Natixis Investment Managers has appointed Laura Kaliszewski as Global Head of Sustainable Investment. She replaces Nathalie Wallace, who became Edmond de Rothschild’s first Chief Sustainability Officer this month.
Kaliszewski has been at Natixis IM, a global investor with more than US$1.2 trillion of assets under management, since 2020. She was previously Director of Sustainable Investment Solutions, and has more than 15 years of experience in responsible finance at large firms including Deutsche Bank and Moody’s Investors Service.
In her new role, she will lead a team supporting sustainable investing goals for Natixis IM’s clients, reporting to Fabrice Chemouny, Director of International Distribution, and US CEO David Giunta.
Natixis IM, a global investor with more than US$1.2 trillion of assets under management, has found that sustainable investments are in high demand among its clients, and even more so when they adopt model portfolios.
The appointment comes shortly after Edmond the Rothschild poached Nathalie Wallace from Natixis IM to fill its newly created Chief Sustainability Officer role, signalling strong demand for sustainable investment leaders. (Last month, Fidelity International also grew its sustainable finance team with the appointment of two directors of sustainable investing.)
“The global landscape for responsible, sustainable and impact investing is evolving rapidly, and Laura will be an excellent resource for our clients as they navigate this complex and ever-changing environment,” said Chemouny. “Laura’s strong and diverse background spanning sustainability, credit and portfolio management enables her to understand our clients’ complex needs and identify solutions to meet their investment objectives.”