Natixis Advisors Adds Christopher Sharpe as Chief Investment Officer

Natixis Investment Managers today announced the appointment of Christopher Sharpe as Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager, Multi-Asset Portfolio Solutions for Natixis Advisors, based in Boston. In this newly created role, Sharpe will lead the firms US-based multi-asset portfolio solutions offering, which includes the Natixis Sustainable Future Funds. The Funds remain the industrys first and only target-date mutual fund suite with investments driven by environmental, social, and governance factors.

Sharpe has 28 years of experience in the financial services industry, including 17 years in managing multi-asset strategies. Prior to Natixis, Sharpe worked at Fidelity Investments, managing over $225 billion in multi-asset-class mutual funds and institutional accounts. He also served previously as an investment policy officer at John Hancock. Sharpe earned a bachelors degree in applied mathematics from Brown University. He is a CFA charterholder and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries.

Given his extensive background managing various multi-asset-class funds, including in the target date industry, were thrilled to have Chris join our team, said Marina Gross, Executive Vice President at Natixis Advisors. His added leadership and investment experience will play a key role in bolstering new and existing partnerships through our investment solutions capabilities.

Natixis Advisors provides highly customizable multi-asset portfolio management solutions, portfolio implementation services and index-based separately managed accounts. The offering is powered by advanced analytics, supported by experienced consultants, and backed by one of the worlds largest asset management firms, Natixis Investment Managers.1 With approximately $35.3 billion in assets under management, as of March 31, 2019, Natixis Advisors is comprised of a team of over 30 investment professionals.

With distinct focus on managing portfolio risk and customization, Natixis Advisors embodies our mission to provide intermediaries with holistic solutions, said David Giunta, CEO for the US and Canada at Natixis Investment Managers. We are well positioned to solve complex investment problems by collaborating across our multi-affiliate organization and developing tailored solutions that help clients navigate their challenges.

In addition to Sharpe, the Natixis Sustainable Future Funds portfolio management team includes:

  • Marina Gross, Executive Vice President
  • Curt Overway, Executive Vice President
  • Dan Price, Chief Investment Officer, Overlay Management

About Natixis Investment Managers Natixis Investment Managers serves financial professionals with more insightful ways to construct portfolios. Powered by the expertise of more than 20 specialized investment managers globally, we apply Active Thinking to deliver proactive solutions that help clients pursue better outcomes in all markets. Natixis Investment Managers ranks among the worlds largest asset management firms1 with $924.5 billion / ‚¬808.6 billion AUM.2

Headquartered in Paris and Boston, Natixis Investment Managers is a subsidiary of Natixis. Listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, Natixis is a subsidiary of BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France. Natixis Investment Managers affiliated investment management firms and distribution and service groups include AEW; Alliance Entreprendre; AlphaSimplex Group; Darius Capital Partners; DNCA Investments;3 Dorval Asset Management; Flexstone Partners; Gateway Investment Advisers; H2O Asset Management; Harris Associates; Investors Mutual Limited; Loomis, Sayles & Company; McDonnell Investment Management;4 Mirova; MV Credit; Naxicap Partners; Ossiam; Ostrum Asset Management; Seeyond; Seventure Partners; Thematics Asset Management; Vaughan Nelson Investment Management; Vega Investment Managers;5 and WCM Investment Management. Not all offerings available in all jurisdictions. For additional information, please visit Natixis Investment Managers website at | LinkedIn:

Natixis Investment Managers includes all of the investment management and distribution entities affiliated with Natixis Distribution, L.P., Natixis Advisors, L.P. and Natixis Investment Managers S.A.

Natixis Distribution, L.P. is a limited purpose broker-dealer and the distributor of various registered investment companies for which advisory services are provided by affiliated firms of Natixis Investment Managers.

Assets under Management may include assets for which non-Regulatory AUM services are provided (including assets serviced and/or administered). Non-Regulatory AUM includes assets which do not fall within the SECs definition of Regulatory AUM in Form ADV, Part 1.

1 Cerulli Quantitative Update: Global Markets 2018 ranked Natixis Investment Managers as the 16th largest asset manager in the world based on assets under management as of December 31, 2017. 2 Net asset value as of December 31, 2018. Assets under management (AUM), as reported, may include notional assets, assets serviced, gross assets, assets of minority-owned affiliated entities and other types of non-regulatory AUM managed or serviced by firms affiliated with Natixis Investment Managers. 3 A brand of DNCA Finance. 4 Natixis Investment Managers, L.P. transferred ownership of McDonnell Investment Management, LLC to Loomis, Sayles & Company, Inc. on January 1, 2019. 5 A wholly-owned subsidiary of Natixis Wealth Management.


Maggie McCuen
Natixis Investment Managers
Tel: 617-449-2543
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