Natixis Investment Managers has launched a Global Emerging Markets Equity fund from US-based, affiliated manager, WCM Investment Management (WCM).
The new Luxembourg-domiciled fund uses an actively-managed, bottom-up, fundamental approach to construct a concentrated, low-turnover emerging markets portfolio. The goal is to achieve long-term, risk-adjusted excess returns.
WCM seeks to identify companies with attractive fundamentals, such as high or rising return on invested capital or long-term historical growth in revenue and earnings. More importantly, WCM seeks companies with strengthening competitive advantages, supported by superior, strategically-aligned corporate cultures, and durable global tailwinds.
The fund is managed by the WCM Emerging Markets PM team, comprised of Mike Trigg, Pete Hunkel, Sanjay Ayer, Mike Tian, and Greg Ise—all of whom serve as portfolio managers and business analysts for the Fund. This team is supported by a group of six global generalists and a dedicated business culture analyst.
It is open to both institutional and retail investors.
WCM formed a global distribution partnership with Natixis Investment Managers in April 2019. The fund is the first WCM strategy launched internationally on the Natixis platform and will provide clients with easy access to the West Coast investment manager.