COVID-19 Dashboard: Actively Managing a Dynamic Risk Landscape 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.”

Winter is…coming? Winter is…coming?

The Covid-19 crisis clearly is unprecedented. Seeyond explains why we should analyze its consequences on market behavior with humility and cautiousness.

  • May 12, 2020
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Election 2020: Coronavirus and the Politics of Federal Aid Election 2020: Coronavirus and the Politics of Federal Aid

US government aid has been crucial for markets during the COVID-19 pandemic, but election season is likely to complicate continued funding efforts.

Are Markets Underestimating Recovery Challenges? 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.

Q&A with Jens Peers, Mirova – Serious about sustainability
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Q&A with Jens Peers, Mirova – Serious about sustainability

Jens Peers, CEO & CIO of Mirova US and manager of the Mirova Global Sustainable Equity Strategy, reveals how he identifies the companies that are transitioning towards the future.

  • April 30, 2020
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Crisis & Recovery: What Economic and Epidemic Models Are Telling Us
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Crisis & Recovery: What Economic and Epidemic Models Are Telling Us

Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller discusses narrative economics, regional CAPE Ratio valuations, and areas of growth emerging from the crisis.

Last Contango in Paris : What oil markets tell us about volatility markets Last Contango in Paris : What oil markets tell us about volatility markets

Oil market has recently made the news with negative prices. This is an opportunity to highlight the parallel between the Oil and Volatility markets.

Evaluating 5 COVID-19 Market Narratives Evaluating 5 COVID-19 Market Narratives

Markets enter the early summer on the heels of federal aid packages and improved COVID-19 case numbers – but many unknowns remain.

Protecting Your Portfolio in a Downmarket with Aziz Hamzaogullari
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Protecting Your Portfolio in a Downmarket with Aziz Hamzaogullari

Aziz Hamzaogullari, Chief Investment Officer and founder of the Growth Equities Strategies team at Loomis Sayles talks about how to protect your portfolio in market crisis.

Coronavirus Implications for Global Markets Coronavirus Implications for Global Markets

Find the point of views of the experts of Natixis Investment Managers and its affiliates regarding the Coronavirus and its impact on global markets.

  • April 21, 2020
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The Big Spend: What COVID-19 Fiscal and Monetary Action May Mean for Markets The Big Spend: What COVID-19 Fiscal and Monetary Action May Mean for Markets

Global Market Strategist Esty Dwek takes measure of the unprecented monetary and fiscal measures being introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

DNCA Investment Outlook – April 2020 DNCA Investment Outlook – April 2020

The rebound in activity should be very gradual, penalised by the restructuring of many sectors and a less dynamic demand.

  • April 17, 2020
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What Is Crisis Alpha? How Do Some Managed Futures Strategies Pursue It?
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What Is Crisis Alpha? How Do Some Managed Futures Strategies Pursue It?

Persistent cross-asset trends during periods of market stress, crisis alpha and the strategic role of managed futures are explained.

  • April 17, 2020
Post-Pandemic US Outlook: Assessing the Potential Strength of Recovery Post-Pandemic US Outlook: Assessing the Potential Strength of Recovery

As China’s economy begins to move back on line, it offers insights about the potential pace and strength of a post-pandemic US economic recovery.

Coronavirus and Inflation: Pricing the Pandemic 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?

WCM Takes an Active, Long-Term Approach to Down Markets
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WCM Takes an Active, Long-Term Approach to Down Markets

Paul Black, co-CEO and Portfolio Manager at WCM Investment Management, talks about COVID-19 market turbulence and how an active approach seeks to uncover opportunities in down markets.

  • April 14, 2020
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Loomis Sayles Investment Outlook – Q2 2020 Loomis Sayles Investment Outlook – Q2 2020

Macro Strategies Research Analyst Craig Burelle presents his macro views, including US and world growth projections, interest rates, and monetary policy.

In Conversation with Professor Shiller
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In Conversation with Professor Shiller

Nobel Prize winning economist Professor Robert Shiller talks Coronavirus, Artificial Intelligence and narrative economics.

  • April 2, 2020
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Crisis or Correction? – A Quant's View of the Coronavirus Crisis or Correction? – A Quant's View of the Coronavirus

What a crisis event is and how trend-following strategies began searching for crisis alpha as the virus spread is examined by AlphaSimplex’s Chief Research Strategist.

  • April 2, 2020
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Into the Unknown: Gauging the Depth of the COVID-19 Recession Into the Unknown: Gauging the Depth of the COVID-19 Recession

A look at whether investors can expect a short or prolonged market downturn as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus Markets: Have We Seen the Bottom? Coronavirus Markets: Have We Seen the Bottom?

In light of the federal aid response to COVID-19, how should investors consider market opportunities and risks over the near term?

View from Washington: How Might COVID-19 Impact Election Season? View from Washington: How Might COVID-19 Impact Election Season?

VP of Government Relations Susan Olson looks at how remaining primary elections and general election campaigning could be affected by coronavirus.

Growth Scenarios Ahead
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Growth Scenarios Ahead

With the world dealing with the impact of COVID-19, our Head of Global Market Strategy looks at three possible scenarios that could to unfold in the economy and markets.

Election 2020: From Iowa to Outbreak, Democrats Seek a Nominee Election 2020: From Iowa to Outbreak, Democrats Seek a Nominee

Vice President of Government Relations Susan Olson discusses how Super Tuesday narrowed the Democratic presidential field and narrowed the odds of a contested convention.

View from Washington: Markets, COVID-19 and the Federal Response View from Washington: Markets, COVID-19 and the Federal Response

VP of Government Relations Susan Olson discusses the US federal government’s current fiscal response to the COVID-19 situation.

What an Oil Price War Could Mean for Markets and Investors What an Oil Price War Could Mean for Markets and Investors

Head of Global Market Strategy for Dynamic Solutions Esty Dwek looks at the potential global market implications of an oil supply glut.

COVID-19: Perspectives from a Long-Term Value Investor COVID-19: Perspectives from a Long-Term Value Investor

Epidemics, wars, and a financial crisis have been short-term factors for long-term value-oriented Harris Associates, explains Portfolio Manager and Director of US Research, Win Murray.

  • March 3, 2020
Ostrum AM’s Monthly Market Update (March)
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Ostrum AM’s Monthly Market Update (March)

Discover the Monthly Equity and Fixed Income Market Analysis by Axel Botte, Global Strategist at Ostrum Asset Management

  • March 2, 2020
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COVID-19: Making Sense of Market Sentiment COVID-19: Making Sense of Market Sentiment

As cases of COVID-19 occur outside of China, investors should be aware of the potential market risks.

Slower for Longer? Gauging Market Reaction to COVID-19 Slower for Longer? Gauging Market Reaction to COVID-19

Coronavirus cases are falling in China, but rising elsewhere – creating elevated volatility risk.

Assessing the Impact of the Coronavirus on Financial Markets Assessing the Impact of the Coronavirus on Financial Markets

An assessment of how the Wuhan coronavirus has impacted markets, with insights on what investors might be able to expect over the short term.

Allocating to Where the Value Is in Global Markets
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Allocating to Where the Value Is in Global Markets

More attractive opportunities in equities than fixed income today, explains Loomis Sayles Global Allocation Manager Eileen Riley.

  • February 14, 2020
Coronavirus and Global Markets: What Investors Should Know Coronavirus and Global Markets: What Investors Should Know

China’s coronavirus outbreak has implications for the global economy and investors – here’s a look at the potential near-term and longer-term market risks.

Price Matters: International Value Opportunities Today
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Price Matters: International Value Opportunities Today

Overvalued US stocks and dollar spell opportunity for patient value investor David Herro, CIO, International Equities, at Harris Associates.

  • February 11, 2020
No Excess Economic Optimism, But Questions About Equity Valuation 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? 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.

Know Your Loans – Why Active Management Matters
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Know Your Loans – Why Active Management Matters

Robust interest coverage and generally low leverage continue to make bank loans attractive, says a member of Loomis, Sayles & Company’s Bank Loans Team.

  • January 24, 2020
Ten Investor Risk Considerations for 2020 Ten Investor Risk Considerations for 2020

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

Horizons : Special Edition, 2020 Outlook Horizons : Special Edition, 2020 Outlook

Ostrum Asset Management experts’ special economic and market analysis for the year 2020.

  • January 10, 2020
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Data Privacy Regulation in the US
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Data Privacy Regulation in the US

The influence of new data privacy rules across the broader digital economy is likely to leave no business sector unaffected.

Balancing Yield and Risk for a Transitioning Credit Cycle
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Balancing Yield and Risk for a Transitioning Credit Cycle

Doubling of debt in the investment grade sector is a top risk that the co-manager of Loomis, Sayles & Company’s Core Plus Bond strategies is navigating late cycle.

  • December 18, 2019
A Year of Geopolitical Détente or Danger? Global Outlook 2020
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A Year of Geopolitical Détente or Danger? Global Outlook 2020

Why improving relations among global leaders could benefit economies and careers is explained by Global Market Strategist Esty Dwek.

Room for Global Growth, Equities & EM: Asset Allocation Outlook 2020 Room for Global Growth, Equities & EM: Asset Allocation Outlook 2020

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz considers how trade tensions and recession risks might affect equities, emerging markets, and fixed income next year.

5 Value Ideas from David Herro: Equity Outlook 2020 5 Value Ideas from David Herro: Equity Outlook 2020

Value recovery under way, Brexit discounts, and European banks’ attractive yields are covered by David Herro, CIO – International Equities, Harris Associates.

Bright Spots, Macro Risks, Credits & Currencies: Fixed Income Outlook 2020
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Bright Spots, Macro Risks, Credits & Currencies: Fixed Income Outlook 2020

Global markets may feel overvalued, but there are pockets of opportunity, says Co-Head of Loomis, Sayles & Company’s Multisector Full Discretion Team.

  • December 10, 2019
Expansion & Valuations Favor Developing World: Emerging Markets Outlook 2020 Expansion & Valuations Favor Developing World: Emerging Markets Outlook 2020

Business fundamentals and market factors are aligning in a way that suggest a potentially strong year for emerging markets in 2020.

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

Why a Recession May Not Be Imminent Why a Recession May Not Be Imminent

Generally solid US economic data and signs of improvement in China point to a market stabilization or improvement rather than a further slowdown.

Horizons : Discover Ostrum AM’s quarterly outlook (Q4) Horizons : Discover Ostrum AM’s quarterly outlook (Q4)

Ostrum Asset Management experts’ economic and market analysis.

  • November 5, 2019
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What Clearing Geopolitical Clouds Could Mean for Investors

What Clearing Geopolitical Clouds Could Mean for Investors

How a looming Brexit deal and evidence of easing geopolitical tensions between the US and China could affect markets and investors.

Liquidity, Reserves and High Grade for Late Cycle Unknowns
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Liquidity, Reserves and High Grade for Late Cycle Unknowns

Slowing global growth implications for fixed income markets and portfolios are explained by Co-head of Loomis Sayles’ Multisector Full Discretion team.

  • October 30, 2019
US-China Phase One: What It Could Mean for Investors US-China Phase One: What It Could Mean for Investors

A look at how a trade truce between the US and China came together and what it could mean for markets and investors in the months ahead.

Market Perspectives: Reasons for Cautious Optimism Market Perspectives: Reasons for Cautious Optimism

A look at recent capital market performance across asset classes and a near-term market forecast.

Geopolitics and Portfolios: Assessing the Turbulence Geopolitics and Portfolios: Assessing the Turbulence

A look at how the US-China trade war, Brexit, Germany’s slowdown, and Middle East tensions could affect markets and portfolios over the near term

Understanding a Low Inflation, Slow Growth World Understanding a Low Inflation, Slow Growth World

Amid low interest rates, slow growth, and deflation Portfolio Strategist Jack Janasiewicz diagnoses current market conditions and considers the road ahead.

Too Early for Pessimists 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.

Understanding US-China Trade Turmoil and Its Potential Investor Impacts Understanding US-China Trade Turmoil and Its Potential Investor Impacts

An analysis of recent market volatility and how US-China trade turmoil may continue to affect markets and investors in the near term.

2019 Oil Markets Outlook 2019 Oil Markets Outlook

How political tensions mixed with supply-and-demand dynamics could help shape global oil markets over the months and years ahead.

Measuring Market Drivers – Can the Equity and Bond Rally Continue? Measuring Market Drivers – Can the Equity and Bond Rally Continue?

Although the rally in fixed income and equities has continued, political tensions and trade uncertainty could present downside risks for investors to consider over the near term.

The Battle Against Slowing Growth Takes Shape The Battle Against Slowing Growth Takes Shape

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

Equity Markets March On, While Bonds Call Recession Equity Markets March On, While Bonds Call Recession

How US-China tensions and potentially lower interest rates could affect financial markets and investor portfolios over the near term.

Summer Break: Pursuing Value Amid the Noise 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.

From the Summit: Countering Cybercrime – How Companies Must Adapt to Win
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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.

From the Summit: Can Democracy Survive Social Media?
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From the Summit: Can Democracy Survive Social Media?

Experts debate the toll social media has taken on democracy – from foreign meddling in elections to using fake news to sway opinions and more.

Natixis Exchange: Politics, Trade and the Challenge of China Natixis Exchange: Politics, Trade and the Challenge of China

Global security expert Michèle Flournoy breaks down the threat China’s growing geopolitical influence poses to US markets.

From the Summit: Can the Multilateral Trading System Survive (and How)?
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From the Summit: Can the Multilateral Trading System Survive (and How)?

A panel of international trade experts discuss the accuracy of threats to free and open trade and whether our existing global trade model is in jeopardy.

From the Summit: Law and Order on the AI Frontier
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From the Summit: Law and Order on the AI Frontier

Two professors examine advances in automation, robotics and artificial intelligence, as well as the related uncharted regulatory and ethical territory.

Beta and the bull run Beta and the bull run

Increased market volatility and lingering geopolitical uncertainty can make it harder to look for uncorrelated sources of investment returns in the long run

  • April 30, 2019
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From the Summit: The Disruptors
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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.

Natixis Investment Managers Summit Highlights Natixis Investment Managers Summit Highlights

Experience world leaders and innovators exchanging fresh ideas at the inaugural Natixis Investment Managers Summit.

From the Summit: Blockchain: Believe the Hype?
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From the Summit: Blockchain: Believe the Hype?

Three leaders who have successfully implemented blockchain technology into their companies discuss its strengths, limitations and growth potential.

From the Summit: Will Renewable Energy Transform Global Geopolitics?
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From the Summit: Will Renewable Energy Transform Global Geopolitics?

Energy experts debate how renewable energy can dramatically impact a country's independence from foreign influence, and shift the global balance of power.

From the Summit: Is China Ready to Lead?
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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.

From the Summit: The Power of Migration and Demography
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From the Summit: The Power of Migration and Demography

Learn how migration is having a profound bearing on political elections around the world, and why growing elderly populations are taxing developed economies.

From the Summit: The New Geopolitical World Order
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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.

From the Summit: The World in the Making: A Presidential Perspective
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From the Summit: The World in the Making: A Presidential Perspective

Three former European heads of state discuss their experiences and their vision for the future, and offer advice for solving international challenges.

From the Summit: The Future of Europe
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From the Summit: The Future of Europe

European Union insiders explore various scenarios for EU politics over the next decade, given migration, monetary policy disagreements and Brexit.

From the Summit: Ten Years After the Crisis: The Fallout and the Future
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From the Summit: Ten Years After the Crisis: The Fallout and the Future

A look back at the measures global governments and institutions took to stabilize the 2008 financial crisis and the effect they may have on future events.