Herrero is based in the bank’s regional headquarters in Hong Kong, and will lead the economic research for Asia Pacific while working with global economic research teams.
“Her appointment reflects Natixis’ commitment to providing cutting-edge economic research on Asian economies and bringing our global research expertise to our clients in Asia Pacific,” said François Riahi, chief executive for Asia-Pacific.
Herrero replaces Luca Silipo, who was with the bank from January 2008 until May this year.
She reports to Christophe Ricetti who heads the global markets research in Paris and to Serge Ekue, head of global markets in Asia Pacific.
Natixis is the corporate, investment, insurance and financial services arm of Groupe BPCE, the second largest banking group in France.
Natixis Global Asset Management is the asset management division of the bank and had $880bn in assets under management on 31 March.