Head of Investment and client solutions
Allocation June 2016: put up the umbrella?
16.06.2016 - Franck Nicolas
Market analysis by Franck Nicolas, Head of Investment and Client Solutions.
"Much water has flowed under the bridge since the highly challenging start to the year for the markets. The performance returned risky assets on the European stock markets have rallied 15% from their February lows. Although year-to-date returns are now practically flat, the recovery was nonetheless spectacular. Is it now time to take partial profits?"
Read further in Asset Allocation Outlook June 2016
Franck Nicolas holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Aix–en-Provence, a PhD in Management from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and an MBA from HEC Business School in Geneva.
Franck began his career in 1991 as equity portfolio manager at Compagnie Financière Benjamin & Edmond de Rothschild, a financial holding company, in Geneva, Switzerland. From 1994 to 1998, he was fixed income portfolio manager at HSBC Midland Bank. In 1999, he joined Ixis Asset Management as financial engineer, and was then appointed director of quantitative engineering & research in 2002. In 2005, he also took in charge of the economic research & strategy department.
In 2007, Franck Nicolas was appointed head of Global asset allocation & ALM at Natixis Asset management. He is currently Head of Investment & Client Solutions.