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COVID-19 Recovery: Preparing for Volatility Risk

Investors may want to consider elevated volatility risk as they think about positioning portfolios for a COVID-19 market recovery.

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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 fare 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.

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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.

Rebalancing Portfolios in Volatile Markets

See why monitoring portfolio allocations for drift, and rebalancing as necessary, has the potential to generate meaningful benefits for clients.

MVIN Marks 3 Years as a Top-Rated International Equity ETF

The Natixis Seeyond International Minimum Volatility ETF (MVIN) seeks to minimize risk while enhancing portfolio diversification.

Diversification Matters: Achieving Better Balance

Spreading your investments across asset classes can help to balance risk and return potential, and avoid surprises when market corrections occur.

  • May 8, 2020
Moving Ahead: ETF Specialists Reflect on COVID-19 Markets

A look at how some exchange traded fund professionals are analyzing and managing COVID-19 market turbulence and volatility risk.

Understanding ETF Trading in COVID-19 Markets

Insights into how ETF trading volumes and pricing have been affected by COVID-19 market volatility.

Low Vol Active ETFs: Seeking a Slow and Steady Approach

Actively-managed minimum volatility ETFs can help buffer portfolios from market turbulence without sacrificing performance during more normalized periods.

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What Is Crisis Alpha? How Do Some Managed Futures Strategies Pursue It?

Persistent cross-asset trends during periods of market stress, crisis alpha and the strategic role of managed futures are explained.

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Fixed Income Market Insight: Loomis Sayles Multisector Team

Volatility, liquidity and security selection during COVID-19 is analyzed by Elaine Stokes, co-head of Loomis Sayles Multisector, Full Discretion Team.

Why an Unconstrained Approach to Volatility Management Matters

When it comes to managing volatility risk in portfolios, investors may want to consider a counterintuitive look at how strategies track their index.

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Low Volatility Equity – It’s Not Too Late

Chief Market Strategist discusses the benefits of Gateway’s index options-based strategy in today’s uncertain markets.

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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.

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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.

Managing Volatility: Strategies for Emotional Markets

Risk-mitigating and portfolio diversification ideas to help investors stay invested through market crisis for long-term financial goals.

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COVID-19 and Markets: The Federal Stimulus, Risks, Opportunities, and the Road Ahead

Chris Wallis, Portfolio Manager and Dan Hughes, Client Portfolio Manager, both of Vaughan Nelson, discuss the COVID-19 market turbulence and how they are thinking about the near and long-term investment landscape.

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.

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?

Three Reasons to Stay Invested in Volatile Times

Why panic selling during unsettling times may be one of the worst things long-term investors could do is analyzed over three decades.

  • March 27, 2020
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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.

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.

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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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March 2020: Vaughan Nelson OPEC & Liquidity

Chris Wallis, Portfolio Manager, and Dan Hughes, Client Portfolio Manager, both of Vaughan Nelson, discuss recent market corrections, coronavirus, and additional factors.

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: Fed Rate Cuts & COVID-19 Market Volatility

Chris Wallis, Portfolio Manager, and Dan Hughes, Client Portfolio Manager, both of Vaughan Nelson, discuss the market reaction of COVID-19 and the Russia-Saudi oil price war.

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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.

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.

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.

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US-China Trade War: Gauging Peace Prospects – and Their Potential Market Impact

A look at the politics behind the US-China trade war, the prospects for a peace deal, and how the 2020 election could help shape US trade policy.

Room for Global Growth, Equities & EM: Asset Allocation Outlook 2020

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz considers how trade tensions and recession risks might affect equities, emerging markets, and fixed income next year.

ETFs and Index Investing in 2020: 3 Trends for Investors to Consider

A look at non-transparent ETFs, direct indexing, and fixed income ETF strategies with Nick Elward, Head of Business Development and ETFs at Natixis.

Why a Recession May Not Be Imminent

Generally solid US economic data and signs of improvement in China point to a market stabilization or improvement rather than a further slowdown.

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.

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.

Boxing Market Volatility With A Different Fighting Style

Taking the hits and fighting for potential returns – preparing portfolios to contend with equity market volatility.

  • August 26, 2019
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.

3 Reasons to Consider a Low Volatility International ETF (MVIN)

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

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.

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.

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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.

Minimum Volatility Strategies: A Key to Managing Investor Emotions?

Evidence suggests that investors are not rational actors and may need help managing their emotions in volatile markets.

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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.

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Staying Invested While Managing Volatility Risk

A discussion of strategies available to investors looking to manage volatility risk while taking advantage of growth opportunities that can result from market movements.

Minimum Volatility ETFs: A Best Kept Investment Secret for 2019?

Investors interested in strategies designed to withstand volatile and declining equity markets may want to consider minimum volatility exchange-traded funds.

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2019 Institutional Outlook

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

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.

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.

Riding the Aftershock: Wholesale Portfolio Manager Survey

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