How investing in bank loans may do more than protect portfolios against rising rates is explored by Loomis Sayles’ Bank Loan team.
How inflation, volatile markets, recession fears, and ongoing uncertainty are affecting allocation decisions in financial advisors’ portfolios.
500 names in an index isn’t offering broad diversification today. That’s why maintaining factor diversification is key to Vaughan Nelson’s Select approach.
Researcher CFRA awards the Natixis Vaughan Nelson Select ETF (VNSE) with its 5-star rating, based on performance, reward potential and risk mitigation.
Introduction to bond investing, fixed income funds, and how changing interest rates affect prices and yields.
Historical analysis highlights which equity sectors and strategies fare best when inflation heats up.
Analysis of recent tax loss harvesting opportunities and overview of potential changes in tax legislation from the billionaire tax to SECURE 2.0.
Why panic selling during unsettling times may be one of the worst things long-term investors could do is analyzed over three decades.
Spreading your investments across asset classes can help to balance risk and return potential, and avoid surprises when market corrections occur.
Allocations in advisors’ moderate models reflect disenchantment with growth stocks and growing concern about rising rates and inflation.
A look at ETF strategists and the role they play in assisting financial professionals achieve their financial goals.
Q&A with Scott Weber, Co-Portfolio Manager of the Natixis Vaughan Nelson Select ETF (VNSE).
Understanding the potential price fluctuations unique to fixed income ETFs due to both structural and technical factors.
EQOP combines two actively managed equity sleeves into one ETF portfolio, paving the way for others of its type.
Strong returns, higher inflation, and lots of dry powder entering 2022.
While tax code changes remain uncertain, the strong fourth quarter bull market continued to limit opportunities for harvesting losses in portfolios.
Weighting portfolio assets based on their Sharpe ratios may be a good alternative to mean-variance optimization to help optimize risk efficiency.
Periodic rebalancing is necessary to maintain an investor’s target risk profile, but it’s important to understand the costs and benefits.
With their yields near all-time lows, Treasuries may no longer provide reliable diversification for equities in the next crisis. What else might work?
Balancing performance, fees, investment processes, and equity allocation parameters is key to evaluating target date fund managers.
With interest rates more likely to rise than fall, investors may want to revisit their bond allocations with an eye toward risk.
Analysis of 20-year returns suggests that sector diversification may be a more effective defensive strategy than favoring growth or value equity styles.
While P/E ratios are still close to their historic highs, equities remain attractive when adjusting for interest rates and a different fundamental backdrop.
Successful leaders from various fields show exceptional emotional intelligence – these traits can also enhance financial advisors’ client relationships.
REITs can provide a diversified source of income, an inflation hedge and growth potential – but they are often missing from investor portfolios.
As financial professionals are growing more sophisticated in their use of models, they are raising the bar for portfolio providers.
Investors concerned about offsetting equity risk may want to look beyond traditional assets like dividend-paying stocks, gold, and core fixed income funds.
Our consultants explain why defensive and cyclical sectors may be a better way to diversify an equity portfolio than the traditional growth/value framework.
Diversification is important, but the depth of research and strong convictions behind more concentrated portfolios can benefit investors.
Tactical asset allocation strategies can add value and improve returns, but they can also be difficult to execute and evaluate. Here’s what to look for.
Part 3 of our series discusses development of cryptocurrency funds and investors’ consideration of professional management when wading into the crypto waters.
China’s rollout of regulations, especially for internet firms, is analyzed through a risk management lens by Portfolio Manager Eric Liu at Harris Associates.
Evaluating equity exposures in the context of their response to the business cycle can lead to better portfolio construction.
Part 2 of this cryptocurrency series covers the acceptance of Bitcoin by early supporters, price appreciation, and growing interest among investors.
What’s behind the growing popularity of model portfolios and innovative strategies now available are explored.
Our research suggests that using asset thresholds rather than a calendar-based schedule provides better outcomes.
Identifying a portfolio’s risk factors – the underlying investment exposures that drive returns – is a critical step in the asset allocation process.
The Loomis Sayles global equity team speaks about how its approach to value creation is designed for all market conditions.
Portfolio consultants discuss record high equity allocations, economic cycle dynamics, and the growing popularity of alternatives and model portfolios.
From the birth of Bitcoin to how blockchain functions as the transactional infrastructure is explained in Part 1 of this Basics of Cryptocurrency series.
Comparing the benefits and risks of three investment vehicles that investors can consider when planning for short-term expenses.
Emerging trends this quarter include higher equity allocations, moves to hedge against inflation and growing interest in model portfolios.
Learn why direct indexing with a separately managed account (SMA) is more tax-efficient than an index fund or ETF.
In a strong equity market, institutions are rebalancing into fixed income and looking for opportunities to outsource certain investment management functions.
Learn about the committee that provides capital market views and asset allocation guidance for consulting clients and tactical model portfolios.
It has now been over a year since the first semi-transparent exchange-traded fund (ETF) listed for trading in the United States. Now that these products have built up a performance and trading track record, let’s check in on how they’re performing.
Overviews the range of model portfolio construction methodologies with a focus on their strengths and weaknesses.
Through a pint of beer, take a look at how Loomis Sayles’ Growth Equity Strategies Team analyzes the beverage industry’s global value chain.
Equity Analyst Adam Rich talks about how Vaughan Nelson Select takes a concentrated, active approach to equity opportunities.
Ways clients benefit from managed models, and how best to communicate to clients why you made the shift, are outlined by Gregory V. Kanarian, CFA®.
When considering ETFs, know how premium/discount is calculated – and look at other factors.
Recent trends show increasing growth style bias, higher emerging market allocations and focus on quality fixed income holdings in moderate portfolios.
Recent trends include cash deployment, sustainable investment screening, and muni debt issuance by colleges and universities.
Six institutional asset allocation and investment trends derived from data analyzed by Natixis Investment Managers Solutions consultants.
Key trends derived from in-depth analysis of model portfolios by Natixis Investment Managers Solutions consultants.
Learn how a direct indexing strategy can help control the tax impact of diversifying a concentrated stock position.
Discover how direct indexing can help minimize the tax consequences of transitioning portfolio assets to a new account.
See how index portfolios can be customized for ESG (environmental, social, and governance) or strategic investment goals using active screening techniques.