Nicholas J. Elward is a Senior Vice President, and Head of Institutional Product and ETFs in the Strategic Product and Marketing Group at Natixis Investment Managers. He is responsible for product research and product development for a wide range of product types including ETFs, Separately Managed Accounts (SMAs), hedge funds and bank commingled products and for overseeing the ETF business. In addition, he is a member of the firm’s Business Innovation Group, which works to address technology shifts in financial services, and has over 23 years of investment industry experience.
Prior to joining Natixis, Nick was a vice president at State Street Global Advisors and a senior product manager in the Global Product & Marketing Group. He previously spent 14 years at Fidelity Investments working in a combination of US and international client-facing, product development and product marketing positions. His track record includes research and development that spans equity, fixed income, liquid alternatives, retirement solutions, emerging markets, global macro, infrastructure, ESG products, MLPs, and mergers and acquisitions. Most notably, he worked to launch the ETF business for Natixis. In addition to his work in the investment industry, Nick is an adjunct professor at Endicott College in Beverly, MA, where he teaches Product and Marketing classes in the MBA program.
Nick received his BA in political science from the College of the Holy Cross and his MBA from Northeastern University. He enjoys volunteering for charities focused on homelessness and children’s causes. He currently volunteers for the Pine Street Inn, St. Francis House and the Ellis School, all in Boston. He is also the co-lead of Natixis’ Healthy Minds Employee Resources Group and a sub-committee member of Natixis’ multicultural Employee Resource Group.