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Franck Nicolas

Head of Investment and client solutions

Will oil rally in 2016?

25.02.2016 - Franck Nicolas

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

“apital markets started the year against a backdrop of a strong rise in risk aversion. Over the last few weeks, fears concerning the health of the US economy, the future of Chinese growth and the collapse in oil prices have pushed investors to protect portfolios and continuously sell risky assets.”

Read further in Allocation Perspective February 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.