Volatility in Context: On Yields, Economic Indicators, and Recession Odds

Five points for investors to consider in light of recent volatility in the equity and fixed income markets.

Horizons : Discover Ostrum AM’s quarterly outlook

Ostrum Asset Management experts’ economic and market analysis.

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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.

Can Monetary Policy Revitalize Markets?

Important questions remain about whether the return of accommodative monetary policy by the Fed and central banks worldwide can stave off recessionary forces.

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.

Midyear Outlook 2019: Recession Risks, Interest Rates, and Growth Prospects

Chief Market Strategist David Lafferty provides his macro-economic outlook and what investors can consider in terms of risks and opportunities in the second half.

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Midyear Global Investment Outlook 2019: Silver Linings, Danger Zones, and Opportunities

Strategists discuss capital market prospects, central bank policy, tariffs, the likelihood of a global recession — and what keeps them up at night.

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.

Beyond Tariffs and Trade: US-China and the New Economic Cold War

The US-China dispute is about more than trade alone – and has the potential to affect markets and investors in various ways.

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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.

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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.

Horizons : Ostrum AM outlook

Ostrum AM experts deliver their economic and market analysis.

  • May 15, 2019
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Measuring Market Excitement: Is Global Growth About to Bloom?

Chief Market Strategist David Lafferty shares his views on the post-Christmas global rally – and what investors should know about where markets may be headed.

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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
Fed-mageddon: Yield Curve Fever

Chief Market Strategist David Lafferty on what investors should know about Fed policy, interest rates and the yield curve – and their potential effect on markets over the near term.

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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The World Is Changing: Investing and the New ESG

Sustainable companies may not only resonate with investor values – they may be better positioned for good business long-term.

  • March 28, 2019
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Taking Measure of Global Markets: Risks, China, and Europe

Senior Investment Strategist Esty Dwek on recession risk, trade challenges, political tensions, and emerging market growth.

Market Rally vs. Market Reality: Evaluating the Path Ahead

The post-Christmas market rally has been impressive – but are macro data and earnings signaling a tougher road ahead for investors?

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2019 Institutional Outlook

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

10 Things Keeping Investors Up at Night

Senior Investment Strategist Esty Dwek shares insights on investor concerns for the year ahead, including volatility, interest rates, Brexit, and trade wars.

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Forecasting Trends in Sustainable Investing

Mirova Portfolio Manager Amber Fairbanks discusses her equity outlook for 2019 and shares insights on potential long-term ESG investment opportunities.

  • February 8, 2019
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Overly Emotional Equity Markets Creating Opportunity for Value Investors

Portfolio Manager David Herro can’t say whether market weakness will continue in 2019 – but he is sure it will deliver intriguing scenarios for value investors.

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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.

Income, Volatility and Value Equity Experts Eye Opportunities, Concerns in 2019

Insights from our panel of investment experts on where investors might be best positioned to succeed in the new year.

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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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European Stocks and the Wall of Worry

Senior Investment Strategist Esty Dwek discusses the prospects for markets in Europe.

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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.

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From the Summit: The US Mid-Term Elections: Instant Analysis

Political insiders share their insights on the November 6 mid-term election results and interpret what it all means for the US, Europe and the world.

Searching for Late Cycle Yield Advantage

Loomis Sayles Portfolio Manager Matt Eagan provides a 2019 outlook and his thoughts on where investors may find fixed income opportunities in the months ahead.

  • December 6, 2018
Pursuing Hidden Value in Global Bond Markets

Two Loomis Sayles portfolio managers provide their thoughts on potential opportunities in the global fixed income sector in the year ahead.

  • December 4, 2018
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The Change Variable: Cross-Sector Disruptors and Investing

Evolutions in technology are affecting a range of businesses, resulting in potential opportunities for active investors.

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Fixed Income Amid Rising Rates: Challenges and Opportunities

Loomis Sayles Fixed Income Manager Matt Eagan, CFA® shares insights on navigating the current fixed income markets.

  • November 1, 2018
Financial Industry Reimagining Businesses for a Sustainable, Greener World

All types of financial service providers are retooling business models and integrating ESG practices to help shape a better world.

Step by Step: Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Investments

Climate-conscious active management can reduce long-term risk, encourage innovation and create further opportunities towards a transitioning economy.

What Big Media Merger Mania and Digital Disruptors Mean for US Equity Investing

Seismic shifts in media and advertising, stock ideas, and risks associated with disruptions are analyzed by a Vaughan Nelson senior portfolio manager.

  • September 4, 2018
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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.

  • September 4, 2018
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Growth Equity Strategies in Accordance with Loomis, Sayles & Company

Hollie Briggs, product manager and member of the Growth Equity Strategies Team, headed up by Aziz Hamzaogullari, discusses their ‘deep-dive’ research process, plus what differentiates them from the pack when picking stocks, and why the team has held certain stocks for so long.

  • August 30, 2018
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.

Risk on the Horizon: Institutional Investor Outlook for 2018

After a decade of low interest rates, low volatility, and high investment returns, are professional investors prepared for what’s ahead in 2018?

Riding the Aftershock: Wholesale Portfolio Manager Survey

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