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Appointments within Natixis Asset Management’s Executive Committee


Valérie Derambure has been appointed Deputy CEO in charge of Finance and Operations for Natixis Asset Management and member of its Executive Committee, with effect as of April 3 2017. She succeeds Jean-François Baralon, who has joined Natixis Global Asset Management as Head of distribution for France, French-speaking Switzerland and Monaco. Valérie Derambure will support Natixis Asset Management as the company meets its strategic ambitions by enhancing the business’s operating dynamic.
Ibrahima Kobar, a member of the Natixis Asset Management Executive Committee, is appointed Deputy CEO in charge of Fixed income.
They will both report directly to Matthieu Duncan, CEO of Natixis Asset Management.

Valérie Derambure began her career in 1986 at Deloitte Audit before joining Groupe CPR at the end of 1988, first as project manager and then as Head of Finance Control. In 1994, she was appointed Financial Director of the group’s American subsidiary in New York. She next worked as Finance Control Director at CIC Paris, then at CDC IXIS Capital Markets and joined Natixis in 2004 first as Finance Control Director and then as Deputy Financial Director. In 2009, Valérie was appointed Head of Organization and Operational Efficiency. She joined Banque Privée 1818 in 2011 as Deputy CEO in charge of Finance, Risks, Human Resources and Corporate Secretariat.

Valérie Derambure, aged 52, is a graduate of ESCP business school.

Ibrahima Kobar began his career in 1989 as a statistician at the economic, banking and financial research department at Société Générale. In 1991, he joined Midland Bank where he acted as actuary/fixed-income manager. In 1994, Ibrahima Kobar joined Ixis Asset Management* as insurance portfolio manager in the bond management department. In 1998, he was appointed head of insurance management, derivatives and structured products. In 2007, he became head of bond management and, in 2010, CIO Fixed income at Natixis Asset Management and member of the Executive Committee. In 2012, he was appointed co-Chief Investment Officer of Natixis Asset Management, in charge of the Fixed-income investment division.

Ibrahima Kobar, aged 53, is an actuary with a degree from Institut de Statistiques de Paris (ISUP) and is a member of Institut des Actuaires Français (IAF). He is also Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®).?

The Natixis AM executive committee is made up of Matthieu Duncan, CEO, Valérie Derambure, Deputy CEO in charge of Finance and Operations, Ibrahima Kobar, Deputy CEO and  Co-CIO in charge of fixed income, Emmanuel Bourdeix, Co-CIO in charge of equities and mixed assets and Jean-Christophe Morandeau, Head of legal, compliance, and risk.

* Natixis Asset Management was formed following the merger of Natexis Asset Management and Ixis Asset Management. Natexis Asset Management, established in 1998, was Banque Populaire’s asset management company, while Ixis Asset Management, set up in 1984, was Caisse d’Epargne’s asset management company.

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Sonia Dilouya – Natixis
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Fanny Galène Biard – Natixis Asset Management
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About Natixis Asset Management
Natixis Asset Management ranks among the leading European asset managers1with more than €360 billion in assets under management and 697 employees2.
Natixis Asset Management offers its clients (institutional investors, companies, private banks, retail banks and other distribution networks) tailored, innovative and efficient solutions organized into five investment divisions: Fixed income, European equities, Investment and client solutions, Volatility and structured developed by Seeyond, Emerging equities developed by Emerise.
Natixis Asset Management owns also three asset manager subsidiaries: Mirova, Dorval Asset Management and H20 Asset Management.
Natixis Asset Management’s offer is distributed through the global distribution platform of Natixis Global Asset Management and Groupe BPCE’s two retail networks, Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne.
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1 Source: Natixis Asset Management – 31/12/2016.
2 Source: IPE Top 400 Asset Managers 2016 ranked Natixis Asset Management as the 49th largest asset manager based on global assets under management, and by the country of the main headquarters and/or main European domicile, as of
31 December 2015.
Seeyond is a brand of Natixis Asset Management.
Emerise is a brand of Natixis Asset Management and Natixis Asset Management Asia Limited.
Mirova is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Natixis Asset Management, authorized by the French financial markets authority AMF.
Dorval Asset Management is a 50.1% subsidiary of Natixis Asset Management, authorized by the French financial markets authority AMF.
H20 Asset Management is a 50.01% subsidiary of Natixis Asset Management, authorized by the French financial markets authority AMF.
Natixis Asset Management – Limited liability company – Share capital €50,434,604.76 – Regulated by AMF under n°GP 90-009 – RCS Paris n°329 450 738 – Registered Office: 21 quai d’Austerlitz – 75 634 Paris Cedex 13.

About Natixis
Natixis is the international corporate, investment, insurance and financial services arm of Groupe BPCE, the 2nd-largest banking group in France with 31.2 million clients spread over two retail banking networks, Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne.
With more than 16,000 employees, Natixis has a number of areas of expertise that are organized into three main business lines: Corporate & Investment Banking, Investment Solutions & Insurance, and Specialized Financial Services.
A global player, Natixis has its own client base of companies, financial institutions and institutional investors as well as the client base of individuals, professionals and small and medium-size businesses of Groupe BPCE’s banking networks.
Figures as at December 31, 2016

On 3 April 2018, Natixis Asset Management became Ostrum Asset Management.