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H2O AM singled out at Financial News’ 2016 Awards for Excellence


At the latest edition of its prestigious Awards for Excellence, pan-European professional financial press leader Financial News voted Natixis Asset Management subsidiary H2O Asset Management “Boutique Manager of the Year: Fixed Income”.

H2O Asset Management was singled out for its entrepreneurial spirit, robust growth and the performance displayed by its investments. Assets under management increased from £5 billion to £8.8 billion last year against a complex market backdrop, while staff numbers reached 40. Meanwhile, H2O Asset Management’s Multibonds global macro strategy posted the highest performance in its sector over the three years to end-May 2016, posting a 10.6% gain per year over the past three years.

H2O Asset Management: performance, liquidity, transparency

H2O Asset Management was co-founded by CEO Bruno Crastes and CIO Vincent Chailley in July 2010*, and sits on the border between a traditional fund management approach and alternative investment management strategies.
“We offer clients global macro multistrategy-type investment solutions within the framework of UCITS benefiting from daily liquidity. Most of us have been working together for more than ten years and we are already a well-established team” states Vincent Chailley. Bruno Crastes adds “Our team consists of 40 senior asset management professionals, and we have the size, focus and flexibility of a boutique investment management company. The human scale of our company means we can take decisions swiftly and act efficiently, while benefiting from the security offered by an asset management major, as we are backed by one of the largest asset managers in Europe, Natixis Asset Management.

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* Accredited by the Financial Services Authority on December 17, 2010.
Reference to a ranking and/or an award does not indicate the future performance of the fund or the fund manager. Methodology is available at
Figures mentioned refer to previous years. Past performance does not guarantee future results.
Natixis Asset Management – Asset management company regulated by AMF under n°GP 90-009 – Limited Liability Company, Share Capital €50 434 604.76 - RCS Number 329 450 738 Paris - Registered Office: 21 quai d’Austerlitz, 75013 Paris
H2O Asset Management LLP – 10 Old Burlington Street, Westminster – London W1S 3 AG – UK – registered in England and Wales with registration number OC 356207 – Authorized as an asset management company by the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA"), and entered on the FCA Register with the Registration Number 529105.

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