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Sustainable Investing Trends for 2023 and Beyond

Acceleration of renewable energy and industrial automation, plus regulatory clarity, are positive for sustainable and ESG investing says Mirova’s Jens Peers.

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Disinflation Pipeline and the Phillips Curve Fed

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz explains why divergences in global monetary policy could be a key differentiator for asset class returns in 2023.

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Financial Portfolios Adapt to Inflation, Rough Markets

Learn how advisors have adjusted their financial portfolio allocations in response to higher inflation and difficult market conditions.

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Runway for a Soft Landing?

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz discusses the equity market’s November pivot, signs of deflation, the Fed’s two-sided risks, and policy changes in China.

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What’s Ahead for Global Equities in 2023?

Economic winds, US dollar strength making non-US assets more attractive, and sector standouts in global equities are covered by Vaughan Nelson’s CEO.

Is the Index Option Market Creating Volatility?

Gateway’s Chief Investment Strategist examines how the use of “zero days to expiration” index option strategies may be fueling equity market volatility.

Volatility Creating Value Opportunity in US Equities

While investors are weary of this down market, veteran equity value investor Bill Nygren shares why this landscape presents attractive opportunities.

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Public Enemy #1: Inflation

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz reviews October’s positive stock market performance, mixed economic data, and the Fed’s ongoing battle to tame inflation.

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From the Consultants’ Desk: Trends in the Private Equity Market

Even investors not involved with private equity can be affected by the interplay with the public equity side, particularly in the US growth space.

Are Equities On Sale?

Gateway’s Chief Investment Strategist examines today’s low price-to-earnings ratio of the S&P 500® in the context of historical equity returns.

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King Dollar and the Double Whammy

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz explains how the strong dollar, global energy shock, and no end in sight for rate hikes are roiling the capital markets.

Monetary Policy Outlook Lifts Volatility Expectations

Gateway’s Chief Investment Strategist explains why higher implied volatility doesn’t necessarily imply persistently falling equity markets.

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Are We There Yet? Pulse Check: Macro, Markets & Inflation

Portfolio strategists discuss topics including the path of inflation, supply chain dynamics, dollar strength and the markets’ reactions.

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Higher for Longer

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz discusses the market reversal in August, Federal Reserve policy, labor market trends and the likely path of inflation.

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From the Consultants’ Desk: Investment Portfolio Construction Trends at Midyear

US equity exceptionalism sentiment, value, shorter durations, and unicorns are among the asset allocation trends explored.

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Are We Getting Ahead of Ourselves?

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz covers topics including July’s market rally, inflation, corporate earnings, dollar strength, and risks for recession.

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Market Drivers and Value in Global Equities

What’s on Vaughan Nelson’s shopping list for value stocks at midyear mark? CEO Chris Wallis talks market dynamics and areas of deep discounts.

Institutional Investing Trends Observed at Midyear 2022

Amid the failed diversification of disappointing returns from both stocks and bonds, there are some bright spots in institutional investing trends.

A New Era? Volatility and Market Performance Since 1960

Gateway’s Chief Investment Strategist analyzes six decades of stock and bond returns, providing historical context for the first six months of 2022.

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Fact Checking the Bears

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz considers the inflation scare, the growth scare, and rising risks of a recession.

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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 28, 2022
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Revenge Spending and a Market U-Turn

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz examines shifts in the inflation narrative, consumer spending, and labor market trends that drove market action in May.

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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 9, 2022
Are Stocks a Better Value Than Bonds?

Analysis of whether the equity market selloff has improved stock valuations relative to bonds.

Inflation Protection: An Equity-Centric View

Historical analysis highlights which equity sectors and strategies fare best when inflation heats up.

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Equity Outlook: Get Ready for Volatility & Value Plays

Geopolitical, inflationary, and policy pressures may increase volatility in equity markets and value opportunities, says Chris Wallis, CEO, Vaughan Nelson.

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Making Market Sense of Rates, Russia and Real Inflation

Portfolio strategists explain why fears about rates, energy prices, inflation and recession may be overblown.

Customized Equity Portfolios Invest for Racial Equality

Learn about our Racial Equity investment approach that uses direct indexing to focus on companies that promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • March 9, 2022
Concentration and Active Management Distinguish US Equity ETF

Q&A with Scott Weber, Co-Portfolio Manager of the Natixis Vaughan Nelson Select ETF (VNSE).

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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?

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.

Five Institutional Investment Trends to Watch

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