Loomis Sayles Promotes Kyra Fecteau to Portfolio Manager for Securitized Credit Strategies Managed by the Mortgage & Structured Finance Team

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Loomis, Sayles & Company, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, announced today that Kyra Fecteau, CFA, has been promoted to portfolio manager for securitized credit strategies managed by the mortgage and structured finance (MSF) team, effective January 1, 2021.

In her new role, Kyra co-manages the Loomis Sayles Investment Grade Securitized Credit strategy with Alessandro Pagani, head of the MSF team. She also joins Alessandro and Stephen L'Heureux in co-managing the Loomis Sayles High Yield Securitized Credit strategy. Kyra retains her responsibilities as an investment strategist for securitized credit, responsible for aiding Loomis Sayles fixed income product teams in constructing and implementing optimal securitized strategies across all segments on securitized assets.

"This promotion formally recognizes the critical work Kyra has been doing on our securitized credit strategies and reflects our confidence in her excellent judgment and investment acumen," said Alessandro Pagani. "Kyra has been a key contributor to the team's success since she joined Loomis Sayles in 2015 and we know her continual pursuit of excellence will serve her well in this portfolio management role."

Kyra joined Loomis Sayles in 2015 as a portfolio analyst and was promoted to senior portfolio analyst in 2017, and later to investment strategist in 2018. Previously, Kyra worked at Merganser Capital Management where she was a structured products research analyst, trader and co-portfolio manager of their CMBS unconstrained portfolio. Prior to this, she was an internal audit officer at State Street Corporation. Kyra earned a BA from Stonehill College.

Under the leadership of Alessandro Pagani, the MSF team helps over oversee $30.4 billion in securitized investments across the firm in both dedicated mandates and as part of broader investment strategies (as of December 31, 2020).

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Since 1926, Loomis, Sayles & Company has helped fulfill the investment needs of institutional and mutual fund clients worldwide. The firm's performance-driven investors integrate deep proprietary research and integrated risk analysis to make informed, judicious decisions. Teams of portfolio managers, strategists, research analysts and traders collaborate to assess market sectors and identify investment opportunities wherever they may lie, within traditional asset classes or among a range of alternative investments. Loomis Sayles has the resources, foresight and the flexibility to look far and wide for value in broad and narrow markets in its commitment to deliver attractive sustainable returns for clients. This rich tradition has earned Loomis Sayles the trust and respect of clients worldwide, for whom it manages $347.8 billion ** in assets (as of December 31, 2020).

**Includes the assets of Loomis, Sayles & Co., LP, and Loomis Sayles Trust Company, LLC. Loomis Sayles Trust Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Loomis, Sayles & Company, LP.

Natixis Investment Managers serves financial professionals with more insightful ways to construct portfolios. Powered by the expertise of more than 20 specialized investment managers globally, we apply Active Thinking® to deliver proactive solutions that help clients pursue better outcomes in all markets. Natixis Investment Managers ranks among the world's largest asset management firms1 with nearly $1.1 trillion assets under management2 (€910.0 billion).

Headquartered in Paris and Boston, Natixis Investment Managers is a subsidiary of Natixis. Listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, Natixis is a subsidiary of BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France. Natixis Investment Managers' affiliated investment management firms include AEW; Alliance Entreprendre; AlphaSimplex Group; DNCA Investments;3 Dorval Asset Management; Flexstone Partners; Gateway Investment Advisers; H2O Asset Management; Harris Associates; Investors Mutual Limited; Loomis, Sayles & Company; Mirova; MV Credit; Naxicap Partners; Ossiam; Ostrum Asset Management; Seeyond; Seventure Partners; Thematics Asset Management; Vauban Infrastructure Partners;Vaughan Nelson Investment Management; Vega Investment Managers;4 and WCM Investment Management. Additionally, investment solutions are offered through Natixis Investment Managers Solutions, and Natixis Advisors offers other investment services through its AIA and MPA division. Not all offerings available in all jurisdictions. For additional information, please visit Natixis Investment Managers' website at im.natixis.com| LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/natixis-investment-managers.

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Natixis Investment Managers' distribution and service groups include Natixis Distribution, L.P., a limited purpose broker-dealer and the distributor of various U.S. registered investment companies for which advisory services are provided by affiliated firms of Natixis Investment Managers, Natixis Investment Managers S.A. (Luxembourg), Natixis Investment Managers International (France), and their affiliated distribution and service entities in Europe and Asia.

1 Cerulli Quantitative Update: Global Markets 2020 ranked Natixis Investment Managers as the 17th largest asset manager in the world based on assets under management as of December 31, 2019.
2 Assets under management ("AUM") as of September 30, 2020 is $1,067.3 billion. AUM, as reported, may include notional assets, assets serviced, gross assets, assets of minority-owned affiliated entities and other types of non-regulatory AUM managed or serviced by firms affiliated with Natixis Investment Managers.
3 A brand of DNCA Finance.
4 A wholly-owned subsidiary of Natixis Wealth Management.

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