Natixis Global Asset Management Announces New Head of Wholesale Distribution in Asia Pacific

  Natixis Global Asset Management Announces New Head of Wholesale Distribution
  in Asia Pacific

Madeline Ho joins Natixis Global Asset Management as Head of Wholesale
Distribution for Asia Pacific and Managing Director of NGAM Singapore

Business Wire

SINGAPORE -- January 14, 2013

Natixis Global Asset Management (‘NGAM’), one of the 15 largest asset managers
in the world based on AUM,^1 today announced the appointment of Madeline Ho as
Head of Wholesale Distribution for Asia Pacific and Managing Director of NGAM
Singapore. She will be based in Singapore.

Madeline Ho, Head of Wholesale Distribution for Asia Pacific and Managing
Director of NGAM Singapore ...

Madeline Ho, Head of Wholesale Distribution for Asia Pacific and Managing
Director of NGAM Singapore. (Photo: Business Wire)

Madeline Ho joins NGAM from Fidelity Worldwide Investment where she served as
Regional Head of Southeast Asia since 2006. Prior to her seven years with
Fidelity, she served as Singapore Country Head for Franklin Templeton
Investments.

Her appointment is part of a continued expansion of NGAM’s wholesale
capabilities in the region and follows the recent opening of an office in Hong
Kong in November, the firm’s fifth in Asia Pacific.

“Madeline brings with her an unparalleled depth of experience in the region
that will be critical to our continued growth and expansion in Singapore and
across Asia Pacific. Her knowledge and understanding of the needs of retail
and high-net-worth investors will be instrumental in helping construct more
durable portfolios that can meet the challenges of modern markets,” said John
Hailer, president and chief executive officer, the Americas and Asia.

NGAM, which manages US$734 billion AUM globally (as of end Q3 2012) and
employs more than 3000 people around the world, first established a
distribution presence in Asia in Tokyo in 2001 and now has offices in
Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei and Beijing, employing over 50 people in a region
that has been one of the firm’s fastest-growing global markets. Asia AUM has
grown 48% since 2009 to US$23.4 billion (Q3 2012).

The NGAM approach to portfolio construction is based on a unique investment
philosophy called Durable Portfolio Construction^®, which recognizes that
investors wish to combine a desire for returns with a renewed emphasis on
seeking protection of their assets. By making risk the primary consideration
for asset allocation and enhancing diversification through alternative
investments and smarter use of traditional asset classes, investors can
minimize the impact of extreme market movements, stay invested and meet their
objectives in up and down markets.

About Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A.
Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. is one of the 15 largest asset managers
in the world based on assets under management.^1 Its affiliated asset
management companies provide investment products that seek to enhance and
protect the wealth and retirement assets of both institutional and individual
investor clients. Its proprietary distribution network helps package and
deliver its affiliates’ products around the world. Natixis Global Asset
Management, S.A. brings together the expertise of multiple specialized
investment managers based in Europe, the United States and Asia to offer a
wide spectrum of equity, fixed-income and alternative investment strategies.

Headquartered in Paris and Boston, Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. has
assets under management totaling $734 billion (€570 billion) as of September
30, 2012.^2 Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. is part of Natixis. Listed
on the Paris Stock Exchange, Natixis is a subsidiary of BPCE, the
second-largest banking group in France. Natixis Global Asset Management,
S.A.’s affiliated investment management firms and distribution and service
groups include: Absolute Asia Asset Management; AEW Capital Management; AEW
Europe; AlphaSimplex Group; Aurora Investment Management; Capital Growth
Management; Caspian Private Equity; Darius Capital Partners; Gateway
Investment Advisers; H2O Asset Management; Hansberger Global Investors; Harris
Associates; IDFC Asset Management Company; Loomis, Sayles & Company; McDonnell
Investment Management; Natixis Asset Management; Natixis Multimanager; Ossiam;
Reich & Tang Asset Management; Snyder Capital Management; and Vaughan Nelson
Investment Management.

The information contained herein is provided solely for information only and
does not constitute a solicitation to buy or an offer to sell any financial
products or services.

^1 Cerulli Quantitative Update: Global Markets 2012 ranked Natixis Global
Asset Management, S.A. as the 13^th largest asset manager in the world based
on assets under management as of December 31, 2011.

^2 Assets under management (AUM) may include assets for which non-regulatory
AUM services are provided. Non-regulatory AUM includes assets which do not
fall within the SEC’s definition of ‘regulatory AUM’ in Form ADV, Part 1.

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Contact:

NATIXIS GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT
Wesley Eberle, 617-449-2116
Global Public Relations
wesley.eberle@ngam.natixis.com
 
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