Christine Barbier joined Natixis AM in 1990 as a portfolio manager in the fixed income team. She began her career in 1986 with UAP Assurances as a fixed income portfolio manager and analyst. Barbier is a graduate of the engineering school Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris and the Institut d'Actuaires Français (IAF), a French actuarial institute.
The fund's objective is to outperform the following composite index over the recommended investment period of 3 years: Barclays Capital Euro Aggregate 500MM + (70% A - 30% BBB). The fund's assets consist principally of fixed income products.