Daphne Du is a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Natixis Investment Managers Solutions. In this role, she leads the firm’s private wealth initiative, working on smart beta capabilities, investment research, and portfolio construction.

Daphne has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry and joined Natixis in 2017. She served previously as a director in Blackrock iShares Global Research team, responsible for new iShares product development and ETF analytics, and vice president of Blackrock’s Global Trading Research team and its Smart Beta Fixed Income team. Daphne holds a PhD in finance from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, a Master of Arts in economics from Beijing University, and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Nankai University, China. She is a CFA® Charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of San Francisco.


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