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In brief - 2017 - Page 2


Natixis AM voted one of best asset managers on Paris financial market

The Extel survey among finance professionals (investment managers, listed companies, etc.) singles out the best companies in the sector across brokerage, asset management and financial communications each year. This year, more than 15,000 professionals and almost 4,600 companies voted in the Extel awards, with the results published exclusively in French financial daily les Échos.


Natixis Credit Opportunities: how total return strategies can make a difference?

In today’s investment environment, characterized by low rates, and geopolitical uncertainties, where can fixed income investors turn for yield?


Natixis AM commended for its CSR report at the 2017 Responsible Investor Awards

Natixis Asset Management was among the finalists commended for the quality of its CSR reporting at the 2017 Responsible Investor Awards in the large firm with assets under management of more than $25bn category. This fifth annual edition of the event was held by Responsible Investor Magazine in London on June 6. The awards process assesses 2,000 asset management professionals worldwide on the basis of the degree of relevance, clarity of explanation and transparency of disclosure found in their CSR reports.


Natixis AM launches Natixis Food & Consumer Equities

Natixis Asset Management has launched Natixis Food & Consumer Equities1, a conviction-led thematic fund with an active investment management approach, aimed at taking advantage of performance upside in the food and consumer sectors. With this fund, Natixis Asset Management provides professional and non-professional international clients with a tried and tested equity strategy that has been available in France for more than 30 years.



The “ultra-connected” Millennial generation and its new consumption habits are disrupting business practices of fast moving consumer goods companies. The digital revolution is now a major growth driver for all players in the food and retail industry, but not all of them will survive.


29 funds Natixis AM listed on the Euronext Fund Service

Natixis Asset Management, a leading affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management, is one of the first asset managers to list its actively managed funds on Euronext. With the Euronext Fund Service, Natixis Asset Management facilitates access for domestic and international clients to its main areas of investment expertise.


Why invest in European convertible bonds?

Convertible bonds are a hybrid asset class offering both equity and credit exposure. In this piece, we review the technicalities of the convertible bond asset class. We argue that convertible bonds are well positioned to benefit from continued moderate growth in the euro area and accommodative monetary policy. Our bottom-up process which favours balanced risk-profiles and small and mid-cap companies should help to extract value from the market.


Emmanuel Macron has been elected President of France: what is the outlook for the markets?

The second round of the French presidential elections has led to victory for Emmanuel Macron, who achieved more than 66% of votes. This result marks a clear watershed with traditional French politics over the past 50 years, as it is the first time that none of the mainstream parties have had a candidate in the second round of voting.


Natixis Asset Management singled out at 2017 Lipper Fund Awards for Taiwan

The 2017 Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards ceremony in Taiwan on March 15 singled out our Resource-Rich Countries High Yield expertise in the Bond Emerging Markets Global-Local Currency category, in recognition of its three-year performance.


The time has come for European small caps

Read market analysis by Thierry Cuypers, Senior Fund Manager, Head of Small & Mid-Caps Europe at European equities investment division.


On 3 April 2018, Natixis Asset Management became Ostrum Asset Management.