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Axel Botte

Fixed Income Strategist

Review of year 2015 in fixed income markets

06.01.2016 - Axel Botte

A review of year 2015 from experts of Natixis AM's Fixed Income investment division.

Key facts of the year :

- Fed status quo fuelled currency war with many central banks embarking onto monetary easing
- After months of uncertainty about the timing, Fed lifts rates from zero in December
- Despite bouts of volatility, bond yields made a round trip in 2015
- Peripheral bond spreads failed to perform amid political risk
- Credit hit by specific risk and increased issuance
- Emerging debt markets jolted by commodity price drop and China, Brazil woes


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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.