Natixis appoints head of institutional sales

Natixis Investment Managers has appointed investment industry veteran, Louise Watson as head of institutional sales, Australia and New Zealand.

Watson has over 20 years’ experience in the investment industry, initially working in the investment banking sector in the USA and London before moving to investment management in 2007.

Watson held roles with Credit Suisse, Aberdeen Asset Management and Challenger, before moving to CQS and now Natixis, where she would oversee the institutional sales and client service team.

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Watson said working closely with investors during the global financial crisis gave her a valuable understanding of the responsibility managers have to superannuants.

“Our industry must provide suitable investment strategies, if superannuants are to achieve their goals in retirement,” she said.

Damon Hambly, CEO of Natixis Australia, said Watson has a consistent track record in the investment industry and would provide active management solutions for clients.


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