Active Investment Advisors® Changes Name to Active Index AdvisorsSM

BOSTON--()--Active Investment Advisors®, a division of Natixis Global Asset Management, announced today that it changed its name to Active Index Advisors SM to better describe its commitment to combining the benefits of both active management and index management to investors.

Founded in 2002, Active Index AdvisorsSM has experience in index-based strategies including separately managed accounts and mutual funds, core beta and smart beta, and individual equities and exchange traded funds (ETF) portfolios. Active Index AdvisorsSM seeks to maximize returns for clients after taxes using index-based separately-managed accounts.

“Our name change better explains the investment solutions we offer to our clients,” said Kevin Maeda, Chief Investment Officer of Active Index AdvisorsSM. “These solutions are both active and passive as we provide active management along with the diversification, risk management, and low cost of index management. Our specialty is building unique, custom portfolios to satisfy the unique needs of each client.”

While the name has changed, there has been no change in ownership, people or process at Active Index AdvisorsSM and the group will continue to provide quality service for the separately managed account business of Natixis Global Asset Management. This name change is effective immediately.

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.1 Uniting over 20 specialized investment managers globally ($874.5 billion AUM2), 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 Investment Advisors;3 AEW Capital Management; AEW Europe; AlphaSimplex Group; Axeltis; Darius Capital Partners; DNCA Investments;4 Dorval Finance;5 Emerise;6 Gateway Investment Advisers; H2O Asset Management;5 Harris Associates; IDFC Asset Management Company; Loomis, Sayles & Company; Managed Portfolio Advisors;3 McDonnell Investment Management; Mirova;5 Natixis Asset Management; Ossiam; Seeyond;7 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 for more information.

1 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.
2 Net asset value as of June 30, 2016. 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.
3 A division of NGAM Advisors, L.P.
4 A brand of DNCA Finance.
5 A subsidiary of Natixis Asset Management.
6 A brand of Natixis Asset Management and Natixis Asset Management Asia Limited, based in Singapore and Paris.
7 A brand of Natixis Asset Management.



Natixis Global Asset Management
Elizabeth Bartlett, 617-449-2549

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Active Investment Advisors® Changes Name to Active Index Advisors℠


Natixis Global Asset Management
Elizabeth Bartlett, 617-449-2549