Natixis Investment Managers’ affiliate DNCA Finance, which has more than one hundred and twenty staff across three offices in Paris, Milan and Luxembourg, today announces the creation of a Responsible Investment department, led by Léa Dunand-Chatellet. After becoming a signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) in 2017, this move clearly reflects DNCA Finance’s aim to take its responsible investment approach a step further.

Léa Dunand-Chatellet, 35 years old, is a graduate of the École Normale Supérieure (ENS), with an aggregation in economy and management (university highest-level competitive examination for teachers’ recruitment), and is also a member of various committees on the Paris financial market. She teaches courses on responsible investment in some of France’s major business schools on a yearly basis and co-authored a key publication in 2014 “SRI and Responsible Investment” (published by Ellipse, available in French only).

Léa started her career in 2005 at Oddo Securities’ extra-financial research department, then became portfolio manager and Head of ESG research at Sycomore Asset Management in 2010. She spent five years at the company, setting up and managing a range of SRI funds with AUM of €700m, achieving a top AAA ranking from Citywire. Working within the investment management industry, she developed a pioneering extra-financial model that includes sustainable development issues in the fund management approach. In 2015, she joined Mirova as Equity CIO, managing a team of ten equity portfolio managers, with AUM of €3.5bn.

Léa Dunand-Chatellet was appointed Head of the Responsible Investment department at DNCA Finance in June 2018. She is tasked with setting up a Responsible and Sustainable Investment team as part of the broader portfolio management team, with the aim of providing in-house research for all fund managers, particularly for the SRI fund range, which will be available from September 2018.
DNCA Finance
An affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers
Public limited company under French law (Société Anonyme)
Share capital: EUR 1,500,000
Paris Trade and Companies Registry (Registre de Commerce et des Sociétés): n° B 432 518 041
Approved as a portfolio management company by the French Financial Market Authority (Autorité des Marchés Financiers, hereinafter "AMF") under number 00-30 since 18 August 2000.
19, place Vendôme
75001 Paris, France.

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