Natixis Global Asset Management Fourth-Year Presenting Sponsor for the 2014 Berklee College of Music Summer in the City Series

  Natixis Global Asset Management Fourth-Year Presenting Sponsor for the 2014
  Berklee College of Music Summer in the City Series

Summer in the City culminates with the free Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival on
                                 September 27

Business Wire

BOSTON -- April 30, 2014

Berklee College of Music today announced that for the fourth consecutive year
Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM), one of the world’s leading asset
managers, will be the presenting sponsor of Berklee’s 2014 Summer in the City
series, which includes more than 200 free outdoor music performances scheduled
from May through September in neighborhoods throughout Metro Boston. The
sponsorship aligns with the 2014 Jazz Diplomacy Project, launched by NGAM in
April, which creates opportunities to celebrate jazz and bring together
thought leaders to explore solutions to challenges facing the world today. The
2014 Summer in the City series culminates with the free Berklee BeanTown Jazz
Festival on September 27, where NGAM will again present a $5,000 scholarship
to a student musician. The full concert schedule is available at

“Summer in the City is one of our very best contributions to the local
community with free performances all summer long by the world’s next chart
toppers and Grammy^® Award ^ winners,” said Berklee President Roger H. Brown.
"We have forged a strong and productive partnership with Natixis Global Asset
Management over the past few years, and we are honored to continue working

Headquartered in Paris and Boston, NGAM provides investment solutions to
institutions, intermediaries and individuals. “Our partnership with Berklee
College of Music aligns with our efforts to help strengthen the global
community by bringing together people from all walks of life and all around
the world through the shared experience of live music and music education,”
said John Hailer, president and chief executive officer, Natixis Global Asset
Management – The Americas and Asia. “We believe that a commitment to support
youth is an investment in the future, and we are pleased to continue our
tradition of awarding a $5,000 Natixis-Berklee City Music Scholarship to a
student musician.”

The Berklee Summer in the City concerts bring neighborhoods alive with free
programs of pop, rock, jazz, and Latin music presented by some of Berklee’s
most promising young artists. The Boston-area concerts take place in vibrant
destinations throughout the city from the ICA, the Rose Kennedy Greenway,
Georges Island, and the Boston Improvement District to communities with strong
cultural identities ranging from Jamaica Plain and Roxbury to East Boston and
the South End. Just outside of Boston, audiences can take in free Summer in
the City shows in locations like Chestnut Hill, Harvard Square’s Longfellow
House and Club Passim, Salem’s Derby Square, the Charlestown Navy Yard, and

On September 27, the 2014 Summer in the City series comes to a close with
Boston’s biggest block party. Spanning six blocks in the Roxbury-South End
border starting at Massachusetts Avenue, the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival
features three stages of live performances, family activities, and booths with
crafts and food. The festival, now in its 14th year, is free and open to the

About Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the
best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and
practice of contemporary music. For more than 65 years, the college has
evolved to reflect the current state of the music industry, leading the way
with baccalaureate studies in performance, music business/management,
songwriting, music therapy, film scoring, and more. With a focus on global
learning, Berklee in Valencia, a new campus in Spain, is hosting the college’s
first graduate programs, while Berklee Online serves distance learners
worldwide with extension classes and degree-granting programs. The Berklee
City Music Network provides after-school programming for underserved teens in
45 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. With a student body representing
nearly 100 countries and alumni and faculty that have won more than 300
Grammy^® and Latin Grammy^® Awards, Berklee is the world's premier learning
lab for the music of today – and tomorrow.

About Natixis Global Asset Management

Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. ( is one of the 15
largest asset managers in the world based on assets under management^1 and was
recognized as the #1 U.S. mutual fund family for 2013 performance in the
annual Barron’s/Lipper Fund Family Ranking.^2 As a multi-affiliate company,
NGAM brings together the expertise of multiple specialized investment managers
under one umbrella with the belief that this combined expertise offers unique
market perspective. The firm spreads this same idea in the global community by
sponsoring programs that help enrich the lives of individuals and preserve the
cultural experience for future generations through music. The 2014 Jazz
Diplomacy Project was launched as an extension of this ideal and aligns with
NGAM’s innovative approach to engaging thought leaders and harnessing the
power of collaboration. Visit or follow #jazzdiplomacy to
learn more.

^1 Cerulli Quantitative Update: Global Markets 2013 ranked Natixis Global
Asset Management, S.A. as the 15^th largest asset manager in the world based
on assets under management as of December 31, 2012.

^2 Barron's/Lipper 2013 one-year fund family ranking based on 64 qualifying
U.S. fund companies. Each fund family must have at least three funds in
Lipper's general U.S.-stock category, one world (global and international),
one mixed-asset/balanced (stocks and bonds), two taxable bond and one
tax-exempt bond fund. Natixis was not ranked for the 5- and 10-year periods.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. For more details visit



For Berklee Inquiries:
Liz Lupton, 617-747-6022
For Natixis Global Asset Management Inquiries:
Crystal Sullivan, 617-449-2126
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