Local Effects of a Global Pandemic: Loomis Sayles' Municipal Sector Outlook

How COVID-19 is impacting various areas of the municipal bond market is examined by by Loomis, Sayles & Company’s Municpal Credit Research Team.

  • April 2, 2020
Finding Risk-Managed Opportunities in Short-Duration Fixed Income

Short-duration fixed income ETFs have the potential to deliver portfolios risk-managed alpha in down markets.

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Coronavirus & Loan Market Update: Loomis, Sayles & Company

COVID-19 implications for bank loans is discussed by John Bell, Portfolio Manager, Loomis Sayles Senior Floating Rate and Fixed Income Fund.

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Green Bonds: An Easy Way to Reduce Carbon Footprint in Portfolios

Green bonds are a direct way to include ESG, reduce a portfolio’s carbon footprint, and access opportunities in a growing market, says a Mirova manager.

  • March 23, 2020
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Fixed Income Market Update: Pandemic Pattern to Policy Response

Co-heads of Loomis, Sayles & Company’s Multisector Full Discretion Team explain the coronavirus pandemic pattern and the global policy response needed for markets and economies to recover.

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Loomis Sayles Core Plus Bond: Market Update

Peter Palfrey, Co-Manager of Loomis Sayles Core Plus Bond Fund, discusses COVID-19 impact on the credit cycle and opportunities in plus sectors.

Beyond the Label: An Assessment of the Green Bond Market

How green bonds can contribute to sustainability initiatives while delivering returns for long-term investors is analyzed by Loomis, Sayles & Company research.

  • March 17, 2020
US Asset Allocation Trends – Spring 2020

Six asset allocation trends derived from in-depth analysis of financial advisor moderate model portfolios submitted to Natixis Portfolio Clarity®.

Institutional Asset Allocation Trends – Spring 2020

Six asset allocation trends derived from in-depth analysis of institutional investment portfolios by Natixis Portfolio Clarity® consultants.

Slower for Longer? Gauging Market Reaction to COVID-19

Coronavirus cases are falling in China, but rising elsewhere – creating elevated volatility risk.

Perpetual Profit Machine? Assessing the Bull Market’s Path Forward

Chief Market Strategist David Lafferty discusses how the bull market has continued its upward march – and why investors may want to use caution.

Core Plus Bond Team Views

Peter Palfrey and Rick Raczkowski of the Loomis Sayles Core Plus Bond Team discuss the fund’s objectives and the strategy.

Multisector Team Outlook

The Loomis Sayles Multisector Team presents its views on current macro conditions, including US and global interest rates and potential fixed income opportunities.

Loomis Sayles Investment Grade Bond: A Different Approach

The world has changed in important ways, and investors should account for these changes as they look for pockets of value in fixed income.

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Allocating to Where the Value Is in Global Markets

More attractive opportunities in equities than fixed income today, explains Loomis Sayles Global Allocation Manager Eileen Riley.

Green Bond Principles Promote Best Practices in the Green Bond Market

Mirova’s Fixed Income Team examines the strengths and shortcomings of the principles that serve as an industry standard for structuring green bonds.

Cash Can Be a Real Drag on Your Portfolio

Before you let cash build up in a portfolio, consider other alternatives to potentially mitigate volatility, manage liquidity, and provide safety.

Investment Opportunity and Risk Considerations for a Bull Market

Chief Market Strategist David Lafferty looks at how investors can consider near-term growth prospects while remaining aware of potential risks.

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Know Your Loans – Why Active Management Matters

Robust interest coverage and generally low leverage continue to make bank loans attractive, says a member of Loomis, Sayles & Company’s Bank Loans Team.

  • January 24, 2020
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What Investors Should Know About Housing Finance Reform

A look at the policy challenges and political implications of housing finance reform – and what it could mean for markets and investors.

Loomis Sayles Investment Grade Bond: Who We Are

The Loomis Sayles Investment Grade Bond Team discuses the fund’s objectives and the strategy.

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Balancing Yield and Risk for a Transitioning Credit Cycle

Doubling of debt in the investment grade sector is a top risk that the co-manager of Loomis, Sayles & Company’s Core Plus Bond strategies is navigating late cycle.

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Bright Spots, Macro Risks, Credits & Currencies: Fixed Income Outlook 2020

Global markets may feel overvalued, but there are pockets of opportunity, says Co-Head of Loomis, Sayles & Company’s Multisector Full Discretion Team.

The Outlook on Outlooks

Chief Market Strategist David Lafferty discusses the pros and cons of annual market predictions and outlooks.

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Liquidity, Reserves and High Grade for Late Cycle Unknowns

Slowing global growth implications for fixed income markets and portfolios are explained by Co-head of Loomis Sayles’ Multisector Full Discretion team.

Market Perspectives: Reasons for Cautious Optimism

A look at recent capital market performance across asset classes and a near-term market forecast.

Geopolitics and Portfolios: Assessing the Turbulence

A look at how the US-China trade war, Brexit, Germany’s slowdown, and Middle East tensions could affect markets and portfolios over the near term

Defensive Moves for Late Cycle Fixed Income Markets

A look at how investors can actively manage fixed income portfolios through uncertain market scenarios.

US Institutional Asset Allocation Trends

Analysis of key asset allocation trends derived from in-depth analysis of institutional investment portfolios by Natixis Portfolio Clarity® consultants.

Combining Investor and Climate Change Goals for Better Outcomes

Perspectives on investing for a low carbon world and delivering competitive returns from a Mirova sustainable investments research analyst.

Understanding a Low Inflation, Slow Growth World

Amid low interest rates, slow growth, and deflation Portfolio Strategist Jack Janasiewicz diagnoses current market conditions and considers the road ahead.

Natixis Portfolio Clarity® US Portfolio Trends – Summer Six Pack 2019

Six midyear asset allocation trends derived from in-depth analysis of financial advisor moderate model portfolios submitted to Natixis Portfolio Clarity®.

Green Bond Investing and the Search for Sustainable Investment Value

Mirova’s fixed income specialists discuss how investors can find opportunities and encourage sustainability through green bonds.

Fixed Income Solutions: Green Bond Opportunities Sprouting Up

A look at green bond opportunities that allow investors to pursue income and make an impact with their portfolios.

Rainy Day Funds: Making Sense of Short-Term Investment Strategies

Comparing the benefits and risks of three investment vehicles that investors can consider when planning for short-term expenses.

Measuring Market Drivers – Can the Equity and Bond Rally Continue?

Although the rally in fixed income and equities has continued, political tensions and trade uncertainty could present downside risks for investors to consider over the near term.

Innovations in the Exchange-Traded Fund Space Include New Strategies in the Fixed Income Space

A look at the current state of the exchange-traded fund market and evolutions in fixed-income exchange-traded funds

Equity Markets March On, While Bonds Call Recession

How US-China tensions and potentially lower interest rates could affect financial markets and investor portfolios over the near term.

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Six Simple Reasons Why Yesterday’s Volatile Markets Are a Wake-Up Call for Investors Today

The 2019 Natixis Global Survey of Individual Investors reveals that investors are conflicted about risk, returns and what they can expect from their investments.

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Natixis Exchange: Where political uncertainty creates investment opportunity

Three leading portfolio experts explain how they invest in a shifting economic and political landscape.

Fixed Income Investing: Roles Your Bond Portfolio Can Play

Amid interest rate uncertainty, Porfolio Strategist Jack Janasiewicz provides some insights for investors looking to reposition their fixed income allocations.

Flex Time: Navigating Fixed Income Investing in a Late-Cycle Landscape

Views on Fed rate moves, high yield opportunities, China risks, and the importance of being flexible by Loomis Sayles portfolio manager Elaine Stokes.

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Is the Cycle Over? What Investors Should Know

Watch what the Loomis Sayles Full Discretion team has to say about recession risk.

Time to Get More Active about Fixed Income and Equity Investing?

Exploring active fixed income and equity strategies for markets at a crossroads.

  • February 11, 2019
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Unleashing the Superpower Potential of Bonds

When interest rates rise, bonds get a bad rap, but investors may want to think twice before bailing on bonds.

  • February 4, 2019
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Loomis Sayles Global Allocation Fund

Loomis Sayles Global Allocation Fund’s veteran management team discuss the importance of their go-anywhere, best-ideas approach and continuous collaboration, along with where the value is today.

  • December 19, 2018
Four Key Insights into Establishing the California Green Bond Market

Investor motivations, perceptions, and knowledge gaps that may influence the state of California’s green bond market.