Protecting Portfolios: An Active Management Approach to Markets

An active management approach may help manage portfolio risk and uncover opportunities in the current market environment.

Is the Return of Volatility an Opportunity for Active Managers?

In uncertain markets, active managers have an opportunity to react to pricing pressures related to fundamentals and valuations.

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.

Considering the Option: How Did Options Writing Strategies Perform in Q1 2018?

A snapshot of an investment strategy’s outcome over a quarter can often mask the way risk and return are realized over the course of a longer time period.

Market Volatility is Back — is it Signal or Noise?

Why investors should distinguish between signals of prolonged economic downturn and short-term market volatility noise.

Financial Professional Survey: Advice from Both Sides of the Brain

How financial professionals plan to navigate market volatility in 2018 by giving advice from both sides of the brain.

Rethinking Equity Markets and the Value of Volatility

Traditional financial theory might suggest that low-volatility stocks are less rewarding than high-volatility stocks, but this may be misleading.

Understanding Trade, Tariffs, and Market Volatility

How recent news about tariffs has impacted capital markets and if investors should look past the trade wars.

Triple Threat: First Quarter Risks for Institutional Investors

Despite facing a triple threat, institutional investors weren’t surprised by geopolitical, interest rate, and volatility risks.

3 Reasons to Consider a Low Volatility International ETF

As an active international minimum volatility ETF, Seeyond’s MVIN could help prepare your portfolio for the next market cycle.

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Weighing Low Volatility Equity Options in the Current Market

A look at the potential roles options-based equity strategies can play in portfolios.

What’s Your Game Plan For Managing Market Volatility?

Experts share their views on volatility levels, global macro risks, and non-traditional routes for managing volatility.

3 Lessons Learned from the Equity Market Decline

As volatility spiked and equity markets declined, investors learned 3 valuable lessons from “February Break 2018”.

Challenges Facing Passive Investing Strategies

How potential decreases in market liquidity and demographic changes may create challenges for passive investing.

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The New Regime: Volatility Returns to Equity Markets

A look at recent market turbulence and what equity volatility could mean for portfolios

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What’s Fueling Global Markets?

Inflation, rising rates, volatility and Brexit: Market strategists discuss factors and trends fueling today’s global markets.

Why VIX Spike Meets Natixis Forecast of Rising Equity Volatility

A look at rising equity volatility, the VIX spike, and why investors may need to be prepared for continued market turbulence.

Volatility Quiz: Are You Prepared for Potential Market Turbulence?

Forming a more complete understanding of volatility and the ways it can be managed

Reflections on the Stock Market Correction

Chief Investment Strategist Dave Lafferty shares his views on recent market volatility and what investors might be able to expect moving forward.

2018 Outlook: The Active Manager’s Perspective

A panel of Natixis investment managers discuss their market outlooks for 2018

Rising Rates, Changing Demographics: How Might Active Strategies Benefit?

A look at how rising interest rates and a growing retiree population might affect markets and investors.

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.

Understanding Why Stock Market Volatility Has Been Muted

Steady economic expansion and strong corporate profit growth, along with low price correlation across individual stocks, have driven realized stock market volatility to record lows.

4 Reasons Why the VIX May Double in the Next Year

Identifying key factors and risks that could cause stock market volatility to increase in the coming months.

Cruise Control or Four-Wheel Drive: Comparing Different Kinds of Smart Beta

A look at the potential benefits and risks of a range of factor-based investing strategies.

Not Your Father’s Index: Understanding Smart Beta Strategies

Not all smart beta strategies are built the same – some utilize a passive index-based approach while others are actively managed.

Plan to Offset Equity Volatility

Managed futures strategies may provide complementary performance to equity allocations, which can enhance portfolio diversification.

5 Things to Consider When Evaluating Alternative Investments

Alternative investments have the potential to enhance diversification, hedge volatility, and augment returns, though beware of the risks.

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The Risk Management Challenge: Investors in Search of Clarity

Financial professionals play a key role in helping investors manage risk and reach financial goals in all market conditions.

New Investment Perspective: Focusing on the Outcome, Not Returns

Using an outcome-oriented investment strategy to develop actionable portfolios focused on financial goals.

Time to Prepare Portfolios for Volatility’s Return?

Strategies to consider now for when market volatility comes back from its extended vacation.

Navigating the Factor Zoo: An Interview with Frédéric Babu

Exploring misconceptions and recent market trends around factor-based investing.

Trump Pulls US Out of Paris Climate Pact. Now What?

Economic, environmental, and sustainable impact of the US president’s actions.

Riding the Aftershock: Wholesale Portfolio Manager Survey

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

Comparing the Potential Advantages and Disadvantages of Passive ETFs and Active ETFs

When considering Passive and Active ETFs, it is important to understand the potential upside and downside of each approach.

Driven to Create a Smoother Ride: Active ETFs

Active ETF strategies have an increased ability to navigate potentially volatile markets.