Natixis’ Gareth John discusses the frothy ABS market in Air Finance Journal interview

In an interview for Air Finance Journal, Natixis’ Global Head of Aviation, Gareth John, discusses the state of the ABS market and Natixis’ strategy for aviation investment.

Gareth explains that Natixis is looking to become more of a “strategic partner” and less of a “transactional lender” to its clients. What’s more, on the ABS side, the bank is looking to dedicate more resources to support a higher level of securitisation deal flow.

Read the full article in the March / April edition of Air Finance Journal.

Natixis’ Global Head of Aviation Gareth John interviewed in Airfinance Journal

In an interview with Airfinance Journal, Gareth John, Natixis’ Managing Director and Global Head of Aviation, says the bank is looking to become more of a “strategic partner” and less of a “transactional lender” to its clients.

In addition to covering Natixis’ own strategy within the industry, Gareth discusses transaction trends and outlook on the market. He foresees a gradual decline in the health of the industry over the next 12 to 18 months, but says this is more of a correction than a downturn.

To read the full article, please click here (please note the paywall)

Natixis signs memorandum of understanding with Etihad Credit Insurance, covered by the specialist press

Natixis has signed a memorandum of understanding with Etihad Credit Insurance – the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Federal export credit agency – to strengthen UAE exporters’ capability to trade globally and assist businesses to expand internationally.

The partnership will augment the UAE’s strategy to reduce its reliance on the oil sector as a source of economic activity over time, and to place a greater focus on developing more diversified growth and trade activity.

The news was covered by TXF, The Paypers, Zawya, The National, Trade Arabia.

 

Natixis named joint-lead manager for Santander’s first Cédulas deal in almost three years, covered by Cinco Días

Natixis was named joint-lead manager for the latest Banco Santander S.A. Reg S €1bn benchmark 10-year fixed rate  Cédulas Hipotecarias transaction. What’s more, the issuance was the first of its kind for Banco Santander in almost three years. 

Natixis was mandated in conjunction with Credit Suisse, Santander and Unicredit.

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S&P Global Ratings discusses the growing role of multilateral institutions for the mobilisation of private sector capital; covered by Infrastructure Investor  

Of the private capital multilateral lenders have mobilised, only 3% has been invested in low-income countries. This is according to new research by S&P Global Ratings.

The lacking capital is due to the higher underlying investment risks in emerging markets – such as political and regulatory uncertainty, currency exchange risks, and policies that are less clearly defined. S&P Global Ratings believes that a combination of credit enhancements and private-sector catalysation could help to offset the financing gap.

Following Moorgate’s outreach, the news was covered by Infrastructure Investor. To read the full article, click here (please note that the article is behind a paywall)

Natixis joins blockchain platform for commodities trade finance, komga SA, covered by tier one, specialist press

Natixis has joined a new venture, komgo SA, a blockchain platform set to digitalise the trade and commodities finance sector. The venture, founded by Natixis and 14 of the world’s other largest institutions, aims to build an innovative, open and efficient network within commodity trading, optimising the flow of physical commodity operations.

The platform will be developed in partnership with ConsenSys, the largest formation of technologists and entrepreneurs building applications, infrastructure, and solutions on the Ethereum network.

The news was covered by the Financial Times, BloombergReuters, TXF, Fintech FuturesCoin Telegraph, Block Tribune, Ledger Insights, Coin Rivet, Finextra, Coindesk, Bitcoin Magazine, Crypto Vest, ETH News

Natixis appoints Emmanuel Verhoosel as Global Head of Real Estate & Hospitality, covered by the specialist press

Natixis has appointed Emmanuel Verhoosel as Natixis’ new Global Head of Real Estate & Hospitality for Corporate & Investment Banking.

The appointment aligns within Natixis’ New Dimension strategic plan and its aim to become a “go-to” bank for the sector in Corporate Investment Banking. Emmanuel will report to Olivier Delay, Global Head of Real Assets, and will be based in Paris.

The news was covered in IFR, Global Banking and Finance Review, Real Estate Finance & Investment, Property EU.

S&P Global Ratings’ outlook for Colombia’s 4G road projects cited in Infrastructure Investor

A recent Infrastructure Investor article assessing investment opportunities in Latin America featured S&P Global Ratings’ research into the development of Colombia’s road network. The rating agency believes that the 4G road network, which began development in 2013, has made “significant progress under the current administration”.

To read the full article, click here (please note that the article is behind a paywall)

Natixis sells business lines to Groupe BPCE, covered by tier one press

Natixis plans to sell its Consumer financing, Factoring, Leasing, Sureties & guarantees and Securities services businesses to its majority owner Groupe BPCE SA, for a total of €2.7bn.

The move, if successfully completed, will allow Natixis to accelerate the development of its asset-light model. In turn, Natixis would invest up to €2.5bn over its New Dimension strategic plan, primarily in asset management, compared with €1bn initially planned.

The news was covered by The Financial Times, Reuters, IFR, Globesnewswire, Law 360, Yahoo Finance, New York Times, Market Watch, This is money, CNBC, Euroinvestor, Post Online Media, Investsize.