NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Natixis announced today that it has appointed Nasir Khan as Head of Infrastructure, Americas. Nasir will be responsible for the growth and development of the bank's infrastructure sector for the Americas. As Natixis advances its sectorial-based approach to best serve its clients, as Head of Infrastructure, Nasir will assume responsibility for Infrastructure Finance as well as Infrastructure-related industry groups including Power and Renewables, Transportation and Social Infrastructure, and Telecommunications. He will report globally to Oliver Delay, Global Head of Real Assets, and locally to Benjamin Sirgue, Head of Strategic Sectors & Distribution, Americas.
"We are pleased to welcome Nasir to Natixis at a time when our Infrastructure Finance platform is registering strong growth thanks to the development of our origination both in the Americas but also in our other desks in APAC and in EMEA. We trust Nasir will help us further our ambition to be the go-to bank in infrastructure," said Oliver Delay, Global Head of Real Assets, Natixis.
Benjamin Sirgue, Head of Strategic Sectors & Distribution, Americas, commented: "Nasir's wealth of experience complements Natixis' sector-based approach and customized offerings, which will further our mission of providing value-additive services to our clients and reinforce the synergies with PJ SOLOMON's Infrastructure, Power and Renewables advisory group led by Tim Bath, Jeff Pollard and James McGinnis."
Nasir has over 20 years of experience in infrastructure and energy project finance. Nasir previously worked as Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure for the Americas at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, where he specialized in business development across lending, advisory, and capital markets, and was awarded numerous Deal of the Year awards. Earlier in his career Nasir also held positions at Ports America Group and Citigroup.
"With a sector-based, client-focused approach, a unique distribution platform, and management's deep commitment to the Infrastructure and Project Finance business, Natixis is poised to grow into a market leader in the space," said Nasir Khan, Head of Infrastructure, Americas. "I look forward to helping drive that development and becoming the first call for our clients as we deliver creative, value-added solutions for them."
Natixis is the international corporate and investment banking, asset management, insurance and financial services arm of Groupe BPCE, the 2nd-largest banking group in France with 31 million clients spread over two retail banking networks, Banque Populaire and Caisse d'Epargne.
With more than 17,000 employees, Natixis has a number of areas of expertise that are organized into four main business lines: Asset & Wealth Management, Corporate & Investment Banking, Insurance and Specialized Financial Services.
A global player, Natixis has its own client base of companies, financial institutions and institutional investors as well as the client base of individuals, professionals and small and medium-size businesses of Groupe BPCE's banking networks.
Listed on the Paris stock exchange, it has a solid financial base with a CET1 capital under Basel 3(1) of €12 billion, a Basel 3 CET1 Ratio (1) of 10.65 % and quality long-term ratings (Standard & Poor's: A / Moody's: A2 / Fitch Ratings: A). (1)Based on CRR-CRD4 rules as reported on June 26, 2013, including the Danish compromise - without phase-in .
Figures as at December 31, 2017
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