BOSTON--()--Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM) has named communications veteran David W. Snowden vice president of public relations. Snowden, 40, joins NGAM from The Hartford Financial Services Group (NYSE: HIG) where he was the company’s primary spokesperson and head of corporate media relations.
“He is a great addition to our highly talented communications team.”
Snowden will oversee external communications efforts for NGAM’s U.S. distribution business and its global investment management affiliates. The U.S. distribution business includes a strong mutual fund platform that ranks in the top 10 in net inflows in the industry for the past cumulative 10 years.1 NGAM assets under management totaled $711 billion (€560 billion) as of June 30, 2012.
Based in Boston, Snowden reports to Caren Leedom, executive vice president of global communications and public relations.
“David is an extremely talented communicator with a proven track record in financial services,” Leedom said. “He is a great addition to our highly talented communications team.”
Snowden joined The Hartford, a world leader in insurance and wealth management, in 2008 and led corporate media relations starting in 2010. Among other accomplishments, he led the media relations campaign commemorating The Hartford’s bicentennial and an initiative, which won a Silver Anvil Award from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), to improve streets and raise awareness of The Hartford’s auto insurance product.
From 1993 to 2008, Snowden held communications and public affairs positions at USAA, a leading provider of financial planning, insurance, investments and banking products to members of the U.S. military and their families. He rose to become executive director of public affairs from 2006 to 2008.
Snowden grew up in San Antonio, Texas, where he received his bachelor’s degree in communications from Incarnate Word College and a master’s degree in organizational communications from St. Mary’s University. He holds an accredited in public relations (APR) designation from PRSA.
Snowden is married to Alycea Snowden and has two children, Ben and Grayce.
About Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A.
Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. is one of the 15 largest asset managers in the world based on assets under management.2 Its affiliated asset management companies provide investment products that seek to enhance and protect the wealth and retirement assets of both institutional and individual investor clients. Its proprietary distribution network helps package and deliver its affiliates’ products around the world. Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. brings together the expertise of multiple specialized investment managers based in Europe, the United States and Asia to offer a wide spectrum of equity, fixed-income and alternative investment strategies.
Headquartered in Paris and Boston, Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. has assets under management totaling $711 billion (€560 billion) as of June 30, 2012. Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. is part of Natixis. Listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, Natixis is a subsidiary of BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France. Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A.’s affiliated investment management firms and distribution and service groups include: Absolute Asia Asset Management; AEW Capital Management; AEW Europe; AlphaSimplex Group; Aurora Investment Management; Capital Growth Management; Caspian Capital Management; Darius Capital Partners; Gateway Investment Advisers; H2O Asset Management; Hansberger Global Investors; Harris Associates; IDFC Asset Management Company; Loomis, Sayles & Company; Natixis Asset Management; Natixis Multimanager; Ossiam; Reich & Tang Asset Management; Snyder Capital Management; and Vaughan Nelson Investment Management.
1 Strategic Insight Simfund; Net flows include open-end funds only, excludes ETFs, money markets and affiliated funds of funds.
2 Cerulli Quantitative Update: Global Markets 2012 ranked Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. as the 13th largest asset manager in the world based on assets under management as of December 31, 2011.
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