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Philippe Waechter

Chief economist

Adaptability and flexibility will be key to markets in 2018


Macroeconomics, equities, fixed income, asset allocation – consult our new 2018 Outlook report to find out what experts at Natixis Asset Management expect for the year ahead and read about the six major challenges that will face investors.


Sustained growth in the Eurozone since the beginning of the year


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).


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


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.

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

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For every one US worker in metals production there are more than 40 workers in metals-using industries. Taxing the…

Philippe Waechter . 17h ago

RT @bicentenaireCE: C'est sur cette note #visionnaire que s'achève la convention du #biCEntenaire1818 des @Caisse_Epargne... MERCI à l'ense…

Philippe Waechter . 19h ago

RT @EdouardVidon: The complementarity between private and public risk-sharing in a monetary union calls for accelerating the financing unio…