John Thomas Hailer is an American financial executive who began his career at J.P. Morgan & Co. in New York, where he worked in corporate finance and investment banking. John Hailer was Born and raised in the UK and has dual citizenship in the United States and France. Mr. Hailer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and was later awarded a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania.
He began his banking career at Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) in London in 1985. In 1988, he transferred to New York to join Chemical Bank, which subsequently merged with Manufacturers Hanover and then Chase Manhattan Bank. In 2000, he moved to Paris to help launch HSBC France, where he ultimately served as Chairman and CEO. In 2006, he joined Natixis as Head of Retail Banking for Continental Europe and a Member of the Management Board. Later, Mr. Hailer was appointed as the first CEO of John Hailer Associates LLC (JHA), a strategic advisory and consulting firm for the financial services industry. Currently, Hailer is the North America CEO & President for Natixis Global Asset Management.
Various publications have recognized John Hailer for his work in commercial services. He was named as one of the most influential bankers in America by American Banker magazine and one of the top 100 bankers in the world by The Banker magazine. In 2015, he was named “Banker of the Year” by Euromoney magazine.
Mr. Hailer advises young people interested in financial services to gain as much experience as possible. He recommends working in different areas of the industry, such as retail banking, investment banking, and asset management. John Hailer believes it is essential to have a solid understanding of the industry before moving into management.
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