Natixis Advisors Adds Christopher Sharpe as Chief Investment Officer

  • Will lead the firm’s North American multi-asset portfolio solutions
  • Joins portfolio management group for Natixis Sustainable Future Funds

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Natixis Investment Managers today announced the appointment of
Christopher Sharpe as Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager,
Multi-Asset Portfolio Solutions for Natixis Advisors, based in Boston.
In this newly created role, Sharpe will lead the firm’s US-based
multi-asset portfolio solutions offering, which includes the Natixis
Sustainable Future Funds
. The Funds remain the industry’s first and
only target-date mutual fund suite with investments driven by
environmental, social, and governance factors.

Sharpe has 28 years of experience in the financial services industry,
including 17 years in managing multi-asset strategies. Prior to Natixis,
Sharpe worked at Fidelity Investments, managing over $225 billion in
multi-asset-class mutual funds and institutional accounts. He also
served previously as an investment policy officer at John Hancock.
Sharpe earned a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from Brown
University. He is a CFA® charterholder and a Fellow of the
Society of Actuaries.

“Given his extensive background managing various multi-asset-class
funds, including in the target date industry, we’re thrilled to have
Chris join our team,” said Marina Gross, Executive Vice President at
Natixis Advisors. “His added leadership and investment experience will
play a key role in bolstering new and existing partnerships through our
investment solutions capabilities.”

Natixis Advisors provides highly customizable multi-asset portfolio
management solutions, portfolio implementation services and index-based
separately managed accounts. The offering is powered by advanced
analytics, supported by experienced consultants, and backed by one of
the world’s largest asset management firms, Natixis Investment Managers.1
With approximately $35.3 billion in assets under management, as of March
31, 2019, Natixis Advisors is comprised of a team of over 30 investment

“With distinct focus on managing portfolio risk and customization,
Natixis Advisors embodies our mission to provide intermediaries with
holistic solutions,” said David Giunta, CEO for the US and Canada at
Natixis Investment Managers. “We are well positioned to solve complex
investment problems by collaborating across our multi-affiliate
organization and developing tailored solutions that help clients
navigate their challenges.”

In addition to Sharpe, the Natixis Sustainable Future Funds’ portfolio
management team includes:

  • Marina Gross, Executive Vice President
  • Curt Overway, Executive Vice President
  • Dan Price, Chief Investment Officer, Overlay Management

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 firms1 with $924.5 billion / €808.6
billion AUM.2

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 and
distribution and service groups include AEW; Alliance Entreprendre;
AlphaSimplex Group; Darius Capital Partners; DNCA Investments;3
Dorval Asset Management; Flexstone Partners; Gateway Investment
Advisers; H2O Asset Management; Harris Associates; Investors Mutual
Limited; Loomis, Sayles & Company; McDonnell Investment Management;4
Mirova; MV Credit; Naxicap Partners; Ossiam; Ostrum Asset Management;
Seeyond; Seventure Partners; Thematics Asset Management; Vaughan Nelson
Investment Management; Vega Investment Managers;5 and WCM
Investment Management. Not all offerings available in all
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Natixis Investment Managers includes all of the investment management
and distribution entities affiliated with Natixis Distribution, L.P.,
Natixis Advisors, L.P. and Natixis Investment Managers S.A.

Natixis Distribution, L.P. is a limited purpose broker-dealer and the
distributor of various registered investment companies for which
advisory services are provided by affiliated firms of Natixis Investment

Assets under Management may include assets for which non-Regulatory
AUM services are provided (including assets serviced and/or
administered). Non-Regulatory AUM includes assets which do not fall
within the SEC’s definition of Regulatory AUM in Form ADV, Part 1.

1 Cerulli Quantitative Update: Global Markets 2018 ranked
Natixis Investment Managers as the 16th largest asset manager in the
world based on assets under management as of December 31, 2017.
Net asset value as of December 31, 2018. Assets under management
(“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.
3 A brand of DNCA Finance.
Natixis Investment Managers, L.P. transferred ownership of McDonnell
Investment Management, LLC to Loomis, Sayles & Company, Inc. on January
1, 2019.
5 A wholly-owned subsidiary of Natixis Wealth



Maggie McCuen
Natixis Investment Managers
Tel: 617-449-2543

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