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Emmanuel Bourdeix

Co-Chief Investment Officer

Equity markets – think differently!

25.09.2017 - Emmanuel Bourdeix

The investment dogma “higher returns require higher risk” has been widely spread for decades. Indeed, equity investors have been led to believe that to achieve higher returns, taking on a relatively higher level of risk is necessary.

The positive relationship between risk and expected returns may hold true when allocating between different asset classes, but it is less valid when investing within a particular asset class such as equities.


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Emmanuel Bourdeix holds an engineering degree from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and a DEA [post-graduate diploma] in probabilities and finance from Université Pierre et Marie Curie.

Emmanuel Bourdeix began his career in 1995 at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson as arbitrage analyst and structurer. In 1998, he joined CAAM where he acted as portfolio manager, then head of convertible bonds and volatility in 2002 and finally head of satellite equity management in 2006. In 2007, he was appointed deputy CEO of equity and diversified management and, at the inception of Amundi, head of equity Europe, world and emerging countries. In 2010, he became CIO equity, asset allocation & structured products of Natixis Asset Management.

Emmanuel Bourdeix is currently member of the executive committee, Co-CIO in charge of the investment divisions Seeyond*, European equities, Investment and client solutions, Global emerging of Natixis Asset Management.