In May 2019 Azure Capital entered into a partnership with Natixis, a French multinational financial services firm specialized in asset & wealth management, corporate & investment solutions, insurance and payments. A subsidiary of Groupe BPCE, one of the largest financial institution groups in France through its two retail networks, Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne, Natixis counts nearly 16,000 employees across 38 countries. Its clients include corporations, financial institutions, sovereign and supranational organizations, as well as the customers of Groupe BPCE’s networks. Listed on the Paris stock exchange, Natixis has a solid financial base with a CET1 capital under Basel 3(1) of €11.4 billion, a Basel 3 CET1 Ratio(1) of 11.5% and quality long-term ratings (Standard & Poor’s: A+ / Moody’s: A1 / Fitch Ratings: A+).
Over the last several years Natixis has entered into a number of similar arrangements in key geographies, resulting in a comprehensive ‘multi-boutique’ strategy. This unique arrangement enables Azure Capital to leverage Natixis’ extensive resources and global network as well as the capabilities of other member firms to provide increased access for our clients to global markets.