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, IFR, Investment Europe, S&P Market Intelligence, Finnews Asia, Risk.net, Global Capital.
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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In an interview with La Stampa, Natixis’ Chief Economist, Patrick Artus, said he expects the BTP market to get even worse.
Speaking with the publication, Artus explains that the most likely scenario in Italy in 2019 is that of a new deterioration in the BTP market, alongside a weakening of growth.
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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.
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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 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 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, Bloomberg, Reuters, TXF, Fintech Futures, Coin Telegraph, Block Tribune, Ledger Insights, Coin Rivet, Finextra, Coindesk, Bitcoin Magazine, Crypto Vest, ETH News
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 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 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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