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INSIGHTS MARKETS
Each month we share the conclusions from the monthly strategy investment committee which provides a summary of Ostrum’s views on the economy, strategy and markets. 
11/21/2023
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INSIGHTS EXPERTISES
Diversification and bond portfolio management often go hand in hand. There are two reasons for this: firstly, because the multitude and variety of asset classes underlying the bond market means there is a wide gap between the asset considered to be the safest in the world (Treasury notes) and the debt of financially fragile companies (high-yield bonds). Secondly, because at the “lower” level, i.e. within the indices, these asset classes contain hundreds of different securities.
10/31/2023
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INSIGHTS CSR / ESG
Nathalie Beauvir-Rodes is Head of Sustainable Bond Research and Analysis at Ostrum AM, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers. Having moved into the role in 2020, she sees it as a continuation of a career that has been shaped and motivated by investing in sustainable bonds.
10/31/2023
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INSIGHTS CSR / ESG
Every month, find out all about the sustainable market bonds news in our newsletter « MySustainableCorner ».
10/18/2023
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INSIGHTS CSR / ESG
Every month, find out all about the sustainable market bonds news in our newsletter « MySustainableCorner ».
10/18/2023
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Reading time : 15 min.
INSIGHTS MARKETS
Each month we share the conclusions from the monthly strategy investment committee which provides a summary of Ostrum’s views on the economy, strategy and markets. 
10/17/2023
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INSIGHTS EXPERTISES
The credit market has recovered in 2023. Companies are showing their resilience, yields are at their highest for 10 years. For those wanting to take advantage of this interesting opportunity, Emilie Huot, Credit Portfolio Manager at Ostrum AM presents our new SRI Crossover 2026 hold-to-maturity credit strategy !
10/13/2023
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INSIGHTS MARKETS
An unprecedented situation in global equity markets The rise in global equity markets observed in 2023, through until the summer, was chiefly attributable to expanding valuation multiples in the most speculative sectors. The resulting historic peak in sector concentration is comparable to the periods preceding the bursting of the technologies-media-telecoms (TMT) bubble and the 2008 financial crisis. Consequently, the gap in growth outlook, between the most volatile and the least volatile sectors, is four times higher than the historic average. In the context of an economic slowdown, this historically wide valuation and implied growth spreads, in favour of one single sub-segment of the market, offers some genuine relative alternatives. For investors, opportunities may arise with defensive sectors and value stocks narrowing the gap moving forward.
10/09/2023
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Reading time : 30 min.
INSIGHTS MARKETS
The fixed income bond market is comprised of different types of debt. Subordinated debt sits at the lower end of the debt stack, just before equity. In case of a default, repayment of subordinated debt will come after the other bond tranches.  This implies that subordinated debt bears a higher risk for investors. Therefore, in return, subordinated debt bonds compensate investors with higher yields. As a result, the asset class offers a compromise in terms of risk and returns, positioning it in the middle of the capital structure, just between equities and senior bond tranches. European banks represent the largest sub-segment of the subordinated debt asset class. This is related to the regulatory framework and its stringent rules in terms of bank capital requirements. Issuing subordinated debt allows banks to increase their capital ratios while at the same time it serves to strengthen their creditworthiness. In 2023, after a turbulent month of March, the subordinated debt market has moved back in the spotlight. The asset class’s valuations have improved, offering an opportunity to gain access to higher yields from subordinated bonds issued generally by investment grade quality signatures. The subordinated debt market is characterised by a strong “euro” bias, resulting from technical factors (European regulatory framework) that favour issuance versus issuing equity to strengthen capital structures. According to Ostrum Asset Management (Ostrum AM), subordinated debt is an instrument which can be used to diversify fixed-income allocations, offering additional yield pick-up. And it can add value to responsible bond allocation as the sustainable subordinated bond market is developing.
10/03/2023
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INSIGHTS MARKETS
Each month we share the conclusions from the monthly strategy investment committee which provides a summary of Ostrum’s views on the economy, strategy and markets. 
09/19/2023
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Reading time : 5 min.
INSIGHTS EXPERTISES
After a complicated interest-rate hike phase, new promising horizons are opening-up for insurance management, although there are other challenges to be met.
07/27/2023