Diversification? The Last Free Lunch is Getting Leaner Diversification? The Last Free Lunch is Getting Leaner

500 names in an index isn’t offering broad diversification today. That’s why maintaining factor diversification is key to Vaughan Nelson’s Select approach.

  • May 19, 2022
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.

  • May 10, 2022
Devils, Details, and Market Overhangs
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Devils, Details, and Market Overhangs

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz explains why the markets need clarity on three uncertainty overhangs before they can gain some traction.

Vaughan Nelson Select ETF Tapped by CFRA as a Fund in Focus Vaughan Nelson Select ETF Tapped by CFRA as a Fund in Focus

Researcher CFRA awards the Natixis Vaughan Nelson Select ETF (VNSE) with its 5-star rating, based on performance, reward potential and risk mitigation.

  • May 3, 2022
Sell the Angst, Buy the Tanks?
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Sell the Angst, Buy the Tanks?

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz discusses the stock market’s gain in March, yield curve relativity, the rate hike trajectory and inflation expectations.

Inflation Protection: An Equity-Centric View Inflation Protection: An Equity-Centric View

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

Tax Management Update – Q1 2022 Tax Management Update – Q1 2022

Analysis of recent tax loss harvesting opportunities and overview of potential changes in tax legislation from the billionaire tax to SECURE 2.0.

  • April 12, 2022
Equity Outlook: Get Ready for Volatility & Value Plays
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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.

  • April 7, 2022
Making Market Sense of Rates, Russia and Real Inflation
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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.

Inflationary Doom Loop?
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Inflationary Doom Loop?

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz discusses events that rattled markets in February, from rate hike expectations to fallout from the Russia/Ukraine crisis.

Customized Equity Portfolios Invest for Racial Equality 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
Money Life's Jaffe Interviews David Jilek
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Money Life's Jaffe Interviews David Jilek

Chief Investment Strategist at Gateway Investment Advisers offers perspective on market turbulence and Gateway's low volatility equity strategies.

David Herro on Russia-Ukraine and International Investing David Herro on Russia-Ukraine and International Investing

As market volatility escalates in response to Russia’s invasion, international equity value expert David Herro of Harris Associates shares his perspectives.

Concentration and Active Management Distinguish US Equity ETF Concentration and Active Management Distinguish US Equity ETF

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

  • February 23, 2022
A Bout of Market Indigestion
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A Bout of Market Indigestion

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz provides context around January’s market swoon, the Fed’s anticipated rate hikes and the start of earnings season.

Tax Management Update – Q4 2021 Tax Management Update – Q4 2021

While tax code changes remain uncertain, the strong fourth quarter bull market continued to limit opportunities for harvesting losses in portfolios.

  • January 19, 2022
Sharpe-Weighting: An Alternative Portfolio Construction Technique Sharpe-Weighting: An Alternative Portfolio Construction Technique

Weighting portfolio assets based on their Sharpe ratios may be a good alternative to mean-variance optimization to help optimize risk efficiency.

  • January 18, 2022
Peak Fed Hawkishness – and Beyond
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Peak Fed Hawkishness – and Beyond

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz discusses the December Fed meeting, living with Omicron, the power of earnings, and the new market highs at year end.

Portfolio Rebalancing in Uncertain Times Portfolio Rebalancing in Uncertain Times

Periodic rebalancing is necessary to maintain an investor’s target risk profile, but it’s important to understand the costs and benefits.

  • January 6, 2022
Stranger Things: Macro & Market Outlook 2022
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Stranger Things: Macro & Market Outlook 2022

Portfolio strategists offer a refreshingly different take on inflation, interest rates, valuations and the most recent comments from the Federal Reserve.

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?

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.

What’s Ahead for Global Stock Markets in 2022?
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What’s Ahead for Global Stock Markets in 2022?

Growth, a strong US dollar, commodities, and sector rotations are explored by Vaughan Nelson CEO and Portfolio Manager in this 2022 outlook.

  • December 9, 2021
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.

November Sentiment Swing – Sell Now, Ask Questions Later
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November Sentiment Swing – Sell Now, Ask Questions Later

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz discusses November’s bearish turn in the market with just one month left in 2021.

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.

Have You Seen the Writing on the Wall of Worry: Outlook 2022 Have You Seen the Writing on the Wall of Worry: Outlook 2022

Growth catalysts, favorability of US equities, inflation’s path, and fixed income hurdles and highlights are explored by our investment experts.

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
Trick or Treat? October Reversal
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Trick or Treat? October Reversal

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz points out that September’s losses did not continue into October, thanks to a solid earnings season – and other fears may be overblown as well.

Portfolio Construction with ESG: Buy, Renovate or Build? Portfolio Construction with ESG: Buy, Renovate or Build?

Learn about three ways to create an investment portfolio with an ESG (environmental, social, governance) focus.

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.

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
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.

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
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
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.

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.