Cross-expertise research serving Natixis clients
To better cater to their needs, Natixis now makes available to clients its so-called “cross-expertise”. The Natixis Research department publishes research and investment recommendations in the equity, credit, fixed income, forex and commodity sectors.
Regularly singled out for awards, Natixis Research boasts one of the largest research teams in the French marketplace. The team comprises research analysts, economists and strategists, as well as experts in the major international financial centers.
“Our goal is to offer clients cross-expertise, based on cross-analyses and targeted thematic issues, enabling them to take full advantage of investment recommendations on the equity, credit, rates & forex and commodity markets”, declared Christophe Ricetti, Head of Global Markets Research. “The creation of a cross-expertise research team falls squarely in line with the New Frontier strategy to improve our response to client needs on a permanent basis”.
Natixis acts in six areas of expertise:
- Equity Research: services to assist in the decision-making process, covering over 300 companies and 500 investment vehicles.
- Credit Research: analysis of credit fundamentals covering 150 euro market issuers in 14 sectors and asset classes.
- Economic Research: information, macroeconomic forecasts and analyses on close to 60 world economies.
- Investment strategies: asset allocation strategies to meet the diversification, return or risk mitigation needs.
- Commodities: in-depth analysis of the trends in the oil, natural gas, base and precious metals sectors.
- Fixed income & forex: forecasts of benchmark money and benchmark bond market rates and follow-up of G20 and emerging country currencies.
In collaboration with Natixis Equity and Credit Research teams, SRI Research is dedicated to analysis of the environmental, social and governance (ESG) challenges of companies for a global approach of fundamental and long-term performance of companies.
Credit Research rewarded by Euromoney
For the third year in a row, the magazine Euromoney rewarded Natixis for the quality and relevance of its analyses. The survey, which polled over 1, 900 global fund managers and investors ranked Natixis among the best European banks for credit research in 2014.
For the third year in a row, the Euromoney annual Fixed Income Research* which polled 1,900 global fund managers and investors ranked the Natixis Credit Research teams among the best European banks in 2014 for the quality and relevance of its analyses.
Green bonds: cross-expertise research serving a booming market segment
On December 1, the cross-expertise research team of Natixis published research on Green bonds*, a booming market segment. Green or Social bonds are bonds the proceeds of which are exclusively directed to projects offering an environmental and/or social benefit that the issuer undertakes to demonstrate via recurring reports throughout the life of the bond or the project.
In 2007, the European Investment Bank (EIB) launched its first Climate Awareness Bond to contribute to financing renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. In 2008, the World Bank issued in turn its first Green bond, placed with Swedish investors. Between May 2007 and March 2012, supranational issuers, agencies and public development banks issued about a hundred green bonds totaling about 8.4 billion dollars. Since then, issuers have greatly diversified, with close to 30 billion dollars in new issues for only 2014 (all sizes).
The original goal was to enable private investors to contribute to the global effort towards the financing of the energy transition.
“Green bonds have met with a clear demand. Investors view them as exceptionally legible as to the use of the funds invested and as a means to direct their savings towards financing of the energy transition and a more sustainable economy”, declared Orith Azoulay, Head of SRI Research at Natixis**.
A seminar devoted to Green bonds
On December 2, Natixis organized in Paris a seminar on: “Green bonds: growth with a staying power?”. Laurent Mignon, Chief Operating Officer of Natixis, laid stress on this “market being created” and highlighted that socially responsible investment had already become reality in our business lines.
* Research available on http://research.natixis.com, a unique access portal dedicated to cross-expertise research, and on upon request.
**”Les green bonds ont un bel avenir devant eux” [Green bonds will have a great future]- Challenge Soir / 02.12.2014