Natixis Investment Managers has appointed CTBC Investments as its new master agent for funds distribution in Taiwan.

Natixis has registered 12 funds from three of its affiliates – Loomis Sayles, Harris Associates and Ostrum – for distribution in Taiwan.

The funds are targeted at high-net-worth investors and retail, Citywire Asia has learnt.

The offerings in Taiwan include the Loomis Sayles High Income fund and the Loomis Sayles Multisector Income fund, which are managed by Citywire A-rated manager Dan Fuss.

As of end-February, the Loomis Sayles High Income fund had about $78 million in assets, while the Loomis Sayles Multisector Income fund had about $1.15 billion in assets.

The other funds are Loomis Sayles Global Opportunistic Bond fund, Loomis Sayles Global Credit fund, Loomis Sayles Emerging Market Debt and Currencies fund, Loomis US Research fund, Harris Global Equity fund, Harris US Equity fund, Emerise Asia Equity fund, Emerise Pac Rim Equity fund, Emerise Emerging Europe fund and Emerise Latin America fund.

Previously, Fubon Asset Management was Natixis’ master agent in Taiwan, a company spokesperson revealed.

Thomas Chen, chairman of CTBC Investments, said it has always aimed at capital preservation and steady growth for its clients and focused on risk management when setting target returns to safeguard client assets.

‘The same attributes are found in Natixis IM, which has won investors’ trust by providing best-in-class investment solutions to help clients grow wealth over time,’ he said.

In addition to being the master agent for Natixis in Taiwan, CTBC Investments’ Chen said he also looked forward to the collaboration with Natixis IM to provide more diversified investment solutions to Taiwanese investors.

As of January 2018, Natixis IM manages about $60 billion of assets sourced from Asia Pacific clients.

In addition to having offices in eight cities in Asia Pacific, Natixis IM is looking at acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic partnerships. The master agent relationship with CTBC Investments is part of its 2020 plan in Taiwan.