Paris/London, 15 February 2019 – Natixis Investment Managers, (Natixis) one of the world's largest asset managers with close to $1trillion in AUM, has appointed Andrew Benton as Head of Northern Europe, responsible for developing and growing the institutional business across the region.

In this newly created role, Andrew Benton will lead a team covering UK Institutional, Ireland, Nordics and Netherlands. He will report to Oliver Bilal, Global Head of Sales and Marketing and be based in London. Andrew will also join the Business Development Executive Committee in International Distribution.

Andrew joins Natixis from State Street Global Advisors where he was Head of the UK Institutional business, responsible for sales, client and consultant relations. With over 25 years of experience, Andrew has held senior positions at Barings, Schroders, RCM and Royal London Asset Management.

Oliver Bilal commented: "Northern Europe is a key focus for Natixis Investment Managers as we continue to leverage our range of World class investment affiliates. Our Active management approach combined with a focus on ESG continues to be a key strength in delivering performance for institutional clients. I am delighted to welcome Andrew to Natixis Investment Managers. His experience and tenure will be invaluable as we continue to drive our institutional business forward”.

Andrew Benton said: "It’s an exciting time to be joining Natixis Investment Managers with its focus on highly active solutions for clients. Its multi-affiliate structure with a strong focus on alternatives means it is ideally positioned to help clients navigate increasingly volatile markets and achieve diversification. The firm is well-established in northern Europe and I look forward to building on the strong foundations to help grow Natixis Institutional business further in the region.”

About Natixis Investment Managers
Natixis Investment Managers serves financial professionals with more insightful ways to construct portfolios. Powered by the expertise of 26 specialized investment managers globally, we apply Active ThinkingSM to deliver proactive solutions that help clients pursue better outcomes in all markets. Natixis ranks among the world’s largest asset management firms1 with more than $1 trillion assets under management2 (€861 billion AUM). Headquartered in Paris and Boston, Natixis Investment Managers is a subsidiary of Natixis. Listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, Natixis is a subsidiary of BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France. For additional information, please visit the company’s website at | LinkedIn:

Natixis Investment Managers includes all of the investment management and distribution entities affiliated with Natixis Distribution, L.P. and Natixis Investment Managers S.A. Natixis Distribution, L.P. is a limited purpose broker-dealer and the distributor of various registered investment companies for which advisory services are provided by affiliates of Natixis Investment Managers. Provided by Natixis Investment Managers UK Limited which is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (register no. 190258). Registered Office: Natixis Investment Managers UK Limited, One Carter Lane, London, EC4V 5ER.

1 Cerulli Quantitative Update: Global Markets 2017 ranked Natixis Investment Managers (formerly Natixis Global Asset Management) as the 15th largest asset manager in the world based on assets under management as of December 31, 2016.

2 Net asset value as at September 30 2018, Assets under management (“AUM”), as reported, may include notional assets, assets serviced, gross assets and other types of non-regulatory AUM.