Natixis Taps Columbia Vet for Institutional Role
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Natixis Taps Columbia Vet for Institutional Role

Natixis Global Asset Management has picked Paul Anderson to be vice president in its institutional services division. Anderson will report to Peter Martin, president of institutional services. Anderson was previously vice president, institutional sales for Columbia Management. His role there was re-distributed among existing team members according to a spokesperson for Columbia.

Company Press Release

Natixis Global Asset Management, L.P. (NGAM LP)(1) today announced that Paul C. Anderson has been named vice president of its Institutional Services division. He will report to Peter Martin, president of Institutional Services.

"The Institutional Services team is dedicated to providing institutional clients access to the diverse investment expertise of our affiliated money managers," said Mr. Martin. "Paul's experience and understanding of the institutional marketplace will be a tremendous asset as we continue our presence in this sector."

The Institutional Services division was consolidated earlier this year to serve the needs of institutional clients and the consultant community. The group provides institutions and consultants with access to a wide range of investment options available through Natixis Global Asset Management's unique multi-boutique structure. It will offer clients a broad range of strategies ranging from traditional equity and fixed income products to alternatives, such as hedged equity and alpha generation strategies. The group will focus on serving retirement platforms, sub-advisors, defined benefit plans, endowments and foundations and corporate plans.

Mr. Anderson joins NGAM LP from Bank of America, where he most recently served as vice president, institutional sales for Columbia Management. In this role, his clients included public funds, large corporate DB and DC plan sponsors, foundations, and endowments across the U.S. market. Mr. Anderson holds a BA degree in Economics from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA from Vanderbilt University. He is FINRA Series 7 and 63 licensed and holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst.

About Natixis Global Asset Management

Natixis Global Asset Management is one of the 15 largest asset managers in the world(2) based on assets under management. 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 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 assets under management totaled $910 billion (EUR 576 billion) as of March 31, 2008. Natixis Global Asset Management is part of Natixis, the investment and projects bank of the Banque Populaire and Caisse d'Epargne groups. Its affiliated investment management firms and distribution and service groups include: AEW Capital Management; AlphaSimplex Group; Capital Growth Management; Caspian Capital Management; Gateway Investment Advisers; Hansberger Global Investors; Harris Alternatives; Harris Associates; Loomis, Sayles & Co.; Natixis Global Associates; 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 four principal affiliates based in Paris: Natixis Asset Management, Natixis Multimanager, AEW Europe and Ecureuil Gestion.

About Natixis

By leveraging a 24,000-strong workforce and EUR 16.9 billion in shareholder equity, Natixis acts as partner to the corporations and institutions that are instrumental in building the world of tomorrow. Through a banking network spanning 68 countries, its client-driven expertise is focused on five complementary divisions: Corporate and Investment Banking, Asset Management, Private Equity and Private Banking, Services, and Receivables Management. The combination of this recognized technical know-how and a strong capital structure enables Natixis to take a long-term perspective when assisting clients with projects worldwide. Listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, Natixis is the subsidiary of two major banking groups, Groupe Caisse d'Epargne and Groupe Banque Populaire.

(1) Natixis Global Asset Management, L.P. is a division of Natixis Global Asset Management, one of the 15 largest investment management firms in the world, with $910 billion in assets as of March 31, 2008.

(2) Cerulli Associates Quantitative Update: Global Markets 2007, based on Dec. 31, 2006 AUM of $769 billion.

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