Outlook 2020: finding equilibrium in a non-cooperative world
2019 was a year of renewed protectionist tension, an ongoing (and never-ending?) Brexit saga and more sluggish potential growth in both developed markets and China, state experts at Ostrum Asset Management, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers. In their view, 2020 should be characterized by a degree of continuity, as growth should continue to slow and the central banks are set to remain ever more accommodative. Against this broader backdrop, diversification will remain the watchword in investors’ pursuit for yield.
Ostrum Asset Management’s1 teams have been committed to helping their clients provide for their future and achieve their long-term financial goals for more than 30 years. Our portfolio managers combine high-quality proprietary research with stringent risk analysis at each stage of the investment process driving their decisions to deliver the highest quality outcomes for clients.
Ostrum Asset Management is based in Europe, with a local presence in the United States2 and Asia3, providing a full range of active fixed-income and equity expertise, along with tailored insurance investment management solutions and alternative strategies to address investors’ needs worldwide.
Ostrum Asset Management is a responsible and committed company4, ranking among the leading asset managers in Europe5 with €274.9 billion in assets under management6 for institutional clients, individual investors and distributors.
Ostrum Asset Management is an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers.
1. Ostrum AM was created by the separation of Ostrum AM’s fixed-income and equity investment management operations into a separate subsidiary on October 1, 2018 (registered on the Paris Trade and Companies Register under number 329 450 738, previously Natixis AM).
2. US via Ostrum AM U.S., LLC, limited liability company, registered as an investment adviser with the SEC.
3. Asia via Ostrum AM Asia Limited – Registered as a fund management company with the Monetary Authority of Singapore – An Ostrum AM subsidiary and via Ostrum AM Hong Kong Limited, subsidiary of Ostrum AM Asia Limited.
4. Ostrum AM was one of the first French asset manager signatories to the PRI in 2008. More details; www.unpri.org
5. IPE Top 400 Asset Managers 2019 ranked Ostrum AM as the 68th largest asset manager, as at 12/31/2018.
6. Ostrum AM – 09/30/2019.
Natixis Investment Managers serves financial professionals with more insightful ways to construct portfolios. Powered by the expertise of more than 20 specialized investment managers globally, we apply Active Thinking® to deliver proactive solutions that help clients pursue better outcomes in all markets. Natixis Investment Managers ranks among the world’s largest asset management firms2 with more than $1 trillion assets under management3 (€898.2 billion).
Headquartered in Paris and Boston, Natixis Investment Managers is a subsidiary of Natixis. Listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, Natixis is a subsidiary of BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France. Natixis Investment Managers’ affiliated investment management firms include AEW; Alliance Entreprendre; AlphaSimplex Group; Darius Capital Partners; DNCA Investments;4 Dorval Asset Management; Flexstone Partners; Gateway Investment Advisers; H2O Asset Management; Harris Associates; Investors Mutual Limited; Loomis, Sayles & Company; Mirova; MV Credit; Naxicap Partners; Ossiam; Ostrum Asset Management; Seeyond; Seventure Partners; Thematics Asset Management; Vaughan Nelson Investment Management; Vega Investment Managers;5 and WCM Investment Management. Investment solutions are also offered through Natixis Advisors and Dynamic Solutions. Not all offerings available in all jurisdictions. For additional information, please visit Natixis Investment Managers’ website at im.natixis.com | LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/natixis-investment-managers.
Natixis Investment Managers’ distribution and service groups include Natixis Distribution, L.P., a limited purpose broker-dealer and the distributor of various registered investment companies for which advisory services are provided by affiliated firms of Natixis Investment Managers, and Natixis Investment Managers S.A. (Luxembourg) and its affiliated distribution entities in Europe and Asia.
1 ESG Fund Universe in Spain: All the funds available in the Spainsif database were taken into account for the analysis, which were then included in the Morningstar ESG categories. Subsequently, only the Morninstar categories were used for the analysis, where there were more than two ESG funds.
2 Cerulli Quantitative Update: Global Markets 2019 ranked Natixis Investment Managers as the 17th largest asset manager in the world based on assets under management as of December 31, 2018.
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