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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 . 3h ago

@MarcStraussKahn @SZignago @banquedefrance Bien sûr c’est une excellente idée car le sujet est fascinant. Je vais d…

Philippe Waechter . 4h ago

RT @phil_waechter: La Fed décide d’arrêter la réduction de son budget dans la deuxième partie de 2019. Elle veut rester agile pour faire fa…

Philippe Waechter . 4h ago

RT @phil_waechter: The Fed will stop the downsizing of its balance sheet in the second half of this year. It wants to remain agile in an en…

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