has been named the president and chief executive officer of Natixis Global Asset Management North America
. Hailer will be taking over the position from Jeremiah Chafkin
, who has been named president of Natixis Global Asset Management Alternatives Group
. In his new position Hailer will be tasked with bridging the gap between the investment management and distribution arms of the company. Hailer is currently president and chief executive officer of Natixis Global Associates, the firm’s distribution organization. He will continue on in this position.
Natixis Global Asset Management today announced John T.
Hailer has been named president and chief executive officer of Natixis Global Asset
Management North America, responsible for the overall strategic development of the Firm’s
investment management and distribution businesses there. Mr. Hailer is currently president and
chief executive officer of Natixis Global Associates, the firm’s distribution organization and he
continues in that role. He reports to Pierre Servant, president and chief executive officer of
Natixis Global Asset Management.
Mr. Hailer succeeds Jeremiah Chafkin, who has been named president of Natixis Global Asset
Management Alternatives Group, where he will focus on building out the Company’s array of
quantitative and alternative investment products. Mr. Chafkin will also become chief executive
officer of AlphaSimplex Group, LLC, when the previously-announced acquisition of the
Cambridge, MA-based quantitative investments manager closes later this year.
“Mr. Hailer will look to create and leverage synergies, in his new dual role, between the
investment management and distribution arms of the organization,” said Mr. Servant.
“Increasingly, institutions and intermediaries want partners that can deliver highly-specialized
investment solutions across multiple product platforms,” said Mr. Servant. “In executing our
vision for Global Associates, John focused our worldwide distribution efforts and produced
significant asset and revenue growth for our firm and for our affiliates. In leading both
organizations, John will work with the leadership at our affiliated investment managers to
expand the depth and breadth of our client solutions.”
Under Mr. Hailer's leadership, IXIS Asset Management Advisors Group (the predecessor to
Natixis Global Associates in the U.S.) increased its assets under management by more than
$70 billion from $7.4 billion to $77 billion and built a transparent distribution architecture that
provides access to the investment capabilities of the firm’s affiliated managers across a range of
Mr. Hailer joined the IXIS Asset Management Group organization in 1998 from Fidelity
Investments Institutional Services Company (FIIS) where he was senior vice president,
international business development for the Americas. Before joining Fidelity, Mr. Hailer was
senior vice president and director of retail business development for Putnam Investments. Mr.
Hailer is a graduate of Beloit College, where he serves as a trustee. He is also Chairman of the
Board of Directors of Boston’s Home for Little Wanderers. Founded in 1799, it is the oldest
continuously operated children’s charity in the United States.
Prior to joining Natixis in 2006, Mr. Chafkin was an executive vice president at Charles Schwab
& Co., responsible for investment advice and research. Before joining Schwab, Mr. Chafkin
served as chief executive officer of Structured Investment Management for Bankers Trust
Company. During his 15 years at Bankers Trust, he held several other senior management
positions including president of Japan Bankers Trust Company. He holds a Bachelor of Arts
degree from Yale University and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Columbia
About Natixis Global Asset Management
Natixis Global Asset Management is one of the top 15 largest asset managers in the world and
one of the top five in Europe. Its affiliated asset management companies provide investment
products that 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 brings together the
expertise of multiple specialized investment managers based in Europe, the United States and
Asia to offer a full spectrum of equity, fixed income and alternative investment strategies.
Headquartered in Paris and Boston, Natixis Global Asset Management’s assets under
management totalled $835 billion (€620 billion) at June 30, 2007. Natixis Global Asset
Management is part of Natixis, the investment and project bank of the Banque Populaire and
Caisse d’Epargne groups.
Its affiliated investment management firms and distribution and service groups include: AEW
Capital Management; Active Investment Advisors1; Capital Growth Management; Caspian
Capital Management; Hansberger Global Investors; Harris Alternatives; Harris Associates;
Loomis, Sayles & Co.; Managed Portfolio Advisors1; Natixis Global Associates; Portfolio
Management Partners1; Reich & Tang Capital Management; Reich & Tang Funds; Snyder
Capital Management; Vaughan Nelson Investment Management; and Westpeak Global
Advisors. In addition to the U.S. firms, Natixis Global Asset Management includes three
principal affiliates based in Paris: Natixis Asset Management, AEW Europe and Ecureuil
Natixis, the “investments and projects bank” is the jointly held bank of Caisse d’Epargne and
Banque Populaire in corporate and investment banking, asset management, private equity and
private banking, financial services and receivables management. Backed by nearly 23,000
employees, with a net banking income of €7.3bn, it is a major player in its sector in Europe.
Natixis enjoys expertise worldwide acknowledged in credit insurance (number 3 worldwide),
private equity and structured financing (real estate, commodities, asset-backed finance and
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