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ICS’ Allocation Perspective singled out for Alpha Research award


Natixis Asset Management’s Investment and Client Solutions division (ICS) was singled out to win Alpha Research’s first Regional Allocation Prize for its monthly market report Allocation Perspective during an awards ceremony in Amsterdam on February 6, 2018.



Netherlands-based Alpha Research is an independent research company that provides asset allocation and fund selection advisory services for institutional investors, family offices and private banks.

Over the past year, Alpha Research assessed more than 60 asset allocation publications, focusing particularly on how asset managers deal with their own publications and how often their projections prove correct. The award methodology includes an appraisal of the relevance of recommendations and an assessment of the presentation and readability of reports in terms of the clarity of the content of recommendations. Regularity of reports was also a key criterion, with reports excluded if they were not published for a certain length of time.

This Regional Allocation Prize rewards the quality of the Allocation Perspective report, the regularity of its publication and the relevance of its analysis and projections. This award places Natixis Asset Management’s ICS division and in particular the department’s multi-asset strategist Raphaël Gallardo at the top of a list of around sixty investment managers, including some of the most prestigious names worldwide such as Goldman Sachs, Franklin Templeton, Morgan Stanley and many others.

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