COVID-19 Dashboard: Actively Managing a Dynamic Risk Landscape

Volatility related to ongoing COVID-19 concerns warrants consideration of fiscal and monetary responses and analysis of what an outbreak recovery might look like.

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?

MVIN Performs Strongly Amidst Market Volatility

The ETF strategy seeks to help cushion portfolios from the type of market volatility that occurred as a result of COVID-19 concerns.

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.

Taking Responsible Investment from Talk to Action

Demographic, technological, environment, and governance transitions can present opportunities for investors focused on risk and sustainability.

  • March 12, 2020
Risk Variation in Trend-Following Systems

Research from AlphaSimplex reviewing methodologies for determining risk exposures in trend-following systems and their impact on results.

Making Sense of Market Mayhem

Chief Market Strategist David Lafferty offers thoughts on how investors can think about risks and opportunities amid an oil price war and COVID-19 market turbulence.

US Asset Allocation Trends – Spring 2020

Six asset allocation trends derived from in-depth analysis of financial advisor moderate model portfolios submitted to Natixis Portfolio Clarity®.

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March 2020: COVID-19 and Global Market Views

Chris Wallis, Portfolio Manager, and Dan Hughes, Client Portfolio Manager, both of Vaughan Nelson, discuss recent volatility, COVID-19, and additional market factors.

  • March 6, 2020
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
Institutional Asset Allocation Trends – Spring 2020

Six asset allocation trends derived from in-depth analysis of institutional investment portfolios by Natixis Portfolio Clarity® consultants.

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

Coronavirus cases are falling in China, but rising elsewhere – creating elevated volatility risk.

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.

Perpetual Profit Machine? Assessing the Bull Market’s Path Forward

Chief Market Strategist David Lafferty discusses how the bull market has continued its upward march – and why investors may want to use caution.

Utility Companies Face Challenges in an Evolving Energy Landscape

Gauging the environmental and social impact of utility companies requires a look at how their energy source mix may impact their long-term sustainability.

  • February 13, 2020
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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.

Investment Strategies for 2020

Natixis investment strategists profile institutional solutions that may align with the market outlook for 2020.

  • February 3, 2020
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.

Investment Opportunity and Risk Considerations for a Bull Market

Chief Market Strategist David Lafferty looks at how investors can consider near-term growth prospects while remaining aware of potential risks.

2020 Could See New Innovations in the Actively Managed ETF Space

Initial regulatory approvals for active non-transparent solutions are paving the way for innovations in exchange-traded funds.

  • January 15, 2020
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How ESG Integration Adds Value in the Investment Process

Portfolio Manager Amber Fairbanks discusses ESG integration, impact investing and Mirova’s global sustainable equity investment strategy.

  • January 10, 2020
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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.

  • January 6, 2020
ESG and Sustainable Investing: Uncovering Motivations, Dispelling Myths

It’s time to challenge many of the biggest misconceptions about ESG and sustainable investing so that conversations can be more productive.

  • December 31, 2019
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It’s Just Good Business: Using ESG in the Investment Process

Incorporating sustainability analysis in an investment strategy may help uncover opportunities and avoid potential risks.

  • December 12, 2019
5 Value Ideas from David Herro: Equity Outlook 2020

Value recovery under way, Brexit discounts, and European banks’ attractive yields are covered by David Herro, CIO – International Equities, Harris Associates.

Mid-Market Private Equity: 2.0

Geographically diverse exposure to mid-market companies can strengthen a private equity portfolio, but achieving global exposure can be challenging.

  • December 2, 2019
The Outlook on Outlooks

Chief Market Strategist David Lafferty discusses the pros and cons of annual market predictions and outlooks.

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.

WCM Targets Global Growth Equity Opportunities with a Focus on Corporate Culture

As they search for portfolio opportunities, WCM looks at how companies define their objectives, encourage talent, and foster innovation.

Market Perspectives: Reasons for Cautious Optimism

A look at recent capital market performance across asset classes and a near-term market forecast.

Geopolitics and Portfolios: Assessing the Turbulence

A look at how the US-China trade war, Brexit, Germany’s slowdown, and Middle East tensions could affect markets and portfolios over the near term

Combining Investor and Climate Change Goals for Better Outcomes

Perspectives on investing for a low carbon world and delivering competitive returns from a Mirova sustainable investments research analyst.

  • September 26, 2019
Understanding a Low Inflation, Slow Growth World

Amid low interest rates, slow growth, and deflation Portfolio Strategist Jack Janasiewicz diagnoses current market conditions and considers the road ahead.

Value Investing in Emerging Markets: Lessons from History

Although globalization has made the investment world smaller, the Asian volatility of the 1990s still holds lessons for today’s value investors.

Equity Style Factors for Insurers

With credit spreads shrinking, insurers may want to use equity style factors to pursue higher yields, mitigate drawdowns, and adapt to changing markets.

Natixis Portfolio Clarity® US Portfolio Trends – Summer Six Pack 2019

Six midyear asset allocation trends derived from in-depth analysis of financial advisor moderate model portfolios submitted to Natixis Portfolio Clarity®.

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.

Lower Expected Returns: Evaluate Your Options

As pension systems close the books on another June 30 fiscal year, an all too familiar theme is rearing its ugly head: pressure to lower investment return assumptions.

Time to Reactivate International Equities in Your Portfolio?

Some of the best growth and value opportunities are beyond US borders and benchmarks, according to portfolio managers from WCM Investment Management and Harris Associates.

  • July 2, 2019
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Assessing Liquidity, Growth, and the Tariffs Effect

Vaughan Nelson CEO and Senior Portfolio Manager Chris Wallis provides a mid-year market outlook and thoughts on what investors might expect through year-end.

  • June 27, 2019
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Using Option Strategies to Help Manage Portfolio Volatility

Learn how option strategies can help manage the volatility of equities and create a smoother ride.

  • May 28, 2019
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Focused Growth Approach of WCM Investment Management

Members of WCM’s investment team explain why two overlooked elements – moat trajectory and corporate culture – are the keys to uncovering the best long-term, global growth opportunities.

  • May 24, 2019
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Low Volatility Equity Investing: The Gateway Strategy

With more than 40 years of experience using index options to manage equity risk, Gateway Investment Advisers offers unique insights on market volatility.

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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.

  • January 11, 2019
Asset Allocator’s Guide to Equity Beta-Reducing Strategies

Equity substitutes, equity complements, and equity diversifiers. All of these strategies may play a role in risk mitigation, but they do so in different ways.