It may be too soon to assess the likely effect of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, but investors are taking risk off the table in the short term while they hope for a swift recovery.
The French fund house is expanding institutional client coverage, says its Asia head, citing business growth in segments such as insurance and superannuation funds.
Natixis's acquisition of MV Credit shows how asset managers are bulking up their private market capabilities as investor demand grows for non-traditional, higher-yielding assets.
High US equity market valuations remain a big concern for Asian investors but it remains their favourite region for allocating overseas, according to experts.
Jerome Powell, the next chairman of the US Federal Reserve, should continue the policies of current head Janet Yellen, which should ensure a good Asia outlook, experts say.
The regional chief of the French fund manager explains why it made the latest move in a spate of M&A taking place among active asset managers across the globe.