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Philippe Waechter

Chief economist

Adaptability and flexibility will be key to markets in 2018

21.12.2017

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.

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Sustained growth in the Eurozone since the beginning of the year

17.08.2017

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).

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Soft Brexit …or how to do a swift about-turn

28.06.2017

In the wake of the UK elections, the ensuing confusion suggests an increasing likelihood of a soft Brexit, as Theresa May does not have a majority and will have to deal with the situation as it stands. However, it cannot, and will not, be quite that simple as this would mean going back on the result of the Brexit referendum.

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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 . 11h ago

RT @adam_tooze: China’s stimulus spending that surged in 2015-6 has been shut down in the first half of 2018. @SoberLook https://t.co/4g0IZ

Philippe Waechter . 13h ago

RT @WSJ: China will impose tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. goods in response to Trump administration levies on $200 billion of Chinese impor…

Philippe Waechter . 15h ago

RT @phil_waechter: 10 ans après - Ma chronique du lundi https://t.co/oC3wcPK8AO https://t.co/A9hi034med

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