Having diversified beyond its domestic market – improving its CIB’s return on equity by 5.3 percentage points to 13% – and cementing the strategic changes it has carried out since 2013, Natixis’ new strategic plan has been covered by Reuters.
With a focus on four key sectors – energy and natural resources, aviation, infrastructure and real estate, and hospitality – the French investment bank plans to improve RoE by a further percentage point. Furthermore, CIB co-head Francois Riahi expressed confidence that the growth could continue despite competitive pressures, especially from the major US banks:
“It’s clear the US banks’ share of the market has increased in Europe but we have also increased our market shares in the past few years,” he said. “It’s compatible that we can continue to gain market share.”
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