Natixis’ Head of CIB Marc Vincent discusses the bank’s multi-boutique approach in IFR interview

Marc VincentSpeaking to IFR, Marc Vincent, Natixis’ Head of Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB), elaborated on the French bank’s M&A strategy.

Natixis has taken a unique approach to advisory work – by teaming up with established boutique firms around the world. This month, for example, it added to its M&A network by taking a majority stake in Australian energy and natural resources adviser Azure Capital. What’s more, annual M&A revenues have grown about tenfold in the past six years to nearly €200m, Vincent explained.

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Natixis’s Dirk Schumacher comments on attractiveness of TLTROs in Il Sole 24 Ore

Targeted longer-term refinancing operations (TLTROs) remain a more attractive option than refinancing on wholesale markets for Italian banks, even in the case of tighter restrictions being implemented by the European Central Bank, according to simulations carried out by Natixis.

Dirk Schumacher, who leads the European team of macro research at Natixis, commented on the topic in an article by Italian publication Il Sole 24 Ore.

“The concurrent facts, that the amount that will come to maturity and will need to be refinanced is huge and that the cost of funding on the wholesale markets is significantly higher, will end up making the new TLTRO attractive for Italian banks”, confirms Schumacher.

The full article can be found here.

Natixis’s Rene Defossez comments on Brexit’s impact on investment in U.K. companies in The National

Following the extension to the Brexit deadline granted to Theresa May at an EU summit in Brussels from 12th April to 31st October, Rene Defossez, senior economist at Natixis, commented: “This latest delay solves nothing and won’t be an incentive for firms to invest or call off their contingency plans. This delay merely points to lastingly weak growth.”

“Brexit is much like a computer virus: it is causing malfunctions to the UK’s economic and political ‘programs’,” said Defossez. “[The] European Summit has not really acted as an anti-virus: the political situation in the United Kingdom remains deadlocked and the country’s economy will continue to suffer from Brexit-related uncertainties.”

The comments can be found in this article by The National.

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 Corporate & Investment Banking Marc Vincent discusses M&A in Europe in Forbes Spain

Writing in Forbes Spain, Natixis’ Global Head of Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB), Marc Vincent, discusses M&A trends in Europe.

Marc notes that total deal value in 2018 is up almost 65% on 2010 but remains 40% below the 2007 figure.  Nonetheless, the recovery in activity has still been significant, driven by tailwinds at both macro and industry levels.

Read the full article on p.108 of Forbes Spain’s March edition.

 

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.

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Senior appointments within Natixis covered by the specialist press

Natixis recently announced several senior appointments:

 

  • Stéphane Honig is appointed Head of Strategy and a member of the Executive Committee effective February 11, 2019. He joins Natixis with over 20 years of banking experience.
  • Stéphane About is appointed CEO, Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB) EMEA (excluding France), effective March 01, 2019. He is currently CEO, CIB Americas, and remains a member of the Natixis Executive Committee.
  • Olivier Delay is appointed CEO, CIB Americas, effective March 01, 2019. He is currently Global Head of Real Assets, CIB, and remains a member of the Natixis Executive Committee.
  • Anne-Christine Champion is appointed Global Head of Real Assets, CIB, effective March 01, 2019. She is currently Global Head of Distribution & Portfolio Management, CIB, and remains a member of the Natixis Executive Committee.
  • Isabelle Reux-Brown is appointed Global Head of Distribution and Portfolio Management, CIB, and a member of the Natixis Executive Committee effective March 01, 2019. She is currently Global Head of Human Resources for CIB.
  • Alain Bruneau is appointed Global Head of Compliance at Natixis and member of the Executive Committee effective March 18, 2019. He is currently Head of Compliance, CIB.
  • Stéphane Morin is appointed Deputy CEO, CIB Americas, effective March 18, 2019. He is currently Global Head of Compliance for Natixis.

The news was covered by: IJ Global, TXF, IFRInvestment Europe, S&P Market Intelligence, Finnews Asia, Risk.net, Global Capital.

 

Natixis’ Global Head of Equity Capital Markets, Eric Arnould, discusses outlook on the IPO market in Bloomberg interview

In an interview with Bloomberg, Natixis’ Global Head of Equity Capital Markets (ECM), Eric Arnould, discussed outlook on the ECM market for 2019.

Speaking with the publication, he explained that global equity volatility is set to continue next year, with the first quarter likely to be rather quiet for equity deals.

 

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Natixis’ Elie Bitton discusses the merger of its EMEA Equity Derivatives and Fixed Income Teams with FOW

Natixis has brought together its EMEA Equity Derivatives and Fixed Income teams in a new set-up based on four departments: Cross Asset Solutions, Multi Asset Solutions, Financial Engineering and Multi Asset Client Servicing & Execution (MACSE).

Elie Bitton, Natixis’ Head of EMEA Sales and Global Head of Financial Engineering for Equity Derivatives and Fixed Income, spoke to FOW, explaining that the merger will provide a greater understanding of clients’ needs and position Natixis as long-term valuable partners.

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