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.

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

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.

 

To read the full article, please click here.

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)

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.

To read the full article, click here

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