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Ostrum and Natixis’ Corporate & Investment Banking set up co-investment offering on real asset private debt


Ostrum Asset Management and Natixis’ Corporate & Investment Banking arm are joining forces to address their clients’ interest in alternative investment solutions by setting up a co-investment offering on real asset private debt in three strategic sectors for the group – real estate, infrastructure and aviation.

Investors achieve unique access to real assets
Ostrum Asset Management and the Corporate & Investment Banking division of Natixis, one of the world leaders in real asset debt origination, distribution and servicing1, are launching an innovative platform to meet investors’ strong demand for diversification on these asset classes. The partnership offers investors unique access to a range of asset financing worldwide, alignment of interests with Natixis as it co-invests in these financing deals and manages servicing, and the advantages of leading European asset manager2 Ostrum Asset Management’s renowned investment management capabilities.

Anne-Christine Champion, Global Head of Distribution & Portfolio Management at Corporate & Investment Banking, Natixis, states: “In line with our Originate to Distribute strategy, which has already enabled us to distribute under a co investment scheme €2.3bn3 in real assets to institutional investors, we can now offer our real asset origination, distribution and servicing firepower to a wider range of investors via this innovative set-up.”

Ambitious international growth targets
To support this expansion, Denis Prouteau has joined Ostrum Asset Management as Real Asset Private Debt Chief Investment Officer. Denis is a reputed expert with more than 30 years’ experience on the international debt markets. He heads up two teams – one newly-created team based in Paris and New York, which will manage this strategy on mono-sourced debt, co-investing with Natixis, and one already existing team based in Paris, which will offer investment solutions on multi-sourced debt.

Ibrahima Kobar, Chief Investment Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Ostrum Asset Management concludes: “Ostrum has ambitious international goals for its real asset private debt expertise, targeting AuM of €6bn (in € and US$) for the asset class out to 2020 for investors based across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America, with an extended sector range and an enhanced team made up of 15 experts.”

1 In 2017, #13 Project Finance Bookrunner worldwide, #1 Bookrunner EMEA for real estate and #7 for energy and natural resources. Source Reuters and Dealogic
2 Source: IPE Top 400 Asset Managers 2017 ranked Ostrum Asset Management, previously Natixis Asset Management, as the 51st largest asset manager, as at 12/31/2016.
3 Source: Corporate & Investment Banking, Natixis, as at 03/31/2018.

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