Ostrum Asset Management appoints Frédéric Leguay Head of Equities

Ostrum Asset Management (Ostrum AM), an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, announces the appointment of Frédéric Leguay as Head of Equities. He will report to Gaëlle Malléjac, Head of Insurance and ALM Solutions at Ostrum AM and member of the Executive Committee.


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Frédéric Leguay will be responsible for the equity team within the Insurance and ALM Solutions Department of Ostrum Asset Management. In his new role, Frédéric Leguay will manage a team of seven equity manager-analysts, oversee the equity investment strategy, be in charge of client relations and contribute to the development of this activity in France and in Europe.

With nearly 30 years of experience in the financial sector, Frédéric Leguay has a thorough knowledge of the European equity markets. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Georgia, as well as a diploma from the French Society of Financial Analysts (SFAF). He began his career in asset management at AXA Investment Managers as European Equity Manager in 1991, before joining HSBC Global Asset Management in 2006, first as Head of European Equities - Large Caps, then as Head of European Equities. He was most recently Head of the Equity Department since 2012.

Gaëlle Malléjac, Head of Insurance and ALM Solutions, said: "We are delighted to welcome Frédéric Leguay, whose wealth of experience in asset management and the equity markets is a major asset at the head of the equity team. His appointment reflects our ambition to further develop Ostrum AM's insurance management and solutions to strengthen our position as a leading player in this market in Europe.

Composed of four areas of expertise (fixed income insurance, equity insurance, multi-asset insurance and ALM solutions), Ostrum AM's insurance management and ALM solutions division offers its clients multiple advantages: in-depth knowledge of the insurance ecosystem thanks to a team of 25 dedicated insurance experts, the implementation of responsible, multi-objective and multi-temporal active management, as well as a high quality of service, based on innovative and proprietary management and reporting tools.

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 €442 billion3 in assets for large institutional clients – insurers, pension funds, health insurers, corporations – as well as €581 billion3 in assets under administration for professional investors worldwide across all asset classes.
Ostrum Asset Management is an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers.

1.    IPE Top 500 Asset Managers 2020 ranked Ostrum AM as the 77th largest asset manager, as at 12/31/2019. 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 at end-December 2021. Administered assets include Ostrum AM's assets. The services provided for a given client may concern certain services only.


About Natixis Investment Managers
Natixis Investment Managers’ multi-affiliate approach connects clients to the independent thinking and focused expertise of more than 20 active managers. Ranked among the world’s largest asset managers1 with nearly $1.4 trillion assets under management2 (€1,245.5 billion), 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; Alliance Entreprendre; AlphaSimplex Group; 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; Seeyond; 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 U.S. 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 2021 ranked Natixis Investment Managers as the 15th largest asset manager in the world based on assets under management as of December 31, 2020.
2.    Assets under management (“AUM”) as of December 31, 2021 are €1,245 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. Excluding H2O Asset Management.
3.    A brand of DNCA Finance.