Vaughan Nelson Podcasts

Vaughan Nelson’s CEO/CIO Chris Wallis explores macroeconomic trends and the impact on equities markets in his podcast series.

February 15, 2024 Chris D. Wallis
S&P 500 Index: Are Sector Rotation Approaches More Attractive Than Individual Stock-Picking?

S&P 500 stocks move increasingly in line with their GICS® sectors. As a result, investors may look at sector rotation approaches to capture alternative investment opportunities.

February 15, 2024
Mirova Monthly Market Review & Outlook – February 2024

Read Mirova’s monthly market review and outlook for listed assets.

February 15, 2024
Mirova: Private Assets Annual Market Review & Outlook

Mirova's annual market review and 2024 outlook for private assets.

February 9, 2024
Confirmation of Our Private Real Estate Market Rebound Forecasts

AEWs latest monthly research report on private real estate market.

February 7, 2024
Natixis IM Solutions - Pulse - FOMC Meeting Review: The Fed Pushes Out First Rate Cut

Read Natixis IM Solutions' latest Pulse on the Fed.

February 7, 2024
Natixis IM Solutions - Market Review – January 2024

Read Natixis IM Solutions' latest monthly market review.

February 7, 2024
Investment Outlook: Loomis Sayles

Lower inflation, interest rate cuts in the US, EM earnings growth recovery, and compelling yields on corporate bonds are part of Loomis Sayles’ outlook.

February 2, 2024
Mirova: Listed Assets Annual Market Review & Outlook

Mirova's annual market review and 2024 outlook for listed assets.

February 1, 2024
Are We There Yet?

As the holiday travel season draws to a close, a simple question that can trigger even the most patient of parents everywhere, resonates as well with property investors across the country – “Are we there yet?”

January 31, 2024
Global Value Investing Re-Interpreted

Daniel Nicholas, Client Portfolio Manager at Harris Associates, discusses what sets them apart from other managers and the main challenges and opportunities in equity markets.

January 27, 2024
Sustainable Investing: Transformational trends to watch

Compelling AI applications, renewable energy recovery, and pharma developments are considered for 2024 by Jens Peers.

January 26, 2024 Jens Peers
Backdrop for Bond Investing Brighter in 2024

Fed rate cuts and softer inflation should drive more opportunities for bond investors, says Loomis Sayles’ Peter Palfrey.

January 19, 2024
Observations & Ideas for a Higher Yield World

Higher capture of yield and market fundamentals should be good for bond investors in 2024, explains Loomis Sayles’ Matt Eagan.

January 19, 2024
Duration and the Climate Transition: Risk or Opportunity for Sovereign Bonds?

Ostrum Asset Management expects 2024 to be rich in investment opportunities but signals there are still multiple risks to be managed.

January 18, 2024
Could Small Cap Stocks Be A Sweet Spot In 2024?

Why the small cap stock universe is an appealing place for Vaughan Nelson’s Chris Wallis to be investing in is explored.

January 18, 2024 Chris D. Wallis
Market Outlook 2024

Natixis Investment Managers' affiliates share their thoughts on what might be on the horizon for investors in 2024.

January 18, 2024
Natixis IM Solutions - Market Review – December 2023

Read Natixis IM Solutions' latest monthly market review.

January 12, 2024
Portfolio Manager Insights: Themes & Risks for 2024

From a recession to AI, portfolio managers share diverse views on the big topics shaping investment decisions in 2024.

January 11, 2024
Deploying an Ambitious Biodiversity Strategy

In this interview, Hadrien Gaudin-Hamama, Impact & ESG specialist at Mirova, explains the challenges investors are facing regarding biodiversity, and the crucial role they play in acceleration actions.

January 10, 2024
Sovereign Bonds Markets: Which Opportunities For 2024

As mentioned in Ostrum AM’s 2024 global outlooks, the fixed income market will have to deal with an unprecedented rise in net bond issuance, as the central banks aim to ease their rates.

January 9, 2024
2024 Preqin Global Report Private Debt: MV Credit

MV Credit shares their views on senior loans in Preqin’s 2024 Global Report on Private Debt.

January 5, 2024
2024 Preqin Global Report Infrastructure: Mirova

Mirova shares their views on energy transition infrastructures in Preqin’s 2024 Global Report on Infrastructure.

January 5, 2024
Vauban Infrastructure Partners’ Car Park Management Strategy

Why car park infrastructure will continue to be an essential asset for the future of local mobility.

January 4, 2024
Across the Universe #4: Biodiversity

Biodiversity under pressure: investors to the rescue.

December 22, 2023
Targeted Consultation On The Implementation Of The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)

As a pioneering sustainable investment firm, Mirova has been a strong advocate for the European Union's initiative to establish a transparency framework within the financial sector.

December 21, 2023
Performance Fees in DC Pensions

Time to bust the myths about private equity charges.

December 20, 2023
The Alternative Outlook for 2024

With the potential for long-term value creation without the volatility of public markets, many investors remain bullish about private assets in 2024.

December 20, 2023
Brazil: Zero Deforestation Target for the Planet's Lungs

In a country where agribusiness has destroyed almost 50% of the vegetation cover, one of the main challenges of the new presidential term is to increase the agricultural area without cutting down trees.

December 19, 2023
Analyzing Biodiversity In Global Fixed Income Portfolios

Biodiversity is an emerging, and increasingly important, issue for managers to consider in investment management.

December 18, 2023
Does ESG Engagement Deliver Results?

The article highlighted that MV Credit fully appreciates the importance of ESG Engagement and has formalised its own approach in its dedicated ESG Engagement policy.

December 18, 2023
AEW Asia Pacific Research Perspective

AEW's latest quarterly research outlook on the Asia real estate market.

December 14, 2023
Seniors Housing Research Perspective

AEW's latest market update on Seniors Housings.

December 13, 2023
Natixis IM Solutions - Market Review – November 2023

Read Natixis IM Solutions' latest monthly market review.

December 11, 2023
2024 Institutional Outlook

Institutional sentiment shows 2024 to be a year filled with many uncertainties.

December 8, 2023 Dave Goodsell
How Can Financial Risks On Insurance Company Balance Sheets Be Managed Amid Macroeconomic Shocks?

What are today’s financial risks and what consequences do they have for insurance company balance sheets?

December 7, 2023
Across The Universe #3: Biodiversity

Biodiversity under pressure:initiatives to structure action by the financial sector are increasing.

November 29, 2023
Natixis IM Solutions - Pulse - Unravelling China's Structural Challenges

Read Natixis IM Solutions' latest Pulse on the Chinese market.

November 16, 2023
Fixed Income: How To Generate “Conservative Alpha”

The Euro credit market offers opportunities for active managers with a proven process and extensive data analysis capabilities.

November 16, 2023
Senior Loans: Why Investors Should Stay Focused On Stable Industries

Conservative portfolios likely to perform better amid higher rates and rising likelihood of default.

November 8, 2023
Natixis IM Solutions – Pulse – November 2023

Read Natixis IM Solutions' latest Pulse on the US market.

November 8, 2023
Natixis IM Solutions - Market Review – October 2023

Read Natixis IM Solutions' latest monthly market review.

November 8, 2023
Real Estate: Regional Office Market Resilience In Tough Re-Balancing

Read AEW Europe’s latest monthly research report.

November 2, 2023
When Things Go Wrong

How direct lenders should avoid it and what they should do.

November 1, 2023
Diversification In Bond Investing: The Fund Manager’s Dilemma

Diversification within a bond portfolio does not always go hand in hand with decorrelation and performance.

October 31, 2023
Beneath The Surface

Many investors have been trepidatious when it comes to the positive market movement we have seen in 2023. Coming off a rocky, potentially oversold 2022 positive momentum made sense. However, given the global macroeconomic questions, investors speculated that stocks looked expensive through the first six months of this year. By digging deeper and employing our long-term valuation-based approach, there are still opportunities to be had.

October 17, 2023
Viewpoint - Where are the Opportunities in Private Assets?

Our experts from AEW, Mirova and MV Credit discuss the outlook for private assets and where they see the specific opportunities across private equity, debt, and real estate markets.

October 17, 2023
An Unprecedented Situation in Global Equity Markets

The rise in global equity markets observed in 2023, through until the summer, was chiefly attributable to expanding valuation multiples in the most speculative sectors.

October 16, 2023
Subordinated debt: a niche high yielding investment opportunity

The subordinated debt asset class offers attractive levels of yield within a universe comprised of highly creditworthy issuers.

October 12, 2023
Loomis Sayles – Investment Outlook – October 2023

Loomis believe the US economy is late in the credit cycle as US Treasury bond yields move to highs not seen since 2007.

October 12, 2023
Biodiversity: A Step Back To Look At (And Act On) The Big Picture

Ossiam explains their food & biodiversity approach illustrated with the case of McDonald’s

October 12, 2023
Energy Transition: Innovation Gives Way To Consolidation

Higher interest rates leads Mirova to focus on asset performance optimisation after intense pioneering period.

October 11, 2023 Raphaël Lance
Natixis IM Solutions - Market Review – September 2023

Read Natixis IM Solutions' latest monthly market review.

October 10, 2023
Real Estate Climate Risk Premium

Can transition risk and physical risk impact be integrated in a single climate change risk premium?

October 6, 2023
Sustainable Land Use: A New Field of Possibilities

The business model and drivers for natural capital investing have evolved.

October 2, 2023
Consistency Trumps Cool In The Search For Alpha

It may not be fashionable, but focusing on downside protection can help beat the index

September 27, 2023
The US and Europe: Paving the Way Towards Energy Transition

The European Union and the United States are committed to ambitious climate policies aimed at achieving carbon neutrality in their respective territories by 2050. To this end, each bloc has defined its own regulations, which include specific milestones along their respective decarbonisation trajectories.

September 26, 2023
The Role of Portfolio Impact (PI) in the Disciplined Alpha Strategy

The Loomis Sayles Disciplined Alpha (DA) Team seeks to consistently deliver excess returns relative to the Bloomberg US Aggregate Bond Index (Aggregate) and similar indices.

September 20, 2023
How Active Corporate Bond Investing Can Beat The Index

Relative value approach allied to disciplined risk management requires deep resources.

September 18, 2023
2023 Global Retirement Index

This year’s GRI takes a deep dive into the critical issues driving global retirement security – and reveals the top countries for retirement security around the world.

September 15, 2023 Dave Goodsell
Natixis IM Solutions – Market Review – August 2023

Read Natixis IM Solutions’ latest market review.

September 12, 2023
Natixis IM Solutions – Pulse – August 2023

Read Natixis IM Solutions’ latest Pulse on the UK market.

September 6, 2023
Securitized Assets: Technicals Create Opportunity

Negative technical factors rather than fundamental concerns are driving today’s attractive spread levels in high-quality securitized bonds.

September 6, 2023
Blended Emerging Markets Debt: A Paradigm Shift

Think differently about emerging markets (EM) debt investing.

September 6, 2023
AEW Asia Pacific Research Perspective – Q2 2023

AEW’s latest quarterly research outlook on the Asian real estate market.

September 6, 2023
U.S. Economic & Property Market Perspective

AEW’s latest quarterly research outlook on the US real estate market.

September 6, 2023
CRE Lending Stabilises While Debt Funding Gap Remains

AEW Europe’s monthly research outlook.

September 6, 2023
Europe And The Natural Gas Challenge: An Indicator Of Strength?

In the summer of 2022, Russia cut off most of natural gas supply, threatening European economies. A year on, the energy crisis has faded and Europe has adapted.

August 31, 2023
Natural Capital: The Next Frontier

How to invest in private assets to positively impact land, oceans, climate and biodiversity.

August 31, 2023
Biodiversity: The Nature of Investing

More than fifty percent of the world’s GDP is moderately or highly dependent on nature and its services. The destruction of biodiversity can have a global economic and financial impact.

August 30, 2023
Seniors Housing – Q2 2023 Market Update

The positive trajectory of seniors housing continued through the first half of 2023 with absorption pacing well ahead of inventory growth.

August 23, 2023
Natixis IM Solutions – Market Review – July 2023

Read Natixis IM Solutions’ latest market review.

August 9, 2023
State of Seniors Housing

Several dynamics have aligned that we believe present an attractive investment inflection point for a sector with protracted tailwinds.

August 7, 2023
Across the Universe #2 - The Energy Transition

In this second edition of 'Across the Universe', Hervé Guez, Raphaël Lance, and Marc Romano from Mirova, discuss the strategic role of investors in channeling financing towards innovation and solutions for the energy transition.

2023 Strategist Outlook: Turn The Page

After a solid H1, strategists warn investors on risk of complacency.

August 3, 2023 Dave Goodsell
A Fresh Challenge in Insurance Management

Gaelle Mallejac’s point of view.

July 28, 2023 Gaëlle Malléjac
Let’s Talk About Fixed Income Markets

Ostrum’s views for H2 2023.

July 27, 2023
Mirova Energy Transition Infrastructure

Read Mirova’s Impact Report 2022.

July 26, 2023
Global Investment Opportunities in The Energy Transition

The global energy transition is vast, complex, rapidly-changing, daunting and exciting. It’s also an immense shift in the global investment landscape that all investors need to factor into their decision-making.

July 25, 2023 Jens Peers - Chris D. Wallis
Turning Down the Static: Owning Loans in a Stable Rate Environment

Loans are typically seen as an asset class to own when rates are on the rise, but what is the case for owning loans when rates are static, staying at this level without much possibility for subsequent hikes? The answer here is yield.

July 19, 2023
Cash Flow Generation for Public DB Plans: A Long-Term Strategy for Near-Term Liquidity

The core objective of any public pension plan is to ensure it can make regular benefit payments. It’s a straightforward objective, but the execution tends to be considerably harder.

July 18, 2023
ESG Risk Ratings: A 360° Review

ESG risk is not uniformly affecting companies as there are stark differences across countries, market cap sizes and sectors.

July 18, 2023
Narrow Breadth

We once again find ourselves in an environment where just a handful of stocks are conveying a skewed view of the path for equities as a whole.

July 18, 2023
Natixis IM Solutions – Market Review – June 2023

Natixis IM Solutions’ latest monthly market review

July 11, 2023
Momentum in EMD: (re) structuring, (re) rating and climate related!

Ostrum explains why the context is in favour of Emerging Market Debt.

July 10, 2023
Repriced Logistics Gets New Lease Of Life

Read AEW Europe’s latest monthly research report.

July 5, 2023
Loomis Sayles – Investment Outlook – July 2023

The journey toward a downturn phase in the credit cycle is typically more like a brisk walk than a sprint.

July 5, 2023
Climate Portfolio Alignment and Temperature Scores

By using both a simplified example and real data on major stock market indices, Ossiam explains that when it comes to temperature scores, the aggregation method choice is particularly important and full of consequences.

July 3, 2023 Carmine de Franco
Viewpoint - Loomis Sayles: Growth Equities And Long-Term Investing

Aziz Hamzaogullari, Founder & CIO at Loomis Sayles, explains what investing in the long-term means in the light of recent market events.

June 29, 2023
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  • EM Sovereign Debt 5.0: Nature and Climate

    Faced with the deadlock in debt restructuring negotiations and financial support for poor countries, is the debt-for-nature swap a solution to the climate and debt crisis they are facing?

    June 28, 2023
    Why Invest in European Private Debt?

    An understanding of the differences of the European and US Private Debt markets is critical for any investor looking prospectively at the two investment opportunities, and an experienced manager can seize opportunities in the European market.

    June 26, 2023
    2023, a year of changes for insurers

    2023 offers the opportunity to review portfolios’ structure and to implement a more active management, in order to take full advantage of the new market conditions, while integrating accounting concerns, explains Rémi Lamaud, Solution Expert, Insurance Management and ALM Solutions at Ostrum.

    June 26, 2023
    9 Key Questions For Insurers

    Ostrum’s investment management can support insurers’ financial, accounting, regulatory and ESG strategy, as evidenced by Ostrum’s answer to these 9 questions, which are key to insurers

    June 21, 2023
    The Evolution of Private Fixed Income

    New Opportunities to Help Diversify and Strengthen Insurance Portfolios

    June 20, 2023
    Impact Investing In Listed Assets

    Mirova is using every lever available to an asset management company. These include supporting the most active companies in the environmental and social transition, driving strategic change at the heart of major corporations, and mobilizing their ecosystem.

    June 19, 2023
    Food’s Impact On Biodiversity Is A Matter Of Quantity, Not Symbols

    To fully blend biodiversity issues in the financial sector, we need to address two crucial challenges investors are currently facing: data availability and a global target framework to counter biodiversity loss.

    June 19, 2023
    Energy Transition And Biodiversity: A Difficult Union

    Companies are not yet paying the price for the services rendered by nature, nor for the pressures they exert on it. It's a safe bet that negative externalities will be accounted for in the years to come, to put a value on the destruction wrought on the climate and nature.

    June 15, 2023
    Prime European Shopping Centre Repricing Allows Rebound

    AEW Europe's monthly research report.

    June 12, 2023
    Held-to-Maturity Credit Bonds: The Right Time To Invest?

    The point of view of three experts at Ostrum.

    June 12, 2023
    Natixis IM Solutions - Market Review - May 2023

    Natixis IM Solutions' latest monthly market review.

    June 9, 2023
    Across The Universe #1: The Energy Transition

    To accelerate the energy transition in light of the climate emergency, it is crucial that we bring all players to the table, argue Hervé Guez, CIO for Equity, Fixed Income and Social Impact Investing, Raphaël Lance, Head of Energy Transition Funds, and Marc Romano, Head of Impact Private Equity at Mirova.

    June 7, 2023
    Emerging Market Opportunities Abound

    Many high-quality companies can be unearthed if you are willing to turn over some rocks.

    June 6, 2023
    Protecting Real Estate From Climate Risks

    AEW sets out concrete steps for meaningful climate-change adaptation.

    May 31, 2023 Thierry Laquitaine
    AEW – Asia Pacific Market Perspective – Q1 2023

    AEW’s market update and outlook in Real Estate in APAC across countries and segments.

    May 26, 2023
    AEW – US Economic & Property Market Perspective – Q1 2023

    AEW’s quarterly market update and outlook on the economy and real estate in the US across segments (industrial, apartment, retail, office).

    May 26, 2023
    Investing in Water – A Clear View on this Investable Theme

    Simon Gottelier, senior portfolio manager, Thematics Asset Management, and Darren Pilbeam, head of UK sales, Natixis IM, discuss with Asset TV the theme of investing in water.

    May 19, 2023
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  • Growth Investing is Not a Race

    How to achieve long-horizon equity growth with lower volatility.

    May 16, 2023
    Natixis IM Solutions – Market Review – April 2023

    Discover the monthly macro and market analysis of Natixis Investment Managers Solutions.

    May 10, 2023
    Mirova for Nature #3

    Progress report on Mirova's roadmap in favour of biodiversity #2 - Impact investing in action to contribute to a Nature-positive economy.

    May 10, 2023
    Trust the Process

    At the start of 2023, the bullish and the bearish investor each had reasonable cases for what this year should bring in the equity markets.

    May 4, 2023
    AEW - 2023 Mid-Year European Outlook

    Light at the end of the tunnel.

    May 4, 2023
    Private Assets and Innovative Allocation

    Natixis IM Solutions offers multi-asset allocation services including innovative private asset approach to improve portfolio diversification and liquidity.

    April 27, 2023
    MV Credit Private Debt Primer

    A collection of MV Credit thought leadership pieces.

    April 26, 2023
    Cash Flow Generation for DB Plans: A Long-Term Strategy for Near-Term Liquidity

    If there is one certainty for pensions, it is that monthly benefit obligations will continue for the life of the plan regardless of what is happening in the markets.

    April 20, 2023
    Solving the Asian Infrastructure Debt Challenge

    Sourcing and risk management are key to executing green projects in the region.

    April 17, 2023 Angus Davidson
    Growth Capital to Support the Energy Transition

    Alone responsible for 73% of carbon dioxide emissions, the energy sector is at the forefront of a change of model. But while the trajectory has been mapped out, many challenges still lie ahead, and there are huge needs for financing.

    April 12, 2023
    Loomis Sayles - Investment Outlook - April 2023

    Oftentimes, tighter monetary policy exposes financial excesses and pockets of risk within an economy. In the current late-cycle environment, this may be the case.

    April 12, 2023
    Natixis IM Solutions – Market Review – March 2023

    Discover the monthly macro and market analysis of Natixis Investment Managers Solutions.

    April 11, 2023
    Absolute Return Bonds? Absolutely.

    Alpha generation is more stable when quant and discretionary macro are combined.

    April 5, 2023
    A Core Comeback

    Appetite for core infrastructure is soaring as investors seek a safe harbour in a storm, says Vauban CEO and founder Gwenola Chambon.

    April 5, 2023
    Yes, Virginia, There Is [More Than] Hope: Twenty years of sector rotation with Shiller's CAPE® Ratio

    This paper argues that the strong performance of the CAPE US is a matter of efficiency rather than “luck”.

    March 30, 2023
    Tailor-made for the Italian Market

    Ostrum AM’s one-stop shop adds value to institutional investors’ pre-trade, trading and post-trade activities.

    Aggregate Impact Investing: Untapping the Potential in Sustainable Bonds

    All stakeholders are focused on sustainable investments and climate impact, at all levels, creating an environment favorable to the sustainable bond market whose current framework may improve over time.

    March 20, 2023
    Viewpoints: Equities – Climbing the wall of worry (Thematics)

    Matthieu Rolin, Senior Portfolio Manager at Thematics AM, shares his views on the opportunities in equity markets in 2023.

    March 15, 2023
    Viewpoints: Equities – Climbing the wall of worry (Mirova)

    Jens Peers, CIO, Portfolio Manager at Mirova US, shares his views on the opportunities in equity markets in 2023.

    March 15, 2023 Jens Peers
    Engagement In Practice

    This article seeks to explore the role of ESG Engagement for private credit managers as a necessary and desirable component of a comprehensive ESG strategy integrated into the investment process, as well as over the life of ownership.

    March 14, 2023
    Biodiversity In A Nutshell

    What is biodiversity? How do we measure companies' impact on it and how to invest to preserve it?

    March 14, 2023
    Yield Opportunities Now in Fixed Income Markets

    With bond yields higher than they’ve been in years, Fixed Income Manager Matt Eagan discusses the opportunities he is pursuing in the fixed income markets.

    March 14, 2023
    Natixis IM Solutions – Market Review – February 2023

    Discover the monthly macro and market analysis of Natixis Investment Managers Solutions.

    March 10, 2023
    AEW – US Economic & Property Market Perspective – Q4 2022

    AEW’s quarterly market update and outlook on the economy and real estate in the US across segments (industrial, apartment, retail, office).

    March 9, 2023
    Bank Loans: Looking Beyond Interest Rate Expectations

    Bank loans are designed to be somewhat resistant to both principal risk (because of collateral) and interest rate risk (because of floating coupons). Loomis believe an allocation to bank loans can be a strong addition to a fixed income portfolio for both the short-term and long-term investor.

    March 8, 2023
    What’s Driving Bond Markets Today?

    Loomis Sayles’ Core Plus Bond Co-Manager delves into interest rate levels, global growth prospects and where yield opportunities may be in bond markets.

    March 3, 2023
    AEW – Asia Pacific Market Perspective – Q4 2022

    AEW’s market update and outlook in Real Estate in APAC across countries and segments.

    March 2, 2023
    Time for a Fresh Look at Money Markets

    As yields rebound, investors seek high credit quality and strong SRI credentials.

    February 28, 2023
    Telecom & ESG: impact, opportunities, and challenges

    What are the impacts of ESG factors on the Telecom industry and what are the main challenges?

    February 21, 2023
    Lower for longer, no longer

    Changing yields, property valuations, and investment opportunities.

    February 15, 2023
    The Democratisation of Private Debt Investing

    Semi-liquid solution allows smaller institutional investors to access private debt.

    February 14, 2023 Murtaza Merchant - Alex Thompson
    Natixis IM Solutions – Market Review – January 2023

    Discover the monthly macro and market analysis of Natixis IM Solutions.

    February 9, 2023
    Considerations for Insurers Weighing an EM Corporate Debt Allocation

    Are insurers missing an opportunity when it comes to their limited allocation to emerging market corporate debt?

    February 9, 2023
    Debt Funding Gap Widens as Lower Collateral Values & ICR Bite

    This report provides debt funding gap (DFG) analyses.

    February 7, 2023
    A White Knight for Green Investing

    CFA Institute – with input from Natixis Investment Managers – launches global standards to make ESG investing more transparent.

    February 1, 2023
    Live test in 2022 proved that the low volatility premium is definitively not a bet on interest rates

    In 2022, the increase in rates which fueled the rise of the equity market volatility and its negative performance, does not explain the outperformance of low volatility portfolios.

    January 31, 2023 Carmine de Franco
    Global Credit Outlook: Cautious on Turbulence & Technicals

    The Loomis Sayles Global Credit Sector Team discusses rate volatility, possibly deteriorating credit fundamentals and key technicals at play in the market.

    January 26, 2023
    ESG: Is Your Private Debt Manager Leading The Way?

    Nicole Downer, Managing Partner at MV Credit, explains the firm's key ESG initiatives.

    January 25, 2023
    Private Equity Secondaries Ready to Ride Rough Markets

    Surge in motivated sellers and significant discounts bode well for secondary investors ready to deploy.

    January 25, 2023
    Sustainable Investing Trends for 2023 and Beyond

    Acceleration of renewable energy and industrial automation, plus regulatory clarity, are positive for sustainable and ESG investing says Mirova’s Jens Peers.

    January 20, 2023 Jens Peers
    Loomis Sayles - Investment Outlook - January 2023

    Loomis Sayles anticipates a volatile start to 2023, which could provide investment opportunities.

    January 19, 2023
    What is the Biggest Risk and Opportunity for Private Debt in 2023?

    The point of view of Frédéric Nadal, CEO of MV Credit.

    January 13, 2023
    Water as an Investment

    Companies focused on water supply, demand efficiency and waste management can add defensive growth to portfolios.

    January 10, 2023
    Natixis IM Solutions – Market Review – December 2022

    Discover the monthly macro and market analysis of Natixis IM Solutions.

    January 9, 2023
    Market Outlook 2023

    Natixis Investment Managers' affiliates share their thoughts on what might be on the horizon for investors in 2023.

    January 3, 2023
    2023 Institutional Outlook

    Institutional investors see a challenging year ahead. Read the full results from our 2023 Natixis Outlook Survey.

    January 3, 2023 Dave Goodsell
    Opportunities in Gateway Cities

    Glyn Nelson, Head of Research & Strategy Asia-Pacific at AEW, shares his perspectives for the residential market in APAC.

    December 20, 2022
    Vauban’s Waste Management Market Strategy

    Investing in French's sustainable energy transition sector in the future.

    December 13, 2022
    Why Does Private Credit Remain a Compelling Investment Opportunity vs High Yield Bonds in the Current Economic Environment?

    A deep dive into several risk/return considerations reveals that - in MV Credit’s opinion – the PC asset class continues to be a more compelling opportunity for investors over both the long and short term, even as bond prices remain depressed.

    December 9, 2022
    Natixis IM Solutions – Market Review – November 2022

    Discover the monthly macro and market analysis of Natixis IM Solutions.

    December 9, 2022
    AEW - 2023 European Annual Outlook

    Positioning for disruption.

    December 7, 2022
    What’s Ahead for Global Equities in 2023?

    Economic winds, US dollar strength making non-US assets more attractive, and sector standouts in global equities are covered by Vaughan Nelson’s CEO.

    December 7, 2022 Chris D. Wallis
    ESG: From Niche to Norm

    Key takeaways and replay video of our hybrid event “ESG: From niche to norm” held in Singapore. Hear from our guest speakers and affiliates’ experts.

    December 2, 2022
    2022 Millionaire Report

    It’s the million dollar question: How much do I need to retire? See how a million in retirement savings isn’t what it used to be.

    November 18, 2022
    U.S. Economic & Property Market Perspective

    The timing and degree of this re-pricing will be shaped, as always, by additional future changes to monetary policy, the resulting impact to the broader economic environment, and the property sector/market specific vagaries of the various individual assets.

    November 18, 2022
    Asia Pacific Market Perspective Q3 2022

    Economic momentum is slowing globally after a strong 2021 and Asia Pacific should not be immune to this. Still, as it stands, the region has had the strongest short-term growth outlook compared to the US and Europe.

    November 18, 2022
    2022 Global Retirement Index

    Key risk concerns for retirement security are coming to a head in today’s rapidly changing economic environment.

    November 16, 2022 Dave Goodsell
    Paris-Aligned Benchmarks: The Future Standard?

    Forward-looking ESG approach captures more progressive companies and a wider range of risks.

    November 16, 2022
    Why is the Just Transition a Key Element of Climate Strategies?

    Points of view of three experts at Ostrum.

    November 15, 2022 Nathalie Pistre
    Natixis IM Solutions - Pulse October - The UK is in a Tight Spot

    Natixis IM Solutions analyse the economic and political turmoil in the UK.

    November 8, 2022
    Governance Data: Where is the Alpha?

    Corporate governance has material impact on equity performance.

    November 7, 2022 Carmine de Franco
    Natixis IM Solutions – Market Review – October 2022

    Discover the monthly macro and market analysis of Natixis IM Solutions.

    November 3, 2022
    Social License to Invest, Social License to Operate

    How to secure and leverage stakeholder engagement for infrastructure in 2022.

    October 25, 2022
    How to Invest in Energy Transition in Emerging Markets and Improve Lives

    A boutique investor, now part of Mirova, has become a market leader in financing solar power projects in emerging markets.

    October 20, 2022
    LDI in the Crosshairs

    Many US plan sponsors that use derivatives can draw lessons from the recent spike in gilt yields when it comes to build their LDI portfolios.

    October 20, 2022
    A Low Volatility Approach to Emerging Markets

    Actively-managed, short-dated corporate bonds are a good fit for cautious EM investors.

    October 14, 2022
    Investment Outlook: October 2022

    For Loomis Sayle, the majority of positive developments that propelled markets higher earlier in the current credit cycle are now working in reverse.

    October 14, 2022
    The Power of Green Innovation

    Mirova aims to help accelerate the environmental and energy transition: working to preserve biodiversity, promote decarbonisation and enable energy independence. Finding the financing to achieve all this is a major issue, especially for emerging companies.

    October 12, 2022
    Natixis IM Solutions – Market Review – September 2022

    Discover the monthly macro and market analysis of Natixis IM Solutions.

    October 12, 2022
    AEW - European Real Estate Debt Markets Re-Align

    Real Estate interest rates have moved upwards but Loan-to-Value (LTV) ratios show stable levels.

    October 7, 2022
    Investing in Volatile Times

    Allocations are under review amid sustained inflation and a recessionary environment.

    October 5, 2022
    Investor Leadership Network’s Net Zero Investor Playbook

    Investor Leadership Network’s new Net Zero Investor Playbook offers an inventory of approaches institutional investors are taking to transition investing and highlights key challenges.

    September 29, 2022
    Under Pressure: The Global Implications of a European Gas Crisis

    Russia’s weaponization of natural gas supply to Europe has ignited a supply shock that will exacerbate a global competition for scarce resources.

    September 23, 2022
    AEW – Europe – Next Wave Of Physical Climate Risk – 09 2022

    River flood, sea level rise, drought etc: how will physical climate change impact European real estate returns?

    September 15, 2022
    Addressing Biodiversity Issues: Processed Food Industry Efforts Towards Preserving Ecosystems

    Biodiversity loss is a major issue for companies in the food industry, which need to adapt their practices in order to mitigate the environmental, economic and financial impact of biodiversity loss.

    September 14, 2022
    Natixis IM Solutions – Market Review – August 2022

    Discover the latest monthly macro and market analysis of Natixis IM Solutions.

    September 8, 2022
    Can UK Pensions Learn Anything from the Aussie Super System?

    The Australian system of scale, transparency and innovation is a ready blueprint.

    September 7, 2022 Nick Groom
    Putting Purpose Into Value Investing

    Funding future liabilities and beating an index should be the aim when hunting for undervalued companies.

    September 7, 2022 Chris D. Wallis
    Temperature Alignment Of Listed Investment Portfolios

    Update on Mirova’s approach to understand and measure the alignment of its portfolios with climate scenarios.

    September 7, 2022
    AEW – North America – Senior Housing Research – Perspective Q2 2022

    AEW’s quarterly update on the Seniors housing market.

    August 31, 2022
    Food for Biodiversity

    Many different types of corporations can have a substantial impact on the future sustainability of the food industry, therefore, investing and enacting change in the right companies may prove crucial for our future.

    August 9, 2022
    Sustainable Investing in an Unstable Environment

    Mirova’s Mathilde Dufour sits down with Citywire to talk about the main challenges to ESG investing in today’s environment.

    August 3, 2022
    Navigating The Macro Environment

    Why acceleration capital is well-positioned on the private equity spectrum.

    July 27, 2022 Marc Romano
    Natixis IM Solutions – Pulse – July 2022

    Discover Natixis IM Solutions’ latest view on the ECB and inflation.

    July 25, 2022
    A Journey to the Heart of the Sustainable City - Episode 2

    When growth capital makes it possible to build sustainable real estate.

    July 20, 2022
    Our Systematic Investing Strategies (SIS) Alpha Thesis: Deploying Data Science Tools in Multi-Asset Investing

    Loomis discuss the core tenets of their investment philosophy and the three components of their flexible platform for designing portfolios through a quantitative, systematic and highly active approach to capturing positive performance.

    July 18, 2022
    Natixis IM Solutions – Market Review – June 2022

    Read Natixis IM Solutions' latest Market Review.

    July 14, 2022
    Transition To a Net-Zero Carbon Economy: How Insurers Contribute To Green Finance Via Sustainable Bonds

    Insurers and reinsurers, both as issuers and investors, are using sustainable bonds to align their ESG strategy with their CSR policy.

    July 12, 2022
    Markets’ New Paradigm: Which Strategies For Insurers?

    The market context and regulatory and accounting changes are inviting insurers to question their portfolio allocation, as the singularity of their objectives calls for a specific solution.

    July 6, 2022
    European Logistics Reaching A Turning Point

    Discover AEW's Monthly Research Report of June.

    July 6, 2022
    Loomis Sayles – Investment Outlook – July 2022

    Tighter monetary policies globally, focused on bringing stubborn inflation in line with central bank targets, have increased the odds of a recession.

    July 5, 2022
    Real Estate: Investors Seek Smarter ESG

    Owners of core real estate portfolios seek ESG metrics that enable true impact

    June 29, 2022 Christina Ofschonka
    Natixis IM Solutions – Perspectives – June 2022

    Discover Natixis IM Solutions’ latest perspectives.

    June 23, 2022
    Life After QE

    Loomis Sayles analyses the big changes underway in central bank balance sheet policy globally.

    June 22, 2022
    The Private Investigator of Asset Management

    Daniel Nicholas, Client Portfolio Manager at Harris Associates, sat down with to discuss why pinpointing the true value of a quality stock is like an investigative job.

    June 22, 2022
    Value And Growth: Two Sides Of The Same Coin?

    Deep understanding of companies and viewing ESG as a key input underpin both investment styles.

    June 22, 2022 Carl Auffret - Isaac Chebar
    Energy Transition: Reconciling Environmental and Social Issues in Europe Amidst Turmoil

    How the environmental and social issues associated with the energy sector are addressed through Mirova strategies in the context of the latest European plans.

    June 16, 2022
    AEW – US Economic & Property Market Perspective – Q1 2022

    AEW’s quarterly update and outlook on the economy and Real Estate across segments (industrial, apartment, property, retail, office) in the US.

    June 14, 2022
    AEW – Asia Pacific Market Perspective – Q1 2022

    AEW’s market update and outlook on Real Estate in APAC across countries and segments.

    June 9, 2022
    Infrastructure: Why Investing Over The (Very) Long Term Is Worth The Wait

    For investors willing to commit for 15 or more years, the financial and non-financial rewards from essential infrastructure assets are compelling.

    June 8, 2022 Gwenola Chambon - Mounir Corm
    Sustainability Bonds: Discernment is a Must Given the Explosion of the Market

    Given the diversification of the market in terms of issuers and securities, a rigorous analysis is imperative. Because greenwashing is an ambush.

    June 8, 2022
    Natixis IM Solutions – Perspectives – May 2022

    Find out about the latest perspectives from Natixis IM Solutions.

    June 1, 2022
    AEW Monthly Research Report – Shopping Centre – May 2022

    Repricings & reopenings trigger shopping centre outperformance.

    June 1, 2022
    Biodiversity and Water...Two Sides of the Same Coin

    Why does biodiversity matter and what role does water play?

    May 26, 2022
    Senior Loans Investors Can Rise to the Challenge of Competition

    How meaningful ESG targets, robust credit selection in mid-caps, and inflation mitigation can add value.

    May 17, 2022 Rafael Calvo
    Private Equity: Reducing Uncertainty

    Increased transparency and defensive themes can provide comfort to investors.

    May 11, 2022 Eric Deram - Benoit Jacquin
    2022 European Mid-Year Outlook: Dealing With Double Trouble

    How can European real estate investors best deal with the double trouble from high inflation and slowing economic growth?

    May 10, 2022
    AEW – Rising Interest Rates and REITS – March 2022

    How do REITS perform in a rising rate environment? The answer varies because different types of interest rates (Federal Funds, 10 year Treasury, Corporate Bond yield etc) have very different cycles.

    May 9, 2022
    Natixis IM Solutions – Market Review – April 2022

    Discover the monthly macro and market analysis of Natixis IM Solutions.

    May 9, 2022
    The Last Free Lunch Is Getting Leaner

    Vaughan Nelson examines the diversification benefits offered by broad market index, highlighting the fact that the S&P 500 index’s risk factor diversification has reduced over time due to the market cap concentration.

    May 4, 2022
    Fed Lift-Off: Implications on Pension Liabilities

    Here, we explore how yields have moved during past periods and offer takeaways for pension investors to consider as they navigate the current cycle.

    April 29, 2022
    Greenium: New Catalysts in 2022

    The Greenium – the yield that investors concede to companies issuing a green bond compared to the performance they would have required from these same companies for a conventional bond with the same maturity – was long perceived as volatile, hovering in one direction or another according to the seasonality. But it finally became a key issue in 2020.

    April 26, 2022
    Impossible Emissions

    We are still placing too much hope in carbon capture technologies and offsetting mechanisms, but it is increasingly urgent to electrify our uses, to decarbonize the electricity produced and more generally, to adopt the innovative and virtuous solutions that are already available.

    April 25, 2022
    Inflation/Growth: The Big Gap on the Markets?

    Asset managers are now obliged to adapt their investment strategies in order to be able to offer advantageous solutions that allow investors to protect themselves from inflation or to take advantage of the current environment.

    April 25, 2022
    The Importance of the Long Term for the ESG-conscious Investor

    As a Long-term value investor, Harris Associates takes a thoughtful approach to the interests of both shareholders and stakeholders.

    April 22, 2022
    A Journey to the Heart of the Sustainable City – Episode 1

    When growth capital builds the clean mobility of tomorrow.

    April 21, 2022
    Loomis on Loans – Q1 2022

    A quarterly look at data and topics in the syndicated loan market.

    April 20, 2022
    Natixis IM Solutions – Perspectives – April 2022

    Discover Natixis IM Solutions’ latest perspectives.

    April 19, 2022
    Are Senior Loans Set to Shine?

    It’s a rare fixed income asset class that has the potential to both increase yield and lower volatility.

    The Rise of Alternative Property Sectors in the US

    Michael Acton, Head of Research at AEW, explains which factors and trends drive the growing interest of institutional investors in the alternative property sectors in the US.

    April 13, 2022 Michael J. Acton
    Natixis IM Solutions – Market Review – March 2022

    Discover the monthly macro and market analysis of Natixis IM Solutions.

    April 12, 2022
    Investment Outlook – April 2022

    The tide is going out on the great wave of liquidity that flooded markets in the aftermath of the pandemic.

    April 11, 2022
    Insurers: Why Sustainability Matters

    Insurers must consider ESG risks and opportunities within their strategies, as insurers and investors. They must adapt and innovate to remain competitive.

    April 6, 2022
    ESG in Private Assets

    Assets managed by the private capital industry have seen unprecedented growth over the last decade and this trend is set to continue. MV Credit examines in this article the role that ESG plays against this backdrop of vast capital allocations shifting towards private assets.

    April 1, 2022
    Just Like That – TIPS Enter the Spotlight

    In an environment of rising inflation and low growth, Loomis Sayles expects real yields to fall and TIPS (Treasury Inflation Protected Securities) to outperform nominal Treasurys.

    April 1, 2022
    Real Estate: Social and Environmental Mega Trends Reshuffle the Deck

    Experts from AEW and Natixis analyse the impact of secular trends including; urbanization, climate change, e-commerce, work from home etc. on real estate.

    March 24, 2022
    Achieving Real Net-Zero Requires a lot More Efforts from Laggards

    To keep global warming within the boundaries set in the Paris Agreement at the aggregate level, all listed companies, and especially laggards without which our economies cannot run, should reduce their carbon footprint.

    March 23, 2022
    AEW – US Economic & Property Market Perspective – Q4 2021

    AEW’s quarterly market update and outlook on real estate in the US across segments (industrial and apartment property, retail, office).

    March 21, 2022
    AEW – Asia Pacific – Market Perspective – Q4 2021

    AEW’s market update and outlook on Real Estate in APAC, across countries and segments.

    March 17, 2022
    Natixis IM Solutions – Perspectives – March 2022

    Discover Natixis IM Solutions’ latest perspectives.

    March 16, 2022
    AEW Monthly Research Report – February 2022

    Land take regulations to drive land prices, density & Brownfield developments up.

    March 10, 2022
    Seamlessly Navigating Today’s ESG Challenges

    How does Ostrum assess the quality of issuers’ ESG approach and take into account the ESG, CSR and regulatory constraints of its clients, in particular insurance companies.

    March 9, 2022
    Natixis IM Solutions – Market Review February 2022

    Discover the monthly macro and market analysis of Natixis IM Solutions.

    March 8, 2022
    Mirova: Creating Sustainable Value Newsletter

    Mirova’s latest view on the markets, circular economy, the net zero topic and recent investments made.

    March 3, 2022
    Real Estate in a More Fully Funded World

    Today, as more investors find themselves fully, or at least more fully funded, commercial real estate offers another attribute that may be valuable in this new, and perhaps unexpected, environment.

    March 2, 2022
    Loomis Sayles Global Equity Opportunities

    A long-term, best ideas approach.

    March 1, 2022
    D&I in Action

    How Natixis Investment Managers and the asset management industry is putting talk into practice.

    February 23, 2022 Charlene Sagoe
    Measuring Carbon Risk with the Disciplined Alpha PI Metric

    How to measure the impact of climate change on carbon-exposed bonds? The Loomis Sayles Disciplined Alpha team assesses carbon risk in their bond portfolios with their proprietary Carbon PI metric.

    February 21, 2022
    Energy Transition: Matching Liabilities and Capturing the Equity Premium

    Energy transition infrastructure can match long-term liabilities, generate high yields and lift pension schemes’ sustainability profiles.

    February 17, 2022 Thomas Benoist - James Lindsay
    2022 Sector Outlook

    Loomis Sayles’ sector teams are composed of traders, analysts, strategists and portfolio managers immersed in their respective sectors of the market. They all answer three questions that are top-of-mind for many investors.

    February 16, 2022
    Meeting the Consumption Challenges Through Circular Economy

    Mirova Europe Environmental Equity strategy’s goals are aligned with the European legislative package "Fit for 55", aiming at reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030.

    February 15, 2022
    Green Buildings: A Site From Today for Tomorrow

    Rethinking buildings is essential to achieving carbon neutrality. It’s one of the ‘Fit for 55’ objectives and one of the themes of the Mirova Europe Environmental Equity strategy, which invests in companies developing solutions to mitigate the carbon and ecological footprint of the building sector.

    February 15, 2022
    Private Debt is Booming

    Stable returns, protection against inflation, diversification and resilience through cycles are benefits explaining the growing interest of investors in private debt since the foundation of MV Credit in 2000. During the past two years, ESG has firmly moved to the top of the agenda for private investors.

    February 14, 2022
    After the Recovery: What Threats are Looming Over Growth in 2022?

    GDP growth, inflation, monetary policy… Find out the outlook for 2022 of Patrick Artus. Senior Economic Advisor of Natixis.

    February 11, 2022
    Insurers: Multiple Challenges Demand a Multi-Dimensional Investment Approach

    How insurers can gain an edge by combining tailored servicing and active investment.

    February 10, 2022 Gaëlle Malléjac - Philippe Setbon
    US Equities: Mind the Gap

    Bill Nygren from Harris Associates explains why its value investment philosophy and long-term perspective protect its portfolios against any emotion-driven overreaction when prices suddenly go up or down.

    February 9, 2022 William C. Nygren
    How Growth Capital Can Support the Agriculture Transition Through New Technologies

    Know more about Mirova Environmental Impact Private Equity strategy.

    February 3, 2022
    Natixis IM Solutions – Market Review December 2021

    Discover the monthly macro and market analysis of Natixis IM Solutions.

    January 28, 2022
    Asian Investors Deserve Investments That Match Their Ambitions

    Performance must be allied to analysis of true needs of Asia’s institutions.

    January 25, 2022 Fabrice Chemouny
    How to Maximise Impact By Investing in Green Bonds: Mirova’s Approach

    Key implications and Mirova’s vision of the green bond market.

    January 24, 2022
    Real Estate: What is the Best Way to Diversify?

    Core assets, transparency and ease of access are often sought in the early phases of international diversification.

    January 21, 2022 Olivier Bluche
    2022 Institutional Outlook

    After thriving in the pandemic, institutions are facing the unknowns of 2022 with confidence. See why they’re saying, “Bring it on!”

    January 19, 2022 Dave Goodsell
    Bank Loans: Looking Beyond Interest Rate Expectations

    Loomis Sayles believes that an allocation to bank loans can be a strong addition to a fixed income portfolio for both the short-term and long-term investor.

    January 19, 2022
    Offsetting Carbon Emissions with Short Positions: Do it for the money, not for the impact

    Shorting carbon intensive companies, as a net-zero strategy aiming at offsetting carbon emissions, has no impact on the net-zero challenge that our societies must tackle to stay within the limits set in the Paris Agreement.

    January 17, 2022
    Biodiversity: A Key Factor in the Food and Agriculture Sector

    Ossiam looks at the extent to which biodiversity could be a key factor in distinguishing between opportunities and risk in this high-stake sector.

    January 13, 2022
    Loomis on Loans – Q4 2021

    A quarterly look at data and topics in the syndicated loan market.

    January 10, 2022
    How ESG Engagement Boosts Corporate Sustainability

    Investors can create value by engaging with management to drive sustainable business models.

    January 10, 2022
    Investment Outlook – January 2022

    Discover Loomis Sayles’ latest quarterly outlook.

    January 5, 2022
    Market Outlook 2022

    Natixis Investment Managers' affiliates share their thoughts on what might be on the horizon for investors in 2022.

    December 23, 2021
    Sustainably Financing the Agrifood Sector

    Etienne Vicent, Head of Quant Strategy & Marketing at Ossiam and Isabelle Pajot, Portfolio Manager at Thematics Asset Management, respond to three important questions in this podcast.

    December 22, 2021
    Private Assets: Are you Ready for the Next Step?

    Frédéric Nadal, Managing Partner & CEO at MV Credit, explains why private assets offer an attractive risk/return SCR profile to insurers.

    December 17, 2021 Frédéric Nadal
    Asset Allocation: Solving the Insurance Equation

    Olivier Trecco, Co-Head of ESG Solutions at Natixis IM Solutions, explains how Natixis IM and its affiliate are able to develop bespoke investment solutions for insurers.

    December 17, 2021 Olivier Trecco
    What’s Ahead for Global Stock Markets in 2022?

    Growth, a strong US dollar, commodities, and sector rotations are explored by Vaughan Nelson CEO and Portfolio Manager in this 2022 outlook.

    December 17, 2021 Chris D. Wallis
    ESG: Measuring Carbon Footprint and Beyond

    Anne-Laurence Roucher, Deputy CEO, Head of Private Equity and Natural Capital at Mirova, explains what tools Mirova has developed to measure carbon footprint of projects and companies it is invested in.

    December 17, 2021
    ESG: The New Case For Infrastructure

    Gwenola Chambon, CEO & Founding Partner at Vauban Infrastructure Partners, explains why Infrastructure has become such a relevant asset class to institutional investors over the last decade, thanks to its unique features.

    December 17, 2021 Gwenola Chambon
    The New Private Markets Frontier

    Marc Romano, Head of Private Equity Funds at Mirova, explains what makes Impact Private Equity a rising asset class, combining financial performance with positive impact on the environment.

    December 17, 2021 Marc Romano
    Time to Shift for Insurers: Investing to Withstand the Pandemic (1/3)

    Insurers can withstand the pandemic provided that they opt for the right investment solutions.

    December 16, 2021
    Time to Shift for Insurers: Investing in Private Assets (3/3)

    In today’s low rate environment, insurers are allocating more and more to private assets.

    December 16, 2021
    Time to Shift for Insurers: Investing to Restore Nature (2/3)

    Insurers can contribute to restoring nature by adding biodiversity to their portfolios.

    December 16, 2021
    Mirova: Acting as a Responsible Company

    Mirova explains its approach to responsibility, its internal practices and direct impacts.

    December 16, 2021
    How Are Economic Sectors Impacted by Climate Change and How do They Adapt?

    Climate change poses physical and transitional risks to many economic sectors, and hence a risk of capital loss to investors. How do they adapt?

    December 14, 2021
    Forest Plantations: Mirova’s Position Paper

    In a context of declining forest area in the world due to deforestation, Mirova believes that sustainably managed forest plantations can contribute to meeting some global challenges.

    December 8, 2021
    Natixis IM Solutions – Market Review November 2021

    Discover the monthly macro and market analysis of Natixis IM Solutions.

    December 6, 2021
    Climate: The Time For All-Out Mobilization

    While finance has a key role to play to tackle the climate change challenge, Mirova’s Climate Ambition strategy is an equity strategy aiming at decarbonizing the economy.

    November 29, 2021
    Climate Change: How Does it Impact Banks?

    Climate change is for banks both a source of risks, in particular transition and reputational risks, and opportunities.

    November 25, 2021
    Mirova for Climate – Net Zero Roadmap

    Mirova has established 4 levers of action to accelerate the transition towards a net Zero world: understanding the magnitude of the changes taking place, changing investment patterns, rethinking measurement tools and engaging in dialogue with all their stakeholders.

    November 24, 2021
    AEW Research – The Residential Potential

    Asia Pacific’s multifamily sector is set to expand and is piquing the interest of investors.

    November 23, 2021
    Mirova’s Approach to ESG Assessment

    Mirova as a responsible investor has developed its own assessment framework for environmental and social issues to guide its investment decisions, including ESG criteria and Sustainable Development Goals.

    November 18, 2021
    Real Estate: Why Diversification Is More Than A Buzzword

    The pandemic has shown the value of a broad asset range and flexible allocation.

    November 17, 2021 Rob Wilkinson
    Equities: Performance Drivers Analysis

    Earnings per share, financial multiples, dividend: what have been the biggest contributors to equity market growth over the recent years? Maximizing your total return requires a good allocation and a good understanding of these different performance factors.

    November 16, 2021
    Opportunities in Asia-Pacific Infrastructure Private Debt

    Alistair Ho, Head of Private Debt APAC at Natixis IM Hong Kong, explains what are the main opportunities in the APAC infrastructure private debt market.

    November 15, 2021 Alistair Ho
    Investor Leadership Network - Climate Change Physical Risk Toolkit

    This ILN Climate Change Physical Risk Toolkit is designed to provide practical guidance for investors to better understand the potential physical impacts of climate change on their investments and the corresponding financial implications.

    November 15, 2021
    Green Infrastructure Takes Off Across Asia-Pacific

    Proliferation of ESG-Friendly Infrastructure Debt Provides Unprecedented Diversification Opportunity for Investors.

    November 11, 2021 Angus Davidson
    Green Bonds: The Revolution in Fixed Income

    Green and sustainable bonds constitute the best vehicles on bond markets to accelerate the low-carbon transition.

    November 10, 2021
    AEW Monthly Research Report – October 2021

    No Place Like Home: Defensive Residential Returns Attract Investors.

    November 9, 2021
    How To Mobilise Finance Against Global Warming?

    Three experts at Ostrum discuss financial instruments aiming at thwarting climate change, including green bonds.

    November 4, 2021
    COP 26: Finance Facing the Risk of Climate Change

    Ahead of the COP26, Ostrum looked into the climate issue through 4 lenses: mitigation, adaptation, finance and cooperation.

    November 3, 2021
    Moving On and Beyond: Asia Pacific

    Update on real estate markets and where they are going.

    November 1, 2021
    Successful Solutions Require Meaningful Data

    The complimentary of interesting investment ideas and robust data cannot be overstated, as Ossiam’s experience in Italy clearly demonstrates.

    October 28, 2021 Carmine de Franco
    COP 26: How to Adapt to the Impacts of Global Warming?

    Three experts at Ostrum put forward existing solutions to preserve climate, biodiversity and human rights.

    October 27, 2021
    ESG – Transition Your Portfolio for Tomorrow's World

    Amber Fairbanks, Portfolio Manager, CFA® at Mirova US, talks to Citywire about their Global Sustainable Equity strategy and what sustainable investing means to them.

    October 27, 2021
    Infrastructure For Climate

    Facing global warming, a study jointly conducted by Vauban IP and Altermind argues for accelerating the transition towards sustainable, low carbon and climate-resilient infrastructures through comprehensive and value-driven climate strategies.

    October 26, 2021
    Investing in Emerging and Frontier Economics: How Blended Finance Can Make the Most of Public Funding

    ILN Position paper for COP26 and G20, in collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation.

    October 25, 2021
    Accessing Illiquids: The Challenges of Private Market Investing

    In this ClearPath Analysis roundtable, Natixis Investment Managers and MV Credit experts discuss the challenges of private market investing.

    October 21, 2021 Murtaza Merchant
    Accessing Illiquids: The Solutions For Attractive and Accessible Private Market Investments

    In this ClearPath Analysis roundtable, Natixis Investment Managers and MV Credit experts discuss the opportunities of private market investing.

    October 21, 2021 Murtaza Merchant
    COP 26: How can the Global Warming Mitigation Target be Achieved?

    3 experts at Ostrum share their point of view on how to achieve the +2° target of the Paris Agreement.

    October 20, 2021
    Making an “Impact” with Private Equity

    Allocating acceleration capital to companies with innovative environmental solutions can create positive impact and attractive investment returns.

    October 19, 2021 Marc Romano
    Greater Seoul Logistics – A Year in Review

    Over the past year, e-commerce firms have expanded their physical presence rapidly, which has led to record high levels of demand for modern logistics space.

    October 14, 2021
    AEW Monthly Research Report – September 2021

    Most recent data suggests lenders “risk-off” attitude.

    October 13, 2021
    Loomis Sayles’ Disciplined Alpha: Building Consistent Alpha, Bond By Bond

    Loomis Sayles’ Disciplined Alpha Fixed Income team believes they can produce alpha consistently by understanding where bonds should trade at any given time and making good judgments within a structured process every day.

    October 12, 2021
    Investment Outlook – October 2021

    Discover Loomis Sayles’ latest quarterly outlook.

    October 11, 2021
    Loomis Sayles on Loans – Q3 2021

    A quarterly look at data and topics in the syndicated loan market.

    October 7, 2021
    Cold Storage – Crucial Property Infrastructure

    COVID-19 has heightened both the demand for refrigerated space as well as the awareness of the critical role it plays in society broadly.

    October 6, 2021
    Solvency II Review

    The European Commission put forward a comprehensive ‘review package’ of Solvency II rules with a potential impact on assets held by insurers.

    October 5, 2021 Olivier Trecco
    Understanding the Booming Market for Sustainable Bonds

    An in-depth analysis of the sustainable bond market, its outlook for 2021 and its main drivers.

    October 4, 2021
    2021 Global Retirement Index

    The 2021 Natixis Global Retirement Index examines the factors that drive retirement security and provides a comparison tool for best practices in retirement policy.

    October 4, 2021 Dave Goodsell
    Bridging the Cybersecurity Gap for Critical Infrastructure

    Our connected world means it is now possible for unwanted actors to infiltrate power stations, electricity grids and maybe even democratic elections.

    September 29, 2021
    The Inflation Debate: Where do we Stand?

    Inflation is back. Temporarily or for a long time?

    September 28, 2021
    If the Dollar Weakens, you may want to Own a Global Bond Strategy

    The long US dollar bull market may be coming to an end.

    September 23, 2021
    A Dynamic Approach to Core Fixed Income Investing

    The Loomis Sayles Core Fixed Income team explains why investment grade fixed income should always have a place in a diversified portfolio, despite a low global interest rates environment.

    September 22, 2021
    How Proptech Could Revolutionise Real Estate

    How innovations in real estate are preparing us for the post-Covid city.

    September 15, 2021
    What is Impact Investing?

    Mirova breaks down the idea that’s redefining the investment industry.

    September 9, 2021
    Natixis IM Solutions – Market Review August 2021

    Discover the monthly macro and market analysis of Natixis IM Solutions.

    September 8, 2021
    Solving The Private Markets Conundrum for UK DC

    DC members and smaller DB schemes get long-awaited access to illiquid assets.

    September 7, 2021 Nick Groom
    Why ESG is Not Just a Green Bubble

    ESG is no passing fad, as more investors are convinced that alpha can be found in ESG and regulators continue to introduce rules to lift ESG standards.

    September 3, 2021 Fabrice Chemouny
    The New Core Fixed Income: An Expanding Set of Investment Opportunities

    The ongoing search for yield is leading investors to think outside the box and look at alternative income sources.

    September 1, 2021
    Three Considerations for Insurers Weighing an EM Corporate Debt Allocation

    Are insurers making a mistake when it comes to their paltry allocation to emerging market (EM) Corporate Debt? Loomis Sayles thinks so.

    August 27, 2021
    US Economic & Property Market Perspective Q2 2021

    AEW’s quarterly update on US Economy and Real Estate markets.

    August 18, 2021
    The Case for Core Infrastructure

    Insurers benefit from long-horizon income, low volatility and reduced capital charge.

    August 5, 2021 Olivier Trecco
    Natixis IM Solutions – Market Review July 2021

    Discover the monthly macro and market analysis of Natixis IM Solutions.

    August 3, 2021
    A New Momentum for Value Investing

    David Herro from Harris Associates explains why value investing may be reaching a new momentum.

    July 30, 2021
    AEW Monthly Research Report – July 2021

    Long term trends alleviate concerns on runaway inflation.

    July 29, 2021
    Biodiversity: The Missing Piece in the ESG Puzzle

    Sidelined by investors’ focus on carbon emissions, biodiversity can no longer be ignored.

    July 28, 2021 Carmine de Franco
    Ostrum Point Of View

    Inflation Risks: What impact for investors?

    July 28, 2021
    Gen Z: Who Else ?

    This generation that never knew a world without internet is considered to be more socially and environmentally aware.

    July 26, 2021
    Investment Outlook – July 2021

    Discover Loomis Sayles’ latest quarterly outlook.

    July 22, 2021
    A Tech Odyssey

    The pandemic witnessed faster adoption of certain technologies but their sustainability can be quite an odyssey, as solutions never come without risks

    July 21, 2021
    Loomis Sayles on Loans – Q2 2021

    A quarterly look at data and topics in the syndicated loan market.

    July 20, 2021
    Impact of Interest Rates, Credit Risk and Inflation on REIT Performance

    AEW evaluates the REIT performance under fluctuating interest rate conditions, both long and short, inflation conditions, and credit risk profile of the general corporate sector.

    July 16, 2021
    Climate-Informed Real Estate Returns in Europe

    How much will climate change impact European Real Estate returns?

    July 14, 2021
    Asia High Yield Outlook

    Asia’s Road to Recovery – Uneven but in the Right Direction.

    July 13, 2021
    Natixis IM Solutions – Market Review June 2021

    Discover the monthly macro and market analysis of Natixis IM Solutions.

    July 8, 2021
    Callable Bonds

    Callable Bonds: which bonds SCR credit calculation method, what is the impact on their use?

    July 2, 2021
    How ESG Supercharged a Shiller Strategy

    Combining smart beta with ESG filtering and carbon reduction techniques shown to enhance returns.

    July 1, 2021
    Renewable Energy in Light of Grid Parity

    The gradual reduction of public support measures is ushering renewable energies into a new era; that of autonomy on electricity trading markets.

    June 30, 2021
    Loomis Sayles: Three Questions on Liability Hedging

    A Loomis Sayles expert looks into duration risk, credit fixed-income and intermediate fixed-income.

    June 25, 2021
    Natixis IM Solutions – Market Review May 2021

    Discover the monthly macro and market analysis of Natixis IM Solutions.

    June 23, 2021
    Ostrum: Sustainable Money Market

    How to manage money market funds sustainably?

    June 17, 2021
    AEW Research: Asia Pacific

    The segment looks at the inherent features of the Seoul office market that led to this result, the attractive fundamentals and key opportunities, and what we might expect to see going forward.

    June 16, 2021
    AEW Research: Essential Housing

    The segment of the rental housing market that is affordable to households with low to moderate household incomes.

    June 16, 2021
    AEW Research: US Economic & Property Market Perspective Q1 2021

    America on the Verge of Returning – making strong progress overall in the vaccine rollout.

    June 15, 2021
    AEW Research: Asia Pacific Market Perspective Q1 2021

    Markets are expected to see a more widescale recovery to begin in the coming months as mass vaccinations continue and business confidence improves.

    June 15, 2021
    Investor Portfolio Alignment with the Paris Agreement: a Multi-Sector, Multi-Asset Class Approach

    S&P Trucost and Natixis IM Solutions detail the extension of the 2°C alignment assessment methodology to private and illiquid asset classes in order to obtain consistent multi-sector, multi-asset class analyses.

    June 3, 2021 Olivier Trecco
    Long-duration Fixed Income: Market Conditions and Implications for Pension Plans and Insurers

    Long-duration fixed income can play an important role in portfolios attempting to hedge against pension or long insurance liabilities, deflation, equity risk or simply taking a view that long-duration yields will decrease.

    June 1, 2021
    2021 ESG Investor Insights Report

    Investors and professionals are warming up to the potential of ESG. Our research offers insight into five critical questions about ESG investing.

    May 27, 2021 Dave Goodsell
    AEW Monthly Research Report – May 2021

    Will Logistics Continue To Be The Favourite Asset Class For Real Estate Investors?

    May 26, 2021
    The G Factor

    Today’s world is changing, led by long term transitions: demographic, technological, environmental and related to corporate governance.

    May 17, 2021
    AEW Monthly Research Report

    Strong resilience for regional European offices

    May 17, 2021
    What Investors Should Know About SFDR

    Asset managers sorting funds into different sustainability categories realise it’s only the first step on a longer ESG classification journey.

    May 14, 2021
    NIM Solutions - Reflation Trade Not Over

    The global growth outlook continues to improve, with European vaccinations accelerating, the US economy booming and Chinese growth still roaring.

    May 10, 2021
    Risk Factors and Total-Return Options for Insurers

    Investors appear to be focused on the government’s pandemic-related stimulus and vaccination programs, and are questioning inflation expectations and the implications for real yields.

    May 6, 2021
    Natixis IM Solutions - Market Review April 2021

    Discover the monthly macro and market analysis of Natixis IM Solutions.

    May 6, 2021
    Greenium: An Ally, and Source of Opportunities

    More than ever, green bonds are the focus of attention and the curiosity they are arousing is equalled by the questions they have raised.

    May 5, 2021
    AEW Mid-Year 2021 Outlook

    Covid-19 negatively impacted 2020 European growth to various degrees. Regardless of its precise speed, the 2021-22 recovery is expected to be solid. But, this strength is also raising concerns on inflation.

    May 4, 2021
    Renewable Infrastructure as an Asset Class

    One of the most important challenges for institutional investors is to deploy large amounts of capital and manage increasingly high liability commitments in an environment of low-yielding opportunities.

    April 29, 2021 Raphaël Lance
    Finding Yield: How Insurers are Employing New Approaches

    Insurers swapping out bond portfolios for higher-yielding credit instruments found deep in the capital structure.

    April 29, 2021
    Yield Curve Control: An Experiment in Real Time

    We believe this is an exceptional period in global market monetary policy. In real time we are witnessing several countries using yield curve control (YCC) policies in varying forms.

    April 27, 2021
    Green Hydrogen, A Catalyst for the Energy Transition

    A multipurpose gas with outstanding energy properties: per kilo, as it contains 2.2 times more energy than natural gas, 2.75 times more than petrol and three times more than crude oil.

    April 27, 2021
    Loomis Sayles on Loans - Q1 2021

    A quarterly look at data and topics in the syndicated loan market.

    April 26, 2021
    Real Asset Debt: Crisis Expands Opportunity for Tailor-made Mandates

    Consistent cashflows, even in periods of high volatility, enable investors to match long-term needs.

    April 20, 2021 Denis Prouteau
    Ostrum Point Of View

    Has the health crisis changed our view of the healthcare sector?

    April 14, 2021
    Loomis Sayles Investment Outlook – Q2 2021

    Economic and earnings growth may exceed consensus expectations if the global economy continues to accelerate. Though we anticipate higher US Treasury yields, we doubt a modest rise in rates could meaningfully derail credit and equity market performance in the months ahead.

    April 13, 2021
    Private Debt and Liquidity Finally Meet

    DC members and smaller DB schemes get long-awaited access to illiquid assets.

    April 13, 2021 Murtaza Merchant - Alex Thompson
    Utilities – the Transition to a Growth Sector

    The Utilities, a sector in transition and at the core of the energy transition, may be an investment opportunity for long term investors such as insurers.

    April 8, 2021
    Infrastructure: the Rise of an Asset Class

    In a Q&A, Gwenola Chambon, chief executive of Vauban Infrastructure Partners, explains how infrastructure became a portfolio staple.

    March 30, 2021 Gwenola Chambon
    Private Debt Has Unique Opportunity to Drive the ESG Agenda

    Lender-friendly environment combined with investor focus on sustainability provide a unique opportunity.

    March 24, 2021 Nicole Downer - Harry Elliot
    Sustainable Investing: ESG versus SDG

    Over the last ten years, financial markets, investors and economies have witnessed some of the most extreme, non warrelated events of the XXI century.

    March 23, 2021
    Shiller Barclays CAPE® US Sector Value: A Switching Strategy Between Value and Growth

    Finding the right timing to switch from a Growth to a Value style (and conversely) in portfolios may be challenging for investors. Not for the Shiller Barclays CAPE US Sector Value Strategy.

    March 22, 2021
    Leveraged Loans Markets: US vs Europe

    A closer look at the fundamental differences between the US and European Leveraged Loans markets.

    March 11, 2021
    2021 Preqin Global Real Estate Report: Future-Proofing Core Real Estate

    The pandemic has highlighted the rising importance of anticipating socioeconomic megatrends for fund managers to stay ahead.

    March 9, 2021
    2021 Preqin Global Hedge Fund Report: Risk Premia Investing Should Be Dynamic

    Alternative risk factors, or premia, can be used to exploit the cyclical nature of the global economy.

    March 9, 2021
    2021 Preqin Global Private Debt Report: Why Private Credit Managers with a Dose of Paranoia Can Thrive

    COVID-19 has sent many countries into a recession, with more defaults and financial restructurings the likely outcome. Against this background, attention has turned to the challenges facing private credit managers.

    March 9, 2021
    2021 Preqin Global Private Equity & Venture Capital Report: Mid-Market Private Equity: 2.0

    We hear from Eric Deram, Managing Partner at Flexstone Partners, on solving the challenge of geographical diversification in the middle market.

    March 9, 2021
    The Era of Infrastructure 4.0

    How digitalization can help infrastructure to answer the challenges of the post-Covid-19 world?

    March 5, 2021
    2020 Annual Review

    MV Credit looks back at the private debt market in 2020 and focuses on the highlights of its strategy.

    March 4, 2021
    Infrastructure 4.0 – Are You Ready?

    The digital transformation of infrastructure as an answer to the uncertainties created by the Covid-19 crisis and its aftermath

    March 3, 2021 Gwenola Chambon
    Financing the Necessary Ecological Transition of Transport

    The energy, industry, buildings and transport sectors together currently account for three quarters of global greenhouse gas emissions, with mobility alone representing no less than 24% of CO2 emissions caused by energy combustion.

    March 2, 2021
    Next-Generation Real Estate

    Rapid evolution in sustainable buildings raises the bar for property investors.

    February 17, 2021 Thierry Laquitaine
    2020 Global Retirement Index

    Five critical risks bring retirement security into focus.

    February 15, 2021 Dave Goodsell
    Investing in Infrastructures to Accelerate Energy Transition

    Essential, profitable, tangible, mature: all these features explain the growing interest of institutional investors in green infrastructures.

    February 15, 2021 Raphaël Lance
    Culture is the Precursor to Diversity

    Investment firms with strong corporate cultures can better support D&I efforts.

    February 12, 2021 Charlene Sagoe
    Renewable Energy Investments Demonstrate Resilience

    Resilience is enhanced with infrastructure debt instruments.

    February 8, 2021 Céline Tercier
    Ostrum AM’s Equity Outlook for 2021

    What can we expect on the equity markets in 2021 and what are the best strategies for equity insurance management?

    February 4, 2021
    Ostrum AM’s Outlook for 2021

    An end to the crisis is in sight, with greater visibility for the markets.

    February 2, 2021
    The Common Misconception of Information Disadvantage in Private Equity

    In this Clear Path Analysis report, Flexstone Investment Partners expert elaborates on how relationships coupled with a disciplined due diligence can address the information disadvantage to the benefit of the investors.

    February 1, 2021
    “The Green Sector has been Less Affected than Other Infrastructure”, says Mirova

    In this Clear Path Analysis report, Mirova expert elaborates on how the pandemic crisis may energise infrastructure and where are the opportunities in next generation energy infrastructure.

    January 27, 2021
    Loomis Sayles on Loans - Q4 2020

    A quarterly look at data and topics in the syndicated loan market.

    January 26, 2021
    Private Equity: the Lure of Local

    Smaller, localised deals may outperform in a deglobalizing economy.

    January 25, 2021 Olivier Boré - Nathanael Martin
    Private Debt Market is a Must-Have in Portfolios for Diversification as Well as Yield

    In this Clear Path Analysis report, MV Credit experts elaborate on why more investors are looking into European private debt.

    January 22, 2021
    Insurers: the ESG Regulation Challenge

    Global rule-making for sustainable investments is expanding and converging.

    January 13, 2021 Hervé Guez
    2021: The New World Starts Now

    Our experts forecast the first year of the post-Covid economy

    January 12, 2021
    How to Hit the Buyout Sweet Spot

    Systematic process matches the right investor to the right deal.

    December 15, 2020 Eric Deram
    2021 Global Institutional Investor Outlook

    Get seven critical insights into how institutions will tackle risks, opportunities, and challenges in an uncertain 2021.

    December 10, 2020 Dave Goodsell
    Natixis IM Solutions - Market Review November 2020

    Discover the monthly macro and market analysis of Natixis IM Solutions.

    December 8, 2020
    Second Wave of Coronavirus Pandemic, Value in Euro Corporate Credit

    Ostrum AM analyses the impact of the pandemic on the Euro credit market.

    December 4, 2020
    Climate Change: Dealing with Rising Risk

    Over the past decade, economic losses from natural disasters averaged $150 billion a year. Investors can’t ignore the effects of climate change any longer.

    November 30, 2020
    US Retirement: Investing for a Sustainable Future

    In Europe, companies, investors and regulators have embraced responsible investment. By contrast, the US has been seen as a laggard.

    November 30, 2020
    Opportunities in Next-Generation Energy Infrastructure

    Investment opportunities in the energy transition are no longer limited to the mature solar and wind segments.

    November 19, 2020 Raphaël Lance
    Restructuring Series: Experience Matters

    Since inception in 2000, MV Credit has been involved in a few restructuring scenarios, most of which date back to the GFC.

    November 13, 2020
    The Case for TIPS in a Post-Crisis World

    Last March, The Covid-19 crisis ignited the sharpest economic downturn in modern history, sending financial markets into a tailspin.

    November 4, 2020
    Natixis IM Solutions - Market Review October 2020

    Discover the monthly macro and market analysis of Natixis IM Solutions.

    November 3, 2020
    Stock Picking in the US Market and the Effect of Passive Investments

    Has stock picking in the US equity market become too complex that investors have finally decided to look at this asset class only through the lens of passive investment?

    November 2, 2020
    Natixis IM Solutions – Insight: US Election Scenarios

    Trump or Biden? Which majority in the Senate and the House? Which are the scenarios for the upcoming US election and what they might mean for markets.

    October 23, 2020
    Future-Proofing Core Real Estate

    The pandemic highlights the need to follow socioeconomic mega-trends.

    October 22, 2020 Christina Ofschonka
    Loomis Sayles on Loans - Q3 2020

    A quarterly look at data and topics in the syndicated loan market.

    October 20, 2020
    Investment Outlook - October 2020

    Economic activity rebounded sharply over the third quarter, pushing the global economy out of the downturn phase of the credit cycle.

    October 12, 2020
    Natixis IM Solutions - Market Review September 2020

    Discover the monthly macro and market analysis of Natixis IM Solutions.

    October 8, 2020
    Investor Leadership Network Climate Change Mitigation and Your Portfolio: Practical Tools for Investors

    Investor Leadership Network Position paper providing practical tools for the investment industry to recognize climate risks sooner and speed the transition to a more sustainable economy.

    September 30, 2020
    MV Credit: 20 Years of Experience in Fund Financing

    MV Credit has a broad experience in using fund financing to create value for investors and working with lenders.

    September 25, 2020
    Natixis IM Solutions - Insight: Addicted to Stimulus?

    Will massive monetary and fiscal stimulus measures all around the word be sufficient? What are the long-term consequences?

    September 21, 2020
    Experienced Managers with A Dose Of “Healthy Paranoia” Will Thrive in the Post-Covid Downturn

    The Covid-19 crisis has triggered a downturn, bringing challenges that experienced managers can overcome with strict investment discipline, partnering with private equity sponsors and active monitoring of credits.

    September 16, 2020
    Covid-19 Has Redefined Infrastructure Needs: Implications for the Municipal Bond Market

    Municipal system administrators and investors are reassessing whether the long-term prospects for many critical sectors of the economy have changed irreparably

    September 16, 2020
    Lenders Should Look Beyond Covenants for Downside Protection

    While the eyes of many are on loan documentation, Nicole Downer of MV Credit says the focus should be elsewhere, including fostering solid relationships with sponsors.

    September 11, 2020 Nicole Downer
    Loomis Sayles: Blended Emerging Markets Debt a Paradigm Shift

    Think differently about emerging markets (EM) debt investing.

    September 9, 2020
    Real Estate Debt Helps Investors Ride out Crisis

    Senior secured loans bring some certainty to an uncertain world.

    September 2, 2020 Arnaud Heck - Cyril Hoyaux
    Loomis Sayles on Loans - Q2 2020

    A quarterly look at data and topics in the syndicated loan market.

    August 25, 2020
    Restructuring Series: Partnering with the Right Sponsor

    MV Credit believes that partnering with the right sponsor is a key factor behind its 20-year strong track record and can help minimise the impact of credit losses.

    August 21, 2020
    Loomis Sayles Global Equity Opportunities: A Long-term, Best-Ideas Approach

    This strategy seeks attractive long-term opportunities through a highly collaborative best-ideas approach grounded in fundamental research.

    August 20, 2020 Eileen N. Riley - Lee M. Rosenbaum
    Investment Outlook - July 2020

    The global economy is transitioning from the downturn phase of the credit cycle into credit repair.

    August 18, 2020
    Meaningful Distinctions: Emerging Market Corporate Bonds Versus Emerging Market Sovereigns

    After several years of sovereign downgrades, there has been a decoupling of the corporate asset class from the sovereign space.

    August 10, 2020
    Natixis IM Solutions - Market Review August 2020

    Admittedly, consumption has rebounded considerably since mid-May due to pent-up demand as households spent part of the savings they had accumulated during lockdown.

    August 4, 2020
    COVID-19 Impact on Real Estate: A Global View from AEW

    What COVID-19 has changed in the Real Estate Sector in Asia, in Europe and in the US.

    August 3, 2020
    Restructuring Series: Credit Selection is Critical

    The importance of credit selection cannot be stressed enough

    July 29, 2020
    Horizons Q3 2020: Discover Ostrum AM’s latest quarterly outlook

    Ostrum Asset Management expert’s economic and market analysis

    July 28, 2020
    Covid Bonds – an Emergency Aid Funding Method Worth Addressing Selectively

    Ostrum AM has taken a closer look at this market to assess its features, opportunities and limitations of this new product.

    July 16, 2020
    We Don’t Time Cycles, We Manage Cycles

    How MV Credit has managed to successfully navigate the credit cycles over the last 20 years.

    July 15, 2020 Nicole Downer
    Assessing the Risk Scenarios

    Second wave, recession, trade war, US elections…. Natixis IM Solutions assesses the risk scenarios ahead.

    July 14, 2020
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  • COVID-19: Impact on Renewables

    Ostrum Private Debt Real Asset team looks into the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on the renewable sector.

    July 3, 2020
    Sustainable Global Equities: The Final Frontier

    Core ESG equity portfolios can outperform both ESG benchmarks and financial indices.

    July 3, 2020 Jens Peers
    Thinking Inside the Box

    Lifting the lid on the world of algorithms, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

    July 2, 2020
    Getting the Big Picture Right in Multi-Asset Credit Investing

    Multi-Asset Credit investing is the process of gaining exposure to a globally diverse mix of credit-focused asset classes and sector exposures in a single portfolio.

    June 25, 2020
    Introduction to Restructuring Series

    Over the course of this restructuring series, MV Credit will explore the lessons learnt in private debt for 20 years as well as the key pillars of minimising the impact of credit losses on risk-adjusted returns

    June 24, 2020
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    MV Credit Partners - 20 Years’ Experience Weathering Market Cycles

    Nicole Downer, Managing Partner at MV Credit, elaborates on the importance of experience to navigate ‘crisis’ periods thanks to their two decades track record.

    June 19, 2020 Nicole Downer
    Natixis IM Solutions - Insight: Assessing the Risk Scenarios

    Selloff. Rebound. Now what? As the rally moves forward and our outlook becomes more constructive, it is worth assessing the risk scenarios ahead.

    June 18, 2020
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  • How Well Will the Private Equity Markets Withstand the Crisis?

    Chances of success are higher for sector specialist funds with low leverage and enhanced operational skills.

    June 18, 2020 David Arcauz - Nitin Gupta
    The Folly of the Fetish for Liquidity

    Why DC schemes may need to rethink their default options.

    June 11, 2020 Nick Groom
    Are Your Leveraged Loans Performing?

    Amid high market stress, robust strategies can continue to deliver.

    June 10, 2020 François Decoeur
    Three Questions on Credit: Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Factors

    How is the pandemic impacting issuers from an ESG standpoint

    June 10, 2020
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  • The Decline of the Distressed Debt Investor?

    In times of an economic slowdown where businesses are fighting to stay alive, a distressed debt investor has a potentially fertile hunting ground.

    May 22, 2020
    Natixis IM Solutions - Market Review April 2020

    Following the March sell-off, markets rebounded strongly in April, despite dismal economic data, as large fiscal and monetary stimulus helped lift sentiment

    May 19, 2020
    Why Has Making an Impact Been Made so Hard?

    Despite regulatory changes relating to ESG and Impact Investing, Trustees are still none the wiser about how to account for climate change in their scheme’s SIPs.

    May 14, 2020 Will Fox-Robinson - Ian Mason
    Sustainability Investing Beyond COVID-19

    In the face of coronavirus lockdown and resulting economic malaise, multiple data shows the sustainability sector is outperforming the wider market. Yet not all ESG investment managers are the same. Many continue to invest in poor ESG-rated industries while others do not – and some strategies are therefore proving to be more resilient.

    May 14, 2020 Jens Peers
    Vauban’s Core Infrastructure Financing

    Creating value and enhancing asset resilience with a long-term approach.

    May 12, 2020
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  • Three Questions on Credit: Corporate Debt & Downgrades

    How much of the IG market is likely to be downgraded? Possibly a lot more than anticipated just over a month ago.

    May 12, 2020
    COVID-19: The Road to Recovery

    The quickest, sharpest decline in history has been followed by the quickest, sharpest rebound, so the question now is: Where do we go from here? In this paper we take a look back at the history books and call on some veterans of the industry to help understand what the road to recovery might look like.

    May 6, 2020
    COVID-19: What is the impact on Commercial Real Estate Debt in Europe?

    Ostrum Private Debt Real Assets team looks into the impacts of the Covid-19 crisis on the real estate debt.

    May 5, 2020
    Five Perspectives on Emerging Market US Dollar Corporate Debt

    Investors of many types were blindsided by the COVID-19 Crisis. Emerging Market (EM) debt investors, familiar with volatility and the opportunities market dislocations can provide, have been assessing portfolio allocations in light of shifting valuations.

    May 4, 2020
    COVID-19: What is the impact on the aviation market?

    Ostrum Private Debt Real Assets team looks into the impacts of the Covid-19 crisis on the aircraft debt.

    May 4, 2020
    Loomis Sayles - Growth Equity Alpha Thesis 2020

    For investors, a major challenge is to identify those portfolio managers who are most likely to deliver superior risk-adjusted returns in the future. Understanding how an investment philosophy informs a manager’s decision-making can provide meaningful insights into how and why a particular manager generates alpha.

    April 30, 2020
    The Comeback Power of Subscription

    Both consumers and businesses are subscribing more and more to products and services. This Insight of Thematics AM shines the light on some of the long term factors that are driving the broad adoption of subscription based models across a nice mix of industries.

    April 30, 2020
    Flexstone Partners Sweet Spot Proprietary Framework

    Flexstone's co-investing philosophy focuses on providing increased exposure to high conviction managers in their core areas of expertise (“Sweet Spot”).

    April 29, 2020
    Is it Time to Invest in Global Credit?

    Q&A with Loomis Sayles Global Fixed Income Portfolio Managers

    April 27, 2020
    Three Questions on Credit: Consumer ABS

    Consumer asset-backed securitized (ABS) sectors should continue to face headwinds as consumers feel the full impact of the dramatic economic slowdown ignited by the COVID-19 outbreak.

    April 16, 2020
    Is it a Prime Time for Credit?

    Michael Crowell and Tom Fahey of Loomis, Sayles, & Company look at how periods of maximum uncertainty often make the most attractive entry points.

    April 16, 2020
    Three Questions on Credit: Opportunities for Insurance

    The extreme shock caused by COVID-19 came at a time when global central bank policies were coalescing toward a more accommodative stance to keep the late expansion phase of the credit cycle going.

    April 16, 2020
    Inflation: See it to believe it

    Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. Facing a global health crisis that has morphed into a global economic crisis, central banks and governments around the world have announced massive stimulus measures in anvattempt to avoid a full-blown financial crisis.

    April 15, 2020
    Aligning Portfolios with the Paris Agreement

    Whether voluntarily or in response to regulation, investors are increasingly looking at the links between their portfolios and climate change. So far, there is no clear consensus as to how to perform such evaluations.

    April 14, 2020
    Loomis Sayles Investment Outlook Q1 2020

    We believe the expansion phase of the credit cycle is over. Several countries are now heading into downturns, largely because of the demand shock from Covid-19.

    April 14, 2020
    Natixis IM Solutions - Market Review February 2020

    The Natixis Investment Managers Solutions Global Market Strategy team February review of the market.

    April 14, 2020
    Loomis Sayles Investment Outlook – Q1 2020

    We believe the expansion phase of the credit cycle is over. Several countries are now heading into downturns, largely because of the demand shock from Covid-19.

    April 14, 2020
    The Good, the Bad & the Ugly of an Oil Price War

    What will be the impacts of the oil price war triggered by Saudi Arabia and Russia on the economy?

    April 9, 2020
    COVID-19: What is the Impact on Infrastructure Debt Worldwide?

    Ostrum Private Debt Real Assets team looks into the direct and indirect impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on the infrastructure sector.

    April 8, 2020
    In Conversation with Professor Shiller

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

    April 6, 2020
    2019 Global Survey of Professional Fund Buyers

    The 2019 Global Survey of Professional Fund Buyers reveals that fund buyers worry that the current market environment is not sustainable – but they don’t know what it will look like or when the change will happen.

    April 3, 2020
    Institutional Trends in Responsible Investing

    Four senior female executives discussed how investors’ attitudes have changed at a recent event to celebrate International Women’s Day.

    April 3, 2020
    MV Credit’s View on Cov-Lite Loans

    Fund’s investment strategy and loan documentation should consistently be reviewed in anticipation of economic cyclicality, whether in an up or down market, not in reaction to ongoing events.

    April 2, 2020
    The Case for European Financials

    Harris Associates, which is exposed through its equity strategies to some of the strongest European banks, explains why they still believe the European financials can provide strong returns for their shareholders in spite of the coronavirus crisis.

    April 1, 2020
    COVID-19 – An opportunity to show the adaptability and strength of the finance market?

    What’s the impact of COVID-19 on the finance industry (private Equity, banks, debt funds and non-bank lenders) and what it could mean for lenders and borrowers.

    March 27, 2020
    AEW – Managing & Pricing Climate Risk

    As real estate contributes to 36% of greenhouse gas emissions globally, a deep understanding of climate change related risks for the commercial real estate sector is starting to develop. Climate change risks include both direct physical and indirect transitional risks.

    March 12, 2020
    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.

    March 9, 2020
    Diversity in Asset Management

    Staying ahead of investors’ expectations.

    March 2, 2020 Tracey E. Flaherty
    Assessing the Coronavirus’s Ripple Effects

    Since the end of January, news headlines are almost exclusively dedicated to the spread of the Coronavirus out of Wuhan, in China. Here, we will focus on the economic impact.

    February 27, 2020
    Dynamic Risk Premia

    Exploiting the cyclicality of investment factors.

    AI and ESG: A New Frontier for Financial Innovation?

    Can you combine Artificial Intelligence (AI) and environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing? This question was at the core of a fascinating debate between two AI experts: Dr Luc Julia and Dr Carmine de Franco.

    February 7, 2020 Carmine de Franco
    Risks Related to Nonbank Mortgage Lending in the United States

    Nonbank lenders now dominate the US mortgage market for loans to low-income families guaranteed by the federal government. They are heavily reliant on short-term funding and have only a slim cushion to weather a shock.

    February 3, 2020
    Horizons: Discover Ostrum AM’s latest quarterly outlook

    Ostrum Asset Management expert’s economic and market analysis.

    January 30, 2020
    A Bespoke Approach to Active Asset Management

    Interview of Cyril Marie, CFO, Head of Strategy & Corporate Development at Natixis Investment Managers about the specificities and strengths of its multi-affiliate model and recent acquisitions.

    January 30, 2020
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  • Value Investing – Is It Different This Time?

    A value investor usually requires a substantial price discount at the company’s intrinsic value. But the latter exceeds the mere accounting value of its tangible assets.

    January 17, 2020
    Loomis on Loans Q4 2019

    A quarterly look at data and topics in the syndicated loan market.

    January 15, 2020
    Loomis Sayles Investment Outlook – Q4 2019

    Green shoots of a global mini-cycle recovery have encouraged stronger risk appetite and a benign forward outlook.

    January 9, 2020
    Value vs Growth

    Are we at the dawn of a cyclical change?

    January 6, 2020
    Building Infrastructure Portfolios for the Long-Term

    Fundraising for private infrastructure funds is booming. In 2018, $80billion were raised in closed-ended Infrastructure funds and funds raised are increasingly ending-up in fewer hands.

    December 17, 2019 Gwenola Chambon
    What Problems for Life Insurers in the Euro Zone?

    If neither the structure of life insurers’ assets changes, nor the level of long-term interest rates, the attractiveness of life insurance for savers may rapidly diminish.

    December 16, 2019
    Horizons: Discover Ostrum AM’s quarterly outlook

    Ostrum Asset Management expert’s economic and market analysis.

    December 12, 2019
    European Mezzanine ABS Bonds

    A fixed income alternative in a low rate environment.

    December 11, 2019
    2020 Institutional Outlook

    The latest Global Survey of Institutional Investors reveals ten market trends institutions are watching in 2020.

    December 4, 2019
    ESG: Aligning Ideals to Investment Goals

    Jens Peers explains how divestment from conventional resources and business models, must also be accompanied with strategies for investment into sustainable solutions for the future.

    December 4, 2019 Jens Peers
    Shiller Barclays CAPE® US Sector Value Strategy in Value Regimes

    In this study, Ossiam has run two conditional models regressions of the Shiller Barclay's CAPE® US Sector Value Strategy over standard factor models and considered the regime-dependend nature of the Value premium.

    December 3, 2019
    2019 Global Insurance Survey

    Insurers around the world are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Low rates inflate liabilities, but regulation prevents insurers from pursuing alternatives.

    November 25, 2019
    Safeguarding Our Future

    The purpose of this paper is to highlight the growing threat of natural disasters to human safety and explore how technological innovation and adaptation are enabling an effective response.

    November 22, 2019
    Down the Rabbit Hole: (Il)liquidity

    The “illiquidity premium” has been a much-debated topic in economic theory for some time now, the premise being that if an asset cannot be readily sold without meaningfully impacting its value, then it should reward the holder with an enhanced return.

    November 19, 2019
    The Winners and Losers of the Sustainable Transition

    The Schumpeterian concept of Creative Destruction is alive and well and the waves of innovation are becoming both faster and more violent, especially those backed by large-scale social movements such as climate change.

    November 14, 2019
    Flexstone's Co-Investment Framework

    Since 2008, Flexstone Partners investment team has been an active co-investor committing over €700 million to 87 co-investments in Growth and Small to Middle-Market Buyout deals.

    November 12, 2019
    Infrastructure: Let’s Get Personal

    Infrastructure is unlike other asset classes. It has a direct impact on people’s lives, facilitating the functioning of critical activities without which everyday life would grind to a halt.

    November 1, 2019 Gwenola Chambon - Mounir Corm
    Solvency II 2020 Review: The Potential Impacts on the Management of Assets by Insurance Companies

    The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Agency (EIOPA) published on October 15th 2019 its Consultation Paper on the Opinion on the 2020 review of Solvency II.

    October 31, 2019 Olivier Trecco
    In Search of the Next Economic Narrative

    For the second year in a row, Natixis Investment Managers, Ossiam and Barclays Investment Bank gathered two economic titans, Robert Shiller and Patrick Artus, to discuss the potential catalyst of the next downturn.

    October 31, 2019
    5 Reasons Why Active, Long-Term Value Investors Shouldn’t Be Worried

    In 1983, the S&P 500® hit an all-time high of 166. Anyone who said then “I’m too smart to buy into the market near an all-time high – I’ll wait for it to fall 10%” – is still waiting. It never fell 10%.

    October 30, 2019 William C. Nygren
    Loomis on Loans Q3 2019

    A quarterly look at data and topics in the syndicated loan market.

    October 23, 2019
    Mid-Market Private Equity: 2.0

    To unearth the best mid-market companies worldwide requires a global team with local expertise in the world’s major regions.

    October 15, 2019 David Arcauz - Nitin Gupta - Jimmy Hsu
    European Real Estate Debt

    In this report, AEW shares initial analyses of loan-level data to allow answering the question: is commercial real estate debt priced efficiently for investors in European markets?

    October 10, 2019
    Investing in Global Equities with a Thematic Lens

    Some markets are growing faster than the broader global economy due to a range of long-term, secular growth drivers.

    2019 Global Retirement Index

    The 2019 Global Retirement Index reveals three critical threats to retirement security – interest rates, demographics, and climate change – as well as what they mean for individuals and institutions.

    October 2, 2019
    MV Credit Asset Allocation: Senior Leveraged Loans

    Over 6,500 lines of data have been investigated, spanning back to 2004 to explore a comprehensive set of eight asset classes and their respective traits, highlighting return and volatility over various points in the cycle.

    October 1, 2019
    TCFD Implementation

    Climate change is a major systemic risk and perhaps one of the most daunting challenges of our time. We are eager to act together to address this global challenge head on.

    September 18, 2019
    What Growth Are We Seeing in Private Debt and Real Assets?

    Clear Path Analysis sits down with Denis Prouteau, CIO of Private Debt & Real Assets at Ostrum AM, to talk about the prospects of real assets, infrastructure and private debt going forward.

    August 27, 2019
    What Is Impact Investing and What Drives It?

    Clear Path Analysis invited Christian del Valle, Managing Director at Mirova Natural Capital, to a panel discussion on Impact investing and its drivers.

    August 21, 2019
    Is this a good time to be investing in private debt in Europe?

    An interview by Clear Path Analysis with Nicole Downer, Managing Partner at MV Credit, about investing in the competitive Private Debt Market in Europe in 2019.

    August 20, 2019
    Loomis Sayles Investment Outlook Q2 2019

    Most asset classes have earned strong total returns year to date and could continue to rally through year-end.

    August 19, 2019
    Asia High Yield Credit: A Distinctive Emerging Markets Story

    Investors may view emerging markets as particularly vulnerable to volatility, since the asset class typically sees outflows during times of market stress. However, emerging markets are not all one and the same.

    August 15, 2019
    Asia-Pacific Infrastructure: Building the Opportunity

    Charlse Regan, Head of Asia-Pacific Infrastructure Debt Ostrum AM Hong Kong, discusses the top 10 reasons to consider Infrastructure Debt as a portfolio diversifier.

    August 9, 2019
    Value Investing in Emerging Markets: Lessons from History

    Daniel Nicholas, Client Portfolio Manager at Harris Associates, looks back to the volatility in Asian markets during the 1990s and draws six key conclusions for investing in Emerging Markets.

    August 2, 2019
    Buy & Maintain: Building Dynamic Insurance Bond Portfolios

    Considering the current macroeconomic environment with little expectation for a rise in interest rates in the short term, insurers may want to consider a more dynamic approach to lock in spread levels.

    July 24, 2019 Farhat Selmi
    Factor Investing in European Offices

    In this report, the factor investing approach is applied to close to 40 European office markets for the first time comparing it to traditional core and value add investment styles.

    July 17, 2019
    Loomis Sayles - Growth Equity Alpha Thesis 2019

    Continuing to seek risk-adjusted excess returns.

    July 10, 2019
    There’s Value in Planes

    Investing in aircraft asset class is a logical departure for institutional investors

    July 1, 2019 Bénédicte Rabier
    Flexible Access to Private Equity

    Custom-made service gives investors more choice, while reducing the risk of costly mistakes.

    June 25, 2019 Benoit Jacquin
    The New ESG: Methods for Investing in a Changing World

    An insightful approach to ESG investing may require deeper analysis of societal trends and business fundamentals.

    June 20, 2019 Jens Peers
    Why Investing in a Multi-Asset Credit Strategy Makes Sense

    Keving Kearns, Portfolio Manager and Senior Derivatives Strategist at Loomis, Sayles & Co, discusses the diversification and drawdown management benefits arising from balancing interest rates and credit risk through a multi-asset credit strategy.

    June 10, 2019 Kevin P. Kearns
    Aircraft Private Debt: Ready for Taking Off

    The constant growth in demand for passenger air travel, combined with airlines’ improvement of their capacity management, have led to an enhanced profitability of the industry.

    May 22, 2019
    Infrastructure Debt: Where is the Value for Investors?

    2018 has been a very positive year for volumes in infrastructure debt with conventional and renewable energy reaching peak volume and the appearance of new high-potential territories.

    May 21, 2019
    ESG Investing Survey: Investors Want the Best of Both Worlds

    Individuals and professionals say ESG investing can help them align assets with personal values—and has the potential to drive real results

    May 20, 2019
    The Five Myths of “Illiquids”

    How UK Defined Contribution (“DC”) schemes can overcome the misconceptions that stop them offering investments with superior risk-return potential.

    May 16, 2019 Nick Groom
    Multi-Factor Portfolios: A New Factor?

    Limits of the static approach: Assessing the value added of a multi-factor portfolio from a performance-agnostic point of view.

    April 30, 2019
    The Growth of European Private Debt

    The retrenchment of investment banks in the private debt space has given rise to unserved demand of credit and debt financing as an opportunity to private debt funds across Europe.

    April 26, 2019
    Empowering Women through Listed Equities

    There is a growing consensus that educating and employing larger numbers of women can lead to economic growth.

    April 25, 2019
    Buy & Maintain

    Understanding Loomis Sayles' approach for investment grade corporates

    April 17, 2019
    Integrating ESG Risks in Private Debt

    Strong case for including non-financial information in investment decisions.

    April 17, 2019 Helene Barikmo - Frédéric Nadal
    2018 Private Debt Annual Review

    MV Credit shares their thoughts about the European leveraged loan market

    April 15, 2019
    Machine Learning Meets ESG

    How computing power can extract alpha from complex ESG data.

    April 5, 2019
    Real Estate Debt is the Real Deal

    Why economic uncertainty need not deter investors from real estate, explain Arnaud Heck and Cyril Hoyaux in a Q&A.

    April 4, 2019 Arnaud Heck - Cyril Hoyaux
    Ready for Take Off

    Aircraft debt can deliver consistent income and superior risk adjusted spreads.

    March 28, 2019 Aymeric Angotti
    Secure Income and Green Infrastructure: An Unlikely Marriage?

    How to source stable, long-term cashflows from infrastructure debt with a strong ESG focus

    March 27, 2019 Céline Tercier
    Investing in Infrastructure Private Debt with an ESG Lens

    Céline Tercier, Head of Infrastructure Private Debt at Ostrum Asset Management, explains why financing infrastructure through private debt with an ESG lens contributes to energy transition.

    March 26, 2019
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    Investing in Aircraft Private Debt

    Aymeric Angotti, Head of Aircraft Private Debt at Ostrum Asset Management, explains why institutional investors should consider aircraft private debt.

    March 26, 2019
    Giving Carbon Credit: Climate as a Performance Indicator

    In the annual CDP Europe Awards, Climetrics awarded ten investment funds for their outstanding climate performance.

    March 25, 2019
    Investing In Real Assets Private Debt

    Ostrum AM: Interview with Denis Prouteau, CIO Real Assets Private Debt.

    March 15, 2019 Denis Prouteau
    Private Debt Investing with ESG Criteria

    Frederic Nadal, CEO at MV Credit, explains how important it is for a private debt investor to select loans with an ESG lens.

    March 13, 2019
    Real Assets: Invest In What You Want, How You Want

    Creating bespoke portfolios through alignment of bank and asset management capabilities

    February 27, 2019 Denis Prouteau
    Water and Waste

    The Water and Waste sector is central to the development of a sustainable management for natural resources, both at environmental and social levels

    February 20, 2019
    Accounting for Intangible Assets: The New Value Investing

    Harris Associates believes that the most significant investments firms are making today are value-creating intangible assets like intellectual property

    February 20, 2019
    Why Invest in Private Debt?

    MV Credit: Interview with Frederic Nadal, CEO.

    February 20, 2019
    Loomis Sayles 2019 Sector Teams Outlook

    Loomis Sayles' sector teams return scenarios and relative value recommendations for 2019

    February 8, 2019
    When the Going Gets Tough

    2019 European annual outlook

    December 5, 2018
    Private Debt Investing, With a Twist

    Many institutions, sovereign wealth funds and family offices ploughed in to government bonds 10-15 years ago when yields were attractive. Those bonds are now maturing and need replacing.

    November 30, 2018 Rafael Calvo
    Five Myths About U.S. Large Caps

    The case for investing in U.S. large-cap stocks is encountering scepticism.

    November 23, 2018 William C. Nygren
    Turning the Tide on the Conservation of Our Oceans

    The deterioration of the world’s oceans is becoming a global debate.

    November 16, 2018 David Barley - Simon Dent
    The Disrupted, the Disruptors and the Supercharged

    A wave of extreme digitisation is disrupting companies’ business models.

    November 9, 2018
    Is the Future Worth Investing for?

    Experts call for directing private capital to land restoration.

    November 2, 2018
    Understanding Smart Beta Returns

    Ossiam Research Publication

    October 30, 2018
    Impact Report 2018

    Aligning Economy with Ecology

    October 23, 2018
    CDC Pensions and the Future of UK Retirement

    Collective defined contribution (CDC) is part of the fabric of Dutch society. Could it be exported to the UK?

    October 19, 2018 Nick Groom
    European Office Review

    Limited new supply drives rental growth.

    October 11, 2018
    Bank Loans: Looking Beyond Interest Rate Expectations

    Fixed income investors may be stymied by the current mix of interest rate projections and global macroeconomic news.

    October 10, 2018
    Emerging or Submerging? For Investors, That is the Question

    The developed economies of Europe, US and Japan no longer have a monopoly on invention and progress. The New World is being built on a stage far, far away. The world is not just changing, it is being reinvented.

    October 8, 2018
    2018 Global Retirement Index

    An in-depth assessment of retirement in the world.

    October 3, 2018 Dave Goodsell
    Green Finance, A Way to Transform the Economy Towards a More Sustainable Model

    The European Commission has launched its action plan to channel the capital held by institutional investors and the savings of private citizens towards a sustainable economy.

    October 1, 2018 Philippe Zaouati
    Trading: It's a Big Deal

    Following MiFID II, institutional investors need to provide higher levels of transparency and reporting on their trading activities than ever before.

    September 20, 2018 Laurent Albert - Olivier Houix
    The Law on Energy Transition: The Impact on Insurance Companies

    Insurance companies called upon to keep pace with the energy transition.

    September 10, 2018 Hervé Guez
    Step by Step: Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Investments

    Only climate-conscious, active management investment strategies are fit for a 2°C world.

    September 5, 2018 Hervé Guez
    Investment is Treading the Path to Sustainability

    Discover the analysis of Philippe Zaouati, CEO of Mirova and Chair of Finance For Tomorrow.

    September 1, 2018 Philippe Zaouati
    French Residential Market Offers Opportunities in Paris and Beyond

    European Research Monthly Update

    August 25, 2018
    The New Economic Order

    H20 Letter

    August 5, 2018
    A Bold Alternative to 'Buy and Hold' for Fixed Income

    A buy and maintain strategy focuses on a desired level of income and aims to ensure the bond portfolio is not impacted by default risk as interest rates rise and economies overheat.

    July 10, 2018 Gene Morrison - Farhat Selmi
    Enhanced Beta Video

    Ostrum AM uses its long-standing expertise in the management of fixed income products to develop an "Enhanced Beta" strategy that combines the benefits of active management and the smart beta approach.

    July 1, 2018
    Future-Proofing European Retail

    Innovate to meet the e-commerce challenge.

    June 21, 2018
    Low vol Equity: There's Another Way

    "Put-write" strategies have nearly kept pace with US equities, but with fewer drawdowns.

    June 18, 2018 Michael T. Buckius
    Acting as a Responsible Investor

    In fulfillment of the article 173 of the French energy transition law.

    June 15, 2018
    The Dearth of US Dollars

    H20 Letter

    June 12, 2018
    Emerging Equities

    Ostrum AM focuses on stockpicking and avoids market "noise".

    A Special Theory of Relativity

    If one is truly honest, one must admit that most asset markets across the globe appear expensive today, at least through the lens of historical valuation metrics.

    June 6, 2018
    European Relative Value Index

    As yields on European commercial real estate have tightened to record lows over the last two years, investors are fully justified to question whether direct real estate offers sufficiently attractive returns.

    June 3, 2018
    Inflation Linked Income Streams

    A good match for fixed income investors' concerns.

    May 20, 2018 Mathieu Cubilié - Ian Mason
    Finance Can and Must Play its Role in Fighting Land Degradation

    Mirova's comment on the IPBES report on the state of land degradation around the world.

    May 10, 2018 Gautier Quéru
    Managing Global Sovereign Bonds with a Smart Lens

    Scorecard for unique Enhanced Beta investment strategy.

    April 26, 2018 Xavier-André Audoli
    Multi-Asset Credit Investing

    Multi-asset credit strategies aim to capture global credit risk premiums.

    April 1, 2018
    High Yield Credit Investing Late in the Cycle

    The high yield market can provide compelling investments within most stages of the economic cycle.

    March 24, 2018
    Energy Transition: Clean Investments for Yield-hungry Investors

    Renewable energy is one of the fastest growing segment within the infrastructure market.

    March 21, 2018 Raphaël Lance
    The Blockchain is on the Verge of Revolutionising Fund Distribution in Asset Management

    The blockchain will disrupt the way in which transactions are made.

    March 18, 2018 Olivier Taille
    The California Green Rush

    Four key insights on Golden State residents and green bonds.

    March 15, 2018
    Infrastructure Debt Market Insight

    NAM Newsletter

    March 9, 2018
    Aviation Letter

    Annual outlook of aircraft industry.

    March 6, 2018
    2017 Global Survey of Institutional Investors

    Three ways institutional investors are preparing for the fallout of a market shift

    March 4, 2018
    What is Natural Capital?

    VIDEO (3’19) – Gautier Quéru, Director of the Land Degradation Neutrality Fund Project at Mirova

    March 2, 2018 Gautier Quéru
    The Renewable Energy Market in Europe

    VIDEO (4’18) – Raphael Lance, Head of Renewable Energy Funds at Mirova

    March 1, 2018 Raphaël Lance
    Final report of the High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance

    Mirova's analysis of HLEG recommendations.

    February 20, 2018 Philippe Zaouati
    US Real Estate Quarterly

    AEW US Q4 2017 Real Estate Market Outlook

    February 5, 2018
    Time to Re-invent the Default Wheel?

    How a combination of member profiling and applying a risk-first investment approach improves member outcomes.

    January 24, 2018 Nick Groom
    Arctic Drilling: An Update on Our Engagements

    Responsible Investment Research

    January 18, 2018
    2018 Market Outlook

    Natixis Investment Managers’ affiliates share their thoughts on what might be on the horizon for investors in 2018.

    January 6, 2018
    Guide to Natural Capital Investing

    As a nascent but promising market, conservation finance could offer diversified opportunities for institutional investors while fighting global land degradation and deforestation.

    December 24, 2017 Gautier Quéru
    Corporate Loans Come of Age

    Compared to investment grade bonds, corporate loans provide a sizeable yield pick-up and excellent risk-return characteristics relative to other credit instruments.

    December 21, 2017 John R. Bell - Jean-Luc Simon
    ESG Criteria to Combine Search for Return and Long-term Impact

    An interview with Mirova's CIO.

    December 18, 2017 Jens Peers
    2018 Outlook of Institutional Investors

    Institutional investors warn of volatility, asset bubbles and fragile markets.

    December 15, 2017
    IFRS 9: Evolution or Revolution?

    IFRS 9 accounting standards could have a major impact on the results of banks, insurers and listed companies.

    December 12, 2017 Pierre Puymeges
    2018 European Property Market Outlook

    Analyzing likely impacts of market changes and the state of debt markets in Europe, this report provides an overview of current conditions, highlighting strategies that have the potential to deliver outperformance.

    December 9, 2017 Rob Wilkinson
    How to Eradicate the J-Curve in Private Equity?

    Discover an effective way to access European small and mid-cap private equity companies.

    November 1, 2017 Eric Deram
    European Broadband Networks

    On top of favoring sustainable development, broadband networks are true infrastructure investment opportunities.

    October 1, 2017
    Indices in Hot Water

    The carbon footprint of the major equity indices exceeds the +2°C objective of the Paris Climate Agreement (COP 21).

    September 1, 2017 Hervé Guez
    US Municipal Bonds

    Non-US investors could benefit from allocating to US municipal bonds.

    July 24, 2017
    Real Asset Debt: A Substitute for Bonds?

    Collateralised assets benefit insurers under Solvency II.

    July 18, 2017 Nathalie Pistre
    2017 Global Retirement Index

    An in-depth assessment of retirement security in the developed word.

    July 12, 2017
    European Real Estate Quarterly

    AEW Europe Q2 2017 Real Estate Market Outlook

    July 1, 2017
    Trump's Decision: A Chance for Climate

    Comments on US withdrawal from Paris climate agreement.

    June 18, 2017 Hervé Guez
    Mirova's Responsible Investment Report

    In fulfillment of the article 173 of the French energy transition law.

    June 6, 2017
    Aviation Letter

    Annual outlook of aircraft industry.

    May 2, 2017
    Finance and Climate Change

    French institutional investors are bound by the Energy transition law to take action.

    May 1, 2017 Antoine Tiago
    European Real Estate Quarterly

    AEW Europe Q1 2017 Real Estate Market Outlook

    April 24, 2017
    Solvency 2: Rethinking the Debt Portfolio

    How to incorporate SCR constraints into the portfolio allocation for insurer.

    April 16, 2017 Nathalie Pistre
    French Election

    What does the outcome mean for global financial markets?

    April 8, 2017
    2016 Global Survey of Institutional Investors

    Institutional investors embrace risk in pursuit of better returns and yield, finds Natixis Global Asset Management Survey.

    March 31, 2017
    Equity Infrastructure: Decorrelated, Long-term Income

    Allocations to infrastructure assets are rising fast, so specialist skills are required to maintain outperformance and manage risk.

    March 10, 2017 Gwenola Chambon - Mounir Corm
    What do Trump's Policies Mean for Energy and the Climate?

    Forces outside of Trump's influence may continue to drive development of clean energy in the US.

    February 20, 2017
    Green Bond Principles

    Mirova discusses market standards and the lack of a regulatory body for Green Bonds.

    February 11, 2017
    The Greening of Corporate Culture

    Rapid growth of green bonds shows that investors are seizing the opportunity to drive energy transition.

    January 20, 2017
    Referendum in Italy

    Our expert's insights into the 4th December's Italian referendum and its impact on financial markets.

    December 6, 2016
    Passive is Good for Active

    Passive investing may not be all that bad for active management.

    December 1, 2016
    2016 US Defined Contribution Survey

    As US investors save for retirement, why advisors, employers, and policy makers should stand ready to help.

    November 24, 2016
    Solving the Insurance Equation

    Insurers need innovative investment strategies in response to regulation and low yields.

    November 10, 2016 Fabrice Chemouny
    What is Value for Money?

    Pension schemes face up to new challenge.

    October 1, 2016
    It's Time for Real Assets

    Private debt can be a lower-risk, higher-yielding alternative to traditional bonds.

    September 18, 2016 Fabrice Chemouny
    Active Share

    How passive is your active manager?

    September 12, 2016
    Real Estate, Infrastructure, Aircraft

    Institutional investors are increasingly attracted by real asset private debt.

    September 10, 2016 Laurent Belouze
    2016 Global Retirement Index

    4 key trends shaping the future of retirement security: access, incentives, engagement and economics.

    September 1, 2016
    Redefining Defined Contribution

    How can pension providers keep up in an evolving space?

    August 2, 2016
    Real Estate Alchemy

    Transforming non-core assets into prime property requires skill and resources.

    August 1, 2016 Russell Jewell
    Brexit Macroeconomic and Real Estate Implications and Insights

    Post-referendum Q&A with AEW Research & Strategy.

    July 25, 2016
    Midyear Outlook and Living in a Post-Brexit World

    Capital Market Notes

    July 16, 2016
    Mid Caps are the New Small Caps

    Vaughan Nelson insight.

    July 12, 2016
    2016 Global Individual Investor Survey

    How investor behavior is rewriting the job description for financial professionals.

    July 10, 2016
    Brexit : United Kingdom Votes to Leave European Union

    Brexit implications for UK and global markets.

    July 1, 2016
    The Real Impact of Carbon on Portfolios

    Improved assessment of carbon impact could spur ESG investment and drive innovation.

    June 10, 2016 Jens Peers
    Alternative Strategies May Add Value to Institutional Portfolios

    Including alternatives strategies in a portfolio can help to improve performance whilst reducing risk.

    April 15, 2016
    Real Estate Debt

    An alternative to conventional fixed income investments.

    April 14, 2016 Arnaud Heck - Cyril Hoyaux
    Liquidity Risk in the Fixed Income Markets

    NAM Fixed Income ideas.

    April 7, 2016
    Institutional Investors and the Technological Tidal Wave

    With the rise of artificial intelligence, nanotechnologies and genomics, we are at the dawn of a period of intense technological progress in life sciences.

    March 1, 2016 Laurent Alexandre
    Enhanced Beta

    A fixed income strategy combining active management and smart beta.

    February 14, 2016 Xavier-André Audoli
    How to Assess How Active a Portfolio Is?

    Not all high active share managers are created equal.

    February 7, 2016
    2015 Global Survey of Institutional Investors

    Institutional investors bullish on stocks, alternatives in 2016, wary of global political tensions, Natixis survey shows.

    February 1, 2016
    COP21, The Force Awakens

    Mirova's insights on COP21's conclusions.

    December 2, 2015
    Insurance survey

    Companies grapple with new regulatory constraints, capital rules and increased risks.

    December 1, 2015
    Mirova's Insights

    Investing for a low carbon economy.

    November 1, 2015
    Hop Aboard the US Growth Engine

    Mid-market private companies have the potential to expand rapidly while avoiding high exposure to volatile public markets.

    October 1, 2015 Nitin Gupta - Benoit Jacquin
    Finding Water in the Desert

    New regulations raise the bar for liquidity management.

    April 1, 2015