Natixis Global AM appoints head of International Product

Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM) has announced the appointment of Chris Jackson, who joins the organisation as head of International Product.

The role will report directly to Hervé Guinamant, President & CEO Natixis Global Asset Management – International Distribution, and Mark Doyle, EVP Global Marketing & Product.

Jackson (picutred) will drive overall global product strategy and oversee groups including Product Consulting and Solutions, Product Marketing, Investment Marketing and Product Range Management. He will work closely with Fabrice Chemouny, head of business development and affiliate coordination, to continue to expand NGAM’s global product offering.

Jackson joins from M&G where he was Product Director. He held this role for ten years and was responsible for the team overseeing product development, management and research. Previously, Jackson was responsible for establishing M&G’s strategic alliances with platforms and supermarkets.

Based in London, Jackson will oversee NGAM’s global fund range, including Luxembourg- and Dublin-domiciled funds as well as NGAM’s newly-launched onshore UK product offering. NGAM, which has an established presence in UK wholesale and is continually expanding its commitment to the UK market, recently launched a major initiative to meet retail investors’ needs in the UK via a new UK Open-Ended Investment Company (OEIC).

Jackson is the latest in a series of key hires in this area for NGAM; recent appointments include James Beaumont, head of Product Consulting and Solutions, who joined from Standard Life Investments, and Catherine Morat, head of Product Marketing, who joined from Wellington.

Hervé Guinamant, President & CEO Natixis Global Asset Management – International Distribution, commentedt: “We are delighted to welcome someone of Chris’ experience and talent. His appointment represents our continuing global expansion and adds further strength and capacity to our international product team.

“Bringing almost twenty years of product experience, he will serve a key role in NGAM’s continuing commitment to helping clients construct more durable portfolios.”

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