Nicholas J. Elward is Senior Vice President, and Head of Institutional Product and ETFs in the Strategic Product and Marketing Group at Natixis Investment Managers. Mr. Elward and his team are responsible for product research, product management and product development for a wide range of product types including ETFs, hedge funds, separately managed accounts (SMAs) and bank-commingled products and for overseeing the ETF business. Mr. Elward is a member of the firm’s Global Product Steering Committee and the US Product & Services Committee. He has over 25 years of investment industry experience.

Prior to joining Natixis, Mr. Elward was a vice president of State Street Global Advisors in the Global Product & Marketing Group. He previously spent 14 years at Fidelity Investments working in a combination of US and international client facing, product development and product marketing positions. His track record includes research and development that spans equity, fixed income, liquid alternatives, retirement solutions, emerging markets, global macro, infrastructure, ESG, MLPs, and mergers and acquisitions.

Since launching Natixis’ ETF business in 2016, Mr. Elward has become an ETF industry leader focused on bringing active semi-transparent ETFs to the market. Mr. Elward is a regular speaker at industry conferences on the topics of ETFs, active semi-transparent ETFs and product innovation. In addition to his work in the investment industry, Mr. Elward is an adjunct professor at Endicott College in Beverly, MA, where he teaches marketing, product and sales management classes in the MBA program.


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