Magner leads consultant relations, institutional distribution and the retirement businesses, including overall responsibility for the strategy, development, management and growth of the defined contribution business in the US. As part of that role, she will lead the continued growth of the Natixis Sustainable Future Funds, which were launched in 2017 and are now available in more than 250 retirement plans in the US.
“Liana’s impressive background puts her in a unique position to build on the Retirement & Institutional teams’ substantial momentum over the past few years,” said David Giunta. “Our retirement business remains one of Natixis Investment Managers’ top strategic priorities and we’re excited to welcome Liana during this next important phase of growth.”
Magner joins Natixis IM from Mercer where she was a Partner and served as the Defined Contribution (DC) and Financial Wellness Leader in the US. She has over 25 years of experience in the investment industry, including more than 20 years at Mercer where she was responsible for strategy and growth of the DC business across the spectrum of solutions and clients. Additionally, she developed and led their DC Outsourced CIO unit in the US. She was a member of Mercer’s Wealth Leadership Team, Target Date Fund Strategic Research Team, DC Discretionary Governance Committee, and National Defined Contribution Investment Committee. Throughout her consulting career, she specialized in working with large and mega DC plan sponsors.
“As someone who is passionate about financial wellness and improving retirement outcomes, it’s a pleasure to join Natixis Investment Managers, a firm dedicated to becoming a leading ESG provider in the next few years. I’m excited to be at a firm that’s at the forefront of these changes in sustainable investing, and I look forward to working with my team on expanding upon Natixis Investment Managers’ already stellar platform,” said Liana Magner.
In line with its 2024 strategic plan, Natixis IM’s ambition is to invest in the transition to a more sustainable world and to accompany its clients on their journey to deploy capital towards investment solutions that take into account environmental and social outcomes along with financial performance.
Magner holds a BA, cum laude, in economics from the University of New Hampshire. She is a CFA® charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Society of Security Analysts.
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 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.
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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