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

10.04.2019

Ostrum AM is setting up a team of experts based in Hong Kong and Singapore to extend its real assets private debt management range1 for institutional investors, incorporating a new subsidiary in Hong Kong: Ostrum Asset Management Hong Kong Limited to support its growth goals in the region. Charles Regan has been appointed Managing Director, Head of APAC Infrastructure Real Assets Private Debt and Alistair Ho has been appointed Managing Director, Head of Co-lending for Asia-Pacific. Co-lending activity will be done in partnership with Natixis’s Corporate & Investment Banking division.

Asia-Pacific has become the world’s largest infrastructure market in terms of both investment opportunities and investor demand. Ibrahima Kobar, Chief Investment Officer & Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Ostrum AM, notes, “Asia-Pacific alone is set to account for 60% of global infrastructure spending by 20252, including the One Belt, One Road program, which will require a hefty amount of financing. Hiring renowned experts into our teams in APAC is key to helping us develop a fund range suited to our clients’ needs over the months ahead.

Fabrice Chemouny, Head of Asia-Pacific for Natixis Investment Managers, adds, “Real assets private debt is an excellent way to address investors’ need for diversification while giving them the opportunity to finance the real economy. The asset class offers an attractive risk/return profile. Ostrum AM’s range fits fully with Natixis Investment Managers’ Active ThinkingSM approach.

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1 Only loans excluding instruments such as bonds or notes.
2 Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance: The Future Of Energy, 2016 and PWC, Capital Project and Infrastructure Spending: Outlook to 2025, 2014.

Past performance of the manager is not necessarily indicative of the future performance.
Ostrum Asset Management Hong Kong (Ostrum HK) is wholly owned subsidiary of Ostrum Asset Management Asia Limited (Ostrum Asia) which is wholly owned subsidiary of Ostrum Asset Management.
The proposed activities to be carried out by Ostrum HK do not amount to a ‘regulated activity” under the Securities and Futures Ordinance (“SFO”) and therefore Ostrum HK will not be a licensed or regulated entity under the SFO to carry on such business activities.

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