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May 2020: Evaluating the Near-Term COVID-19 Economy

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz discusses the pandemic’s economic impact and shares some thoughts on how markets may fair amid a slow reopening and continued risks.

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Bloomberg Podcast: Harvesting Crisis Alpha

Gains for trend following managed futures strategies during COVID-19 crisis are explained by Dr. Kathryn Kaminski in this Bloomberg interview.

Consumer ABS & COVID-19: Assessing the Impact

A look at how the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have affected the consumer asset-backed securities (ABS) space.

  • May 20, 2020
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Post-Pandemic Outlook: Assessing the Economic Restart

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz discusses how the near-term market picture has been affected by COVID-19 and what an economic restart might look like.

COVID-19 Dashboard: Actively Managing a Dynamic Risk Landscape

In light of the US starting to reopen, a look at the risk dynamics and potential market effects of a COVID-19 “second wave.”

Assessing the Global Credit Landscape

The Loomis Sayles Global Fixed Income portfolio management team shares its views on opportunities and risks in the global credit markets.

  • May 12, 2020
COVID-19 and Municipal Bonds: Market Outlook

A look at how the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted the municipal bond space.

  • May 12, 2020
Election 2020: Coronavirus and the Politics of Federal Aid

US government aid has been crucial for markets during the COVID-19 pandemic, but election season is likely to complicate continued funding efforts.

What Does it Take to Deliver Superior Risk-Adjusted Returns?

In seeking to achieve superior risk-adjusted excess returns, Loomis Sayles believes an Alpha Thesis is essential.

COVID-19 Markets: A Look at Housing and Mortgages

The economic consequences of the pandemic have implications for US housing and mortgage-backed securities.

  • May 5, 2020
Are Markets Underestimating Recovery Challenges?

While fiscal and monetary responses to the COVID-19 economic crisis have given markets reasons for optimism, risks and challenges remain.

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Market and Portfolio Review: Oakmark International Fund and Oakmark International Small Cap Funds

David Herro shares views on reopening of economies globally, COVID-19 impact on Q1 and positioning and performance of Oakmark International Fund and Oakmark International Small Cap Funds.

  • April 30, 2020
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Crisis & Recovery: What Economic and Epidemic Models Are Telling Us

Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller discusses narrative economics, regional CAPE Ratio valuations, and areas of growth emerging from the crisis.

Evaluating 5 COVID-19 Market Narratives

Markets enter the early summer on the heels of federal aid packages and improved COVID-19 case numbers – but many unknowns remain.

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Market and Portfolio Review: Oakmark and Oakmark Select

Bill Nygren, Portfolio Manager of Oakmark and Oakmark Select Funds, discusses COVID-19 market crisis, road to recovery, and portfolio positioning and performance.

  • April 22, 2020
Three Questions on Credit: Consumer ABS

COVID-19’s impact on consumer asset-backed securitized sectors is analyzed by mortgage and structured finance experts from Loomis, Sayles & Co.

  • April 22, 2020
The Big Spend: What COVID-19 Fiscal and Monetary Action May Mean for Markets

Global Market Strategist Esty Dwek takes measure of the unprecented monetary and fiscal measures being introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Three Questions on Credit: Corporate Debt & Downgrades

A look at how the corporate debt has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic – and an outlook for this market over the near term.

  • April 20, 2020
Three Questions on Credit: High Yield

A look at how the high yield credit market has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic – and an outlook for the road ahead.

  • April 17, 2020
Post-Pandemic US Outlook: Assessing the Potential Strength of Recovery

As China’s economy begins to move back on line, it offers insights about the potential pace and strength of a post-pandemic US economic recovery.

Three Questions on Credit: Lodging and Leisure

A look at how COVID-19 has affected lodging and leisure and what investors can consider for companies in the category over the near term.

  • April 16, 2020
Coronavirus and Inflation: Pricing the Pandemic

COVID-19 supply and demand shocks are being met with historic monetary and fiscal measures – should businesses and investors be concerned about inflation?

Has COVID-19 Created a Prime Time for Credit?

Michael Crowell and Tom Fahey of Loomis, Sayles, & Company look at how periods of maximum uncertainty often make the most attractive entry points.

  • April 15, 2020
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Calibrating the Coronavirus Recovery

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz provides a near-term market outlook and shares insights for investors considering the path forward for global businesses.

Loomis Sayles Investment Outlook – Q2 2020

Macro Strategies Research Analyst Craig Burelle presents his macro views, including US and world growth projections, interest rates, and monetary policy.

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Pursuing Opportunities Across Global Markets Amidst a Crisis

Macro backdrop in light of COVID-19, taking advantage of dislocations in EM debt markets, and new opportunities in FinTech are examined by PMs on Loomis Sayles Global Allocation Team.

The Age of Anxiety: Professional Fund Buyers Seek Alpha, Diversification – and Defense

Results from the 2019 Global Survey of Professional Fund Buyers predicted increased equity volatility and illustrate how professionals have been positioning portfolios for riskier market scenarios.

Crisis or Correction? – A Quant's View of the Coronavirus

What a crisis event is and how trend-following strategies began searching for crisis alpha as the virus spread is examined by AlphaSimplex’s Chief Research Strategist.

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
Into the Unknown: Gauging the Depth of the COVID-19 Recession

A look at whether investors can expect a short or prolonged market downturn as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fed Acts Fast and Furious Again: Rescue Liquidity for Corporate Sector

Corporate bond market implications of Fed’s latest action is analyzed by Loomis, Sayles & Company’s Chief Economist and Multisector PM.

Coronavirus Markets: Have We Seen the Bottom?

In light of the federal aid response to COVID-19, how should investors consider market opportunities and risks over the near term?

Pandemic And Price War: Industry Analysis of the Current Environment

COVID-19 impact on numerous industries is looked at by Loomis, Sayles & Company’s credit research analysts.

  • March 26, 2020
COVID-19: Three Market Scenarios for Investors to Consider

As governments worldwide enact fiscal measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we look at three potential market scenarios for investors to consider.

What an Oil Price War Could Mean for Markets and Investors

Head of Global Market Strategy for Dynamic Solutions Esty Dwek looks at the potential global market implications of an oil supply glut.

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March 2020: COVID-19 and Global Market Views

Chris Wallis, Portfolio Manager, and Dan Hughes, Client Portfolio Manager, both of Vaughan Nelson, discuss recent volatility, COVID-19, and additional market factors.

COVID-19: Perspectives from a Long-Term Value Investor

Epidemics, wars, and a financial crisis have been short-term factors for long-term value-oriented Harris Associates, explains Portfolio Manager and Director of US Research, Win Murray.

COVID-19: Making Sense of Market Sentiment

As cases of COVID-19 occur outside of China, investors should be aware of the potential market risks.

Slower for Longer? Gauging Market Reaction to COVID-19

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

Assessing the Impact of the Coronavirus on Financial Markets

An assessment of how the Wuhan coronavirus has impacted markets, with insights on what investors might be able to expect over the short term.

Coronavirus and Global Markets: What Investors Should Know

China’s coronavirus outbreak has implications for the global economy and investors – here’s a look at the potential near-term and longer-term market risks.

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Price Matters: International Value Opportunities Today

Overvalued US stocks and dollar spell opportunity for patient value investor David Herro, CIO, International Equities, at Harris Associates.

How Might the Coronavirus Impact Markets and Investors in the Near Term?

Despite a constructive backdrop and continued positive economic data, it’s important for investors to remain risk-aware.

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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
Balancing Risk and Opportunity: Volatility Outlook 2020

In the face of volatility risk, investors can look at markets through a risk-based lens that takes correlations and broader investment trends into account.

Ten Investor Risk Considerations for 2020

Esty Dwek, Head of Global Market Strategy for Dynamic Solutions, shares her thoughts on ten investment risk considerations.

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Data Privacy Regulation in the US

The influence of new data privacy rules across the broader digital economy is likely to leave no business sector unaffected.

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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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A Year of Geopolitical Détente or Danger? Global Outlook 2020

Why improving relations among global leaders could benefit economies and careers is explained by Global Market Strategist Esty Dwek.

5 Value Ideas from David Herro: Equity Outlook 2020

Value recovery under way, Brexit discounts, and European banks’ attractive yields are covered by David Herro, CIO – International Equities, Harris Associates.

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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.

2020 Institutional Outlook

The latest Global Survey of Institutional Investors reveals ten market trends institutions are watching in 2020.

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Finding Opportunities in Divergent Outlooks

A lack of consensus on the investment outlook for 2020 may argue for a more nimble approach to portfolio construction and rebalancing in the new year.

What Clearing Geopolitical Clouds Could Mean for Investors

How a looming Brexit deal and evidence of easing geopolitical tensions between the US and China could affect markets and investors.

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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.

US-China Phase One: What It Could Mean for Investors

A look at how a trade truce between the US and China came together and what it could mean for markets and investors in the months ahead.

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

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.

Understanding US-China Trade Turmoil and Its Potential Investor Impacts

An analysis of recent market volatility and how US-China trade turmoil may continue to affect markets and investors in the near term.

2019 Oil Markets Outlook

How political tensions mixed with supply-and-demand dynamics could help shape global oil markets over the months and years ahead.

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.

5 ETF Trends to Watch in the Second Half of 2019

Investors in both passive and active ETF strategies will want to remain mindful of interest rate and volatility risk though the remainder of the year.

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.

Time to Reactivate International Equities in Your Portfolio?

Some of the best growth and value opportunities are beyond US borders and benchmarks, according to portfolio managers from WCM Investment Management and Harris Associates.

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Assessing Liquidity, Growth, and the Tariffs Effect

Vaughan Nelson CEO and Senior Portfolio Manager Chris Wallis provides a mid-year market outlook and thoughts on what investors might expect through year-end.

  • June 27, 2019
Summer Break: Pursuing Value Amid the Noise

Bill Nygren and David Herro of Harris Associates on why investors shouldn’t let market clamor drown out potential value opportunities in their portfolios.

Interest Rates: Why the Fed’s New Narrative Is ‘Lower for Longer’

A change in the way the Fed considers interest rate policy has the potential to be very important for both markets, investors, and portfolios.

Concerns and Expectations of Professional Fund Buyers for 2019

From market volatility to geopolitical uncertainty, see how professional fund buyers are facing the challenges of 2019, based on the 2018 Global Survey of Professional Fund Buyers.

Natixis Investment Managers Summit Highlights

Experience world leaders and innovators exchanging fresh ideas at the inaugural Natixis Investment Managers Summit.

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2019 Institutional Outlook

Our 2019 Institutional Outlook explores the nine trends driving institutional strategy for 2019.

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From the Summit: Making Sense of ESG

Take a closer look at the current and future state of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing, the metrics that matter, and growth outlook.

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From the Summit: The Future of Europe

European Union insiders explore various scenarios for EU politics over the next decade, given migration, monetary policy disagreements and Brexit.

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From the Summit: Ten Years After the Crisis: The Fallout and the Future

A look back at the measures global governments and institutions took to stabilize the 2008 financial crisis and the effect they may have on future events.

Top Concerns for Professional Fund Buyers in 2018

With the return of market volatility, professional fund buyers reveal their top concerns–and how they plan to meet their goals despite them.

Risk on the Horizon: Institutional Investor Outlook for 2018

After a decade of low interest rates, low volatility, and high investment returns, are professional investors prepared for what’s ahead in 2018?

Riding the Aftershock: Wholesale Portfolio Manager Survey

How wholesale portfolio managers are finding opportunity amidst geopolitical instability, market volatility, and low interest rates.