The Age of Anxiety: Professional Fund Buyers Seek Alpha, Diversification – and Defense

Results from the 2019 Global Survey of Professional Fund Buyers predicted increased equity volatility and illustrate how professionals have been positioning portfolios for riskier market scenarios.

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In Conversation with Professor Shiller

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

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

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

Into the Unknown: Gauging the Depth of the COVID-19 Recession

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

COVID-19 Dashboard: Actively Managing a Dynamic Risk Landscape

Volatility related to ongoing COVID-19 concerns warrants consideration of fiscal and monetary responses and analysis of what an outbreak recovery might look like.

Coronavirus Markets: Have We Seen the Bottom?

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

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COVID-19: Understanding the Policy Response and the Road Ahead for Markets

Discussing the federal response to coronavirus, the near-term market outlook, and the pandemic's effects on election season.

Pandemic And Price War: Industry Analysis of the Current Environment

COVID-19 impact on numerous industries is looked at by Loomis, Sayles & Company’s credit research analysts.

  • March 26, 2020
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Growth Scenarios Ahead

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

What an Oil Price War Could Mean for Markets and Investors

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

Making Sense of Market Mayhem

Chief Market Strategist David Lafferty offers thoughts on how investors can think about risks and opportunities amid an oil price war and COVID-19 market turbulence.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Slower for Longer? Gauging Market Reaction to COVID-19

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

Assessing the Impact of the Coronavirus on Financial Markets

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

Perpetual Profit Machine? Assessing the Bull Market’s Path Forward

Chief Market Strategist David Lafferty discusses how the bull market has continued its upward march – and why investors may want to use caution.

Coronavirus and Global Markets: What Investors Should Know

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

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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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Price Matters: International Value Opportunities Today

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

Creating Sustainable Value: Should the Financial Markets Worry About Social Inequalities?

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

  • February 6, 2020
How Might the Coronavirus Impact Markets and Investors in the Near Term?

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

Investment Opportunity and Risk Considerations for a Bull Market

Chief Market Strategist David Lafferty looks at how investors can consider near-term growth prospects while remaining aware of potential risks.

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Know Your Loans – Why Active Management Matters

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

  • January 24, 2020
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AI and ESG: A New Frontier for Financial Innovation?

Can you combine Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ESG? This question was at the core of a fascinating debate between two AI experts.

  • January 22, 2020
Ten Investor Risk Considerations for 2020

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

Loomis Sayles Investment Outlook – Q1 2020

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

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Data Privacy Regulation in the US

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

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Highs and Lows of Investing in 2020: Natixis Institutional Outlook Panel

Our panel of experts share insights about growth, volatility, and interest rates at Natixis’ 2020 Institutional Outlook event.

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Balancing Yield and Risk for a Transitioning Credit Cycle

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

  • December 18, 2019
We’re on the Road to Nowhere: Natixis Strategist 2020 Outlook

Natixis strategists forecast little change in capital markets for 2020.

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A Year of Geopolitical Détente or Danger? Global Outlook 2020

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

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2020 Global Market Outlook: Can the Global Economy Stay on Track?

With no obvious shocks on the horizon, Chief Market Strategist David Lafferty believes 2020 market performance hinges on pace of global growth.

5 Value Ideas from David Herro: Equity Outlook 2020

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

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

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

  • December 10, 2019
2020 Institutional Outlook

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

The Outlook on Outlooks

Chief Market Strategist David Lafferty discusses the pros and cons of annual market predictions and outlooks.

What Clearing Geopolitical Clouds Could Mean for Investors

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

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Liquidity, Reserves and High Grade for Late Cycle Unknowns

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

  • October 30, 2019
Should Investors Be Concerned About a Market Bubble?

Chief Market Strategist David Lafferty on what makes a market bubble and what investors should be mindful of as they consider portfolio allocations.

US-China Phase One: What It Could Mean for Investors

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

Market Perspectives: Reasons for Cautious Optimism

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

Geopolitics and Portfolios: Assessing the Turbulence

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

Defensive Moves for Late Cycle Fixed Income Markets

A look at how investors can actively manage fixed income portfolios through uncertain market scenarios.

  • October 8, 2019
Understanding a Low Inflation, Slow Growth World

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

Understanding US-China Trade Turmoil and Its Potential Investor Impacts

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

Welcome to the Meh Market

After a first half run-up, our market strategists think rate cuts are already priced in, leaving little to get excited about in the second half of 2019.

2019 Oil Markets Outlook

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

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

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

Equity Markets March On, While Bonds Call Recession

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

Summer Break: Pursuing Value Amid the Noise

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

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Natixis Exchange: Where political uncertainty creates investment opportunity

Three leading portfolio experts explain how they invest in a shifting economic and political landscape.

Investor Considerations for the Fed’s Interest Rate Pause

Chief Market Strategist David Lafferty on the Fed’s new interest rate forecast and what it could mean for markets, investors, and portfolios.

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Natixis Exchange: Investing in an Uncertain World

The inaugural Natixis Exchange event examines the market impact and investment opportunities created by shifting geopolitical power.

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Is the Cycle Over? What Investors Should Know

Watch what the Loomis Sayles Full Discretion team has to say about recession risk.

  • April 30, 2019
Concerns and Expectations of Professional Fund Buyers for 2019

From market volatility to geopolitical uncertainty, see how professional fund buyers are facing the challenges of 2019, based on the 2018 Global Survey of Professional Fund Buyers.

Natixis Investment Managers Summit Highlights

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

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2019 Institutional Outlook

Our 2019 Institutional Outlook explores the nine trends driving institutional strategy for 2019.

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From the Summit: Making Sense of ESG

Take a closer look at the current and future state of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing, the metrics that matter, and growth outlook.

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From the Summit: The Future of Europe

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

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

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

Investing in the Age of Sustainable Development Goals

A tailored investment approach reconciling economic, environmental, and social value creation.

  • July 2, 2018
Top Concerns for Professional Fund Buyers in 2018

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

Riding the Aftershock: Wholesale Portfolio Manager Survey

How wholesale portfolio managers are finding opportunity amidst geopolitical instability, market volatility, and low interest rates.