Who Are the Builders of a Sustainable World? Who Are the Builders of a Sustainable World?

Jens Peers, CEO of Mirova US, explains his team’s approach to identifying opportunities and why sustainability is an important driver of outperformance.

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.

David Herro on Value Catalysts in Global Markets
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David Herro on Value Catalysts in Global Markets

Why rising interest rates and a prolonged global recovery should propel value stocks is explained by Harris Associates PM David Herro.

How Can Investors Benefit from Rich Volatility Risk Premium? How Can Investors Benefit from Rich Volatility Risk Premium?

Investors who believe equity market volatility is likely to increase may want to explore index option writing strategies to help lower risk.

  • October 8, 2021
A Tale of Two Halves
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A Tale of Two Halves

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz discusses repositioning amid volatility in oil prices, new guidance form the Federal Reserve, and Delta variant concerns.

Volatility Is Where You Find It Volatility Is Where You Find It

While equity market volatility appears calm on the surface, a closer look at sector-specific volatilities may be telling a different story.

  • September 2, 2021
Where's the Value in This Phase of the Recovery?
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Where's the Value in This Phase of the Recovery?

International small and midsized companies may be offering the most attractive value today, explains Vaughan Nelson Investment Management’s Chris Wallis.

  • August 20, 2021
This Time It’s Not the Same
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This Time It’s Not the Same

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz discusses repositioning in response to the Delta variant and sentiment shift – and highlights eight market tailwinds.

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.

7 International Investing Insights from David Herro 7 International Investing Insights from David Herro

Recovery, European financials, fintech, and China regulatory crackdown are among the topics covered by CIO-International Equities at Harris Associates.

Taking Stock at Mid-Year – What Can Investors Rely On? Taking Stock at Mid-Year – What Can Investors Rely On?

Learn why a low-volatility equity strategy may be a good way to address the potential uncertainty in the second half of 2021.

  • July 29, 2021
Peak Everything?
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Peak Everything?

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz discusses repositioning in response to recent peaks in equities, economic growth, Federal Reserve policy and inflation.

2021 Halftime Report: What’s Ahead for Markets 2021 Halftime Report: What’s Ahead for Markets

What global growth, transitory inflation and consumer spending is signaling and which asset classes look favorable for the second half are analyzed.

From the Consultant’s Desk: What’s happening under the surface?
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From the Consultant’s Desk: What’s happening under the surface?

Consultants discuss how the growing divergence in the equity market has affected portfolio allocations – and highlight sectors advisors may have missed.

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
Value in a Reopening World with Bill Nygren Value in a Reopening World with Bill Nygren

CIO-US Equities at Harris Associates, Bill Nygren, shares his insight on value opportunities today, value’s recent outperformance, inflation, and the importance of a long-term investment horizon.

  • June 15, 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
Emerging Markets: Old Myths and New Realities
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Emerging Markets: Old Myths and New Realities

New dynamics, trade, inflation, risks, and opportunities in emerging markets are explored by WCM Portfolio Manager Mike Tian and Barron’s editor Reshma Kapadia.

  • May 19, 2021
Roaring 20s or Economic Slowdown Ahead?
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Roaring 20s or Economic Slowdown Ahead?

Sustainability of economic and market growth as the US and world reopen and big infrastructure plans are discussed by Vaughan Nelson’s Chris Wallis.

  • May 17, 2021
Equity Insight: Identifying Value in International Small Caps Equity Insight: Identifying Value in International Small Caps

Three portfolio managers from Vaughan Nelson Investment Management explain why and where international small caps are offering more opportunities today.

  • April 13, 2021
Post-Pandemic Emerging Market Trends: Adaptations, China, ESG Post-Pandemic Emerging Market Trends: Adaptations, China, ESG

Portfolio Managers Mike Trigg and Jon Tringale believe post-pandemic markets offer emerging market investors significant opportunity – here’s why.

  • April 1, 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.

What, How, Why: Understanding the GameStop Frenzy What, How, Why: Understanding the GameStop Frenzy

Moments of irrational exuberance provide useful reminders that markets don’t always behave in ways consistent with traditional economic theory.

It’s All Fun and GameStop, Until Someone Loses an Eye It’s All Fun and GameStop, Until Someone Loses an Eye

PM Jack Janasiewicz looks at the public sentiments and market dynamics of “meme stocks” and how they might affect investors and portfolios in the near term.

Connecting 5G Hype with ESG Reality Connecting 5G Hype with ESG Reality

Louise Schreiber, SRI Analyst at Mirova, looks at the investment potential of 5G today and assesses its future uses and limitations in the context of ESG.

  • January 18, 2021
Customized Equity Portfolios Invest for Racial Equality Customized Equity Portfolios Invest for Racial Equality

The AIA Racial Equity investment approach uses direct indexing to focus on companies that promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • December 30, 2020
The Pandemic Factor: Investing in the Covid Economy The Pandemic Factor: Investing in the Covid Economy

Analyzing how the potential risk and return dynamics of the global economy have changed in the wake of the 2020 outbreak.

  • October 30, 2020
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.

Finding Value Opportunities in the Pandemic Economy
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Finding Value Opportunities in the Pandemic Economy

David Herro of Harris Associates discusses how the economic repercussions of Covid-19 are creating long-term growth prospects for value investors.

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.

Taking Responsible Investment from Talk to Action 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
Utility Companies Face Challenges in an Evolving Energy Landscape 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
Data Privacy Regulation in the US 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 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
It’s Just Good Business: Using ESG in the Investment Process
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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