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Company Overview of Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A.

Company Overview

Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. is a privately owned asset management holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the firm manages separate client-focused portfolios. It also manages equity, fixed income, and balanced mutual funds through its subsidiaries. The firm, through its subsidiaries, invests in the public equity, fixed income, real estate, and alternative investment markets across the globe. It was founded in 1967 and is based in Paris, France. Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. operates as a subsidiary of Natixis.

21 quai d'Austerlitz

cedex 13

Paris,  75634

France

Founded in 1967

Phone:

33 1 78 40 90 00

Fax:

33 1 78 40 65 00

Key Executives for Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A.

Chief Executive Officer, Member of Senior Management Committee, and Member of Executive Committee
Age: 60
Executive Vice President, Global Chief Financial Officer, and Member of the Executive Committee
Age: 58
President and Chief Executive Officer of International Distribution
Executive Vice President, Head of Compliance, Risk, and Internal Audit, and Member of Executive Committee
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Member of Executive Committee
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. Key Developments

Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. Launches SeeyondSM Multi-Asset Allocation Fund

Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. announced the launch of a core global tactical asset allocation fund that invests in stocks, bonds and volatility as an asset class. The fund offers the potential benefit of greater diversification by integrating equity volatility as an asset class along with traditional asset classes. In the fund, equity volatility can be used to manage risk or to seek returns in different types of environments. This ability can be especially valuable to investors during market downturns. The Fund is managed by Natixis Asset Management U.S., LLC and benefits from the expertise of Seeyond(SM).

Natixis Global Asset Management Launches ASG Tactical U.S. Market Fund

Natixis Global Asset Management announced the launch of the ASG Tactical U.S. Market Fund (USMAX), a new equity mutual fund from AlphaSimplex Group, LLC (ASG). The fund seeks to participate in the upside of the U.S. equity market while seeking to minimize the impact of the market's downside during periods of extreme market stress. It may help investors stay invested in stocks during both favorable and challenging market environments. The ASG Tactical U.S. Market Fund provides exposure to the stock market through a portfolio of equity securities broadly representative of the U.S. stock market. By using stocks and derivatives, the fund's market exposure can be increased or hedged. The level of the fund's stock market exposure is determined using a proprietary risk-of-loss measure developed by ASG. When this measure indicates a favorable risk-return tradeoff, the fund uses derivatives to increase its equity market beta to as high as 1.3 (130% sensitivity to changes in the stock market). If the measure indicates an unfavorable risk-return tradeoff, the fund uses derivatives to reduce its beta to as low as 0. The tactical flexibility of the fund to limit its market exposure at one extreme, and to exceed 100% market equity exposure at the other extreme, implies the fund can respond to both rising and falling markets. The fund is not intended to be a complete portfolio and is generally limited to the U.S. equity market.

Natixis Global Asset Management Hires Chris Jackson as International Product Head

Natixis Global Asset Management has hired M&G Investments' product director Chris Jackson. Jackson, who spent 10 years at M&G, joins as international product head, reporting to the firm's president and chief executive officer Herv Guinamant. In his new capacity, he will work closely with its head of business development Fabrice Chemouny to help develop the firm's product range.

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