Matt Shafer is Head of International Distribution at Natixis Investment Managers. Based in London, he manages all wholesale and retail sales activities for Natixis affiliated asset management companies, covering Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Latin America.

Mr. Shafer joined from Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he was Head of EMEA Sales for Offshore Funds, Alternative Investments and Managed Products. He was responsible for managing and driving distribution, leading a team of specialists that provided education and guidance on portfolio construction and spearheading the company’s Retail Distribution Review project*.

* The Retail Distribution Review (RDR) is a Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Initiative that aims to provide greater clarity about different types of financial services available. It also seeks to improve transparency around costs and fees associated with financial advice.