CEO Laurent Mignon
is open to the possibility of doing a deal with Pioneer Investments
[See MFWire's living timeline
of the Pioneer auction for more details and history.]
"(Pioneer) is indeed an actor that could respond to the different strategic objectives of Natixis Asset Management, but a deal ... would only make sense in the form of a long-lasting sales partnership," Mignon was quoted by Reuters
as saying in an earnings call on Thursday.
A Dow Jones
article carried this quote from Mignon: "When we look at Pioneer, which is present in Italy, Germany and Eastern Europe, it's effectively a player that could respond to our strategic objectives."
Earlier this week, a French newspaper reported that Natixis was among the firms that are looking at Pioneer. The other two named in the report are
BNP Paribas and Amundi.
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