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Axel Botte

Fixed Income Strategist

Markets enjoy low vol, high return through 2017

08.01.2018 - Axel Botte

Read market analysis by Axel Botte, Fixed Income Startegist

- Geopolitical risks (North Korea, trade issues, elections in Europe) remarkably contained in 2017
- Central bank policy moving slowly: Fed proceeds with balance sheet normalisation and ECB cuts asset purchases
- Volatility in France, Spain spreads faded quickly after elections.
- High-yielding markets outperform. Emerging bonds and high yield beat investment grade asset classes.

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He began his career in 2000 at AXA Investment Managers as equity strategist producing both geographical and regional equity allocation recommendations.

In 2007, he was named Head of the Fixed Income research within the Investment Strategy department managing 2 fixed income strategists.
He joined Natixis Asset Management in October 2010 as Fixed Income Strategist. He provides top-down analysis of fixed income markets in close relationship with fund management teams. The research covers interest rates, developed market government bonds, sovereign debt allocation, global inflation-linked, credit and structured credit.

Axel Botte is a graduate of the University of Cergy-Pontoise. He holds a Advanced Studies Diploma (DEA) in Analysis of Financial and Industrial Strategies.