Ostrum Asset Management announces appointment of Christoph Thywissen as Chief Transformation Officer
Ostrum Asset Management (Ostrum AM), an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers (Natixis IM), announced the appointment of Christoph Thywissen as its new Chief Transformation Officer. He will report directly to Mathieu Cheula, Chief Operating Officer of Ostrum Asset Management.
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In his new role, Christoph Thywissen is in charge of Ostrum AM's transformation projects such as the development of new digital services for our clients, the optimization of data governance, and the deployment of the "ESG Ostrum New Ecosystem" ( ESG ONE ) program. The ESG ONE program aims to implement Ostrum AM's ESG strategy in a transversal way within the company and to involve each employee in its implementation. The transformation team is composed of four experienced employees with complementary areas of expertise such as project management, digital, regulation and ESG. The team can also rely on specialized consulting firms, allowing flexibility in the services offered and a capacity to respond quickly to our clients' requests.
Mathieu Cheula, Chief Operating Officer, said: "In order to offer our clients a digital and customised investment experience, Ostrum AM needs to accelerate its transformation through technology investment, data management and the ever more demanding structuring of its process. We are delighted to entrust the new role of Chief Transformation Officer to Christoph Thywissen, whose rich experience in asset management, risk management and project management are key assets to succeed in this strategic role for our company."
Christoph Thywissen started his career in 2001 as a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting and later with BearingPoint. In 2007, he joined Crédit Agricole Asset Management (Amundi) where he successively held the positions of Head of Strategic and Organisational Projects and Risk Manager in charge of diversified portfolios. He became Head of Risk and RCCI of the hedge fund management subsidiary Amundi Alternative Investment in 2012, then Head of Performance Measurement and Attribution for the Amundi Group, before joining Natixis Asset Management, now Ostrum Asset Management, in September 2017 as Head of Risk, overseeing the management of investment, market and credit risks, monitoring compliance with investment constraints and analysing the performance of the company's funds. He was appointed Director of Transformation in February 2022.
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 insurance-related (equity and fixed income) and fixed-income expertise, and investment services via its innovative technological platform.
Ostrum Asset Management is a well-established responsible investment advocate2 and manages €420 billion3 in assets for large institutional clients – insurers, pension funds, health insurers, corporations – as well as €559 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 2021 ranked Ostrum AM as the 51st largest asset manager, as at 12/31/2020. 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-March 2022. 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 more than $1.3 trillion assets under management2 (€1.2 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; AlphaSimplex Group; DNCA Investments3; 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”) of current affiliated entities measured as of March 31, 2022 are $1,320.6 billion (€1,187.6 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 A brand of DNCA Finance.