Illustrated by the 2022 acquisition of SunFunder, an emerging impact asset manager, the global growth of Mirova will be strategic in the next decade. As part of this development plan, the American markets are key in raising assets under management for the global equities strategy, the expansion of impact investing, and the development of the private assets offer.
Bennani’s appointment as CEO of Mirova US and Global Head of Business Development of Mirova will be effective from May 2023. Zineb brings a wealth of experience and expertise from her nearly 17 years at Mirova and within Natixis Investment Managers, which will bolster the next phase of growth for Mirova’s US operations and further enhance its client experience. She is currently Chief Operating and Development Officer of Mirova and has served as Deputy CIO and Equity Portfolio Manager, Head of Governance Research and Engagement, and in other investing, research, and client relations roles.
Following Zineb’s appointment, current interim CEO at Mirova US Ritesh Shah will evolve into a role as Mirova’s Global Head of Corporate Development, in charge of managing the company’s future corporate developments. Zineb and Ritesh will continue reporting to Guillaume Abel, Deputy CEO of Mirova. Jens Peers, as CIO for Mirova US since it was established, will pursue his focus on his investment-related duties.
Philippe Zaouati, CEO of Mirova, comments: “10 years after its creation, Mirova is pursuing its mission to help transform the economy into a more sustainable and inclusive model. Zineb has been a key person in the development of Mirova since its inception. I am fully confident that she will be able to deploy an ambitious roadmap and support our strategic development at an international level and our ambition to become a global leader in impact investing.”
Zineb Bennani, future CEO of Mirova US and Global Head of Business Development of Mirova adds: “I am particularly pleased to be joining the Mirova US team, which I already know very well. Our ambitions are strong in this market, which is essential for deploying global strategies but also key for the development of our private assets platform.”
Mirova is a management company dedicated to sustainable investment and an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers. Through conviction management, Mirova's goal is to combine long-term value creation and sustainable development. Pioneers in many areas of sustainable finance, Mirova's talents aim to continue innovating in order to offer their clients solutions with high environmental and social impact. Mirova and its affiliates manage €27.2 billion as of December 31, 2022. Mirova is a mission-driven company, labeled B Corp*.
*The reference to a ranking or a label does not prejudge the future performance of the funds or its managers.
Mirova is operated in the US through Mirova US, LLC (Mirova US). Mirova US had $8.4 billion assets under management as of December 31, 2022.
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 more than $1 trillion assets under management2 (€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; 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; 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 2022 ranked Natixis Investment Managers as the 18th largest asset manager in the world based on assets under management as of December 31, 2021.
2 Assets under management (“AUM”) of current affiliated entities measured as of September 30, 2022 are $1,072.9 billion (€1,095.4 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.