Chou Chong appointed to Natixis Asset Management Asia
Natixis Asset Management Asia, Natixis Asset Management’s Singapore-based platform, announces the appointment of Chou Chong as Head of Asian Equities Management.
Chou Chong will be based in Singapore and is to be in charge of managing Asian equity funds, with assets under management of €555m*. The investment approach targets a concentrated stock selection, based on proprietary valuations and focusing on growth stocks and small and mid caps. Chou will report to Stéphane Mauppin-Higashino, Head of Natixis Asset Management Asia.
Chou Chong spent most of his career at Aberdeen Asset Management. He started off in Singapore in 1994 as an analyst and fund manager on Asian equities and was then appointed Head of Australian equities in Sydney in 2001. He subsequently became Head of Pan-European Equities and Head of Developed Markets ex-Asia in 2002, in London. In 2008, he returned to Singapore as Investment Director where he co-managed a team of 40 staff.
Chou holds a Master of Science in Accounting & Finance and a Master of Science in Information Systems from the London School of Economics (1991-1993). He also holds a CFA® certification (Chartered Financial Analyst).
The Natixis Asset Management Asia platform has 16 staff and aims to contribute to the development of Natixis Asset Management’s global expertise as a result of its research and investment management capabilities on Asian assets, particularly equity and credit.
* At December 31, 2016
About Natixis Asset Management
Natixis Asset Management ranks among the leading European asset managers1with more than €360 billion in assets under management and 697 employees2.
Natixis Asset Management offers its clients (institutional investors, companies, private banks, retail banks and other distribution networks) tailored, innovative and efficient solutions organized into five investment divisions: Fixed income, European equities, Investment and client solutions, Volatility and structured developed by Seeyond, Emerging equities developed by Emerise.
Natixis Asset Management owns also three asset manager subsidiaries: Mirova, Dorval Asset Management and H20 Asset Management.
Natixis Asset Management’s offer is distributed through the global distribution platform of Natixis Global Asset Management and Groupe BPCE’s two retail networks, Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne.
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1 Source: Natixis Asset Management – 31/12/2016.
2 Source: IPE Top 400 Asset Managers 2016 ranked Natixis Asset Management as the 49th largest asset manager based on global assets under management, and by the country of the main headquarters and/or main European domicile, as of 31 December 2015.
Seeyond is a brand of Natixis Asset Management.
Emerise is a brand of Natixis Asset Management and Natixis Asset Management Asia Limited.
Mirova is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Natixis Asset Management, authorized by the French financial markets authority AMF.
Dorval Asset Management is a 50.1% subsidiary of Natixis Asset Management, authorized by the French financial markets authority AMF.
H20 Asset Management is a 50.01% subsidiary of Natixis Asset Management, authorized by the French financial markets authority AMF.
Natixis Asset Management - Limited liability company - Share capital €50,434,604.76 - Regulated by AMF under n°GP 90-009 - RCS Paris n°329 450 738 - Registered Office: 21 quai d’Austerlitz – 75 634 Paris Cedex 13.
Natixis is the international corporate, investment, insurance and financial services arm of Groupe BPCE, the 2nd-largest banking group in France with 31.2 million clients spread over two retail banking networks, Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne.
With more than 16,000 employees, Natixis has a number of areas of expertise that are organized into three main business lines: Corporate & Investment Banking, Investment Solutions & Insurance, and Specialized Financial Services.
A global player, Natixis has its own client base of companies, financial institutions and institutional investors as well as the client base of individuals, professionals and small and medium-size businesses of Groupe BPCE’s banking networks.
Figures as at December 31, 2016