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Natixis IM hires from Franklin Templeton for top job in Singapore.
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Despite Covid-19, Asia Pacific has recorded strong performance for retirees in 2021, according to the latest Global Retirement Index (GRI) from Natixis Investment Managers (Natixis).
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Thematics AM now manages $1.3bn in thematic strategies since the firm launched in 2019.
The region is expected to be the first to recover from the pandemic, but investors are still cautioned from being too optimistic of the markets.
‘Disruptive’ and ‘innnovation’ fund descriptions have been over-used and lost meaning, says Karen Kharmandarian, who explains how Thematics Asset Management selects companies for a themed fund.
The strategy, which includes EMEA, will have co-managers in Singapore and Boston.
Ex-Pictet AM managers co-founded a firm under Natixis IM and have launched similar thematic products.