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In brief - April 2019


Aircraft private debt: ready for taking off

In line with recent years, the airline industry continues to show strong economic performance. According to International Air Transport Association (IATA), global passenger traffic (RPK) increased by 6.5% in 2018.


Euro area on the front lines in the world trade shock

Read analysis and market views from Ostrum Asset Management’s experts in the new issue of Horizons


Heading East! Ostrum AM launches a Hong Kong subsidiary to expand its real assets private debt management platform in APAC

Ostrum AM is setting up a team of experts based in Hong Kong and Singapore to extend its real assets private debt management range for institutional investors, incorporating a new subsidiary in Hong Kong.


End of A380: bad news for aircraft addicts, but no surprise for aircraft lenders

On February 14, 2019, Airbus announced that it would end production of its A380, the world's largest airliner, in 2021. This news followed on from decisions by Emirates and Qantas to cancel orders of respectively 39 (10 remaining on order) and 8 aircraft.


TEEC label for the Ostrum AM infrastructure debt fund

The Essential Infra Debt Fund managed by Ostrum Asset Management was awarded the French Energy and Ecological Transition for Climate Label (TEEC) on December 18, 2018 following an audit by Ernst & Young Global Limited. This label recognizes the fund’s strategy and applauds Ostrum AM’s policy to systematically factor non-financial criteria into its investment process.


The graph of the week : Strong increase in global energy consumption in 2018

World energy consumption increased sharply in 2018 (+ 2.3%) to grow at a rate almost twice as high as that recorded on average since 2010.


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