Our Affiliates

Natixis Global Asset Management is built on a belief in the power of independent investment thinking. Each affiliated money manager in the firm is free to concentrate on those investment styles and disciplines where they have proven expertise. The end result is a selection of more than 100 investment strategies from some of the world’s most respected names in investment management.

Active Investment Advisors


Active Investment Advisors* offers 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: San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
    • AUM: $729M (€653M, £481M) as of September 30, 2015
    • Index-based solutions

    *Division of NGAM Advisors, L.P.

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: $20.7B* (€18.5B*, £13.7B*) as of September 30, 2015
    • Real estate investments, REITs
    * Net asset value as of September 30, 2015

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: $19.2B (€17.2B, £12.7B) as of September 30, 2015
    • 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: $7.6B (€6.8B, £5.0B) as of September 30, 2015
    • Absolute return strategies

Aurora Investment Management


Aurora Investment Management manages commingled and customized portfolios of multiple independent hedge funds that employ a variety of strategies to pursue consistent risk-adjusted rates of return with low volatility, and little correlation with equities and bonds. Aurora pursues investment results with consistent investment philosophy, a commitment to superior due diligence and a disciplined process.


    • Founded: 1988
    • Headquarters: Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
    • AUM: $6.2B (€5.6B, £4.1B) as of September 30, 2015
    • 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: $22.7B (€20.3B) as of June 30, 2015
    • Fund Platform & Investment Advice Services

Darius Capital Partners


Darius is a regulated alternative investment management company that is fully authorized to manage various types of investment vehicles (UCITS and AIFM funds, offshore funds and investment mandates) and also provides customized hedge fund solutions answering investors’ needs for transparency, liquidity and risk management. Darius selects from a flexible and broad range of products to deliver tailor-made investment solutions to its clients.


    • Founded: 2004
    • Headquarters: Paris
    • AUM: $308M (€276M, £203M) as of September 30, 2015
    • Customized hedge fund solutions



DNCA Finance is an independent European asset manager founded in 2000 in Paris, France. The firm partners with private and institutional investors through a range of investment products with superior risk-adjusted performance. DNCA’s roster of over twenty mutual funds (French-domiciled and Luxembourg-domiciled funds) covers fixed income, absolute return, diversified and equities strategies.


    • Founded date: 2000
    • Headquarters: Paris, France
    • AUM: $19.5B (€17.4B, £12.9B) as of September 30, 2015
    • Fixed income, absolute return, diversified, equities

Dorval Asset Management


Dorval Asset Management* is an asset management company specializing in conviction-driven flexible management. In 2014, Natixis Asset Management acquired 50.1% of Dorval Asset Management. For Dorval Asset Management the goal is to accelerate its development in France and internationally with private wealth clients, independent financial advisors and institutional investors.


    • Founded: 1993
    • Headquarters: France
    • AUM: $687M (€616M, £454M ) as of September 30, 2015

    *A subsidiary of Natixis Asset Management.



Emerise provides emerging market expertise for Natixis Global Asset Management. Based in Singapore, the firm manages a range of equity funds covering emerging markets in Asia (ex-Japan), Europe and Latin American. The firm’s investment philosophy is focused on delivering concentrated portfolios, favoring earnings growth and small-and-mid capitalizations. Emerise is a brand of Natixis Asset Management and Natixis Asset Management Asia Limited.


    • Founded date: 2000
    • Headquarters: Singapore
    • AUM: $638M (€572M, £421M) as of September 30, 2015
    • Emerging markets, small and mid-cap investing

Gateway Investment Advisers, LLC


Gateway Investment Advisers, LLC has a 35-year history of providing low-volatility equity strategies for risk-conscious investors. The firm’s strategy seeks to capture the majority of returns associated with investing in equity securities while exposing investors to less risk than other equity investments. Managers employ index options to generate cash flow and minimize downside risk.


    • Founded: 1977
    • Headquarters: Cincinnati, OH, U.S.A.
    • AUM: $11.5B (€10.3B, £7.6B) as of September 30, 2015
    • Hedged equity strategies

H2O Asset Management


H2O Asset Management* is a London-based entrepreneurial asset management firm focusing on UCITS-compliant global fixed-income and equity strategies for institutional, corporate and individual investors who are interested in achieving high risk-adjusted returns with daily liquidity and full transparency. The firm’s philosophy stresses optimal value diversification, with clear risk and liquidity objectives.


    • Founded: 2010
    • Headquarters: London, England
    • AUM: $8.7B (€7.8B, £5.8B) as of September 30, 2015
    • Global alternative asset management

    *A subsidiary of Natixis Asset Management.

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: $120.1B (€107.5B, £79.3B) as of September 30, 2015
    • 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 8th largest mutual fund house in India. IDFC AMC is jointly owned by IDFC, India’s premier financial services institution focused on infrastructure, and Natixis Global Asset Management.


    • Founded: 1997
    • Headquarters: Mumbai, India
    • AUM: $7.7B (€6.9B, £5.1B) as of September 30, 2015
    • India infrastructure financing

Loomis, Sayles & Company


Loomis, Sayles & Company has served the needs of institutional and individual investors for more than 85 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: $225.4B (€201.9B, £148.8B) as of September 30, 2015
    • Actively managed, research-driven equity and fixed-income portfolios

Managed Portfolio Advisors


Managed Portfolio Advisors* offers 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: San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
    • AUM: $16.7B (€15.0B, £11.1B) as of September 30, 2015
    • Overlay management

    *Division of NGAM Advisors, L.P.

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: OakBrook Terrace, IL, U.S.A.
    • AUM: $11.3B (€10.1B, £7.5B) as of September 30, 2015
    • Fixed-income specialist managing taxable and tax-exempt bond portfolios



Mirova* is an asset management company, wholly owned by Natixis AM, that brings to bear almost 30 years of experience in Socially Responsible Investing. Mirova offers a conviction-driven investment approach in order to combine value creation over the long term with sustainable development. The firm provides a full array of offerings: listed equities, fixed-income, infrastructure funds and impact investing, as well as engagement and voting consulting services.


    • Founded: 2012
    • Headquarters: Paris, France
    • AUM: $6.5B (€5.8B, £4.3B) as of September 30, 2015
    • Responsible investment solutions

    *A subsidiary of Natixis Asset Management.

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, innovative and efficient solutions organized into 6 expertises: Fixed income, European equities, Investment and clients’ solutions, Structured and volatility, Global emerging and Responsible investment.


    • Founded: 1984
    • Headquarters: Paris, France
    • AUM: $349.8B (€313.3B, £230.9B)* as of September 30, 2015
    • 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: 2010
    • Headquarters: Paris, France
    • AUM: $2.2B (€2.0B, £1.5B) as of September 30, 2015
    • Specialty ETFs, quantitative research-driven systematic funds with daily or intraday liquidity

Private Equity Division

Natixis Global Asset Management’s Private Equity Division* comprises a group of private equity affiliates. Deploying a unique multi-affiliate model, the division offers management in venture capital, fund of funds and traditional private equity across a wide spectrum of risk/return profiles.




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: $17.8B (€16.0B, £11.3B) as of June 30, 2015
    • Volatility and Structured

    *An affiliate of Natixis Asset Management.

Vaughan Nelson Investment Management, L.P.


Vaughan Nelson Investment Management specializes in U.S. equity investments with a focus on targeted 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: $10.4B (€9.3B, £6.9B) as of September 30, 2015
    • Value equity investments

Vega Investment Managers


Vega Investment Managers*, a merger between 1818 Gestion and Natixis Multimanager, specializes in multi-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.


    • Founded: 2012
    • Headquarters: Paris, France
    • AUM: $6.4B (€5.7B, £4.2B) as of September 30, 2015
    • Equities, Fixed Income, multimanagement, mandated asset management, fund selection advisory

    *An affiliate of Natixis Asset Management.