Actively Pursuing Value in Short Duration Fixed Income Funds

At the 5-year mark, the actively managed short duration fixed income ETF, LSST, may offer compelling opportunities in shifting market conditions.

LSST Hits the 5-Year Mark
The Natixis Loomis Sayles Short Duration Income ETF (LSST) celebrated its fifth anniversary in late December 2022 and has outperformed its benchmark since inception.

An Active, Team Effort
LSST is an actively managed ETF with a tenured and experienced portfolio management team at the helm. The team incorporates various bottom-up and top-down inputs to the investment process, many of which are proprietary in nature. Rather than purchase broad baskets of credit risk, the team individually selects each security based on their proprietary view of value.

Risk Focused
LSST has achieved strong performance through its robust proprietary risk management and its repeatable investment philosophy and process. As valuations change with credit conditions, an active approach potentially limits downdrafts when credit conditions deteriorate and captures value as spreads compress after flights to quality.

A Portfolio Building Block
LSST can be an attractive holding for investors who seek to limit or reduce the interest rate risk of their existing fixed income holdings. LSST is primarily investment grade by design and actively managed over market cycles. The strategy’s investment grade focus allows it to offer a yield advantage over short-dated, risk-free assets, while not sacrificing liquidity by utilizing large amounts of below-investment grade risk or assets from illiquid markets.

Average Annualized Total Returns (%) as of 12/31/22*

 3 MonthsYTD1 Year3 Year5 YearSince Inception
NAV 1.29 -3.60 -3.60 0.49 1.57 1.58
Market Price 1.50 -3.36 -3.36 0.56 1.60 1.62
Bloomberg U.S. Government/Credit
1-3 Year Bond Index
0.89 -3.69 -3.69 -0.32 0.92 0.92

Morningstar Ratings and Rankings (as of 12/31/2022)

Short-Term Bond CategoryOverall
(539 funds)
3 Years
(539 funds)
5 Years
(479 funds)
Morningstar Rating
(based on risk-adjusted returns)
5 star rating 5 star rating 5 star rating
Percentile  N/A 10th 11th
(Fund rank/# of funds in category)
N/A 41 out of 539 31 out of 479

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