DNCA, a subsidiary of Natixis Global Asset Management, has strengthened its fund manager team. Damien Lanternier, European equities expert joined DNCA Investment on 16 October 2017, managing the European equity fund DNCA Opportunités Zone Euro and co-managing Centifolia will work together with Jean-Charles Mériaux, chief investment officer.
Damien Lanternier started his career in 2002 as an M&A analyst at BNP Paribas Corporate Finance and continued with Lazard Frères Asset Management as Buyside analyst the following year.
In 2004 he moved to Financière de l’Echiquier as an analyst of European stocks. In 2006 he participated in the exchange between La Financière de l’Echiquier and the US fund manager Wasatch Advisors in Salt Lake City ($10bn), where he spent four months as a buy-side analyst. Lanternier became investment manager of the Agressor fund at the end of 2008.