James Hughes, EVP is the Global Head of Natixis IM Solutions for Natixis Investment Managers and joined Natixis in 2018. In this capacity, he is responsible for all investment activity including day-to-day management and future development of Multi-Asset. He is a Member of the Group Management Committee and Group Executive Committee.

Prior to joining Natixis, Mr. Hughes was the Global Head of Client Driven Solutions at Aberdeen Standard Investments. He previously worked at Gottex Fund Managers (GFM) as Managing Director, Multi-Asset and was a Board Member of the Group. Prior to GFM, he spent over 8 years at HSBC across a number of different roles, latterly as the Group Chief Investment Officer, HSBC Insurance where he was responsible for assets across both balance sheet and non-balance sheet activity. He has lived and worked in London, Hong Kong and Vietnam during the course of his career.

James Hughes started in the industry as an Investment Analyst at Watson Wyatt Partners (now Willis Towers Watson) and holds a BSc. Management Science and Statistics from Swansea University, is a Member of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analysts (CAIA) programme and a Chartered Member of the Securities and Investment Institute (MCSI).