London, 27 June 2022 – Natixis Investment Managers (Natixis IM) one of the world’s largest asset managers with €1.18 trillion in AUM has promoted Charlene Sagoe to Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) for its International Business.

Charlene will be responsible for driving Natixis IM’s DE&I ambitions; an important pillar of the firms CSR strategy. She will report to Tracey Flaherty, Global Head, Corporate Social Responsibility and Joseph Pinto, Head of Distribution, International and is based in London.

In her role, Charlene will execute on 5 key pillars to deliver DE&I strategy around, Gender Balance, Cultural Diversity, Education & Training, Governance and Data & Measurement. She will work closely with HR teams as well as the Head of DE&I for the US business to provide education and training so that all employees have a common understanding and vocabulary around DE&I. Charlene also Co-Chairs for Diversity in Investment with the Investor Leadership Network.

In 2021, Natixis IM launched its first UK Scholarship Programme as part of a global initiative (also launched in the US and France) to increase the diversity of students entering the financial services industry from underrepresented and lower socio-economic groups. This also aligns with Natixis IM’s 2024 ambitions to be a more responsible employer and create a more diverse and inclusive workforce.

Charlene joined Natixis IM in 2008 and has held several roles across marketing and communications. She was most recently International Head of Digital Marketing while at the same time, taking an active lead on DE&I initiatives. She already demonstrated a passion for this important area, by championing the first DE&I employee training for 80% of the international employee base.

Tracey Flaherty, Global Head, Corporate, Social Responsibility commented; “Charlene’s strong knowledge of the business, proven influencing and leadership skills, coupled with the ability to forge strong relationships at all levels, will allow her to driver and deliver the DE&I strategy for International Distribution. She has already led the organisation on high impact initiatives including Inclusive Leadership and the Scholarship programme. She cares deeply about DE&I and her leadership and contributions will make Natixis IM a better organisation.”

About Natixis Investment Managers
Natixis Investment Managers’ multi-affiliate approach connects clients to the independent thinking and focused expertise of more than 20 active managers. Ranked among the world’s largest asset managers1 with nearly $1.4 trillion assets under management2 (€1,188 billion), 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 wholly owned by Natixis. Natixis is a subsidiary of BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France. Natixis Investment Managers’ affiliated investment management firms include AEW; Alliance Entreprendre; AlphaSimplex Group; 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; Seeyond; 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 U.S. 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 2021 ranked Natixis Investment Managers as the 15th largest asset manager in the world based on assets under management as of December 31, 2020.

2 Assets under management (“AUM”) as of March 31, 2022 are €1,188 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. Excluding H2O Asset Management.

3 A brand of DNCA Finance.