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

How a looming Brexit deal and evidence of easing geopolitical tensions between the US and China could affect markets and investors.

Defensive Moves for Late Cycle Fixed Income Markets

A look at how investors can actively manage fixed income portfolios through uncertain market scenarios.

  • October 8, 2019
US Institutional Asset Allocation Trends

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Six Simple Reasons Why Yesterday’s Volatile Markets Are a Wake-Up Call for Investors Today

The 2019 Natixis Global Survey of Individual Investors reveals that investors are conflicted about risk, returns and what they can expect from their investments.

  • July 15, 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
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.

  • June 25, 2019
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Staying Invested While Managing Volatility Risk

A discussion of strategies available to investors looking to manage volatility risk while taking advantage of growth opportunities that can result from market movements.

Asset Class Opportunity: Private Debt

With interest rates still below historic averages, the yield pickup on private debt strategies over traditional fixed income remains attractive.

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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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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.

Changing Market Dynamics Present Active Value Opportunities

Recent volatility and decreasing market liquidity worldwide could present a favorable landscape for actively managed value investors.

  • March 26, 2019
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2019 Institutional Outlook

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

  • March 4, 2019
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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
Green Bonds and the Future of Business: Managing Tomorrow's Risk Potential

Investors can manage risk by considering companies that are responding to the moral imperative – and possible economic consequences – of a warming world.

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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.

Reality Check: Why 2019 Could Bring Slower Growth and Higher Volatility

Trade tensions and rising rates are two reasons investors may want to try to guard their portfolios from day-to-day market gyrations in the year ahead.

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.

  • January 9, 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.

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.

  • June 15, 2018