The Natixis Asset Management Board of Directors met today, chaired by Pierre Servant, to appoint Matthieu Duncan as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Natixis Asset Management following the resignation of Pascal Voisin. This new appointment will take effect on April 4, 2016. Until that date, Jean François Baralon, Natixis Asset Management's Deputy CEO, will serve as interim CEO of Natixis Asset Management.
Matthieu Duncan will be looking to accelerate the international growth of Natixis Asset Management and to continue to integrate Natixis Asset Management within Natixis Global Asset Management's global multi-affiliate business model.
The Board of Directors would like to thank Pascal Voisin for his role over the past eleven years leading Natixis Asset Management's operational management. He brought new life to the company internationally and successfully contributed to the development of Natixis Global Asset Management's multi-affiliate model by taking majority equity interests in H2O Asset Management and Dorval Asset Management and by using Natixis Asset Management's expertise to create Seeyond and Mirova.
A dual French and US citizen, Matthieu Duncan completed his studies at the University of Texas (Austin) and the University of California (Santa Barbara). He began his career in the financial industry at Goldman Sachs, where he held various positions in the capital markets sector in Paris and London between 1990 and 2003. Since 2004, he has held various positions in the asset management area in London: Chief Investment Officer (CIO) Equities at Cambridge Place IM, Head of Business Strategy and member of the Board of Directors of Newton IM (a Bank of New York Mellon company), and Chief Operating Officer (COO) and member of the Board of Directors of Quilter Cheviot IM.