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Philippe Waechter

Chief economist

Sustained growth in the Eurozone since the beginning of the year

17.08.2017

Growth has been robust since the beginning of 2017. In the second quarter, the economic activity was up by 2.5% after 2% during the first quarter and 2.4% in the last three months of 2016 (annual rates).

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Soft Brexit …or how to do a swift about-turn

28.06.2017

In the wake of the UK elections, the ensuing confusion suggests an increasing likelihood of a soft Brexit, as Theresa May does not have a majority and will have to deal with the situation as it stands. However, it cannot, and will not, be quite that simple as this would mean going back on the result of the Brexit referendum.

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New currency in France – Uncertainties and Instability

21.04.2017

Europe is a key factor in the presidential campaign, even though this theme gained minimal coverage during the two televised debates. Europe is a key differentiating factor for the four candidates who are leading in the polls, and so it must be the main decisive factor in the elector’s choice between the candidates.

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Philippe Waechter is Head of the economic research department of Natixis Asset Management.

Philippe joined Bred Banque Populaire in April 1988 as an economist. In 1994 he became Director of the economic research department. When Banque Populaire Asset Management was created in June 1998 (which then became Natexis Asset Management in May 2003) Philippe held the same position.

Philippe is graduated from the University of Paris I and worked as a Professor at the University of Evry from 2002 to 2003. He regularly works for the print and audiovisual media.

On Twitter

Philippe Waechter . 43m ago

RT @BaldwinRE: CEPR new report: Populism and trust in Europe Eichengreen Sapir Tabellini et al @voxeu https://t.co/lBzy3zLzTb

Philippe Waechter . 46m ago

La croissance en France va encore s'accélérer - Elément clé pour l'emploi et marges de manoeuvre budgétaires (1.7/… https://t.co/ouzzZFI7i9

Philippe Waechter . 1h ago

RT @ErDelannoy: Fiscalité pérenne,libération des freins à la création de richesse,relance du projet européen: 3 piliers de la confiance pou…