating policy and regulatory frameworks that support private investment and public-private partnerships.


    • Founded: 1997
    • Headquarters: Mumbai, India
    • AUM: $6.3B (€4.6B, £3.8B) as of December 31, 2013
    • India infrastructure financing

Loomis, Sayles & Company


Loomis, Sayles & Company has served the needs of institutional and individual investors for more than 80 years. An active, multi-style investment manager, the firm offers both traditional and highly specialized asset classes. Employing an opportunistic approach, balanced with disciplined, bottom-up research and quantitative risk analysis, the investment teams strive to produce above-average returns across asset classes and categories.


    • Founded: 1926
    • Headquarters: Boston, MA, U.S.A.
    • AUM: $195.6B (€141.9B, £118.1B) as of December 31, 2013
    • Actively managed, research-driven equity and fixed-income portfolios

Managed Portfolio Advisors


Managed Portfolio Advisors, a division of NGAM Advisors, L.P., specializes in flexible, customized overlay management. The firm provides a comprehensive suite of services including product development, portfolio construction and investment management where investment recommendations from multiple money managers are implemented in a single, integrated portfolio.


    • Founded: 2005
    • Headquarters: Oakland, CA, U.S.A.
    • AUM: $12.1B (€8.7B, £7.3B) as of December 31, 2013
    • Overlay management

McDonnell Investment Management, LLC


McDonnell Investment Management, LLC is a fixed-income specialist with a diversified asset management business. The firm takes a high-quality, disciplined approach to investing. Their investment process is based on extensive, proprietary bottom-up research, intended to reduce fluctuation in principal volatility and capture higher after-tax returns.


    • Founded: 2001 with consistent leadership since 1987
    • Headquarters: Oak Brook, IL, U.S.A.
    • AUM: $11.6B (€8.4B, £7.0B) as of December 31, 2013
    • Fixed-income specialist managing taxable and tax-exempt bond portfolios



Mirova is Natixis Asset Management’s investment division dedicated to responsible investment solutions. They seek sustainable investment development using three strategies: a connection between finance and the real economy, value creation, and responsible engagement; and offerings are built on four pillars: listed equities, infrastructures*, impact investing, and voting and engagement.

*The infrastructure financing activity is managed by Mirova Environment and Infrastructure, a subsidiary of Natixis Asset Management.


    • Founded: 2012
    • Headquarters: Paris, France
    • AUM: $232M (€169M, £140M) in equity as of December 31, 2013
    • Responsible investment solutions

Natixis Asset Management


Natixis Asset Management ranks among the leading European asset managers. Natixis AM offers its clients (institutional investors, companies, private banks, retail banks and distribution channels) tailored and innovative solutions centred around six business units: Fixed income, European equities, Investment and clients’ solutions, Structured and volatility, Global emerging and Responsible investment.


    • Founded: 1984
    • Headquarters: Paris, France
    • AUM: $401.1B (€291.0B, £242.2B)* as of December 31, 2013
    • Fixed income, European equities, Investment and clients’ solutions, Structured and volatility, Global emerging, Responsible investment
    * Excluding sub-delegated assets



Ossiam seeks to develop an innovative set of quantitative, research-driven, non-alternative systematic funds. Transparent and easy to understand, the trading strategies will be implemented via ETFs (exchange-traded funds) or funds providing daily liquidity. Ossiam’s active partners, formerly principals of asset management companies and investment banks, have extensive experience in fund management, trading and quantitative research.


    • Founded: 2009
    • Headquarters: Paris, France
    • AUM: $1.5B (€1.1B, £893M) as of December 31, 2013
    • Specialty ETFs, quantitative research-driven systematic funds with daily or intraday liquidity

Reich & Tang Asset Management, LLC

www.reichandtang.com Reich & Tang Asset Management, LLC, specializes in the investment of short-term liquid assets through a family of money market funds and similar portfolios which include U.S. taxable, government, federally tax-free, state tax-free and offshore portfolios.


    • Founded: 1970
    • Headquarters: New York, NY, U.S.A.
    • AUM: $16.7B (€12.1B, £10.1B) as of December 31, 2013
    • Money market funds and cash management services



Seeyond is the volatility management and structured product investment division of Natixis Asset Management. To meet the challenges of growing correlation and volatility presented by today’s financial markets, Seeyond implements a set of strategies that go beyond conventional active management that strive to provide solutions that combine performance generation with risk reduction.


    • Founded: 2012
    • Headquarters: Paris, France
    • AUM: $20.6B (€15.2B, £12.7B) as of September 30, 2013
    • Volatility and Structured

Snyder Capital Management


Snyder Capital Management is a focused long-term fundamental high-quality value manager that specializes in managing small-, small/mid-, and all-cap U.S. equity strategies. The firm’s portfolio managers invest with a long-term perspective, focusing on companies with strong business profiles and sustainable competitive advantages and/or companies undergoing material change, and trading below their long-term intrinsic value.


    • Founded: 1984
    • Headquarters: San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
    • AUM: $2.2B (€1.6B, £1.3B) as of December 31, 2013
    • U.S. small- and mid-cap value investments

Vaughan Nelson Investment Management, L.P.

www.vaughannelson.com Vaughan Nelson Investment Management specializes in value equity investing with a focus on absolute return. The firm employs a bottom-up, fundamental research process that seeks to capitalize on temporary information and liquidity inefficiencies in the equity universe. The firm’s long-term, consistent investment approach draws on its in-depth research capabilities.


    • Founded: 1970
    • Headquarters: Houston, TX, U.S.A.
    • AUM: $9.3B (€6.7B, £5.6B) as of December 31, 2013
    • Value equity investments

Vega Investment Managers


Vega Investment Managers specializes in management solutions for major private investors. Its expertise focuses on multi-management and open architecture fund selection for clients in France. The company’s smaller structure has been designed to facilitate shared expertise and a greater ability to react.

Vega Investment Managers was created December 31, 2012 by the merger between 1818 Gestion and Natixis Multimanager.


    • Founded: 2012
    • Headquarters: Paris, France
    • AUM: $7.5B (€5.4B, £4.5B) as of December 31, 2013
    • Equities, Fixed Income, multimanagement, mandated asset management, fund selection advisory