Washington Conversation: Election 2020 Approaches Its Apex
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Washington Conversation: Election 2020 Approaches Its Apex

As Election Day grows near, VP of Government Relations Susan Olson talks with two Washington insiders about the candidates, the campaigns, and the issues.

Rising to the Challenges of Retirement
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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.

Global Market Strategy
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Global Market Strategy

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

COVID-19 Dashboard: Actively Managing a Dynamic Risk Landscape COVID-19 Dashboard: Actively Managing a Dynamic Risk Landscape

Improved treatments, behavioral changes, fiscal aid, and consumer savings have helped sustain the COVID-19 recovery – but challenges remain.

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

Lessons in Leadership
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Lessons in Leadership

5 P’s of discipline, call for world leadership on pandemic, democracy and contested election insight from former White House Chief of Staff Andy Card

Have Markets Become Addicted to Stimulus? 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?

After a Year of Market Surprises – What’s Next? After a Year of Market Surprises – What’s Next?

Market Strategist Alex Pire of Seeyond looks at the COVID-19 vaccine timeline, Brexit, and other potential near and long-term risks facing investors.

Fall Season: How Concerned Should Investors Be About Volatility? 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.

View from Washington: A Supreme Court Seat Enters the Election Fray View from Washington: A Supreme Court Seat Enters the Election Fray

VP of Government Relations Susan Olson reflects on what the nomination process could mean for the 2020 elections.

What Might a Biden Tax Plan Mean for Investors?
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What Might a Biden Tax Plan Mean for Investors?

A look at the major components of the candidate’s tax policy proposals and their potential implications for markets and portfolios.

Reflections on Ten Years in Trend Following Reflections on Ten Years in Trend Following

AlphaSimplex Chief Research Strategist, portfolio manager and inventor of “crisis alpha” Kathryn Kaminski discusses how her approach can benefit investors.

  • September 23, 2020
CEO Panel Talk: Investing with Purpose
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CEO Panel Talk: Investing with Purpose

What role can the financial community play in advancing important societal issues? Three executives share insight on greater engagement and collaborating with other sectors.

Sizing Up Further Federal COVID-19 Aid
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Sizing Up Further Federal COVID-19 Aid

The question of whether additional federal aid dollars are forthcoming continues to be debated – here’s a look at the timeline and potential outcomes.

Global Strategist Outlook
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Global Strategist Outlook

Our experts weigh in on the shape of the recovery, crisis winners and losers, and the potential impact of the US election on capital markets and the economy.

Split Down the Middle 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? 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 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 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.

Measuring the Sustainability of US Economic Recovery in COVID Times
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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
Q&A with Jens Peers, Mirova – Serious About Sustainability Q&A with Jens Peers, Mirova – Serious About Sustainability

Jens Peers, CEO & CIO of Mirova US and manager of the Mirova Global Sustainable Equity Strategy, reveals how he identifies the companies that are transitioning towards the future.

  • August 20, 2020
Would President Biden Be Bad for Markets? Would President Biden Be Bad for Markets?

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

The Pandemic, Federal Aid, and Healthcare: Finding a Way Forward
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The Pandemic, Federal Aid, and Healthcare: Finding a Way Forward

Senate veteran Bill Hoagland of the Bi-Partisan Policy Center discusses how COVID-19 aid spending might affect the federal deficit and healthcare.

COVID-19 Dashboard: Actively Managing a Dynamic Risk Landscape COVID-19 Dashboard: Actively Managing a Dynamic Risk Landscape

While challenges and risks remain, there is ample evidence of a slow – but potentially durable – economic recovery through the second half.

Assessing Increasing COVID-19 Case Counts and Markets
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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? 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 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.

Regular Investing: Don’t Get Blown Off Course Regular Investing: Don’t Get Blown Off Course

Learn why investing regularly, regardless of market conditions, is a strategy that can work in any market environment.

  • July 2, 2020
July Market Outlook: Slowly Reopening, with an Eye Toward Risks 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.

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

COVID-19 Dashboard: Actively Managing a Dynamic Risk Landscape COVID-19 Dashboard: Actively Managing a Dynamic Risk Landscape

Taking measure of reopening progress in the US, with a look at the risk dynamics and potential market effects of a COVID-19 “second wave.”

Could Stock Market Leadership Change Coming Out of COVID-Recession?
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Could Stock Market Leadership Change Coming Out of COVID-Recession?

Why international equities and smaller caps may be more attractive in a post-pandemic world is looked at by Chris Wallis, CEO, CIO at Vaughan Nelson.

Midyear Outlook 2020: Selloff. Rebound. What’s Next?
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Midyear Outlook 2020: Selloff. Rebound. What’s Next?

Global Market Strategist Esty Dwek discusses the shape of the recovery, likely winners and losers, the outlook for bonds, and what risks may lie ahead.

As the US Reopens, How Likely Is a Second COVID-19 Lockdown? As the US Reopens, How Likely Is a Second COVID-19 Lockdown?

Why increasing case counts may not be the best metric to look at when considering the potential market impact of a COVID-19 second wave.

Hazy Conditions: US-China Relations and Emerging Markets Hazy Conditions: US-China Relations and Emerging Markets

A look at post-COVID-19 tensions between the world’s two largest economies and what it could mean for investors and emerging markets.

June Outlook: New Market Dynamics and the Post-COVID-19 Recovery 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.

COVID-Recession Dynamics & Differences
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COVID-Recession Dynamics & Differences

Why this recession differs in speed and magnitude, and select opportunities across market caps are assessed by Chris Wallis, CEO, CIO, Vaughan Nelson.

Resiliency & Risks in Global Financial Systems
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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.

Restless Summer: Tracking the Post-COVID-19 Economy Restless Summer: Tracking the Post-COVID-19 Economy

As the COVID-19 reopening begins in the US, investors may want to consider a range of variables as they assess near and long-term market conditions.

Bloomberg Podcast: Harvesting Crisis Alpha
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Bloomberg Podcast: Harvesting Crisis Alpha

Gains for trend following managed futures strategies during COVID-19 crisis are explained by Dr. Kathryn Kaminski in this Bloomberg interview.

  • May 22, 2020
COVID-19 Dashboard: Actively Managing a Dynamic Risk Landscape COVID-19 Dashboard: Actively Managing a Dynamic Risk Landscape

In light of the US starting to reopen, a look at the risk dynamics and potential market effects of a COVID-19 “second wave.”

Winter is…coming? Winter is…coming?

The Covid-19 crisis clearly is unprecedented. Seeyond explains why we should analyze its consequences on market behavior with humility and cautiousness.

Election 2020: Coronavirus and the Politics of Federal Aid Election 2020: Coronavirus and the Politics of Federal Aid

US government aid has been crucial for markets during the COVID-19 pandemic, but election season is likely to complicate continued funding efforts.

Are Markets Underestimating Recovery Challenges? Are Markets Underestimating Recovery Challenges?

While fiscal and monetary responses to the COVID-19 economic crisis have given markets reasons for optimism, risks and challenges remain.

Crisis & Recovery: What Economic and Epidemic Models Are Telling Us
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Crisis & Recovery: What Economic and Epidemic Models Are Telling Us

Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller discusses narrative economics, regional CAPE Ratio valuations, and areas of growth emerging from the crisis.

Last Contango in Paris : What oil markets tell us about volatility markets Last Contango in Paris : What oil markets tell us about volatility markets

Oil market has recently made the news with negative prices. This is an opportunity to highlight the parallel between the Oil and Volatility markets.

  • April 30, 2020
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Evaluating 5 COVID-19 Market Narratives Evaluating 5 COVID-19 Market Narratives

Markets enter the early summer on the heels of federal aid packages and improved COVID-19 case numbers – but many unknowns remain.

Protecting Your Portfolio in a Downmarket with Aziz Hamzaogullari
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Protecting Your Portfolio in a Downmarket with Aziz Hamzaogullari

Aziz Hamzaogullari, Chief Investment Officer and founder of the Growth Equities Strategies team at Loomis Sayles talks about how to protect your portfolio in market crisis.

The Big Spend: What COVID-19 Fiscal and Monetary Action May Mean for Markets The Big Spend: What COVID-19 Fiscal and Monetary Action May Mean for Markets

Global Market Strategist Esty Dwek takes measure of the unprecented monetary and fiscal measures being introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What Is Crisis Alpha? How Do Some Managed Futures Strategies Pursue It?
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What Is Crisis Alpha? How Do Some Managed Futures Strategies Pursue It?

Persistent cross-asset trends during periods of market stress, crisis alpha and the strategic role of managed futures are explained.

  • April 17, 2020
Post-Pandemic US Outlook: Assessing the Potential Strength of Recovery Post-Pandemic US Outlook: Assessing the Potential Strength of Recovery

As China’s economy begins to move back on line, it offers insights about the potential pace and strength of a post-pandemic US economic recovery.

Coronavirus and Inflation: Pricing the Pandemic Coronavirus and Inflation: Pricing the Pandemic

COVID-19 supply and demand shocks are being met with historic monetary and fiscal measures – should businesses and investors be concerned about inflation?

WCM Takes an Active, Long-Term Approach to Down Markets
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WCM Takes an Active, Long-Term Approach to Down Markets

Paul Black, co-CEO and Portfolio Manager at WCM Investment Management, talks about COVID-19 market turbulence and how an active approach seeks to uncover opportunities in down markets.

  • April 14, 2020
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In Conversation with Professor Shiller
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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
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Crisis or Correction? – A Quant's View of the Coronavirus 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.

  • April 2, 2020
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Into the Unknown: Gauging the Depth of the COVID-19 Recession 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.

Coronavirus Markets: Have We Seen the Bottom? 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?

View from Washington: How Might COVID-19 Impact Election Season? View from Washington: How Might COVID-19 Impact Election Season?

VP of Government Relations Susan Olson looks at how remaining primary elections and general election campaigning could be affected by coronavirus.

Growth Scenarios Ahead
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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 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.

International Women’s Day: Senior Executives Reflect on Their Experiences
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International Women’s Day: Senior Executives Reflect on Their Experiences

This International Women's Day, Madeline Ho and Celeste Tay, senior executives and industry pioneers, candidly discuss the experiences of women in finance. They highlight their career aspirations and challenges--and share tools for empowerment.

  • March 12, 2020
COVID-19: Perspectives from a Long-Term Value Investor 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
COVID-19: Making Sense of Market Sentiment 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 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 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.

Allocating to Where the Value Is in Global Markets
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Allocating to Where the Value Is in Global Markets

More attractive opportunities in equities than fixed income today, explains Loomis Sayles Global Allocation Manager Eileen Riley.

  • February 14, 2020
Coronavirus and Global Markets: What Investors Should Know 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.

Price Matters: International Value Opportunities Today
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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.

How Might the Coronavirus Impact Markets and Investors in the Near Term? 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.

Know Your Loans – Why Active Management Matters
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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
Ten Investor Risk Considerations for 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.

Why a Recession May Not Be Imminent Why a Recession May Not Be Imminent

Generally solid US economic data and signs of improvement in China point to a market stabilization or improvement rather than a further slowdown.

What Clearing Geopolitical Clouds Could Mean for Investors

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.

Liquidity, Reserves and High Grade for Late Cycle Unknowns
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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
US-China Phase One: What It Could Mean for Investors 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.

Too Early for Pessimists Too Early for Pessimists

Our statistical analysis shows that 70% of equity investor risk appetite is defined by global growth, political risk and the FED’s monetary policies.

From the Summit: Countering Cybercrime – How Companies Must Adapt to Win
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From the Summit: Countering Cybercrime – How Companies Must Adapt to Win

Two cybersecurity experts offer safety tips and answer questions about breaches, artificial intelligence, hacking, insider threats and data protection.

From the Summit: Can Democracy Survive Social Media?
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From the Summit: Can Democracy Survive Social Media?

Experts debate the toll social media has taken on democracy – from foreign meddling in elections to using fake news to sway opinions and more.

Natixis Exchange: Politics, Trade and the Challenge of China Natixis Exchange: Politics, Trade and the Challenge of China

Global security expert Michèle Flournoy breaks down the threat China’s growing geopolitical influence poses to US markets.

From the Summit: Can the Multilateral Trading System Survive (and How)?
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From the Summit: Can the Multilateral Trading System Survive (and How)?

A panel of international trade experts discuss the accuracy of threats to free and open trade and whether our existing global trade model is in jeopardy.

From the Summit: Law and Order on the AI Frontier
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From the Summit: Law and Order on the AI Frontier

Two professors examine advances in automation, robotics and artificial intelligence, as well as the related uncharted regulatory and ethical territory.

From the Summit: The Disruptors
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From the Summit: The Disruptors

Biomedical and thermodynamic innovators give first-hand accounts of how they disrupted and transformed their industries and what the future may hold.

Natixis Investment Managers Summit Highlights Natixis Investment Managers Summit Highlights

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

From the Summit: Will Renewable Energy Transform Global Geopolitics?
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From the Summit: Will Renewable Energy Transform Global Geopolitics?

Energy experts debate how renewable energy can dramatically impact a country's independence from foreign influence, and shift the global balance of power.

From the Summit: Is China Ready to Lead?
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From the Summit: Is China Ready to Lead?

Although China’s economy holds great promise for investors, it remains to be seen whether it can lead on trade, human rights and climate change issues.

From the Summit: The Power of Migration and Demography
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From the Summit: The Power of Migration and Demography

Learn how migration is having a profound bearing on political elections around the world, and why growing elderly populations are taxing developed economies.

From the Summit: The New Geopolitical World Order
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From the Summit: The New Geopolitical World Order

The former president of Colombia discusses the complex state of international relations and its future impact on trade, finance, security, and human rights.

From the Summit: The World in the Making: A Presidential Perspective
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From the Summit: The World in the Making: A Presidential Perspective

Three former European heads of state discuss their experiences and their vision for the future, and offer advice for solving international challenges.

From the Summit: The Future of Europe
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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.

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