BOSTON — Nov. 23, 2021 — Natixis Investment Managers (Natixis IM) today announced it is joining The Equity Collective, a new multi-year collaboration launched by Morgan Stanley designed to educate, empower and develop the next generation of diverse leaders in the finance industry. The program aligns with Natixis IM’s long-standing commitment to support its local communities and reinforces its broader efforts to increase diversity in the financial services industry.

Natixis IM and other Equity Collective member organizations have agreed to dedicate resources towards education and awareness events and initiatives through three key sponsorships with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Team IMPACT and HIVE Diversity. Engagement opportunities that aim to inspire more diverse people to the industry include supporting CareerLaunch, the Boys & Girls Club’s job-readiness and career launch program for youths ages 13 to 18 years old; working with college athletes associated with Team Impact as they grow into empathetic leaders with community partnerships; and connecting through HIVE Diversity’s virtual programming to expose the next generation of diverse talent to the various career trajectories within the finance industry.

“We are proud to be an inaugural member of The Equity Collective and applaud Morgan Stanley for mobilizing the collective impact potential of the member firms,” said Tracey Flaherty, Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Affairs. “Our involvement is a natural fit and aligns with our efforts to support the future growth of a diverse candidate pipeline within finance.”

Natixis IM is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce and has worked steadily to attract, retain and develop diverse talent. Recognized as a Diversity Champion in the InvestmentNews’ 2021 Excellence in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Awards, Natixis IM has created a number of initiatives that support its broader efforts to increase diversity in the financial services industry. Earlier this year the firm developed the Global Equal Opportunities Advancement Scholarship, a global scholarship and mentoring program focused on attracting, inspiring and developing underrepresented groups to consider careers in financial services.

About Natixis Investment Managers

Natixis Investment Managers’ multi-affiliate approach connects clients to the independent thinking and focused expertise of more than 20 active managers. Ranked among the world’s largest asset managers1 with nearly $1.4 trillion assets under management2 (€1,199.4 billion), Natixis Investment Managers delivers a diverse range of solutions across asset classes, styles, and vehicles, including innovative environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies and products dedicated to advancing sustainable finance. The firm partners with clients in order to understand their unique needs and provide insights and investment solutions tailored to their long-term goals.

Headquartered in Paris and Boston, Natixis Investment Managers is wholly owned by Natixis. Natixis is a subsidiary of BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France. Natixis Investment Managers’ affiliated investment management firms include AEW; Alliance Entreprendre; AlphaSimplex Group; DNCA Investments;3 Dorval Asset Management; Flexstone Partners; Gateway Investment Advisers; Harris Associates; Investors Mutual Limited; Loomis, Sayles & Company; Mirova; MV Credit; Naxicap Partners; Ossiam; Ostrum Asset Management; Seeyond; Seventure Partners; Thematics Asset Management; Vauban Infrastructure Partners; Vaughan Nelson Investment Management; and WCM Investment Management. Additionally, investment solutions are offered through Natixis Investment Managers Solutions and Natixis Advisors, LLC. Not all offerings are available in all jurisdictions.

Natixis Investment Managers’ distribution and service groups include Natixis Distribution, LLC, a limited purpose broker-dealer and the distributor of various U.S. registered investment companies for which advisory services are provided by affiliated firms of Natixis Investment Managers, Natixis Investment Managers S.A. (Luxembourg), Natixis Investment Managers International (France), and their affiliated distribution and service entities in Europe and Asia.