This is our second office in Australia after the opening in Sydney in 2015 followed by the acquisition of our first local affiliate in Asia Pacific, Investors Mutual Limited (IML) in 2017 helping increase our exposure to the local retail market and the Australian superannuation retirement system.
We are also very pleased to introduce you to Danny King, our new Director of Institutional Sales.
Danny will lead our efforts in Melbourne. He will oversee the firm's key institutional relationships in both Australia and New Zealand, and will be responsible for helping them access global investment strategies from Natixis' diverse global network of affiliate investment managers who provide high-conviction, high-active-share strategies.
Prior to joining Natixis, Danny spent seven years with Stone Harbor Investment Partners. Additionally, he worked as an investment consultant at global asset consultancy firm Willis Towers Watson and at Sovereign Investment Research.
Danny will report to Natixis managing director and head of distribution Louise Watson, and will also work closely with Chris Spinos, the firm's Sydney-based director of Institutional sales.