Former Newton and Quilter Cheviot man appointed Natixis chief exec

Business-Corporate-Board-Room-Meeting-Hire-Hiring-700x450.jpgFormer Newton Investment Management CIO Matthieu Duncan has been appointed Natixis Asset Management’s new chief executive.

Duncan will replace Pascal Voisin, who announced his resignation last week. Duncan will start his new role on April 4, with Natixis’ deputy chief executive Jean François Baralon being interim chief executive until then.

Most recently Duncan was chief operating officer at Quilter Cheviot, working there from the end of 2013 until May last year.

Before that he was head of business strategy at Newton Investment Management, working at the firm for six years.

A statement from the company says: “Matthieu Duncan will be looking to accelerate the international growth of Natixis Asset Management and to continue to integrate Natixis Asset Management within NatixisGlobal Asset Management’s global multi-affiliate business model.”

Voisin had been at the manager for 11 years, and is understood to have emailed staff on March 10 to announce his departure from the firm.