Managing Volatility Risk Amid the COVID-19 Recovery

Economies will continue to face COVID-19 challenges in the near-term and investors should remain mindful of volatility.

  • COVID-19 has caused unprecedented market turbulence and will impact economies in ways that are only beginning to be understood – volatility risk is likely to remain elevated over the near term.
  • Providing guardrails around emotional decision-making can help investors remain focused on their long-term financial goals, regardless of the day-to-day market environment.
  • Seeyond MVIN, a minimum volatility active ETF strategy, has the potential to help buffer portfolios from volatility risk.
ETF General Risk: Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) trade like stocks, are subject to investment risk, and will fluctuate in market value. Unlike mutual funds, ETF shares are not individually redeemable directly with the Fund, and are bought and sold on the secondary market at market price, which may be higher or lower than the ETF's net asset value (NAV). Transactions in shares of ETFs will result in brokerage commissions, which will reduce returns.

Active ETF: Unlike typical exchange-traded funds, there are no indexes that the Fund attempts to track or replicate. Thus, the ability of the Fund to achieve its objectives will depend on the effectiveness of the portfolio manager. There is no assurance that the investment process will consistently lead to successful investing.

Equity Securities Risk: Equity securities are volatile and can decline significantly in response to broad market and economic conditions.

Foreign Securities Risk:Foreign securities may involve heightened risk due to currency fluctuations. Additionally, they may be subject to greater political, economic, environmental, credit, and information risks. Foreign securities may be subject to higher volatility than US securities, due to varying degrees of regulation and limited liquidity.

Currency Risk:Currency exchange rates between the US dollar and foreign currencies may cause the value of the fund's investments to decline.

All investing involves risk, including the risk of loss.

Diversification does not eliminate the risk of experiencing investment losses.

This material is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as investment advice. The views and opinions expressed above may change based on market and other conditions. There can be no assurance that developments will transpire as forecasted.

Before investing, consider the fund's investment objectives, risk, charges, and expenses. Visit for a prospectus or a summary prospectus containing this and other information. Read it carefully.

ALPS Distributors, Inc. is the distributor for the Natixis Seeyond International Minimum Volatility ETF. Natixis Distribution, L.P. is a marketing agent. ALPS Distributors, Inc. is not affiliated with Natixis Distribution, L.P.

Seeyond is a subsidiary of Ostrum Asset Management. Operated in the US through Ostrum Asset Management U.S., LLC. Ostrum Asset Management U.S., LLC. and Natixis Distribution, L.P. are indirect subsidiaries of Natixis Investment Managers.