Ostrum Asset Management (Ostrum AM), an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, announces the appointment of Axel Botte as Head of Markets Strategy. He was previously the global strategist on the same team.
Axel Botte will head the markets strategy team, which is composed of: Zouhoure Bousbih, an Emerging Countries Strategist, and Aline Goupil-Raguénès, a Developed Countries Strategist, both members of the team since 2018. The recruitment of a new global strategist is underway. Axel Botte reports directly to Ibrahima Kobar, CIO of Fixed Income, Structuring and Research, and member of Ostrum AM’s Executive Committee.
Within Ostrum AM, the main missions of the Markets Strategy team are to establish a macroeconomic, economic, and financial scenario to support the active fundamental management teams in their strategy and asset allocation recommendations, as well as to provide top-down internal research to support the managers’ convictions.
“We are delighted that Axel has taken on this new role at Ostrum AM. His experience in asset management and his expertise in international markets strategy are major assets to meet the requirements of our institutional clients”.Ibrahima Kobar, CIO Fixed Income, Structuring and Research at Ostrum AM.
Axel Botte started his career in 2000 at Axa IM as an economist, then became an equity strategist between 2002 and 2006. In 2007, he was appointed head of fixed-income strategy in the Investment Strategy department of the management company. In 2010, Axel Botte joined Ostrum AM, as a Global Strategist, where he works closely with the fixed-income teams on specific themes, such as interest rates, developed market government bonds, inflation-linked bonds, and credit.
Axel Botte holds a DEA in Industrial and Financial Strategies and Econometrics from the University of Cergy-Pontoise