As a further demonstration of its strategic ambitions and with a focus on client centricity, Natixis Investment Managers (Natixis IM), one of the world’s largest asset managers by AUM*, has appointed Helen Yang as Chief Representative and Head of China effective today.
In her role, Ms. Yang will be responsible for leading Natixis IM’s business in China mainland, Hong Kong and Macau. She will continue to ensure a high quality of service to Natixis IM’s clients, help its affiliates grow their business and explore new opportunities in the region. She will be based in Beijing and report to Hong Kong-based Fabrice Chemouny, Head of Asia Pacific.
Ms. Yang has over 15 years of investment experience in both China and the US, most recently at Fosun International Ltd and before that at China Ping An Insurance Overseas, State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) and early in her career at General Motors Asset Management.
“Helen is a perfect fit for Natixis IM, bringing over six years of experience at one of the world’s leading insurance companies, a key focus for us, combined with her deep China market expertise,” said Fabrice Chemouny. “China is an important market for Natixis IM as we continue to focus on growing our client base delivering active management with a focus on sustainability”.
Natixis Investment Managers first established its presence in Asia Pacific in Tokyo in 2001. Since then, the firm has added offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Seoul, Taipei, Sydney and Beijing.
Ms. Yang holds a Master of Science in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Tsinghua University. She is also a chart holder of CFA and CAIA.
Natixis Investment Managers’ multi-affiliate approach connects clients to the independent thinking and focused expertise of more than 20 active managers. Ranked among the world’s largest asset managers1 with more than $1.3 trillion assets under management2 (€1.2 trillion), Natixis Investment Managers delivers a diverse range of solutions across asset classes, styles, and vehicles, including innovative environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies and products dedicated to advancing sustainable finance. The firm partners with clients in order to understand their unique needs and provide insights and investment solutions tailored to their long-term goals.
Headquartered in Paris and Boston, Natixis Investment Managers is part of the Global Financial Services division of Groupe BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France through the Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne retail networks. Natixis Investment Managers’ affiliated investment management firms include AEW; AlphaSimplex Group; DNCA Investments;3 Dorval Asset Management; Flexstone Partners; Gateway Investment Advisers; Harris Associates; Investors Mutual Limited; Loomis, Sayles & Company; Mirova; MV Credit; Naxicap Partners; Ossiam; Ostrum Asset Management; Seeyond; Seventure Partners; Thematics Asset Management; Vauban Infrastructure Partners; Vaughan Nelson Investment Management; and WCM Investment Management. Additionally, investment solutions are offered through Natixis Investment Managers Solutions and Natixis Advisors, LLC. Not all offerings are available in all jurisdictions. For additional information, please visit Natixis Investment Managers’ website at im.natixis.com | LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/natixis-investment-managers.
Natixis Investment Managers’ distribution and service groups include Natixis Distribution, LLC, a limited purpose broker-dealer and the distributor of various U.S. registered investment companies for which advisory services are provided by affiliated firms of Natixis Investment Managers, Natixis Investment Managers S.A. (Luxembourg), Natixis Investment Managers International (France), and their affiliated distribution and service entities in Europe and Asia.
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1 Cerulli Quantitative Update: Global Markets 2021 ranked Natixis Investment Managers as the 15th largest asset manager in the world based on assets under management as of December 31, 2020.
2 Assets under management (“AUM”) of current affiliated entities measured as of March 31, 2022 are $1,320.6 billion (€1,187.6 billion). AUM, as reported, may include notional assets, assets serviced, gross assets, assets of minority-owned affiliated entities and other types of non-regulatory AUM managed or serviced by firms affiliated with Natixis Investment Managers.
3 A brand of DNCA Finance.