Highlights

  • Naceema Mohamed & Farouk Suleiman from Haringey Community Gold & The London Academy of Excellence Tottenham (LAET) have been selected for the UK based program, starting September 2021.
  • Recipients awarded £9250 annually towards university tuition, alongside internships & mentoring.
  • Similar programs are currently being implemented in Boston and Paris.
London, 9 September 2021 - Natixis Investment Managers (Natixis IM), one of the world’s largest asset managers, today announces the winners of its Global Equal Opportunities Advancement Scholarships, a program aimed at increasing the diversity of students entering the financial services industry in the UK. Two sixth form students have been selected to receive up to £9250 annually towards their university tuition and expenses, along with internship opportunities and mentoring at Natixis IM.

The new scholarship program is aligned with Natixis IM’s 2024 strategic ambitions, to be a responsible employer and create a more diverse and inclusive workforce.

“The asset management industry acknowledges that more has to be done to open up financial services to a greater cross section of society and by doing so, create greater ethnic and racial inclusion”, says Charlene Sagoe, International Head of Digital Marketing, Diversity & Inclusion, Natixis Investment Managers. “The Natixis scholarship program aligns with our 2024 strategic ambitions to attract and grow young talent, allowing individuals to benefit from the wide range of opportunities the financial services profession has to offer”, Charlene added.

Naceema Mohamed and Farouk Suleiman from Haringey, both of whom studied at The London Academy of Excellence Tottenham, have been selected as winners of the inaugural Natixis Investment Managers Global Equal Opportunities Advancement Scholarships. Naceema has won a place at The London School of Economics (LSE) to read Maths, Statistics and Business and Farouk Suleiman plans on reading Economics and Management at Bristol University.

Naceema Mohamed, commented; “I’m so pleased that this scholarship will provide me with the opportunity to enter higher education without worrying about the financial strain it can place on an individual”.

Farouk Suleiman added; “I really hope this program will help open doors and encourage more young people to think about entering university regardless of their ethnic or social background.”

Launched in 2020, the Natixis Investment Managers Global Equal Opportunities Advancement scholarship program is part of the firm’s long-standing commitment to support local communities and to reinforce its broader efforts to increase diversity in the financial services industry. The UK program is designed in partnership with Haringey Community Gold & The London Academy of Excellence Tottenham and provides students from one of the poorest boroughs in London in their pursuit of higher education studies and career development in business related studies. Similar programs are currently being implemented in Boston and Paris.

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 $1.4 trillion assets under management2 (€1,182.5 billion), Natixis Investment Managers delivers a diverse range of solutions across asset classes, styles, and vehicles. The firm is dedicated to advancing sustainable finance and developing innovative Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) products. Natixis Investment Managers consults and partners with its clients and offers insight on markets and assumptions to better align strategies with long-term goals.

Headquartered in Paris and Boston, Natixis Investment Managers is wholly-owned by Natixis. 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;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; Seeyond; 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 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 U.S. 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 2021 ranked Natixis Investment Managers as the 15th largest asset manager in the world based on assets under management as of December 31, 2020.

2 Assets under management (“AUM”) as of June 30, 2021 is $1,402.5 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 Manager. Excluding H2O Asset Management.

3 A brand of DNCA Finance.

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