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1 Natixis Investment Managers, 2016 Global Survey of Institutional Investors conducted by CoreData Research, October and November 2016. Survey included 500 institutional investors thoughout North America, Latin America, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

This material is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as investment advice. The views and opinions expressed are as of November 19, 2019 and may change based on market and other conditions. There can be no assurance that developments will transpire as forecasted, and actual results may vary.

All investing involves risk, including the risk of loss. No investment strategy or risk management technique can guarantee return or eliminate risk in all market environments. Investment risk exists with equity, fixed-income, and alternative investments. There is no assurance that any investment will meet its performance objectives or that losses will be avoided.

The data shown represents the opinion of those surveyed, and may change based on market and other conditions.  It should not be construed as investment advice.
Unlike passive investments, there are no indexes that an active investment attempts to track or replicate. Thus, the ability of an active investment to achieve its objectives will depend on the effectiveness of the investment manager.

Alpha is a measure of the difference between a portfolio's actual returns and its expected performance, given its level of systematic market risk.  A positive alpha indicates outperformance and negative alpha indicates underperformance relative to the portfolio's level of systematic risk.

Alternative investments involve unique risks that may be different than those associated with traditional investments, including illiquidity and the potential for amplified losses or gains. Investors should fully understand the risks associated with any investment prior to investing.

An index fund is a type of mutual fund with a portfolio constructed to match or track the components of a financial market index.

A yield curve shows the relationship among bond yields across the maturity spectrum.

Sustainable investing focuses on investments in companies that relate to certain sustainable development themes and demonstrate adherence to environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices; therefore the universe of investments may be limited and investors may not be able to take advantage of the same opportunities or market trends as investors that do not use such criteria. This could have a negative impact on an investor's overall performance depending on whether such investments are in or out of favor.

S&P 500® Index is a widely recognized measure of US stock market performance. It is an unmanaged index of 500 common stocks chosen for market size, liquidity, and industry group representation, among other factors. It also measures the performance of the large-cap segment of the US equities market.

The EURO STOXX 50 Index, Europe’s leading Blue-chip index for the Eurozone, provides a Blue-chip representation of supersector leaders in the Eurozone. The index covers 50 stocks from 12 Eurozone countries: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain.

You cannot invest directly in an index. Indexes are not investments, do not incur fees and expenses and are not professionally managed.

Diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against a loss.

Volatility management techniques may result in periods of loss and underper­formance, may limit the Fund’s ability to participate in rising markets and may increase transaction costs.

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The index information contained herein is derived from third parties and is provided on an “as is” basis. The user of this information assumes the entire risk of use of this information. Each of the third party entities involved in compiling, computing or creating index information disclaims all warranties (including, without limitation, any warranties of originality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, non-infringement, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose) with respect to such information.

Natixis Distribution, L.P. is a limited purpose broker-dealer and the distributor of various registered investment companies for which advisory services are provided by affiliates of Natixis Investment Managers.

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