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Natixis Adds Powerful ESG Function to Portfolio Clarity Tool

Natixis Investment Managers Solutions has upgraded the Natixis Portfolio Clarity analysis tool to also include non-financial data.

  • March 16, 2021
Blended Finance: Finding the Right Mix of Public and Private Investment

To shift capital and enable ambitions to become reality, investment projects need a clear purpose and the right mix of public and private investment.

Seeyond Equity Insights : Stock market exuberance

Juan Sebastian Caicedo, Portfolio Manager at Seeyond, discusses the risk of hyper-concentration across equity investments and its sources.

  • March 4, 2021
What, How, Why: Understanding the GameStop Frenzy

Moments of irrational exuberance provide useful reminders that markets don’t always behave in ways consistent with traditional economic theory.

Corporate Culture and the Pandemic: Challenges Can Create Opportunity

PM Mike Tian of WCM Investment Management discusses how some businesses are adapting to a changed business environment as a result of Covid-19.

  • February 18, 2021
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Loomis Sayles Growth Equity Strategies: The Search for Alpha Is a Search for Skill

Steps taken to pursue sustainable alpha generation are explained by Loomis Sayles Growth Equity Strategies CEO and portfolio manager Aziz Hamzaogullari.

  • February 17, 2021
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Volatility Investing by Seeyond : Volatility Risk Premium Strategy

Simon Aninat, portfolio manager and Volatility specialist, provides insights on Seeyond’s short volatility strategy.

Can Sustainable Investing Really Save the World?

Amid the clamour for everything ESG today, asset managers, investors and advisors need to decide what they are genuinely trying to achieve.

  • February 9, 2021
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Wolves of Wall Street : Seeyond’s take on The GameStop Saga

Simon Aninat, portfolio manager and Volatility specialist, provides insights on the GameStop drama.

10 Potential Market Risks and Questions for 2021

Global Market Strategist Esty Dwek outlines her Top 10 potential risks – and questions to consider – for the year ahead.

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Volatility Investing by Seeyond: Long Volatility Strategies

Simon Aninat, portfolio manager and Volatility specialist , explains Seeyond’s approach to active long volatility strategies.

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Beyond Covid: Better Times Ahead

Global Market Strategist Esty Dwek discusses prospects for growth, returning to normal, and the risks ahead in the new year.

Will the Planets Finally Align to Foster a Green Transition? - Mirova Macro Newsletter #5

Measure, Engage and Understand markets with this quarter's Mirova Newsletter “Creating Sustainable Value".

  • December 1, 2020
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Volatility Investing by Seeyond: Introduction to Our Philosophy

Simon Aninat, portfolio manager and Volatility specialist, presents Seeyond’s vision on this unique asset class.

The SRI Letter From DNCA: What If We Were There?

Discover the editorial of Lea Dunand-Chatellet, manager and director of SRI at DNCA.

  • November 17, 2020
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8 Keys to Understand SRI

What is ESG? What are the different types of SRI strategies? Can financial and extra-financial performance be reconciled? Discover DNCA's 8 keys to understanding responsible investment today.

  • November 10, 2020
Reflections on Ten Years in Trend Following

AlphaSimplex Chief Research Strategist, portfolio manager and inventor of “crisis alpha” Kathryn Kaminski discusses how her approach can benefit investors.

Split Down the Middle

Following the quickest selloff and rebound in history, the Natixis Strategist Outlook offers diverging views to the question: What comes next?

Times Like These: Financial Professionals Chart a Course from a Pandemic Market to Profitable Growth

Results from the 2020 Global Survey of Financial Professionals reveal optimistic growth goals and the opportunity for professionals to recalibrate strategy and rethink business models.

Transformational Technology

Technology is revolutionising sometimes decades-old processes and enabling teams to do more with less.

  • June 16, 2020
As the US Reopens, How Likely Is a Second COVID-19 Lockdown?

Why increasing case counts may not be the best metric to look at when considering the potential market impact of a COVID-19 second wave.

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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
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.

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?

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
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
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
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
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.