Access a wide spectrum of strategies and customized solutions from our affiliated managers, some of the most respected names in equities, fixed income, and alternative investments.

Active Index Advisors®    AEW Capital Management    AlphaSimplex Group    Flexstone Partners    Gateway Investment Advisers    Harris Associates

Loomis, Sayles & Company    Managed Portfolio Advisors®    Mirova    Ostrum Asset Management    Seeyond    Vaughan Nelson Investment Management  WCMLogo 140px 424

Through client conversations and insight from our annual Natixis Global Survey of Institutional Investors, we have noticed similar concerns and challenges facing institutions. Among the most common, are:

  • Continued volatility in 2019: Could it significantly throw my risk budget off?
  • Transition from low yields to rising rates: Cause for reallocating out of lower-rated riskier securities.
  • Late cycle, higher valuations: Need for maximum diversification – private investments, market cap, style, geography, factor.
  • Return/risk management: Traditional fixed income no longer fulfills a dual mandate.
Focus on greater diversification
Projections for continued volatility in 2019 suggest the potential for greater allocations to risk-mitigating and diversifying strategies. Allocating into private investments was also captured in the latest institutional investor survey.* Among the top reasons cited for selecting private assets is higher returns (71%), diversification (60%) and steady flow of income (31%).

Possible substitute and diversification opportunities
Getting the balance right is a critical component of institutional portfolio strategy. While we certainly do not pretend to have all of the answers, we do have numerous ideas to share. For example, the table below includes three equity beta-reducing strategies to consider for today’s complex markets.

Risk-Mitigating Category

Objective

Type

Manager

Equity substitute Manage equity volatility while maintaining upside potential Minimum volatility Seeyond
Equity complement Reduce equity volatility while maintaining market exposure Equity Call/Put Writing Gateway
Equity diversifier Diversify away equity risk and enhance downside protection at the expense of equity upside Managed Futures AlphaSimplex

Actively managed investment capabilities
Many of our active asset managers offer investment strategies that produce high active share, tend to be high conviction, concentrated, alpha-oriented, and risk minded. Also, investments listed below may be available in varying vehicles, including separate accounts, CITs, mutual funds, and active ETFs.** Please talk to your Natixis consultant for more specific information.

Active Equities

  • High-conviction/concentrated
  • Across geography/market
  • Emerging markets
  • Sustainable/ESG-driven
  • Custom index-based solutions
  • Factor-based
  • Long/short
  • Low volatility equity
  • International and global growth equity

Active Index Advisors®     Gateway Investment Advisers     Harris Associates     Mirova     Seeyond     Vaughan Nelson Investment Management  WCMLogo 140px 424

Fixed Income

  • Absolute return
  • Across geography/market
  • Sustainable/ESG-driven
  • Liability-driven investing
  • Green bonds
  • Tax-advantaged/taxable


Mirova    Loomis, Sayles & Company

Alternatives

  • Crisis risk offset
  • Managed futures
  • Multi-asset solutions
  • Equity risk offset/hedged equity
  • Alternative risk premia
  • Volatility control


AlphaSimplex Group     Gateway Investment Advisers

Private Markets

  • Real assets
  • Infrastructure
  • Private equity
  • Private credit
  • Real estate
  • Sustainable
  • Structured products
  • Direct lending


AEW Capital Management     Flexstone Partners     Ostrum Asset Management

ESG-Driven, Sustainable

  • Thematic global equities
  • Global green bonds
  • ESG-driven target date funds
  • Voting and engagement services
  • Custom index-based solutions
  • Impact investing


Active Index Advisors®     Mirova

Integrated Portfolio Implementation

  • Services for OCIOs
  • Rebalancing/overlay services


Natixis Advisors

Active Index Advisors® and Managed Portfolio Advisors® are divisions of Natixis Advisors, L.P.

Flexstone Partners was established in 2018 by bringing together four specialized private investments firms: Caspian Private Equity, Euro-Private Equity France, Euro-Private Equity Swiss and Eagle Asia Partners. Flexstone Partners is the global name which comprises of the four affiliated entities, but the entity registered to provide any services in the US is Flexstone Partners, LLC (NY affiliate).

Mirova is operated in the US through Mirova US, LLC (Mirova US).

Seeyond operates in the US through a participating affiliate arrangement with Natixis Advisors, L.P.

WCM: Effective April 5, 2019, Natixis Investment Managers owns 24.9% of WCM Investment Management.

All investing involves risk, including the risk of loss. Investment risk exists with equity, fixed-income, and alternative investments. There is no assurance that any investment will meet its performance objectives or that losses will be avoided.

* Natixis Investment Managers, Global Survey of Institutional Investors conducted by CoreData Research in September and October 2018. Survey included 500 institutional investors in 30 countries.

** Not all offerings available in all jurisdictions.

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