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Philippe Waechter

Chief economist

Desynchronization ahead for the end of the year


World trade no longer acts as the driving force it was right throughout 2017.


Adaptability and flexibility will be key to markets in 2018


Macroeconomics, equities, fixed income, asset allocation – consult our new 2018 Outlook report to find out what experts at Natixis Asset Management expect for the year ahead and read about the six major challenges that will face investors.


Sustained growth in the Eurozone since the beginning of the year


Growth has been robust since the beginning of 2017. In the second quarter, the economic activity was up by 2.5% after 2% during the first quarter and 2.4% in the last three months of 2016 (annual rates).

Philippe Waechter is Head of the economic research department of Ostrum Asset Management.

Philippe joined Bred Banque Populaire in April 1988 as an economist. In 1994 he became Director of the economic research department. When Banque Populaire Asset Management was created in June 1998 (which then became Natexis Asset Management in May 2003) Philippe held the same position.

Philippe is graduated from the University of Paris I and worked as a Professor at the University of Evry from 2002 to 2003. He regularly works for the print and audiovisual media.

On Twitter

Philippe Waechter . 13h ago

RT @BaldwinRE: _ Someone always dies in the season finale! • “This can’t go on. We need a new PM who can reach out & build some sort of coa…

Philippe Waechter . 13h ago

RT @amitabhchandra2: Greg Mankiw opposes Stephen Moore's appointment to the Fed saying "Steve is a perfectly amiable guy, but he does not h…

Philippe Waechter . 13h ago

RT @anneapplebaum: Cabinet coup allegedly under way to remove the British prime minister. And no wonder

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