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Franck Nicolas

Head of Investment and client solutions

CONVICTIONS - "A lower oil price will weigh on inflation"

14.01.2015 - Franck Nicolas

Natixis Asset Management presents the last issue of CONVICTIONS, offering an overview of the last Natixis AM’s monthly Strategic Investment Committee conclusions.

Access to market analysis of Natixis AM’s experts on all asset classes and geographical area:

• Macroeconomic analysis

"A lower oil price will weigh on inflation and central banks will lean to still very accommodative monetary policies"

• Global multi-asset class allocation

"Prospects of a global cyclical rebound in early 2015, coupled with a forthcoming ECB quantitative easing program, comfort our overweight stance on risky assets"

• Specific focus on Fixed income, European equities and Global emerging

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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.