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COVID19: ESG Makes a Difference

Anne-Laurence Roucher, Esty Dwek, Arnaud Bisschop and Harald Walkate share opinions on why ESG investing is a means to mitigate risk and improve long-term performance.

  • June 1, 2020
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Risk Returns in a Multi-Asset Portfolio Construction

The integration of global markets and the algorithmic trading has impacted market structure. How can investors adapt their strategies to this new reality

  • May 27, 2020
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Post-Pandemic Outlook: Assessing the Economic Restart

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz discusses how the near-term market picture has been affected by COVID-19 and what an economic restart might look like.

Out of the Frying Pan: Institutional Investors Are Responding to a Daunting – and Growing – Set of Challenges

Institutions face an environment without precedent in global politics, finance and economics. They are developing creative solutions to navigate it, drawing on a wider variety of assets and resources than ever to pursue their investment mandates.

COVID-19 Dashboard: Actively Managing a Dynamic Risk Landscape

In light of the US starting to reopen, a look at the risk dynamics and potential market effects of a COVID-19 “second wave.”

Portfolio Defense: Value, Growth, or Neither?

Analysis of 20-year returns suggests that sector diversification may be a more effective defensive strategy than favoring growth or value equity styles.

Are Markets Underestimating Recovery Challenges?

While fiscal and monetary responses to the COVID-19 economic crisis have given markets reasons for optimism, risks and challenges remain.

Global Barometer: How Advisor Portfolios Were Positioned Heading into 2020

See how moderate portfolios varied by geographic region at the end of 2019 in the Natixis Investment Managers Global Portfolio Barometer.

Coronavirus and Inflation: Pricing the Pandemic

COVID-19 supply and demand shocks are being met with historic monetary and fiscal measures – should businesses and investors be concerned about inflation?

Diversity in Asset Management: Staying Ahead of Investor Expectations

A diverse workforce challenges conventional thinking and creates a more dynamic and rewarding work environment. It may also lead to better experiences for clients.

Risk Variation in Trend-Following Systems

This paper reviews how risk exposures are determined in trend-following systems to provide some clarity into these options.

  • March 4, 2020
Creating Sustainable Value: Should the Financial Markets Worry About Social Inequalities?

European Parliament claimed “the climate and environment emergency”. It reminds us how important it is to speed up toward a carbon-neutral world transition

  • February 6, 2020
No Excess Economic Optimism, But Questions About Equity Valuation

As with previous epidemics, the coronavirus will have a temporary and reversible negative impact on the Chinese and global economy.

How Might the Coronavirus Impact Markets and Investors in the Near Term?

Despite a constructive backdrop and continued positive economic data, it’s important for investors to remain risk-aware.

Ten Investor Risk Considerations for 2020

Esty Dwek, Head of Global Market Strategy for Dynamic Solutions, shares her thoughts on ten investment risk considerations.

So far, so good.

After 2019, the year of Central Banks, comes 2020, the year of … Profits? Investors would certainly dream of it, but nothing is for certain.

Are We at the Dawn of a Return of the Value Equities?

After 12 years of a "growth" cycle, should we expect a cyclical change in favour of "value" equities in the medium term? DNCA's experts give us their analysis.

  • January 8, 2020
8 Keys to Understand Socially Responsible Investment

Giving meaning to your savings thanks to DNCA's SRI approach: investing in companies with a positive impact on the environment and society.

  • January 6, 2020
Cyclical Logics Warrant the Return of Optimism

Already of record duration, the sustainability of the expansion cycle that started in 2009 is hotly debated.

The Extension of the Economic Cycle Favors a Broadening of the Equity Rally

The great growth scare of the month of August, which had seen the word recession spread like wildfire, gave way to clear relief. The excessive pessimism we were talking about this summer has been corrected.

Leave Mother Nature Alone

On earth as in markets, humans have been trying to domesticate mother nature for their own benefit. But Nature always takes back its place.

Negative Interest Rates, Reflection and Remedy of Excess Pessimism in Europe

At this uncertain stage internationally, are investors overreacting about Europe and potential recession risks?

Too Early for Pessimists

Our statistical analysis shows that 70% of equity investor risk appetite is defined by global growth, political risk and the FED’s monetary policies.

Status Quo Enough for Markets

The rally in equities can continue, although decent earnings results will be needed to maintain momentum.

The Battle Against Slowing Growth Takes Shape

Should investors already anticipate the success of policy makers in stabilizing the slowing global economy?

Seeyond’s High Dividend Minimum Volatility: What does it bring to the table?

What does this strategy bring to the investors’ allocation? And what weight should be added to a typical allocation?

  • July 10, 2019
Summer Break: Pursuing Value Amid the Noise

Bill Nygren and David Herro of Harris Associates on why investors shouldn’t let market clamor drown out potential value opportunities in their portfolios.

Short Is the New Long: Managing Risk and Diversification

Portfolio Manager Kathryn Kaminski on how trend-following strategies can help manage risk and diversification by going long and short on various assets.

Macro Outlook: Risks Have Increased Near Term

Risks are becoming more symetric near term as markets shift to price in a global growth pick-up.

  • May 22, 2019
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From the Summit: Countering Cybercrime – How Companies Must Adapt to Win

Two cybersecurity experts offer safety tips and answer questions about breaches, artificial intelligence, hacking, insider threats and data protection.

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From the Summit: The Disruptors

Biomedical and thermodynamic innovators give first-hand accounts of how they disrupted and transformed their industries and what the future may hold.

What the Japanese Paradox Tells us About the Global Industrial Cycle

Dorval AM's monthly analysis on macro and micro-economics, valuations and market dynamics.

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From the Summit: Is China Ready to Lead?

Although China’s economy holds great promise for investors, it remains to be seen whether it can lead on trade, human rights and climate change issues.

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From the Summit: The New Geopolitical World Order

The former president of Colombia discusses the complex state of international relations and its future impact on trade, finance, security, and human rights.

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From the Summit: Shaping the Future of Active Management

Renowned portfolio managers discuss how active managers can differentiate themselves from passive competitors – and how they can meet clients’ new demands.

Protecting Portfolios: An Active Management Approach to Markets

An active management approach may help manage portfolio risk and uncover opportunities in the current market environment.

Top Concerns for Professional Fund Buyers in 2018

With the return of market volatility, professional fund buyers reveal their top concerns–and how they plan to meet their goals despite them.

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Institutional Investor Survey: Preparing for a Market Shift

Three ways institutional investors are preparing for a market shift – and how they plan to balance risk management with investment return.