David Goodsell is Executive Director of the Durable Portfolio Construction Research Center, a research program dedicated to objective analysis and reporting on issues and trends important to investors, their advisors, money managers, employers, governments and policymakers.

In this role, Goodsell leads global thought leadership initiatives for Natixis Global Asset Management, one of the 20 largest asset managers in the world1 . He oversees a team of independent and affiliated researchers, analysts and writers who track major developments across the markets, economy and investing spectrum to understand attitudes and perceptions influencing the decisions of individual investors, financial advisors, consultants and institutional decision makers.

Under his leadership, the Research Center has conducted more than 20 in-depth research studies since 2010, encompassing insights from more than 36,000 individuals in 27 countries.

Through the Research Center, Goodsell also administers Natixis Global Asset Management's partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Laboratory for Financial Engineering on a groundbreaking research initiative aimed at improving investment decision-making outcomes by applying artifical intelligence models to investor behavior and goals.

Widely recognized as a source of primary data and insights, the Research Center publishes findings that have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, The Financial Times, L'Agefie, and a range of financial publications around the globe.

A veteran financial writer for more than 30 years and frequent speaker, Goodsell joined Natixis as editorial director in 2001 after serving as editorial director at Liberty Funds (now Columbia/Threadneedles) and Fidelity Investments, where he specialized in the defined contribution plan retirement mark.

1 Cerulli Quantitative Update: Global Markets 2016 ranked Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. as the 16th largest asset manager in the world based on assets under management ($870.3 billion) as of December 31, 2015.