Unleashing the Superpower of Bonds

When interest rates rise, bonds get a bad rap. Watch to see why you should think twice before bailing on bonds.

Fixed income is a key component to portfolios. It helps investors maintain the right balance of risk and return — and stay on course to achieve their long-term goals. But how do you choose the appropriate allocation? Many investors face this dilemma, especially with several years of historically low yields and potential interest rate hikes in 2022 and beyond as central banks look to fight inflation.
Professional fund selectors see fixed income playing a key role in 2022:

In the Natixis Investment Managers 2022 Fund Selectors Outlook, professional fund selectors said their top three portfolio risks are:

Rising Interest
Interest Rates
70%

Inflation
Inflation
68%

Valuations
Valuations
48%


Not only can interest rate increases present challenges for bond investors, but low yields have been a key driver of record equity market growth over the past decade. This has led to many portfolios now taking on more equity risk than they may realize.

Whether you need to mitigate portfolio risk, pursue income, invest sustainably or create a highly customized portfolio, our multi-affiliate approach gives you access to unique fixed income insight and solutions. Our fixed income specialists are ready to help you move forward.
  • Loomis, Sayles & Company, one of the most renowned names in active fixed income
  • Mirova, a pioneer in green bonds
  • Model portfolios and custom solutions from Natixis Investment Managers Solutions
  • Rigorous portfolio analysis from Natixis Investment Managers Solutions’ Portfolio Analysis & Consulting team, including screening for interest rate sensitivity and gap analysis

You’ll find multiple vehicle types, including mutual funds, ETFs, separately managed accounts, models, and highly customized portfolios for high-net worth clients are available to fit investors’ varying portfolio construction needs.

Our Solutions

Which Fixed Income Dilemma Are You Trying to Solve?
  • Mitigate Portfolio Risk

  • Minimize Interest Rate Impact

  • Pursue Income & Total Return

  • Invest Sustainably

  • Customize Your Portfolio

Actively managed strategies that maintain high quality fixed income can help protect portfolios against equity market volatility, while also pursuing income.

Loomis Sayles Investment Grade Bond Fund
Loomis Sayles Core Plus Bond Fund
Risk-Efficient Income Model Portfolios

Diversifying fixed income portfolios with strategies that either invest in sectors and securities known to be less sensitive to interest rate risks, such as floating rate bank loans and shorter duration bonds, or non-traditional approaches that have the flexibility to create low correlation to traditional fixed income may be a smart move today.

Loomis Sayles Senior Floating Rate and Fixed Income Fund
Loomis Sayles Short Duration Income ETF (LSST)
Loomis Sayles Strategic Alpha Fund

Flexible strategies that can invest in a broader range of assets may offer greater opportunities for return than those with more limited mandates. Loomis Sayles has managed multisector strategies for more than 25 years.

Loomis Sayles Strategic Income Fund
Loomis Sayles Bond Fund
Natixis/Loomis Sayles Core Total Return SMA
Natixis/Loomis Sayles Intermediate Duration Fixed Income SMA

Green bonds allow you to pursue sustainable long-term returns from bonds issued to finance projects with positive environmental impact.

Mirova Global Green Bond Fund

Natixis Investment Managers Solutions provides design, development and execution of portfolio strategies tailored to specific investment objectives and unique portfolio constraints. You can take advantage of core, completion and thematic model portfolios, discretionary multi-asset mandate capabilities and target date funds.

Financial professionals:
To learn more, call us at 800-862-4863 or visit natixisimsolutions.com


Why Active Management Matters

Actively managed fixed income strategies from Loomis, Sayles & Company can offer investors solutions when markets are difficult to predict. They can deliver yield and value opportunities while mitigating risk because they’re:
  • Rooted in proprietary research
  • Informed by diverse opinions from global experts
  • Free to delve into many sectors across capital markets
  • Not beholden to benchmarks; they have the versatility to look across sectors to uncover opportunity, avoid potential pitfalls, and actively manage duration decisions

 


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