The Man Behind The Machine The Man Behind The Machine

The winning ‘quants’ will not just leverage Artificial Intelligence but employ innovative techniques that no other human nor machine is doing.

  • June 16, 2020
Transformational Technology Transformational Technology

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

  • June 16, 2020
Perspective In Patterns Perspective In Patterns

ESG and machine learning is the perfect match. It is self-taught, so it is able to highlight evolutionary patterns without human intervention.

  • June 16, 2020
AI: Don’t Believe the Hype AI: Don’t Believe the Hype

Will machines eventually make decisions more effectively than human beings can today? A leading expert on AI argues that investors need to see beyond the hype.

  • June 16, 2020
AI and Active Quant Investing AI and Active Quant Investing

Many ‘quant’ approaches are looking for advanced techniques and data to generate additional investment performance, but only a select few will succeed.

 Loomis Sayles: An update on some portfolio changes in the growth equity strategies
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Loomis Sayles: An update on some portfolio changes in the growth equity strategies

Aziz Hamzaogullari, CIO, and founder of the Growth Equity Strategies team, talks to Darren Pilbeam about the recent changes he has made to his portfolios.

  • May 28, 2020
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Risk Returns in a Multi-Asset Portfolio Construction
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Risk Returns in a Multi-Asset Portfolio Construction

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

  • May 27, 2020
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COVID-19: Perspectives On The Road To Recovery COVID-19: Perspectives On The Road To Recovery

Portfolio managers from DNCA, Harris Associates, Loomis Sayles, Mirova, Ostrum, Seeyond and Thematics AM provide their perspectives on the road to recovery.

  • May 14, 2020
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Safety: Everywhere, All The Time
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Safety: Everywhere, All The Time

Security solutions are everywhere in our daily routine, an ever-growing demand for greater safety and security in all aspect of our lives. Learn more with our experts from Thematics AM.

  • May 12, 2020
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Portfolio Defense: Value, Growth, or Neither? Portfolio Defense: Value, Growth, or Neither?

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

AlphaSimplex: Volatility is here to stay
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AlphaSimplex: Volatility is here to stay

Kathryn Kaminski, Chief Research Strategist at AlphaSimplex, talks with Natixis’s Esty Dwek about managing volatility today.

  • May 11, 2020
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Diversification Matters: Achieving Better Balance Diversification Matters: Achieving Better Balance

Spreading your investments across asset classes can help to balance risk and return potential, and avoid surprises when market corrections occur.

  • May 8, 2020
The safety market: an opportunity for investors The safety market: an opportunity for investors

Within the current context of a global pandemic, safety considerations have become all the more obvious, impacting the way we think, interact and live our daily lives.

  • May 7, 2020
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Thematics Insights: Why Are Subscriptions So Attractive? Thematics Insights: Why Are Subscriptions So Attractive?

Both consumers and businesses are subscribing more and more to products and services. This Insight 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.

  • May 5, 2020
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Bond Basics: How Interest Rates Affect Bond Yields Bond Basics: How Interest Rates Affect Bond Yields

Introduction to bond investing, fixed income funds, and how changing interest rates affect prices and yields.

  • May 1, 2020
Global Barometer: How Advisor Portfolios Were Positioned Heading into 2020 Global Barometer: How Advisor Portfolios Were Positioned Heading into 2020

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

Fighting the Fear Gauge Fighting the Fear Gauge

Christiaan Kraan, Managing Director at Seeyond, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, explains how volatility strategies can be both an investable and liquid asset class and why they are one of a few true diversification opportunities left in the world today.

Managing Volatility: Strategies for Emotional Markets Managing Volatility: Strategies for Emotional Markets

Risk-mitigating and portfolio diversification ideas to help investors stay invested through market crisis for long-term financial goals.

  • April 2, 2020
Three Reasons to Stay Invested in Volatile Times Three Reasons to Stay Invested in Volatile Times

Why panic selling during unsettling times may be one of the worst things long-term investors could do is analyzed over three decades.

  • March 27, 2020
Intelligence Inside Intelligence Inside

Karen Kharmandarian, co-manager for the Thematics AI & Robotics strategy, explains why AI and robotics will continue to influence all aspects of our lives.

Safety in Numbers Safety in Numbers

Frederic Dupraz, lead manager of the Thematics Safety strategy, explains why the response to emerging threats to our safety create investment opportunities.

  • March 24, 2020
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Risk Variation in Trend-Following Systems Risk Variation in Trend-Following Systems

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

  • March 4, 2020
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Subscription Economy: The Future of Consumption
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Subscription Economy: The Future of Consumption

With the right supporting demographic, technological and sustainability drivers in place, the subscription economy is poised to see further accelerating growth

  • February 12, 2020
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Value Investing – Is It Different This Time? 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.

  • February 10, 2020
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So far, so good. So far, so good.

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

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

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

  • January 8, 2020
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Q&A with Daniel Nicholas, Harris Associates – Value investing, a long-term view Q&A with Daniel Nicholas, Harris Associates – Value investing, a long-term view

Daniel Nicholas, client portfolio manager, discusses value strategies, passive investing, and how value strategies can work alongside more alternative products.

  • January 7, 2020
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Q&A with Jens Peers, Mirova – ESG: making a positive impact Q&A with Jens Peers, Mirova – ESG: making a positive impact

Jens Peers of Mirova discusses what investors should be aware of when investing in ESG-branded products plus more.

Cyclical Logics Warrant the Return of Optimism Cyclical Logics Warrant the Return of Optimism

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

Q&A with James Beaumont – Alternatives Q&A with James Beaumont – Alternatives

Natixis’s James Beaumont talks about the increasing demand for alternative investments and the role that both liquid and illiquid alternatives can play in client portfolios.

Investing in Global Equities with a Thematic Lens Investing in Global Equities with a Thematic Lens

Increased urbanisation. An ageing and shrinking workforce. Adapting to climate change. These are just some of the long-term structural shifts we see today and that we will increasingly need to face tomorrow.

5 Reasons Why Active, Long-Term Value Investors Shouldn’t Be Worried 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%.

  • November 14, 2019
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Be Selective, Diversify Be Selective, Diversify

Equity valuations appear expensive. It doesn’t necessarily mean that there are no more investment opportunities in the markets.

Between stocks and bonds: higher yield and lower risk?
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Between stocks and bonds: higher yield and lower risk?

We believe a minimum volatility-based allocation of high-dividend paying stocks could be a promising solution for investors looking for income generating investments and lower risk.

  • October 2, 2019
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Leave Mother Nature Alone Leave Mother Nature Alone

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

Ostrum Convertible Bonds Investment Strategy
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Ostrum Convertible Bonds Investment Strategy

Taking advantage of the dynamic potential of equities while using the bond parachute to mitigate downside risk.

  • September 27, 2019
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Negative Interest Rates, Reflection and Remedy of Excess Pessimism in Europe Negative Interest Rates, Reflection and Remedy of Excess Pessimism in Europe

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

Thematics – A True Source of Diversification?
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Thematics – A True Source of Diversification?

In the future, will everyone be investing in megatrends? And who benefits from shifts in demographic, innovation, globalisation and scarcity?

  • September 11, 2019
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Alternatives – Will They Become a Future Core Allocation?
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Alternatives – Will They Become a Future Core Allocation?

Once considered an exotic delicacy, we’re seeing investors increasingly embracing alternative investments.

  • September 11, 2019
Value Investing in Emerging Markets: Lessons from History 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 12, 2019
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Manager Point of View: Clear opportunities Manager Point of View: Clear opportunities

Simon Gottelier, co-manager for the Thematics Water strategy, explores how some companies are addressing global imbalances in water supply and demand.

  • August 9, 2019
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Manager Point of View: Schrödinger’s CAPE? 
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Carmine De Franco, Head of Fundamental Research at Ossiam, explains why the Cyclically Adjusted Price Earnings Ratio (CAPE) is still a powerful tool for investors.

  • July 16, 2019
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Seeyond’s High Dividend Minimum Volatility: What does it bring to the table? Seeyond’s High Dividend Minimum Volatility: What does it bring to the table?

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

  • July 10, 2019
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Four Perspectives on Global Equity Four Perspectives on Global Equity

Compelling alternatives await for those willing to actively diversify their equity allocations.

  • May 30, 2019
Short Is the New Long: Managing Risk and Diversification Short Is the New Long: Managing Risk and Diversification

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

What the Japanese Paradox Tells us About the Global Industrial Cycle What the Japanese Paradox Tells us About the Global Industrial Cycle

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

From the Summit: Shaping the Future of Active Management
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From the Summit: Shaping the Future of Active Management

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