In her role, Wallace will expand on Mirova’s leadership in sustainable investing by developing key partnerships to foster innovative ESG and climate-related fundamental research and investments, lead the firm’s voting and engagement efforts and champion its diversity and inclusion advocacy initiatives. With this appointment, Mirova strengthens its commitment to lead the development of sustainable capital markets and extend its offering of innovative investment solutions to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable global economy.
“In an ongoing effort to encourage greater investor engagement with products focused on sustainable investing, we are fully confident that Nathalie will play an instrumental role in strengthening our position and brand in the American ESG investment market,” said Jens Peers, CEO and CIO at Mirova US.
Wallace will work to enhance the firm’s brand in the US market, and develop, implement and promote their business strategy. She is a long-time advocate for sustainability, having served as Global Head of ESG Investment Strategy at State Street Global Advisors, working at Ceres to advance collaborative engagement on climate related risks, and as an investor in emerging economies. “We are thrilled to have Nathalie join Mirova’s efforts to support our clients, who are increasingly allocating capital to sustainable investment solutions,” said Anne-Laurence Roucher, Deputy CEO and Head of Development & Operations, Mirova. “We continue to seek opportunities to provide high-quality products to investors and enhance our presence in the US and internationally. We look forward to Nathalie’s contributions in these endeavors.”
Wallace earned her bachelor’s degree at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion Business School in Paris, France and is a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA). She served as French Foreign Trade Advisor from 2014 to 2020 and is a member of the CFA Institute’s ESG Technical Committee.
“With an accelerated transition to a net zero and more equitable economy, and one of the greatest commercial opportunities of our time, I’m looking forward to building on Mirova’s leading positions in sustainable investments which are meant to benefit of its investors and society,” said Nathalie Wallace, Head of ESG Strategy & Development, Mirova US.
Mirova is an investment manager dedicated to responsible investment. Through a conviction–driven investment approach, Mirova’s goal is to combine value creation over the long term with sustainable development. Mirova’s talents have been pioneers in many areas of sustainable finance. Their ambition is to keep innovating to propose the most impactful solutions to their clients.
About Natixis Investment Managers
Natixis Investment Managers serves financial professionals with more insightful ways to construct portfolios. Powered by the expertise of more than 20 specialized investment managers globally, we apply Active Thinking® to deliver proactive solutions that help clients pursue better outcomes in all markets. Natixis Investment Managers ranks among the world’s largest asset management firms2 with nearly $1.1 trillion assets under management3 (€910.0 billion).
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. Natixis Investment Managers’ affiliated investment management firms include AEW; Alliance Entreprendre; AlphaSimplex Group; DNCA Investments;4 Dorval Asset Management; Flexstone Partners; Gateway Investment Advisers; H2O Asset Management; 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; Vega Investment Managers;5 and WCM Investment Management. Additionally, investment solutions are offered through Natixis Investment Managers Solutions, and Natixis Advisors offers other investment services through its AIA and MPA division. Not all offerings available in all jurisdictions. For additional information, please visit Natixis Investment Managers’ website at im.natixis.com | LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/natixis-investment-managers.
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2 Cerulli Quantitative Update: Global Markets 2020 ranked Natixis Investment Managers as the 17th largest asset manager in the world based on assets under management as of December 31, 2019.
3 Assets under management (“AUM”) as of September 30, 2020 is $1,067.3 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.
4 A brand of DNCA Finance.
5 A wholly-owned subsidiary of Natixis Wealth Management.