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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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.

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.

The Banker names Natixis’ Green and Sustainable Hub as its Team of the Month

The Banker has profiled Natixis’s Green and Sustainable Hub (GSH) as its Team of the Month. The hub, integral to all of Natixis’ work in green and sustainable finance sector, is helping to cement Natixis’ position as the leading reference bank for such activities.

Speaking with Orith Azoulay, Head of the GSH, and Thomas Girard, in charge of business development at the GSH, the article highlights some of the team’s achievements from the past year, including the first commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), real-estate loans and structured notes.

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Natixis wins The Banker’s “Most innovative investment bank for climate change and sustainability”

The Banker has named Natixis “Most innovative investment bank for climate change and sustainability” at its 2018 Investment Banking Awards.

The award recognises the innovative work Natixis is doing in the green and sustainable finance sector, including numerous first-of-their-kind deals and the development of an internal mechanism for integrating environmental risks into their overall risk assessment for financings worldwide.

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Natixis’ Orith Azoulay and Louis Douady discuss the Green Weighting Factor in Environmental Finance

In an interview with Environmental Finance, Orith Azoulay, Head of Natixis’ Green and Sustainable Hub, and Louis Douady, Natixis’ Head of Environmental and Social Responsibility, discuss the bank’s new “green weighting factor”.

They explain how Natixis wanted to anticipate any incoming European regulation and introduce a highly versatile methodology which covers diverse industries while also working alongside existing taxonomies.

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Jean-François Robin, Natixis Head of Global Market Research, discusses interest rates and US economic growth in The Banker

Speaking with The Banker, Jean-François Robin, Natixis Head of Global Market Research, explained that it is too early to talk about recession expectations within the yield curve. He says that “the main reason why the curve is flattening and yields are going up is because the Fed is normalising its monetary policy”.

In turn, debate is ongoing as to how rates will move next. Robin notes that “we have a real market between people who think rates will keep going higher and those thinking now is a good time to make a play on declining yields”.

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Orith Azoulay, Global Head of Natixis’s Green and Sustainability Hub, discusses sustainable structured products in The Banker

Quoted in The Banker, Orith Azoulay, Global Head of Natixis’s Green and Sustainability Hub, explained that the growing trend for investors is “a top-down, cross-asset class commitment to ESG and/or green”.

However, Azoulay also noted that “the market has not defined per se what a green structured product is and how to assess its greenness”, and while common guidelines have been developed for other asset classes, a framework is still lacking for structured products.

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Specialist press cover Natixis’ partnership with Solactive AG on new Climate and Energy Transition Index

Natixis has partnered with Solactive AG to launch a new Climate and Energy Transition Index, which will be used as a basis for their structured products.

The index, based on methodology designed by Natixis and Sustainalytics, will track the performance of companies that show the best commitment to energy transition in their sectors while exhibiting low volatility and high dividend yield characteristics.

The news was covered by Investment Europe, Expert Investor, Wealth Advisor, SRP (login), ETF Strategy, Mondovisione, LeapRate, ETF stream, ETF express