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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?

Carry Trade on Student Loans?

The CARES Act provision deferring payments on federal student loans – and lowering rates to 0% – may offer an opportunity for clients with student debt.

Natixis Investment Managers Solutions Investment Committee Overview

Learn about the committee that provides capital market views and asset allocation guidance for consulting clients and the firm’s tactical model portfolios.

  • June 11, 2020
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.

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Reactivate Your Equity Portfolio

Passive equity indexing may be less advantageous in the wake of a bear market that is increasing dispersion and creating distinct winners and losers.

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.

Global Barometer: How Advisor Portfolios Were Positioned Heading into 2020

See how moderate portfolios varied by geographic region at the end of 2019 in the Natixis Investment Managers Global Portfolio Barometer.

Investing and the Growing Importance of Intellectual Property

Intangible assets like patents account for a growing percentage of company balance sheets and can have a significant impact on business valuations.

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.

4 Reasons to Rebalance Portfolios

Portfolio rebalancing may be one of the more underrated aspects of investment management, but it’s a proven technique for pursuing better returns over time.

Why REITs Are a DIY Asset Class

REITs can improve portfolio risk, return and diversification, but despite being a unique index sector, they are often underrepresented in equity funds.

How to FIRE Up Your Practice: Financial Independence, Retire Early

As the FIRE Movement (Financial Independence, Retire Early) gains traction, it’s creating new opportunities for financial advisors.

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.

Making an Impact in Opportunity Zones

For taxable investors, Opportunity Zone investments offer a potential triple tax advantage: federal capital gains tax deferral, reduction, and exemption.

Building a Suite of Model Portfolios for Clients

Explore the pros and cons of four distinct methods of model portfolio construction: customized, optimized, straight line, and straight line thematic.

ESG Trajectory in the Fund Selection Process

See why identifying funds with positive ESG momentum may be a more effective predictor of future performance than the ESG rating alone.

5 Ways to Effectively Use Asset Allocation Funds

Learn how asset allocation funds can be used to reduce transaction costs, minimize taxes, and provide steady market exposure during transitions.

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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.

Building Better Models Requires a Consistent Risk Framework

Amid interest rate uncertainty and evidence of slowing growth, the most effective model portfolios may be those that prioritize risk management.

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.

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Using Analytics to Help Advisors Build Better Portfolios

Watch this brief introduction to Natixis Portfolio Clarity®, an institutional-quality portfolio analysis service for financial professionals.

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®.

Choosing an Optimal Target Date Solution

Balancing performance, fees, investment processes, and equity allocation parameters is key to evaluating target date fund managers.

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.

Alternative Allocations Tailored to Specific Investment Objectives

Overview of alternative investment solutions designed for alpha differentiation, volatility management, downside mitigation, and interest rate mitigation.

  • January 23, 2019
Asset Allocator’s Guide to Equity Beta-Reducing Strategies

Equity substitutes, equity complements, and equity diversifiers. All of these strategies may play a role in risk mitigation, but they do so in different ways.