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7 Back-to-School Market Lessons For Investors

Big risks, macroeconomic factors, and fall happenings investors should consider through the end of 2021 are examined.

Real Estate Outlook: The Great American Re-opening?

How Covid-driven employment, work from home, and consumer habits are affecting real estate sectors is explored by AEW Research Director Mike Acton.

How Will Munis Fare in 2H 2021?

Issuance, infrastructure, and attractiveness of municipal bonds in this phase of the recovery are examined by a member of Loomis, Sayles & Company’s Municipal Bond Team.

  • August 31, 2021
DNCA Investment Outlook – July 2021

DNCA discusses prospects for growth, inflation, monetary and fiscal policies.

  • August 30, 2021
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Where's the Value in This Phase of the Recovery?

International small and midsized companies may be offering the most attractive value today, explains Vaughan Nelson Investment Management’s Chris Wallis.

  • August 20, 2021
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.

  • August 18, 2021
7 International Investing Insights from David Herro

Recovery, European financials, fintech, and China regulatory crackdown are among the topics covered by CIO-International Equities at Harris Associates.

Outlook: Municipal Bond Marketplace

Credit fundamentals, infrastructure plans, and increased issuances are favorable for the municipal bond market, says Loomis Sayles’ Municipal Bond Team.

  • August 6, 2021
Quarterly Credit Update: Loomis Sayles Full Discretion Team View

How long might the expansion phase of the credit cycle last and what does it mean for risk premiums and liquidity is analyzed.

  • August 5, 2021
Delta Variant Is Another Brick in Market’s Wall of Worry

Inflation, Fed, and growth fears were joined by new pandemic jitters in July. Yet the market outlook remains constructive for 2021, says our Global Market Strategist.

Natixis Strategist Midyear Outlook

Experts in the Natixis Investment Managers family say the biggest risk facing investors in the second half of 2021 may be no risk at all.

Expansion Phase Continues: Investment Outlook July 2021

Economic growth appears favorable for credit and equity markets in 2021, says Loomis, Sayles & Company’s Senior Macro Strategies Analyst Craig Burelle.

  • July 16, 2021
Gen Z: Who Else?

Jens Peers, CFA, CEO, and CIO, Mirova US elaborates on the Generation Z and identifies key characteristics and trends, he also highlights some possible scenarios how it may impact other generations going forward.

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The Fed and Fixed Income Markets: Midyear Outlook 2021

Fed moves, volatility, and real yields in the second half are analyzed by Loomis, Sayles & Co. Full Discretion Co-Head and a Senior Sovereign Analyst.

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Post-Pandemic Inflation and Fixed Income Markets

Inflation and other factors in a post-pandemic world are discussed by a Loomis, Sayles & Company Core Plus Bond PM and Senior Macro Strategies Analyst.

2021 Halftime Report: What’s Ahead for Markets

What global growth, transitory inflation and consumer spending is signaling and which asset classes look favorable for the second half are analyzed.

What Does Fed Surprise Really Mean for Investors?

The Fed’s June meeting dot plot shock, inflation views, and market reactions are assessed by Portfolio Strategists Jack Janasiewicz and Garrett Melson.

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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.

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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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.

Market Outlook: Reflation Trade Not Over

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

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.

  • April 30, 2021
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
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.

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 Fund Selector Outlook

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

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.

Seeyond Outlook for 2021

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

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.

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.

Seeyond Market Insights

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

  • December 14, 2020
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
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?

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Artificial Intelligence & Robotics: An Exponential Growth

A multi-decade growth theme, expected to become ubiquitous in our day to day lives. Learn more with our experts from Thematics AM.

  • September 4, 2020
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Water: An Indispensable Life-Sustaining Resource

A basic human need, essential for economic development. Learn more with our experts from Thematics AM.

  • September 3, 2020
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.

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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
Dorval’s Macro Corner: Some Legitimate Worries

As the severe confinement ends, questions arise about the political, fiscal, social, economic and financial consequences of the coronavirus crisis.

  • May 19, 2020
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.

  • May 12, 2020
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.

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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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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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.

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
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.

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.