Banca Generali to distribute Natixis funds

Italy’s Banca Generali will distribute a selected range of Natixis Global Asset Management’s funds authorized in the Italian market, after reaching a distribution agreement.

The agreement also provides that a selection of Natixis’ funds will be eligible for BG Stile Libero, the multi-line insurance policy developed by Banca Generali along with GenertelLife, and for BG Solutions and BG Solutions Top clients.

The ten funds of Natixis’ product range that will be eligible for BG Stile Libero, BG Solutions and BG Solutions Top clients are managed by four Natixis’ affiliates: Loomis, Sayles & Company, based in Boston, with a strong expertise in fixed income and equities; Natixis AM, based in Paris, with two funds focused on fixed income and inflation; H2O Asset Management, London based, that offers non traditional global macro strategies within transparent funds, with daily liquidity and with a risk budget allocation; Seeyond, Natixis AM’s brand, specialized in flexible and volatility management.

The funds referred to are H2O French domiciled funds and compartiments of Lux domiciled Sicavs in the Natixis International Funds (Lux) I range, in the Ireland-domiciled ICVC Natixis International Funds (Dublin) and in Natixis AM Funds range.

“The agreement with a top-tier player as Banca Generali allows us to further boost our growth in the Italian retail and private market. Our distinctive model based on several investment firms lets us having a different investment approach to portfolio construction through efficient and innovative investment solutions and expertise,” said Antonio Bottillo, Natixis’ country head and executive managing director for Italy.

Alicia Villegas
Alicia Villegas speaks Spanish and Italian and is Iberia Correspondent for InvestmentEurope. She was shortlisted for the Rising Star Award at the British Media Awards 2017 and Writer of the Year at the PPA Independent Publisher Awards 2016. Previously, she worked for almost three years at the seafood business website Undercurrent News as a market reporter. In Spain, she also worked for more than five years for several media outlets.

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