BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Natixis Global Asset Management has announced the appointment of Marla Skeffington to Vice President of Retirement Strategies. Skeffington joins the firm from T. Rowe Price where she served as Head of Client Services, U.S. Intermediaries. Previously, she worked for Western Asset Management as an Institutional Sales Executive.
In this newly created position, Skeffington will be responsible for business development for the Natixis Sustainable Future Funds, the recently launched target date funds offered by Natixis, and supporting the firm’s growing defined contribution and personal retirement business efforts. The Natixis Sustainable Future Funds were launched in Feb. 2017 and have been recognized as the industry’s first target-date mutual fund suite that focuses on environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment criteria. Natixis research has shown that incorporating ESG-minded investment options into workplace savings plans could provide an opportunity for plan sponsors looking to boost participation rates. Six in ten respondents (62%) to the firm’s 2016 Global Survey of Individual Investors1 indicated they would be more likely to contribute, or increase contributions, to their retirement plan if they knew their investments were doing social good.
“We’re thrilled to bring Marla on board to support our ongoing retirement initiatives,” said Ed Farrington, Executive Vice President of Retirement Strategies at Natixis Global Asset Management. “With the recent launch of the Natixis Sustainable Future Funds, Marla will be instrumental in raising awareness around retirement savings strategies that can help plan participants align their investments with their personal values, and fostering dialogue among plan sponsors and investors looking for these options.”
Skeffington will be based in Boston. She has over 20 years of investment industry experience, and earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of New Hampshire and her MBA from Suffolk University. She is FINRA Series 7, 63 and 24 licensed.
About Natixis Global Asset Management
Natixis Global Asset Management serves thoughtful investment professionals worldwide with more insightful ways to invest. Through our Durable Portfolio Construction® approach, we focus on risk to help them construct more strategic portfolios that seek to endure today’s unpredictable markets. We draw from deep investor and industry insights and partner closely with our clients to put objective data behind the discussion.
Natixis Global Asset Management is ranked among the world’s largest asset management firms.2 Uniting over 20 specialized investment managers globally ($895.6 billion AUM3), we bring a diverse range of solutions to every strategic opportunity. From insight to action, Natixis Global Asset Management helps our clients better serve their own with more durable portfolios.
Headquartered in Paris and Boston, 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 Active Index Advisors®;4 AEW Capital Management; AEW Europe; AlphaSimplex Group; Axeltis; Darius Capital Partners; DNCA Investments;5 Dorval Asset Management;6 Emerise;7 Gateway Investment Advisers; H2O Asset Management;6 Harris Associates; Loomis, Sayles & Company; Managed Portfolio Advisors®;4 McDonnell Investment Management; Mirova;8 Natixis Asset Management; Ossiam; Seeyond;8 Vaughan Nelson Investment Management; Vega Investment Managers; and Natixis Global Asset Management Private Equity, which includes Seventure Partners, Naxicap Partners, Alliance Entreprendre, Euro Private Equity, Caspian Private Equity and
Eagle Asia Partners. Visit ngam.natixis.com/us/natixis-sustainable-future-funds for more information. Not all offerings available in all jurisdictions.
Investments in the Funds are subject to the risks of the underlying funds and separately managed segments. Principal invested is not guaranteed against losses. It is possible to lose money by investing in the Funds, including at and after the Funds' target date.
Before investing in the Natixis Sustainable Future Funds, consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. Visit ngam.natixis.com or call (800) 225-5478 for a prospectus or a summary prospectus containing this and other information. Read it carefully.
1 Natixis Global Asset Management, 2016 Global
Survey of Individual Investors compiled by CoreData Research, February
2016. Survey included 7,100 investors in 22 countries of which 750 were
in the U.S.
2 Cerulli Quantitative Update: Global Markets 2016 ranked Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. as the 16th largest asset manager in the world based on assets under management ($870.3 billion) as of December 31, 2015.
3 Net asset value as of March 31, 2017. Assets under management (AUM) may include assets for which non-regulatory AUM services are provided. Non-regulatory AUM includes assets which do not fall within the SEC’s definition of ‘regulatory AUM’ in Form ADV, Part 1.
4 A division of NGAM Advisors, L.P.
5 A brand of DNCA Finance.
6 A subsidiary of Natixis Asset Management.
7 A brand of Natixis Asset Management and Natixis Asset Management Asia Limited, based in Singapore and Paris.
8 Operated in the U.S. through Natixis Asset Management U.S., LLC.