Natixis Seeyond International Minimum Volatility ETF (MVIN) Named Hidden Gem by Inside ETFs

June 22, 2018
Seeyond, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, was recently recognized by Inside ETFs for its fund, the Natixis Seeyond International Minimum Volatility ETF (NYSE Arca: MVIN) at the Inside Smart Beta & Active ETFs Summit in NYC. MVIN was selected as a Hidden Gem among various smart beta and active ETF nominations that offer unique exposures to potentially outperform benchmarks.

Financial Advisors Face More Volatile Environment, but Startled Clients May Be the Biggest Challenge, Natixis Survey Finds

May 23, 2018
Natixis’ Center for Investor Insight surveyed 300 US financial professionals, including wirehouse advisors, registered investment advisors and independent brokers and dealers, about their market challenges and how they are positioning client portfolios as they face a variety of investment risks. According to the findings, few respondents believe that investors are ready for a return to more normal market ebbs and flows. Many believe investors may make what advisors foresee to be their biggest mistake: emotional investment decisions.

Natixis Investment Managers and Loomis Sayles Ring the NYSE Opening Bell® for the Natixis Loomis Sayles Short Duration Income ETF

May 22, 2018
Natixis Investment Managers and its affiliate, Loomis, Sayles & Company, celebrated the launch of the Natixis Loomis Sayles Short Duration Income ETF (NYSE Arca: LSST) during the Opening Bell ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange this morning. David Giunta, Natixis Investment Managers’ CEO for the US and Canada, and Kevin Charleston, chairman and CEO of Loomis Sayles were in attendance.

AlphaSimplex Group Appoints Kathryn M. Kaminski, Ph.D., CAIA as Chief Research Strategist

April 30, 2018
AlphaSimplex Group, LLC , an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, has hired Dr. Kathryn Kaminski as the firm’s chief research strategist. Dr. Kaminski joins AlphaSimplex from the MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering. Dr. Kaminski will join the portfolio management team for the ASG Managed Futures Strategy Fund (AMFAX) in the U.S.

Natixis US Trends Report Shows Portfolios Tilted Toward Active Investments Outperformed in 2017

April 3, 2018
In its year-end review of moderate-risk advisor-managed portfolios, Natixis Investment Managers’ Portfolio Clarity® US Trends Report shows that investors whose portfolios tilted toward active investments performed slightly better than those more reliant on passive in 2017. The US Trends Report provides a twice-yearly analysis of moderate portfolios reviewed by Natixis’ Portfolio Research and Consulting Group.

US Investment Portfolios Outperform International Peers in 2017, Finds Annual Natixis Global Portfolio Barometer

March 21, 2018
US investors fared better in 2017 than their international peers, according to the Global Portfolio Barometer published by Natixis Investment Managers. The in-depth analysis of model portfolio performance drivers and asset allocation decisions across the world looked at a global sample of 466 “moderate risk” or “balanced” portfolios in nine regions.

Natixis Investment Managers Takes First Place in Barron’s Best Fund Families Ranking for One-Year Performance

Barron’s/Lipper has ranked Natixis Investment Managers as the #1 US fund family for the one year period. This is the third time in five years that Natixis has placed at the top of the Barron’s rankings, having placed first for overall performance across its suite of US mutual funds in 2016 and 2013.

Natixis Investment Managers Takes First Place in Barron’s Best Fund Families Ranking for One-Year Performance

March 12, 2018
Barron’s/Lipper has ranked Natixis Investment Managers as the #1 US fund family for the one year period. This is the third time in five years that Natixis has placed at the top of the Barron’s rankings, having placed first for overall performance across its suite of US mutual funds in 2016 and 2013.

Natixis Asset Management Renamed Ostrum Asset Management

March 7, 2018
Natixis Asset Management, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, will be renamed Ostrum Asset Management as of April 3, 2018. Ostrum Asset Management will focus on its core investment capabilities, fixed income, equity and insurance.

Natixis Investment Managers Affiliated Funds Earn 2018 US Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards

Feb. 28, 2018
Natixis Investment Managers announced that five affiliate-managed funds earned 2018 US Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards for consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to peers. Loomis, Sayles & Company; Harris Associates / Oakmark Funds; and Gateway Investment Advisers were recognized during an annual ceremony held on February 27 in New York.

Appetite Increases for Green Bonds but Investors Demand More Education and Transparency

Feb. 28, 2018
Natixis Investment Managers’ Center for Investment Insight and the California State Treasurer’s Office announced the findings from a new survey of 500 California residents during the California State Treasurer’s Green Bonds Symposium. The study explores the challenges and opportunities of engaging investors in the state’s growing green bond market.

Preparing for a Market Shift as Volatility Returns: Institutional Investors Focus on Alternative Investments, ESG and Risk Management, Natixis Survey Finds

Feb. 22, 2018
Natixis’ Center for Investor Insight surveyed 500 institutional investors around the world to gain insight about how they are balancing long-term objectives with short-term opportunities and pressures. Volatility finally roared back to abnormally tame markets, but most institutional investors were already bracing for impact; their efforts to diversify and build durable portfolios may now pay off.

Shelton Group Reaches Sustainable Investing Milestone, Offering Natixis Sustainable Future FundsSM in Employee 401(k) Plans

Feb. 15, 2018
Natixis Investment Managers announced that Shelton Group has adopted the Natixis Sustainable Future FundsSM into its retirement plan lineup, thus enabling Shelton Group’s employees to invest their 401(k) retirement assets in the industry’s only target-date open-end mutual fund series that follows a broad environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing approach.

The Oakmark International Fund to Slow Inflows

Jan. 26, 2018
Harris Associates L.P., adviser to the Oakmark Funds and an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, announced today that the Oakmark International Fund will close to new investors at most third-party intermediaries, effective immediately.

Natixis Investment Managers and NYSE Announce Licensing Agreement on Proposed Actively Managed ETF Innovation

Jan. 22, 2018
Natixis Investment Managers and the NYSE Group, Inc. (NYSE) announced today that they have entered into a licensing agreement whereby NYSE Group has licensed to Natixis Advisors, L.P. the right to use the New York Stock Exchange’s methodology for operating an actively managed, periodically disclosed exchange-traded fund (ETF).

Seeyond Becomes Independent Affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers

Jan. 16, 2018
Natixis Investment Managers announced that Seeyond, formerly an investment division within Natixis Asset Management, is now an independent global affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers.

The Natixis Loomis Sayles Short Duration Income ETF (LSST) Launches

Jan. 2, 2018
Loomis, Sayles & Company, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, today announced the launch of the Natixis Loomis Sayles Short Duration Income ETF (NYSE Arca: LSST), an actively managed, investment-grade, short-duration fixed income strategy. The fund began trading December 28, 2017.

Active Index Advisors® Completes GIPS® Verification

Dec. 19, 2017
Active Index Advisors® (AIA) announced today it has completed a third-party verification related to compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®). AIA began claiming compliance with GIPS as of January 1, 2017.

2018 Outlook: Institutional Investors Shrug Off the Volatility, Asset Bubbles and Fragile Markets They Expect Next Year, Natixis Survey Finds

Dec. 5, 2017
Institutional investors are wary of fragile market conditions, distorted asset prices and systemic risks caused by central bank interventions and the growing popularity of passive investments, but they are confident their own portfolios can weather the storm with only modest changes, according to new survey findings released today by Natixis Investment Managers.

Natixis Global Asset Management Renamed Natixis Investment Managers

Nov. 20, 2017
Natixis Global Asset Management changed its name to Natixis Investment Managers to better highlight its multi-affiliate business model and the strengths the firm brings to its clients.

Investors’ Appetite for Gains Exceeds Their Stomach for Risk, and Index Funds May Not Be What They Really Want, Finds Natixis Survey

Sept. 26, 2017
Two-thirds of investors feel financially secure, emboldened enough by strong stock market gains to take additional investment risks, but the market’s record highs and historic calm over the past year aren’t enough to soothe fear of losses, according to a new survey by Natixis Global Asset Management.

New US Headquarters Marks Growth Milestone for Natixis Global Asset Management

Sept. 5, 2017
Natixis Global Asset Management today welcomed employees to its new US headquarters at 888 Boylston Street in Boston. Natixis’ new offices in the LEED Platinum-certified building are designed to accommodate the rapid growth of the firm.

Securian Taps Managed Portfolio Advisors and Pershing to Launch Securian One UMA Program

Aug 15, 2017
Managed Portfolio Advisors® (MPA), a San Francisco-based affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management, and BNY Mellon’s Pershing today announced they have collaborated with Securian Financial Group to launch a Unified Managed Account program called Securian One.

Natixis Global Asset Management Awards Seventh Annual George Wein Jazz Ambassador Scholarship to R.I. and Mass. Students

Aug 2, 2017
David Giunta, CEO of Natixis Global Asset Management for the U.S. and Canada, will present scholarships to Elena Serrano of Providence (R.I.) and Jeffrey Pinsker-Smith of Wellesley (Mass.) during the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival.

United States Falls to 17th in 2017 Natixis Global Retirement Index

July 19, 2017
The United States fell three places to No. 17 among 43 countries in the 2017 Global Retirement Index, published today by Natixis Global Asset Management. That outcome highlights a growing concern for a country whose aging Baby Boomers represent a huge influx of new retirees supported by a smaller group of younger working-age adults.

Natixis Global Asset Management Announces its Affiliate Mirova has Entered into Exclusive Negotiations with Althelia Ecosphere

June 29, 2017
Mirova, an affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management dedicated to responsible investing, has entered into discussions to acquire a majority equity interest in London-based impact investment manager Althelia Ecosphere (Althelia).

ESG may be Catalyst to Solving the Savings Crisis – Natixis Global Asset Management

June 15, 2017
The rising importance placed on environmental, social and governance investing may be a key driver in getting more individual investors, across generations, to invest more or even start planning for retirement, suggest findings from Natixis Global Asset Management’s 2017 ESG Report.

Managed Portfolio Advisors® Enters into an Agreement with BNY Mellon’s Pershing

April 11, 2017
Managed Portfolio Advisors® (MPA), a San Francisco-based affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management, today announced it has entered into an agreement with BNY Mellon’s Pershing to offer a flexible Unified Managed Account program to clients. The agreement unites MPA’s overlay management services with Pershing’s technology platform.