Mathieu Bernard, Head of Exane Solutions

A graduate of HEC, Mathieu began his career as an equity derivatives trader at Crédit Lyonnais and Natixis. He worked at Morgan Stanley in London before joining Nomura in 2009 as Head of Flow Equity Derivatives Europe.
Mathieu joined the Exane Group in April 2016 and is now Head of Exane Solutions.


Can you describe Exane Solutions in a few words?


Exane Solutions serves a broad client base of asset managers and private bankers through a high-performance execution, structuring and issuance platform. We have teams in Paris, Geneva, Milan, London and New York.
Exane Solutions is today recognised as a leading European convertibles Research house.

 

To what do you attribute the quality of your expertise?


Research, recognised by all of Exane's clients for its high quality, has always been a focal point of the company's business model. Alongside Exane BNP Paribas, Exane Solutions has accordingly developed its own Research offer, with a particular focus on convertible bonds. This content, which we now sell to our clients as a product in its own right, contributes to our brand's strong image and sets us apart from other market players.


The structured products market in Europe is changing. How are you managing these changes?


The requirements of investors and distributors with regard to structured products have evolved over the years due to the regulation and standardisation of traditional offerings. At the same time, we have seen increasing demand for innovative content and product personalisation, particularly from wealth management clients. At Exane, we therefore prefer to talk in terms of "investment solutions": each client is unique, and our products combine ideas from our research and structuring teams to suit our clients' individual needs.


In what other ways is Exane Solutions developing?


Our primary objective is to continuously optimise our client offer by investing in our content and our execution infrastructure. In particular, we devote a considerable proportion of our resources to digitising our processes and increasing the use of electronic transactions. Our goal is to continue to offer one of the best equity derivatives market services in Europe. Our clients' recognition is testament to this strategy.