Natixis creates investment division Seeyond

Natixis Asset Management on Wednesday launched Seeyond, a new investment division to focus on structured products and volatility management beyond conventional active management, according to spokeswoman Billie Clarricoats.

Paris-based Seeyond was formed from existing Natixis business units with a total of €14.7 billion ($19.2 billion) in assets under management.

Seeyond's investment strategies, aimed both at institutional and retail investors, focus on four areas: capital protected funds; model-driven and optimized equity management; multiasset absolute-return and active volatility management; and equity arbitrage — all supported by a dedicated quantitative research team.

“We have created a new investment division so that we are best placed to respond flexibly to the needs and concerns of investors seeking resilient investments in a consistently volatile environment,” Pascal Voisin, managing director at Natixis AM, said in a news release.