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Natixis Names Eight Executives For Management Group, New Japan President

Editorial Staff, 24 May 2022


One of the world's largest wealth and asset management groups, the France/US-based business, has appointed a raft of senior figures to join its management committee.

Natixis Investment Managers, which oversees €1.188 trillion ($1.269 trillion) assets under management, has appointed eight executives to join its management committee.

The firm, which is based in Paris and Boston, is part of the global financial services division of the French banking group, Groupe BPCE.

The appointed figures are Alix Boisaubert, head of global corporate communications, asset and wealth management; lain Bruneau, general secretary, AWM; Fabrice Chemouny, head of Asia-Pacific, Natixis IM; Audrey Koenig, CEO, Natixis Wealth Management; Melanie Robinson, global head of client experience, AWM; Justin Rosen, global chief compliance officer, Natixis IM; Jean-Marc Sabatier, global chief risk officer, Natixis IM; and Nathalie Wallace, global head of sustainable inv#esting, AWM.

In February, Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking named Bertrand Guiot as head of real assets and investment banking, Southeast Asia, and head of infrastructure funds coverage, Asia-Pacific. In February the firm also appointed Darren Pilbeam as head of UK sales and Martin Herbon as head of global financial institutions.

Natixis IM also appointed Shinji Inoue, president and representative director for Natixis IM Japan. He is based in Tokyo and reports to Fabrice Chemouny, head of Asia-Pacific. Inoue is taking over from Kinji Kato, who has been president and representative director for Natixis IM Japan since 2014. 

Kato, who will become honorary chairman at Natixis IM Japan, will continue to work with Inoue on strategic initiatives and partnerships with large institutions. 

Inoue has 30-years of experience in the asset management and financial industry. He joined Nippon Life Insurance Company in 1989 and has been consistently engaged in asset management at the International Investment Department and Nissay Asset Management Co. He has worked at Natixis Asset Management, Japan Co Ltd (Natixis IM Japan) since 2008 as the head of investment management.

He has also served as head of pension and corporate sales and as a senior managing executive officer and head of global wealth management at PIMCO Japan Limited since 2010.

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