Germany's flagship lender was expected to cut about 1,000 jobs, or 10 percent of its staff in the United States
The bank’s shares fell 2.5 percent in London by 0750 GMT, in a sign of immediate investor scepticism that the bank’s new investments will pay off after years spent focusing on cutting unprofitable parts of the business.
Natixis is to open a new office in Madrid on 30 April, bringing its various Spanish businesses under one roof, together with fellow Groupe BPCE subsidiary Pramex.
Like the other owners, Handelsbanken will continue to have a special influence on the board of UC, in terms of processing of customer databases and customer data.
In Brazil, where the bank makes more than a quarter of its profits, net profit rose 7 percent from a year ago, boosted by solid loan growth.
The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, excludes multi manager products and solutions.