Natixis Global Asset Management has expanded its London-based portfolio research and consulting group.
The firm appointed former Barclays Capital director Julien Dauchez as a consultant, and also hired two junior analysts, Xavier Lassau and Narimane Agha. Existing NGAM employee Graham Brewster has relocated from its Boston office.
The new hires will support a team providing analytical tools to financial advisers, in order to help them build portfolios and assess risk. They will report to head of the London portfolio research and consulting group, James Beaumont.
In April, the firm confirmed plans to increase its London office headcount by at least 25% this year, with staff numbers to reach 65 or higher.
Beaumont said asset managers must ensure advisers are fully-equipped: “We are continuing to expand our portfolio analysis capabilities to provide advisers with the tools they need to build portfolios that meet their clients’ long term investment objectives.”