Seeyond becomes an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers

Seeyond[1] was until now the quantitative investment division of Natixis Asset Management, itself an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers. Seeyond aims to double its assets under management by 2021 and expands its global reach.

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Active by nature, quantitative by construction

Today’s investors increasingly assess the performance delivered by their investments against the risks incurred, so Seeyond seeks to offer clients the best possible returns on the risks they take on board. To this end, it takes a stringent approach to its investment processes while ensuring their repeatability by applying proprietary quantitative models, enhanced by an active human-based oversight.

Seeyond’s team of 20 specialists, each with an average of almost 16 years’ experience on the financial markets, provides institutional clients, distribution intermediaries and individuals, with an extensive range of equity, multi-asset, and volatility & overlay investment management strategies.

Seeyond has more than €7 billion under management[2] and displayed solid asset growth of around €1.5 billion[3] in 2017.

Emmanuel Bourdeix, Chief Executive Officer of Seeyond notes: “Seeyond offers a targeted strategy, combining a robust scientific approach with the substantial experience of its fund management teams, thereby meeting strong investor demand for an alternative to traditional fundamental investment management strategies and passive tracker funds.”

Matthieu Duncan, Chief Executive Officer of Natixis Asset Management and Chairman of Board of Directors of Seeyond states: “The spin-off of our quantitative investment division Seeyond is an integral part of Natixis Asset Management’s strategic plan. This simplified organizational structure enables us to offer a more streamlined range of active fundamental bond, equity and multi-asset investment management solutions to meet investors’ changing needs.”

Jean Raby, Chief Executive Officer of Natixis Investment Managers concludes: “Seeyond has exhibited strong growth over the past five years, and with the continued demand for alternative investment strategies and new sources of alpha generation, we expect that to accelerate.”

Under the multi-affiliate strategy of Natixis Investment Managers, Seeyond retains its autonomy, investment philosophy and culture. It also benefits from the support and stability of a global leader in active asset management that has a track record of successful ownership and development of investment management companies around the world.

Biography of Emmanuel Bourdeix, Chief Executive Officer of Seeyond since January 2018

  • Member of the Executive Committee, in charge of Seeyond – Natixis Asset Management (September 2010)
  • Head of Equity, asset allocation and structured products - Natixis Asset Management (2010)
  • Head of Europe, emerging markets and global equity management – Amundi (2009)
  • Deputy head of Equity and balanced management department - Amundi (2007)
  • Head of Satellite equity department – Amundi (2006)
  • Head of Convertible and volatility department – Amundi (2002)
  • Arbitrage analyst and structurer - Dresdner Kleinwort Benson (1995)

Emmanuel Bourdeix holds an Engineering Degree from École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and a DEA (post-graduate diploma) in probabilities and finance from Université Pierre et Marie Curie.

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[1] Spin-off of Natixis Asset Management’s Seeyond investment management division. Seeyond became an investment management company in its own right as of January 1st 2018.

[2] Source: Natixis Asset Management – Figures as at end-September 2017.

[3] Source: Natixis Asset Management – Figures as at end-September 2017.




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