Olivier Houix appointed as new Chief Executive Officer of Ostrum Asset Management

Paris, December 14, 2023 – Olivier Houix has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ostrum Asset Management to replace Philippe Setbon, who has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Natixis Investment Managers, in charge of asset and wealth management for Groupe BPCE, effective December 14, 2023. Olivier Houix will report directly to Philippe Setbon.

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Stéphanie Paix, Chief Executive Officer of Groupe BPCE's Global Business commented: "The arrival of Olivier Houix at the head of Ostrum AM once again highlights the richness of our in- house talent. Olivier Houix has had a remarkable career in the Group's asset management businesses, holding a wide range of responsibilities for over 20 years, in which he has demonstrated his commitment and great professionalism. Under his leadership, Ostrum AM will be fully equipped to consolidate and develop its leading position in insurance and fixed income.

Olivier Houix began his career in 1997 in the General Inspection department of Banque Indosuez. He joined Groupe BPCE in 2001. After holding various positions in the General Inspection department of Natixis, then in the strategy department of Caisse Nationale des Caisses d'Epargne, he moved to the Asset Management division in 2005.

Project manager then director of organization, and deputy director of Natixis Asset Management's Finance and Operations division after that, he became CEO of Natixis Asset Management Finance in 2009, a position he held for 10 years.

In 2019, he became Head of Internal Audit at Natixis Investment Managers. Houix was appointed Chief Sustainability Officer of Groupe BPCE's global businesses in September 2022 (Natixis CIB, Natixis IM).

Olivier Houix, 51, is a graduate of EM Lyon Business School and Sciences Po Strasbourg.

About Natixis Investment Managers

Natixis Investment Managers’ multi-affiliate approach connects clients to the independent thinking and focused expertise of more than 15 active managers. Ranked among the world’s largest asset managers1 with more than $1.1 trillion assets under management2 (€1.1 trillion), Natixis Investment Managers delivers a diverse range of solutions across asset classes, styles, and vehicles, including innovative environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies and products dedicated to advancing sustainable finance. The firm partners with clients in order to understand their unique needs and provide insights and investment solutions tailored to their long-term goals.

Headquartered in Paris and Boston, Natixis Investment Managers is part of the Global Financial Services division of Groupe BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France through the Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne retail networks. Natixis Investment Managers’ affiliated investment management firms include AEW; DNCA Investments;3 Dorval Asset Management; Flexstone Partners; Gateway Investment Advisers; Harris Associates; Investors Mutual Limited; Loomis, Sayles & Company; Mirova; MV Credit; Naxicap Partners; Ossiam; Ostrum Asset Management; Seventure Partners; Thematics Asset Management; Vauban Infrastructure Partners; Vaughan Nelson Investment Management; and WCM Investment Management. Additionally, investment solutions are offered through Natixis Investment Managers Solutions and Natixis Advisors, LLC. Not all offerings are available in all jurisdictions. For additional information, please visit Natixis Investment Managers’ website at  im.natixis.com  | LinkedIn:  linkedin.com/company/natixis-investment-managers.

Natixis Investment Managers’ distribution and service groups include Natixis Distribution, LLC, a limited purpose broker-dealer and the distributor of various US registered investment companies for which advisory services are provided by affiliated firms of Natixis Investment Managers, Natixis Investment Managers S.A. (Luxembourg), Natixis Investment Managers International (France), and their affiliated distribution and service entities in Europe and Asia.

1   Cerulli Quantitative Update: Global Markets 2023 ranked Natixis Investment Managers as the 17 th largest asset manager in the world based on assets under management as of December 31, 2022.
2  Assets under management (“AUM”) of current affiliated entities measured as of September 30, 2023 are $1,179.7 billion (€1,114.3 billion). AUM, as reported, may include notional assets, assets serviced, gross assets, assets of minority -owned affiliated entities and other types of non-regulatory AUM managed or serviced by firms affiliated with Natixis Investment Managers.
3  Une marque de DNCA Finance.

About Ostrum Asset Management

Ostrum Asset Management draws on its investment expertise to enhance the impact of its clients’ commitments as they act together to support European citizens’ life plans, health and retirement.

A European institutional investment management leader1, Ostrum Asset Management supports its clients in their liability-driven investments, offering both asset management solutions on the back of its long-standing fixed-income and insurance-related management expertise (equity and fixed income), and investment services via its innovative technological platform.

Ostrum Asset Management is a well-established responsible investment advocate2 and manages €382 billion3 in assets for large institutional clients – insurers, pension funds, health insurers, corporations – as well as €5005 billion3 in assets under administration for professional investors worldwide across all asset classes.

Ostrum Asset Management is an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers.

Asset management company regulated by AMF under n° GP-18000014 – Limited company with a share of 50 938 997 €. Trade register 525 192 753 RCS Paris – VAT : FR 93 525 192 753. Registered office: 43, avenue Pierre Mendès-France – 75013 Paris – www.ostrum.com

1    IPE Top 500 Asset Managers (Investment & Pensions Europe) 2022 ranked Ostrum AM as the 9th largest asset manager, as at 12/31/2022. Any reference to a ranking, a rating or an award provides no guarantee for future performance.
2    Ostrum AM was one of the first French asset manager signatories to the PRI in 2008. More details; www.unpri.org
3    Source: Ostrum Asset Management, consolidated data as at end-September 2023. Administered assets include Ostrum AM's assets. The services provided for a given client may concern certain services only.

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