Natixis makes senior hires ahead of UK launch

Natixis Global Asset Management has made two senior hires ahead of its launch in the the UK retail market in January.

Leigh Fisher will join Natixis as head of advisory, while Darren Pilbeam will join as head of strategic alliances. Both will report to head of global key accounts and head of UK wholesale Ed Farrington.

Fisher joins Natixis from Neptune, where she was sales manager in the strategic partners team, and will be responsible for managing relationship with advisory companies.

Pilbeam joins from Investec, where he was responsible for UK strategic alliances, and will be responsible for relationships with platforms and and life companies,

Ed Farrington says: “We have an established presence in the UK wholesale sector and are further expanding our commitment to the UK market with a series of onshore fund launches early next year.

“Both Leigh and Darren will play a key role in supporting these offerings and helping our clients to construct more durable portfolios that help investors reach their goals in today’s volatile markets.”