Nicholas Elward is a Senior Vice President, Head of Business Development and ETFs in the Strategic Product and Marketing Group at Natixis Global Asset Management – U.S. Distribution. Mr. Elward is responsible for product innovation with a focus on product strategy and analysis for institutional and advisor-sold investment products. He has over 20 years of investment industry experience.

Prior to joining Natixis, Mr. Elward was a vice president of State Street Global Advisors and a senior product manager in the Global Product & Marketing Group. He previously spent 14 years at Fidelity Investments working in a combination of U.S. and international client-facing, product development and product marketing positions. His track record includes research and development that spans equity, fixed-income, liquid alternatives, retirement solutions, emerging markets, global macro, infrastructure, green products, MLPs, and mergers and acquisitions. Most recently, Mr. Elward worked to launch a retirement income solution for Natixis.

Mr. Elward received his BA in political science from the College of the Holy Cross, an MBA from Northeastern University and a certificate in financial planning from Boston University.