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Navigating Dynamic Markets with Tactical Flexibility

How today’s ever-evolving credit cycles and complex global markets demand flexibility and why Loomis Sayles’ Core Plus Bond Team takes a tactical approach

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Peak Growth, the End of US Exceptionalism, and More

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz discusses recent repositioning taken in light of the global coronavirus pandemic and presents some more thoughts on near-term market dynamics.

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Midyear Outlook: Growth – but New Risks – Ahead

Global Market Strategist Esty Dwek discusses prospects for growth, inflation, and evolving risks in the second half.

Creating Sustainable Value: The Transition to Responsible Capitalism Will Not be a Smooth Ride

With the Creating Sustainable Value newsletter, Mirova offers you to understand the markets from a new angle and to engage in sustainable development.

  • May 21, 2021
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Taking the Pulse of the Covid-19 Recovery

PM Jack Janasiewicz on near-term market conditions – including the status of the pandemic recovery and potential effects of Biden administration proposals.

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Roaring 20s or Economic Slowdown Ahead?

Sustainability of economic and market growth as the US and world reopen and big infrastructure plans are discussed by Vaughan Nelson’s Chris Wallis.

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6 Things to Watch as the Global Recovery Ramps Up

Global market specialists share perspectives on the key market indicators they are closely watching and what may unfold in the months ahead.

Market Outlook: Reflation Trade Not Over

Accelerating vaccinations and reopenings should boost global growth and restart reflation, explains Global Market Strategist Esty Dwek.

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Global Market Strategy

Natixis Investment Managers Solutions latest thinking on what’s moving markets.

Trend Following: Signs of Inflation?

Trend-following managers from AlphaSimplex analyze new market moves, inflation, and what it may mean for bonds, commodities, and currencies.

Lessons from 100 Days of Biden

What President Biden’s first 100 days have told us about his priorities, how US-China relations may be, and which policies might impact global markets are analyzed.

DNCA Investment Outlook – April 2021

Despite the health situation remaining complex, the economic outlook is improving.

  • April 28, 2021
Value Investing and the “New Normal”: What’s Changed?

For PM Bill Nygren of Harris Associates, finding value in the post-pandemic world equates to a focus on trend acceleration worldwide.

Equity Insight: Identifying Value in International Small Caps

Three portfolio managers from Vaughan Nelson Investment Management explain why and where international small caps are offering more opportunities today.

  • April 13, 2021
Loomis Sayles Investment Outlook

Loomis, Sayles & Company’s Senior Macro Strategies Analyst Craig Burelle presents his 2021 investment outlook.

  • April 12, 2021
Market Outlook: Why Inflation Worries May Be Exaggerated

Macro specialist Esty Dwek looks at interest rates and inflation risk amid the Covid-19 vaccination effort and economic recovery.

Seeyond Macro Insight : Biden, Yellen and Powell Drive the New Paradigm on Growth & Inflation

Stéphanie Bigou, Global Macro fund manager at Seeyond, discusses inflation and the US growth.

  • March 29, 2021
Post-crisis International Value Investing: A World of Opportunity

Portfolio Manager and Chief Investment Officer David Herro, CFA® of Harris Associates provides his take on the post-pandemic investment landscape.

Inflation, Interest Rates and the Fixed Income Landscape

Peter Palfrey, co-manager of Loomis, Sayles & Company’s Core Plus Bond strategy, shares insight on factors shaping today’s fixed income markets.

  • March 22, 2021
Fed Watch: Why Inflation Expectations Are Likely to Continue

PM and macro analyst Jack Janasiewicz believes markets will remain preoccupied with rates and inflation, despite an absence of strong signals from the Fed.

Seeyond Market Insights: The Trend is Your Friend

Frank Trividic, Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Seeyond, brings a quantitative perspective on international markets and near-term outlook.

  • March 19, 2021
Seeyond Market Insights : Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies, The Three Waves

Pierre Savarzeix, Portfolio Manager at Seeyond, discusses the pros, the cons and the next step for bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

  • March 15, 2021
Seeyond Equity Insights : Stock market exuberance

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

Yields Take Off: How Might Markets React?

While the question of how high bond yields may rise is important, equity market fundamentals continue to look strong for the near term.

Covid-19 Dashboard: Actively Managing a Dynamic Risk Landscape

A look at the improving Covid-19 outlook in the US and how risk appetite is likely to remain a key market variable in the near term.

Post-Pandemic Markets: Why Reflation May Not Equal Inflation

Despite a vastly increased global money supply, enduring economic challenges related to the pandemic are likely to limit near-term inflation risk.

2021 Professional Fund Buyer Outlook

Get insight into key trends that are shaping a more optimistic outlook for the year ahead.

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Brexit and European Trade: What’s Been Accomplished – and What’s Next?

Macro specialist Esty Dwek and Seb Dance of Signum Global Advisors break down the market realities and political tensions of the Brexit trade agreement.

Creating Sustainable Value: Environment – Social – Governance, a new investor's Bill of Rights?

Measure Impact, Engage, and Understand ESG Trends with this quarter’s Mirova quarter Newsletter “Creating Sustainable Value”.

  • February 11, 2021
The Big Allocation Move for Institutions in 2021: No Move at All

Institutional investors are coming to grips with a key risk, amplified by 2020’s pandemic economy: negative interest rates.

AlphaSimplex: Trends Everywhere 2020

Taking a look at what trends worked well in 2020.

  • February 5, 2021
It’s All Fun and GameStop, Until Someone Loses an Eye

PM Jack Janasiewicz looks at the public sentiments and market dynamics of “meme stocks” and how they might affect investors and portfolios in the near term.

DNCA Outlook for 2021

The global recession has been avoided in 2020. Nevertheless, uncertainties remain about the shape of the recovery.

  • February 2, 2021
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10 Factors to Shape the Recovery with Nouriel Roubini

Renowned economist and presidential advisor Nouriel Roubini on the top factors he is closely watching as global markets continue down their paths to recovery in 2021 and beyond.

Are We in a Market Bubble? Probably Not – Here’s Why

Talk of a market bubble abounds and has for some time. Rather than track headlines, investors may want to consider risk appetite and guidance from the Fed.

Seeyond Outlook for 2021

Stéphanie Bigou, Global Macro Portfolio Manager at Seeyond, brings a quantitative perspective for the 2021 market expectations.

  • January 21, 2021
10 Potential Market Risks and Questions for 2021

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

Vaccines Drive Optimism – But Are They Already Priced In?

Inflation is unlikely to be a concern amid an accommodative monetary environment, while risk assets remain attractive despite the risk of reversals, writes Esty Dwek of Natixis IM Solutions.

Should Investors Be Leery of Inflation Risk?

Accommodative monetary and fiscal policy and potential post-pandemic supply/demand challenges are raising long-dormant questions about inflation.

Vaccine Uncertainty and Easy Monetary Policies to Drive Volatility

With the pandemic’s cloud over company fundamentals not moving any time soon, uncertainty over valuations are likely to add to potential volatility, writes Seeyond’s Nicolas Just.

  • December 30, 2020
The Economy Digitises as Healthcare Comes to the Fore

Healthcare spending and government balance sheets are just two of the pandemic responses likely to last for some time, writes Mirova’s Amber Fairbanks.

  • December 29, 2020
Investors Turn to Private Assets in Search for Yield

Private market allocations and the maturing of ESG will take their place as the market seeks innovative solutions, writes MV Credit’s Nicole Downer.

  • December 29, 2020
ESG Shines as Europe and US Diverge

Uncertainty defines the tentative recovery, but changing consumption habits and strengthening ESG data present opportunities, writes Ossiam’s Etienne Vincent.

  • December 29, 2020
Quest for Yield Continues Amid Mammoth QE

Investors to turn to increasingly inventive approaches in search of yield amid a calming political and medical picture, write Ostrum’s Stéphane Déo and Philippe Berthelot.

  • December 29, 2020
China Leads Recovery Amid New Global Monetary Regime

Pent-up demand unlocked and the revival of Chinese growth are causes for optimism for 2021, with strong performances across sectors and markets likely, writes Craig Burelle.

  • December 24, 2020
Reality Check: Looking Behind the Headlines of the Recent China Defaults

A look at the recent China defaults: what happened and what can be expected in 2021.

  • December 21, 2020
After the Catch-up: On Investors, Markets, and a Return to Normal in 2021

A new market optimism has followed Covid-19 vaccine news, but uncovering risks and opportunities in the new year may require some old fashioned diligence.

View from Washington: The Transition from Trump to Biden

A look at the White House changeover, the importance of the Georgia runoff elections, and what’s in store for policy and politics in 2021.

Seeyond Market Insights

Frank Trividic, Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Seeyond, provides insights on international markets and near-term outlook.

  • December 14, 2020
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Beyond Covid: Better Times Ahead

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

Taking a Pandemic Pulse Check on Fixed Income Allocations

A look the state of credit markets and how the post-pandemic recovery may effect opportunities and risks for fixed income investors.

  • December 10, 2020
Will the Planets Finally Align to Foster a Green Transition? - Mirova Macro Newsletter #5

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

  • December 1, 2020
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Loomis Sayles: Growth Equity Strategies with Aziz Hamzaogullari

Aziz Hamzaogullari, CIO, and founder of the Growth Equity Strategies Team, gives an investment update, discusses risks and opportunities, the integration of ESG and more.

Hyper-Concentration on Market Cap-Weighted Indices: Challenging active portfolio managers

How the domination of Mega-cap stocks within indices reduce the ability to generate outperformance?

  • November 2, 2020
A Changing Landscape: Loomis Sayles Asia High Yield Team Outlook

Loomis Sayles’Asia Credit Strategies experts provide insights on the Asia High Yield markets environment.

  • November 1, 2020
Will the 2020 Presidential Election Results Be Litigated?

A contested election could lead to market volatility, but it may not be a foregone conclusion.

A Wall of Worry: What Opportunities in the Midst of Headwinds?

In the midst of conflicting market signals, Seeyond provides its quantitative market analysis and outlook.

  • October 16, 2020
Opportunities in the Emerging Recovery

Emerging market economies stand to benefit from a growth recovery led by the manufacturing sector.

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Rising to the Challenges of Retirement

Economics of COVID-19, climate change, income inequality, and other risks weighing on retirement systems are explored by retirement and global market specialists.

October Outlook: Why Room for Growth – and Volatility – Remains

A review of what recent macro data is signaling about asset class opportunities – and potential portfolio risks – through the end of 2020.

ESG Investing Gains Ground during Covid-19 Times

Why ESG-related investments attracted inflows during the coronavirus crisis is discussed in this interview with Jens Peers, CEO & CIO of Mirova US.

Have Markets Become Addicted to Stimulus?

Fiscal and monetary action has helped avert a COVID-19 economic crisis, but should investors be concerned about too much of a good thing?

Fall Season: How Concerned Should Investors Be About Volatility?

PM Jack Janasiewicz looks at how election years typically bring market volatility – but current economic fundamentals remain encouraging.

Split Down the Middle

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

Is the Market’s Health Contingent on Additional Federal Aid?

A look at US savings levels and why the market is unlikely to roll over anytime soon.

September Outlook: Data Continues to Point to a Measured Recovery

While continuing public health challenges are tempering momentum, monetary and fiscal stimulus is helping maintain resilience.

Year-End Outlook: Tracking the Post-COVID-19 Economy

As the slow economic recovery continues, a look at regional case surges, recent record market highs, election season, and the path forward.

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Measuring the Sustainability of US Economic Recovery in COVID Times

Jobless claims, industrial vs. service sector recovery, US dollar and stock market movement are analyzed by Chris Wallis, CEO, CIO at Vaughan Nelson in this podcast.

  • August 24, 2020
Would President Biden Be Bad for Markets?

Excited talk of taxes and regulation may be distracting from a more market-friendly reality.

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Private Equity Investing During Crisis Markets

COVID crisis factors for private equity investments, sector outlooks, exits and opportunities are examined by Nitin Gupta, Managing Partner at Flexstone Partners.

  • August 4, 2020
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Assessing Increasing COVID-19 Case Counts and Markets

Vaughan Nelson CEO and Portfolio Manager Chris Wallis shares insights on the economic recovery and near-term market risks.

August Outlook: Is the Market Poised for a Breakout?

While COVID-19 challenges remain, many key indicators of a global recovery persist.

Rumors of a Tech Bubble Are Highly Exaggerated

Checking in on investor sentiment amid a resurgence in COVID-19 caseloads, and a look at potential near-term market opportunities.

Creating Sustainable Value: Coronavirus, Will the Alarm be Enough to Stop the Train?

The COVID-19 health crisis is not over yet. Many are ready to imagine what a world post-coronavirus could and should look like. Mirova is one of them.

  • July 10, 2020
July Market Outlook: Slowly Reopening, with an Eye Toward Risks

Headline risks remain, while a slow return to normal remains under way. Expectations for a return to pre-COVID levels of activity should remain measured.

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The Road from Here: Global Market Perspectives with Bloomberg’s John Authers

Rally, risks, pandemic patterns, and emerging markets’ attractive valuations are part of this lively conversation with Bloomberg’s John Authers.

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Ostrum AM’s Monthly Market Update (June)

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

  • June 16, 2020
June Outlook: New Market Dynamics and the Post-COVID-19 Recovery

Global Market Strategist Esty Dwek considers the pace of the economic recovery and potential near-term market conditions.

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Resiliency & Risks in Global Financial Systems

COVID recession consequences, fiscal & monetary action, and capital market implications are covered by Peter Fisher of Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business.

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Loomis Sayles: An update on 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

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
DNCA Investment Outlook – April 2020

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

  • April 17, 2020
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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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.

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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
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
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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
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.

2020 Institutional Outlook

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

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.

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.