Natixis Acquisition Expands Fixed-Income Offerings


Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM) has reached an agreement to acquire McDonnell Investment Management LLC.




McDonnell, in Oak Brook, Illinois, is investment adviser with approximately $13.5 billion in assets under management (as of September 30, 2012) for institutions and individuals. The firm is known for its specialization in fixed-income investment management, offering customized portfolio solutions employing investment-grade taxable and tax-exempt strategies to a geographically diversified client base through investment management consultants and participation on separately managed account platforms.  

Client portfolio mandates encompass a breadth of fixed-income strategies including municipal bond, core bond, limited duration, multi-sector and liability-targeted benchmarks. In addition to separate account portfolios, the firm sub-advises three municipal bond funds and offers one private investment fund with an international bond mandate.   

As a new NGAM affiliate, McDonnell expands the product range distributed through NGAM’s global distribution network. NGAM expects to launch a municipal bond product in early 2013.   

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