Equity Diversification for the Next Selloff
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Equity Diversification for the Next Selloff

With their yields near all-time lows, Treasuries may no longer provide reliable diversification for equities in the next crisis. What else might work?

Choosing an Optimal Target Date Solution Choosing an Optimal Target Date Solution

Balancing performance, fees, investment processes, and equity allocation parameters is key to evaluating target date fund managers.

Portfolio Defense: Value, Growth, or Neither? Portfolio Defense: Value, Growth, or Neither?

Analysis of 20-year returns suggests that sector diversification may be a more effective defensive strategy than favoring growth or value equity styles.

Valuations and Fundamentals: A Historical Perspective Valuations and Fundamentals: A Historical Perspective

While P/E ratios are still close to their historic highs, equities remain attractive when adjusting for interest rates and a different fundamental backdrop.

Opportune Time to Revisit REITs Opportune Time to Revisit REITs

REITs can provide a diversified source of income, an inflation hedge and growth potential – but they are often missing from investor portfolios.

Asset Allocator’s Guide to Equity Diversification Strategies Asset Allocator’s Guide to Equity Diversification Strategies

Investors concerned about offsetting equity risk may want to look beyond traditional assets like dividend-paying stocks, gold, and core fixed income funds.

From the Consultant’s Desk: Reframing the Growth vs. Value Debate
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From the Consultant’s Desk: Reframing the Growth vs. Value Debate

Our consultants explain why defensive and cyclical sectors may be a better way to diversify an equity portfolio than the traditional growth/value framework.

  • November 29, 2021
Managing Risk: Implications of China’s Regulatory Changes Managing Risk: Implications of China’s Regulatory Changes

China’s rollout of regulations, especially for internet firms, is analyzed through a risk management lens by Portfolio Manager Eric Liu at Harris Associates.

  • November 18, 2021
The Shift from Growth & Value to Business Cycle Investing The Shift from Growth & Value to Business Cycle Investing

Evaluating equity exposures in the context of their response to the business cycle can lead to better portfolio construction.

Using Factor Analysis to Build Better Portfolios Using Factor Analysis to Build Better Portfolios

Identifying a portfolio’s risk factors – the underlying investment exposures that drive returns – is a critical step in the asset allocation process.

From the Consultant’s Desk: 4 Trends Dominating Advisor Portfolios
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From the Consultant’s Desk: 4 Trends Dominating Advisor Portfolios

Portfolio consultants discuss record high equity allocations, economic cycle dynamics, and the growing popularity of alternatives and model portfolios.

Generate Better After-Tax Returns with Direct Indexing
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Generate Better After-Tax Returns with Direct Indexing

Learn why direct indexing with a separately managed account (SMA) is more tax-efficient than an index fund or ETF.

Institutional Investment Trends Midyear 2021 Institutional Investment Trends Midyear 2021

In a strong equity market, institutions are rebalancing into fixed income and looking for opportunities to outsource certain investment management functions.

Bottoms Up: Finding Sustainable Growth in a Global Value Chain
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Bottoms Up: Finding Sustainable Growth in a Global Value Chain

Through a pint of beer, take a look at how Loomis Sayles’ Growth Equity Strategies Team analyzes the beverage industry’s global value chain.

  • June 17, 2021
Using Option Strategies to Help Manage Portfolio Volatility
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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.

  • June 3, 2021
Cryptocurrency Series: Halving Cycles – Understanding Bitcoin Price Fluctuations Cryptocurrency Series: Halving Cycles – Understanding Bitcoin Price Fluctuations

Introduction to Bitcoin, including the mining process, the impact of “halving cycles” on pricing trends, and price performance since 2010.

  • May 19, 2021
From the Consultant’s Desk: 10 Trends in 2020
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From the Consultant’s Desk: 10 Trends in 2020

From the growth vs. value divide to the profusion of unicorns and the struggle to find yield, financial professionals had their hands full in 2020.

5 Investment Trends in US Advisor Portfolios – Spring 2021 5 Investment Trends in US Advisor Portfolios – Spring 2021

Recent trends show increasing growth style bias, higher emerging market allocations and focus on quality fixed income holdings in moderate portfolios.

Five Institutional Investment Trends to Watch Five Institutional Investment Trends to Watch

Recent trends include cash deployment, sustainable investment screening, and muni debt issuance by colleges and universities.

Institutional Investment Trends During the Covid Market
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Institutional Investment Trends During the Covid Market

Six institutional asset allocation and investment trends derived from data analyzed by Natixis Investment Managers Solutions consultants.

Asset Allocation Trends During the COVID Market
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Asset Allocation Trends During the COVID Market

Key trends derived from in-depth analysis of model portfolios by Natixis Investment Managers Solutions consultants.

Direct Indexing Solutions for Tax-Efficient Diversification
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Direct Indexing Solutions for Tax-Efficient Diversification

Learn how a direct indexing strategy can help control the tax impact of diversifying a concentrated stock position.

Tax-Efficient Portfolio Transitions Using Direct Indexing
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Tax-Efficient Portfolio Transitions Using Direct Indexing

Discover how direct indexing can help minimize the tax consequences of transitioning portfolio assets to a new account.