Natixis Strengthens its APAC Global Markets Franchise with Key Appointments

Hong Kong, September 2, 2019

Viet-Linh Ha Thuc was appointed Head of Global Markets for Asia Pacific and a member of the Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking Asia Pacific Executive Committee and of the Global Markets Management Committee in April this year.   Viet-Linh remains based in Hong Kong and reports to Luc François, Head of Global Markets, and Alain Gallois, CEO, Asia Pacific.

Viet-Linh joined Natixis in 2015 as Head of Fixed Income, Asia Pacific and before taking up his current role, was Head of Global Markets Trading, Asia Pacific. He has over 21 years’ experience across Hong Kong, Tokyo, London and Paris.

Eric Elbaz joined Natixis as Head of Sales and Financial Engineering, Asia Pacific, effective August 12, 2019. Based in Hong Kong, Eric reports to Elie Bitton, Head of Equity Derivatives & Fixed Income Sales for APAC & EMEA, and Global Head of Financial Engineering, and to Viet-Linh Ha Thuc.

Eric joins Natixis from Credit Suisse, where he worked from 2001-2019 and was most recently European Head of Solutions Sales in International Trading Solutions Fixed Income. Prior to Credit Suisse, Eric was with J.P. Morgan from 1999-2001.

Eric has double Master’s in Applied Mathematics from Paris IX and Paris VI.

Eric Michl joined Natixis as Head of Equity Trading Asia Pacific, on September 2, 2019. Based in Hong Kong, Eric will report to Viet-Linh Ha Thuc and Laurent Francois, Global Head of Flow and Solutions Trading.

Eric joins Natixis from Commerzbank, where he worked from 2006-2019 in London and most recently Hong Kong as Head of Exotics, Vanilla, Funds, Asia. Prior to Commerzbank, Eric worked with Exane BNP Paribas in London.

Eric has a Master’s in Business and Management from HEC, Paris.

Jacques Clot has joined Natixis as Trading Risk Officer, Asia Pacific, on August 21, 2019. Based in Hong Kong, Jacques reports to Viet-Linh Ha Thuc and Mathias Hugly, Head of Business Resources Management.

Jacques joins Natixis from Société Générale CIB, where he worked from 2006-2019 as Financial Engineer, Exotic Products Trader and most recently as Head of Market Activities Audit. Prior to Société Générale, Jacques worked in the Strategy Division of Vivendi-Veolia Group.

Jacques is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Telecom Paris (ENST).