Vanessa Casano nommée Secrétaire Générale d’Ostrum Asset Management

Ostrum Asset Management (Ostrum AM), an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, announces the appointment of Vanessa Casano as Secretary General in charge of Finance, Risk and Permanent Control, effective April 17.


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As a member of Ostrum AM's executive committee and reporting directly to Philippe Setbon, Chief Executive Officer, Vanessa Casano will be contributing to Ostrum AM's international development in an highly complex regulatory context.

Vanessa Casano has a stong experience in asset management and international business: she started her career in 2002 at Lyxor Asset Management, as a fund structurer. In 2005, Vanessa joined Calyon group where she participated in the creation and launch of CASAM's alternative investment platform (now Amundi). In 2006, she joined BNP Paribas' equity-derivatives department, first in London as a structurer of leverage solutions for funds of hedge funds, and then in Paris, from the end of 2009, as a developer of the prime brokerage activities. Since 2015, Vanessa Casano has been working at the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), the French securities market regulator, as Head of the Asset Management Policy Division within the International Affairs Department. She represented the AMF at ESMA’s Investment Management Standing Committee and at the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) before being elected Vice-Chair and then Chair of the IOSCO permanent Committee on Asset Management. Vanessa Casano is a graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux and holds a Specialized Master's degree in International Business Law and Management from ESSEC.

Philippe Setbon, CEO of Ostrum AM said: "We are delighted to welcome Vanessa. Her international experience, as well as her expertise both in the asset management and the regulatory environment, are major assets to meet our clients' requirements. Her appointment also supports Ostrum AM's development ambitions to become one of the top three European insurance managers."

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 €389 billion3 in assets for large institutional clients – insurers, pension funds, health insurers, corporations – as well as €515 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. Reigstered office: 43, avenue Pierre Mendès-France – 75013 Paris –

1    IPE Top 500 Asset Managers (Investment & Pensions Europe) 2022 ranked Ostrum AM as the 11th largest asset manager, as at 12/31/2021. 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;
3    Source: Ostrum Asset Management, consolidated data as of 01/01/2023 integrating Seeyond's quantitative management expertise and NIM Solutions' structured management expertise. 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 15 active managers. Ranked among the world’s largest asset managers1 with more than $1 trillion assets under management2 (€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 | LinkedIn:

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 2022 ranked Natixis Investment Managers as the 18th largest asset manager in the world based on assets under management as of December 31, 2021.
2    Assets under management (“AUM”) of affiliated entities measured as of December 31, 2022 are $1,151.3 billion (€1,078.8 billion). AUM includes AlphaSimplex Group, LLC ($8.2 billion / €7.7 billion), which was acquired by Virtus Partners, Inc., effective April 1, 2023. 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    A brand of DNCA Finance.