Jan. 3, 2019
Natixis Investment Managers announced the launch of the Mirova International Sustainable Equity Fund (MRVYX), an international equity mutual fund which utilizes Mirova’s sustainable investing experience. The Mirova International Sustainable Equity Fund is an all-cap international equity fund that seeks long-term capital appreciation and also seeks to maximize exposure to companies with a positive impact on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, while avoiding companies whose activities or products have a negative impact on or create risk to achieving such goals.
Dec. 13, 2018
Natixis Investment Managers announces the launch of Flexstone Partners, a global private equity manager that brings together three of Natixis Investment Managers’ existing private equity affiliates: Euro-PE, Caspian Private Equity and Eagle Asia to provide investors with access to a truly global and highly active approach to private equity. Eric Deram, previously Founder and Managing Partner of Euro-PE, has been appointed as the CEO of Flexstone Partners.
Dec. 5, 2018
Natixis Investment Managers’ Center for Investor Insight surveyed 500 institutional investors around the world on their market outlook and asset allocation plans for 2019. The survey found that investors anticipate more turbulent times ahead but feel prepared to handle the risks in 2019.
Nov. 16, 2018
Natixis Investment Managers announced findings from the 2018 Global Individual Investor Survey assessing investor sentiment and behavior ten years after the financial crisis and a subsequent record bull market.
Nov. 14, 2018
Mirova announced the appointment of Amber Fairbanks, CFA, as co-portfolio manager for the Mirova Global Sustainable Equity Fund. Fairbanks joins co-managers Jens Peers, CFA, and Hua Cheng, Ph.D., CFA.
Oct. 3, 2018
Natixis Investment Managers today announced the appointment of three portfolio managers to the Natixis Sustainable Future Funds. Marina Gross, EVP of Natixis’ Portfolio Research and Consulting Group (PRCG), Curt Overway, President of Managed Portfolio Advisors (MPA), and Daniel Price, CIO of MPA will be primarily responsible for the oversight of the Funds’ sub-advisors. Additionally, Natixis has added three new equity segments to the Funds to further diversify the product range while staying true to the Funds’ sustainable investment focus.
Sept. 6, 2018
The United States nudged up one spot to No. 16 among 43 countries in the 2018 Global Retirement Index, released by Natixis Investment Managers. The modest rise in the US ranking is attributed to improving economic conditions and financial institutional strength. However, 10 years after the global financial crisis, Natixis points to a confluence of factors as indicators for the ongoing sustainability of retirement systems in the US and around the world.
July 11, 2018
Natixis Investment Managers announced it has signed an agreement to acquire a minority stake in WCM Investment Management (WCM) and become their exclusive third-party distributor, subject to limited exclusions. The agreement establishes a long-term partnership that will allow Natixis to distribute WCM’s investment strategies globally.
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.
In the News
Barron’s, Dec. 21, 2018
The reopening of Oakmark International Fund could be fortuitous timing for investors seeking bargain hunters to pick through the recent market carnage.
Citywire, Dec. 5, 2018
David Herro, manager of Oakmark International Fund, is included in an article assessing the performance of Morningstar’s 2009 international equity Manager of the Decade award recipients.
Investor's Business Daily, Nov. 5, 2018
Natixis U.S. Equity Opportunities Fund received a 2018 Best Mutual Funds Award from IBD. Co-manager Colin Hudson from Natixis-affiliate Harris Associates is interviewed.
Investment Innovation Institute, Oct. 31, 2018
Kathryn Kaminski, chief research strategist and portfolio manager at AlphaSimplex Group, discussed trend-following strategies as a risk-mitigation tool.
Barron's, June 11, 2018
Elaine Stokes, co-manager of Loomis Sayles Bond Fund, discussed where she sees opportunities in a challenging market for bonds.
Global Management Committee
Awards and RecognitionBarron’s Ranks Natixis Investment Managers Funds #1 Fund Family of 2017
Natixis Investment Managers is ranked #1 in the Barron’s/Lipper Fund Families Ranking based on an evaluation of 2017 performance for the Natixis Funds, Oakmark Funds, and Loomis Sayles Funds1.
2018 Boston CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Award Recognition
In June 2018, the Boston CIO Leadership Association recognized George Marootian, head of technology for US Distribution at Natixis Investment Managers, as winner of the 2018 CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Award for the Global category. The CIO of the Year ORBIE Award honors chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership, according to an independent peer review process led by prior ORBIE recipients.
Five Natixis-affiliated Funds earned 2018 Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards in the US.2
- Gateway Fund, Y Class [GTEYX] managed by Gateway Investment Advisers – Ranked #1 based on 13 eligible US funds (41 share classes) for the five-year period ending November 30, 2017, for the Alternative Equity Market Neutral Funds category.
- Oakmark Global Select Fund, Investor Class [OAKWX] managed by Harris Associates – Ranked #1 based on 11 eligible US funds (35 share classes) for the three-year period and 10 eligible US funds (27 share classes) for the five-year period ending November 30, 2017, for the Global Large-Cap Value Funds category.
- Loomis Sayles Senior Floating Rate and Fixed Income Fund, A Class [LSFAX] – Ranked #1 based on 51 eligible US funds (199 share classes) for the three-year period and 37 eligible US funds (155 share classes) for the five-year period ending November 30, 2017, for the Loan Participation Funds category.
- Loomis Sayles Core Plus Bond Fund, Y Class [NERYX] – Ranked #1 based on 43 eligible US funds (110 share classes) for the 10-year period ending November 30, 2017, for the Core Plus Bond Funds category.
- Loomis Sayles Limited Term Government and Agency Fund, Y Class [NELYX] – Ranked #1 based on 10 eligible US funds (21 share classes) for the 10-year period ending November 30, 2017, for the Short-Intermediate US Government Funds category.
SMITH’s All-Star Analysts
McDonnell Investment Management’s highly-experienced and team-oriented research continues to differentiate the firm from its peers as further demonstrated by SMITH’s 2017 Municipal All-Star Program announcement. SMITH’s Municipal All-Star Program provides recognition in the municipal space based on a firm’s research capabilities and not on product performance. Members of Smith’s Blue Ribbon Ballot Committee nominate what they believe to be the nation’s leading municipal analysts to the ballot. The final ballot is sent out to 1,000 institutional investors for voting. Only Institutional Investors can vote. SMITH’s Municipal All-Star Program includes sell-side and buy-side firms, rating agencies, as well as independent research analysts. Four investment professionals at McDonnell were acknowledged for their research contributions:
- Brad Mincke, Managing Director and Co-head of Research, was selected for the Higher Education Bond and Buyside Director of Research categories.
- Kelly Cruse, Senior Fixed Income Analyst, was selected for the Water & Sewer Revenue Bonds category.
- Andrea McKeague, Senior Fixed Income Analyst, was selected for the General Obligation Bonds and Non-Debt: Certificates of Participation (COP), Lease-Backed, Appropriation Risk categories.
- Bedford Lydon, Senior Fixed Income Analyst, was selected for the Transportation Revenue Bonds–Toll Roads category.
Most Generous Employees3
Natixis Investment Managers (formerly Natixis Global Asset Management) was recognized by the Boston Business Journal as having the most generous employees for the seventh consecutive year.
Top Charitable Corporation3
Natixis Investment Managers (formerly Natixis Global Asset Management) was named among the top charitable corporations by the Boston Business Journal, placing 40th out of 100 firms.
Community, Sponsorship, Recognition
Assistant Vice President
2 Lipper Fund Classification Award (2018): For funds with multiple share classes, Lipper selects the share class with the best Lipper Leader score as the basis for the award winner for demonstrating consistently strong risk-adjusted returns compared with peers. The highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value determines the fund classification winner for each period. Lipper classification awards are given for the 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods and do not include the effect of sales charges. Past performance is no guarantee of, and not necessarily indicative of, future results. From Thomson Reuters Lipper Awards, ©2018 Thomson Reuters. All rights reserved. Used by permission and protected by the Copyright Laws of the United States. The printing, copying, redistribution, or retransmission of this Content without express written permission is prohibited. www.lipperfundawards.com.
3 In September 2018, the Boston Business Journal hosted its annual BBJ Corporate Citizenship Summit that convened business leaders on the topics of corporate philanthropy and social responsibility. Natixis Investment Managers (formerly Natixis Global Asset Management) and its Boston-based associates earned the following accolades: Named a Top 2018 Charitable Contributor (40th out of 100 firms with $1.8 million charitable donations), and the Most Generous Employees distinction (average $1,257 donation per Boston-based associate).
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