Natixis affiliate Thematics Asset Management has appointed Matthieu Rolin as a new co-manager of its Thematics Safety Fund.
In the new role, Mr Rolin will be held responsible for portfolio management and research and identifying companies that offer products and services for the physical and digital protection of individuals, business and government.
Mr Rolin will be working with Frédéric Dupraz, one of the founders and owners of Thematics Asset Management and manager of Thematics Safety Fund.
“We are very pleased with the investor interest received since we launched Thematics Asset Management earlier this year and are delighted to welcome Matthieu to our investment team as we continue to grow the business,” Mohammed Amor, chief executive of Thematics commented.
“At the heart of everything we do is the identification of long-term themes, underpinned by secular growth drivers that create the potential for thematic equity funds.
“Matthieu’s expertise across thematic investing will provide additional valuable insight to support the safety team in our decision-making and help drive returns for investors.”
Mr Rolin was most recently a fund manager for a number of US equity and global equity funds at Aviva Investors France.
Before joining Aviva Investors, he was head of equities at SwissLife Banque Privée, managing both US and European equity portfolios.
Mr Rolin began his career as a multi-manager at Olympia Capital Management.
Thematics’ investment team now includes six portfolio managers: Arnaud Bisschop, Frédéric Dupraz, Simon Gottelier, Karen Kharmandarian (who is also the chief investment officer of Thematics), Matthieu Rolin and Nolan Hoffmeyer.
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