Natixis has changed the structure of its corporate and investment banking (CIB) arm to strengthen its originate-to-distribute model and further expand its international growth.

Natixis CIB is co-headed by François Riahi and Marc Vincent, and will now house a newly-created global finance business line, which will include: global energy and commodities; aviation, export and infrastructure; real estate finance; syndication for the latter three; financing portfolio management; and the restructuring group.

Pierre Debray, global head of asset and international trade finance, will be responsible for setting up the global finance business.

CIB will also include a new investment banking business line encompassing: strategic equity transactions; acquisition and strategic finance; capital and rating advisory; equity capital markets; corporate loan structuring; and bond origination.

Additionally, the mergers and acquisitions department will now be managed by Marc Vincent; global markets will be headed by Luc François, and Anne-Cécile Delas has been appointed head of global transaction banking.

Stéphane About and Pierre-Henri Denain will respectively continue to lead the Americas and Emea platforms, while the bank will shortly appoint a new head for the Asia Pacific platform.

As part of the restructuring, the bank has made a number of appointments to its executive committee, including Delas, as well as Guillaume de Saint-Seine as head of coverage, and Mohamed Kallala, who has been tasked with setting up the investment banking business.