As revealed by InvestmentEurope at the start of the year, Seeyond has become an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, having been previously the quantitative investment unit of Natixis AM.
Seeyond tallied more than €7bn in assets under management as of 30 September 2017 underpinned by a €1.5bn growth over the first nine months of 2017. The firm has set a target of doubling its assets under management by 2021 and expanding its global reach.
Emmanuel Bourdeix, chief executive officer of Seeyond, said: “Seeyond offers a targeted strategy, combining a robust scientific approach with the substantial experience of its fund management teams, thereby meeting strong investor demand for an alternative to traditional fundamental investment management strategies and passive tracker funds.”
Matthieu Duncan, CEO of Natixis Asset Management and chairman of Seeyond’s board of directors, added: “The spin-off of our quantitative investment division Seeyond is an integral part of Natixis Asset Management’s strategic plan. This simplified organizational structure enables us to offer a more streamlined range of active fundamental bond, equity and multi-asset investment management solutions to meet investors’ changing needs.”
According to Jean Raby, CEO of Natixis Investment Managers, Seeyond showed strong growth over the past five years, and with the continued demand for alternative investment strategies and new sources of alpha generation, Natixis expects that to speed up.