Natixis launches APAC Structured Credit Solutions department with new appointment

Hong Kong, April 13, 2016

Natixis announces today the creation of the Global Structured Credit & Solutions (GSCS) department for Asia Pacific, and the appointment of Fabrice Guesde as Head of Global Structured Credit & Solutions, Asia Pacific.

tas787z2xo-image.pngBased in Hong Kong, Fabrice reports to Emmanuel Lefort, Global Head of GSCS, and locally to Viet-Linh Ha Thuc, Head of Fixed Income, Asia Pacific. He has been with Natixis since 2006, latterly in Paris as Head of Credit & Insurance Solutions, a transversal department within GSCS focused on solutions for insurers and private equity funds, as well as multi-product solutions.

The expansion of GSCS to Asia Pacific offers Natixis’ regional clients the bank’s full suite of structured credit solutions, including across asset-backed securities (ABS), collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), capital call facilities, and a range of bank and insurance regulatory solutions. The new team also includes Alistair Ho, who maintains his role as Head of Structured Credit Syndicate & Origination, Asia Pacific.

Viet-Linh Ha Thuc commented, “We see Natixis’ global offering in structured credit solutions as highly relevant to our clients in Asia. The timing is now ideal to establish our GSCS business locally, both with regard to the evolving needs of our clients and to the ongoing rollout of our solutions-focused strategy in the region. Fabrice brings with him a wealth of experience, and his appointment to this role reflects our firm commitment to put Natixis’ global expertise at the service of Asia.”