Frankfurt, 15 April 2024 – Natixis Investment Managers (Natixis IM) is strengthening its Frankfurt-based sales team by appointing Bernd Vogel as Head of Insurance for Central and Eastern Europe. Bernd Vogel is the sixth new addition to the team at Natixis IM, which, through its unique model, is able to offer clients a wide range of different, complementary investment philosophies and strategies through its more than 15 partner investment managers.

In his new role, Mr Vogel will be reponsible for developing the strategy to grow Natixis IM’s client base with insurers across Central and Eastern Europe. He will report to Patrick Sobotta, Executive Managing Director and Head of Central and Eastern Europe at Natixis Investment Managers.

Commenting on the appointment, Patrick Sobotta said, "I am delighted to welcome Bernd Vogel to Natixis IM. His depth of knowledge and experience in the insurance sector will help us to expand our footprint with this important client base. In addition to his focus on traditional asset classes including fixed income and equities, Bernd will also continue to expand the firms capabilities in alternative and private assets from it‘s invesment managers including AEW, MV Credit and Flexstone Partners“

Bernd Vogel has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry, including 10 years in sales at asset managers including, Columbia Threadneedle, Amundi and Jupiter. He joins Natixis IM from Alliance Bernstein, where he was responsible for institutional clients, with a focus on insurance companies and pension funds.

Vogel completed a banking apprenticeship at Volksbank Paderborn and a dual degree in business administration at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover.
About Natixis Investment Managers
Natixis Investment Managers’ multi-affiliate approach connects clients to the independent thinking and focused expertise of more than 15 active managers. Ranked among the world’s largest asset managers1 with more than $1.2 trillion assets under management2 (€1.1 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; 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; 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 US 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.

1 Cerulli Quantitative Update: Global Markets 2023 ranked Natixis Investment Managers as the 17th largest asset manager in the world based on assets under management as of December 31, 2022.
2 Assets under management (“AUM”) of current affiliated entities measured as of December 31, 2023 are $1,288.6 billion (€1,166.5 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.