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.

Status quo enough for markets

The rally in equities can continue, although decent earnings results will be needed to maintain momentum.

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.

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.

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.

  • May 23, 2019
Macro outlook: risks have increased near term

Risks are becoming more symetric near term as markets shift to price in a global growth pick-up.

  • May 22, 2019
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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.

Some green shoots suggesting the end of this slowdown

We see some green shoots suggesting this slowdown is set to trough imminently, if it has not done so already.

  • April 26, 2019
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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.

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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.

Beta Opportunities: The Evolution of Risk Analysis in Alternative Strategies

A look at how funds that rely on hedge fund beta have the potential to provide an additional source of return and portfolio diversification.

  • March 11, 2019
Natixis Investment Managers: A Range of Alternatives

A multi-affiliate model of active management with a full spectrum of alternative investments to clients, including both liquid and illiquid strategies.

  • March 4, 2019
Arctic Blue: No Line On the Horizon

Jean-Jacques Duhot, of Arctic Blue Capital, an affiliate of H2O Asset Management, reveals why he believes systematic equity is effective at generating positive returns from market trends.

  • February 27, 2019
2019, A Reassuring Wave of Pessimism: Mirova Outlook

More than ever, 2019 is a year to invest in and for a more sustainable economy.

  • February 26, 2019
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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.

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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.

Loomis Sayles: Investment Outlook 2019

Macro Analyst, Craig Burelle of Loomis Sayles, discusses how modest total returns and above-average volatility may define the risk asset landscape in 2019.

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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.

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
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
Protecting Portfolios: An Active Management Approach to Markets

An active management approach may help manage portfolio risk and uncover opportunities in the current market environment.

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.

Financial Professional Survey: Advice from Both Sides of the Brain

How financial professionals plan to navigate market volatility in 2018 by giving advice from both sides of the brain.

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Institutional Investor Survey: Preparing for a Market Shift

Three ways institutional investors are preparing for a market shift – and how they plan to balance risk management with investment return.

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The Risk Management Challenge: Investors in Search of Clarity

Financial professionals play a key role in helping investors manage risk and reach financial goals in all market conditions.

Natixis Portfolio ClaritySM UK Portfolio Barometer Q1 2017 Review

Analysis and trends from 97 model risk-rated portfolios managed by UK financial adviser and wealth management firms in the three months ending March 2017.

  • August 17, 2017