Nicolas Forest
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Nicolas Forest

Global Head of Fixed Income

Nicolas Forest has been Global Head of Fixed Income at Candriam since 2013 and joined the Executive Committee in 2016.

He is responsible for the Fixed Income strategy and Global Bond Funds as well as co-fund manager of the Total Return funds. He is also teaching Fixed Income at the University of Paris Dauphine.
Nicolas Forest started his career as Assistant Structured Products Manager at CDC-Ixis in 2003, before joining Candriam in 2004 as Money Market Fund Manager. In 2008, he was appointed Head of Rates Strategy.

Nicolas has master’s degrees in economics and finance from the University of the Sorbonne in Paris, and a bachelor degree in philosophy from the same university.

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Fixed Income, Nicolas Forest

Budget, monetary policy... The match is on!

It is rather unusual for a President of the French Republic to openly criticise European monetary policy. A guardian of monetary orthodoxy, the European Central Bank’s (ECB) mandate is well known by all: to keep inflation close to 2%, regardless of budgetary policy.
Fixed Income, Nicolas Forest

Global Sovereign Bond Yield - Catch them while you can!

Recent rises in inflation -- to levels not seen in decades -- have negatively affected returns across most asset classes. Rate rises have been some of the steepest seen in many decades. In the current environment, as we move further into resolute central bank tightening, we may see a considerable cooling down in global economies.
Fixed Income, Nicolas Forest

ECB Hike

The time was July 2011. Despite the eurozone debt crisis, Jean-Claude Trichet raised the ECB’s key rate to 1.50%. He needed to combat inflation, which was dangerously close to... 2.50%. We all know what followed, traumatising many a bond investor facing deflation in Europe and the debt crisis in the weaker European nations.
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