Corporate press release – January 9, 2019

Dorval AM continued to grow in 2018 with inflows of €200m during the year

Natixis Investment Managers’ affiliate Dorval Asset Management recorded inflows of €200m in 2018, against a particularly complex market backdrop created by renewed political risk.

Dorval Asset Management received around fifteen awards and prizes in 2018[1], including the European Fund Trophy for Best European Asset Management Company in the 8-15 funds managed category for the second year in a row, the 2018 Lipper Fund Award France for Best Investment Management Company France in the Equity - Small Companies category. Meanwhile in the 2018 Citywire Awards, the team made up of Stéphane Furet and Louis Bert, who manage the Dorval Manageurs fund, won the prize of Best Fund Manager Equities – France over 3 years for the third year in a row in the France awards, and first prize in the Best Fund Manager Equities – Europe over 3 years category in this year’s Switzerland awards.

These awards reflect independent financial publishers’ recognition of Dorval Asset Management’s expertise in flexible wealth management and equity stock-picking in Europe, and also testify to our robust economic model and our entire investment management team’s strong long-term commitment.  

Dorval Asset Management continued to focus growth on its international operations in 2018, primarily in Italy, Switzerland, Benelux and Spain with the support of Natixis Investment Managers’ distribution network.

 

Dorval Asset Management enhanced its teams in 2018 to pave the way for future growth

Dorval Asset Management enhanced its teams in 2018 to pave the way for its future growth, bringing total staff numbers to 25 by recruiting two junior buy-side analysts Tristan Fava and Laurent Trules to add to our European fund management team, Louis Abreu as Head of Multi-Asset Selection Fund in the Wealth Management department, Virginie Deterck as product specialist, and Amel Sadaoui to our Middle Office team. In early January 2019, we also appointed a Corporate Secretary Joelle Hennequin to round out our teams.

 

ESG screening is now fully included in the strategy for funds managed by Dorval Asset Management

ESG criteria are now incorporated into the investment processes for all our open-end European equity funds, which account for 85% of assets managed by Dorval Asset Management. These dimensions are included in Dorval Asset Management’s fund management strategy and are based on two key pledges:

  1. Taking a responsible approach to our investment management by taking on board non-financial criteria in investment decisions via screening for ESG aspects and applying exclusion policies, thereby complying with Natixis’ policy.
  2. Fostering progress by encouraging companies to improve their ESG practices through our participation in shareholder meetings and constructive dialogue with companies.

 

[1] The references to a ranking, an award and/or a rating are no guarantee of the future performance and results of the management company

 

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