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Franck Nicolas

Head of Investment and client solutions

Fed, Oil, yuan: towards a triple capitulation?

05.02.2016 - Franck Nicolas

Market analysis by Franck Nicolas, Head of of Investment and clients solutions.

“The first few days of the year were particularly challenging for capital markets. Further incertitude regarding the strength of the US cycle and the possibility that the Chinese economy is weathering a heavy depression drove risky assets lower, bucking the traditional early-year trend. This context was symbolized by the fall in the oil price, which crystallizes all of the fears stemming from sluggish global trade and risk aversion.”

 

Read further in Allocation Perspective January 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.