Options Strategies 101
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Options Strategies 101

Mike Buckius of Gateway Investment Advisers discusses the basics of options-based investment strategies.

  • April 1, 2019
Short Is the New Long: Managing Risk and Diversification Short Is the New Long: Managing Risk and Diversification

Portfolio Manager Kathryn Kaminski on how trend-following strategies can help manage risk and diversification by going long and short on various assets.

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

Beta Opportunities: The Evolution of Risk Analysis in Alternative Strategies Beta Opportunities: The Evolution of Risk Analysis in Alternative Strategies

A look at how funds that rely on hedge fund beta have the potential to provide an additional source of return and portfolio diversification.

Active Tax Management: A Year-Round, All-Markets Approach Active Tax Management: A Year-Round, All-Markets Approach

Thinking about taxes only once a year or only in down markets may be an outmoded approach to tax management.

Managing for Value: Finding Investment Opportunities in Today’s Markets
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Managing for Value: Finding Investment Opportunities in Today’s Markets

Portfolio Managers Tony Coniaris and Eric Liu discuss how they apply their analyst-driven investment process, concentrated portfolios and a focus on intrinsic value to global strategies.

  • February 7, 2019
Alternative Allocations Tailored to Specific Investment Objectives Alternative Allocations Tailored to Specific Investment Objectives

Overview of alternative investment solutions designed for alpha differentiation, volatility management, downside mitigation, and interest rate mitigation.

  • January 23, 2019
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Preparing for All Markets: How a Building Block Approach Can Help Preparing for All Markets: How a Building Block Approach Can Help

Different methods of portfolio construction are available to investors looking to manage risk and maintain diversification.

Addressing the Funding Gap in Public Pension Plans Addressing the Funding Gap in Public Pension Plans

Analysis of factors contributing to projected pension shortfalls and strategies for addressing the problem while lowering overall portfolio risk.

Building a Suite of Model Portfolios for Clients Building a Suite of Model Portfolios for Clients

Explore the pros and cons of four distinct methods of model portfolio construction: customized, optimized, straight line, and straight line thematic.

  • January 3, 2019
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From the Summit: Shaping the Future of Active Management
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From the Summit: Shaping the Future of Active Management

Renowned portfolio managers discuss how active managers can differentiate themselves from passive competitors – and how they can meet clients’ new demands.

  • December 21, 2018
Rising Rates and a Flattening Yield Curve May Favor Short-term Bond ETFs Rising Rates and a Flattening Yield Curve May Favor Short-term Bond ETFs

Short-term bond ETFs present an option for investors looking to mitigate interest rate risk in their portfolio.

Loomis Sayles Global Allocation Fund
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Loomis Sayles Global Allocation Fund

Loomis Sayles Global Allocation Fund’s veteran management team discuss the importance of their go-anywhere, best-ideas approach and continuous collaboration, along with where the value is today.

  • December 19, 2018
Dynamic Strategy Migration and the Evolution of Risk Premia Dynamic Strategy Migration and the Evolution of Risk Premia

AlphaSimplex Portfolio Manager David Kuenzi presents a model for risk premia strategies, with a focus on adaptive approaches to markets.

Retirement Reform in the US: What’s Next?
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Retirement Reform in the US: What’s Next?

Everyone wants to improve the ability of Americans to save for retirement – but the work of reform is challenging. Paul Richmond of the Insured Retirement Institute provides an update.

Asset Allocator’s Guide to Equity Beta-Reducing Strategies 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.

Decade Day: Vaughan Nelson Value Opportunity Fund Marks Anniversary Decade Day: Vaughan Nelson Value Opportunity Fund Marks Anniversary

Portfolio manager Dennis Alff discusses how the strategy continues to seek consistent value for investors.

Portfolio Model Program Portfolio Model Program

Learn about the Natixis Portfolio Clarity® suite of model portfolios, designed to address four distinct asset allocation objectives.

  • October 30, 2018
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US Asset Allocation Trends – Summer 2018
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US Asset Allocation Trends – Summer 2018

The synchronized global equity rally may be winding down, and moderate model portfolios were lucky to eke out modest gains in the first half of 2018.

  • October 17, 2018
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Understanding the ASG Global Alternatives Strategy Fund
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Understanding the ASG Global Alternatives Strategy Fund

Learn how the strategy used to managed ASG Global Alternatives Fund seeks to manage risk, add diversification, and adapt to changing markets.

  • October 8, 2018
10-Year Retrospective: ASG Global Alternatives Fund 10-Year Retrospective: ASG Global Alternatives Fund

Learn how a mutual fund designed to help individual investors gain access to the risk/return characteristics of hedge funds got its start.

Time to Take an Alternative Route to Fixed Income?
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Time to Take an Alternative Route to Fixed Income?

Diversifying away from traditional fixed income may be advantageous in a rising rate landscape, explains Loomis Sayles Strategic Alpha manager.

Managing Investors’ Emotions with the Help of Minimum Volatility Strategies Managing Investors’ Emotions with the Help of Minimum Volatility Strategies

Minimum volatility strategies have the potential to reduce the negative effects of market movements on portfolios.

Thinking Beyond Immediate Returns: Risk-Minded Investing for the Long Term
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Thinking Beyond Immediate Returns: Risk-Minded Investing for the Long Term

An AlphaSimplex Group client portfolio manager discusses why he believes it is better to focus on long-term investment risks rather than short-term returns.

  • August 16, 2018
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Are Mid-Caps the New Small-Caps? Are Mid-Caps the New Small-Caps?

Investors may want to rethink their approach to small company stock investing in light of regulatory and market changes.

Active ETF for a Shifting Bond Market
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Active ETF for a Shifting Bond Market

How Natixis Loomis Sayles Short Duration Income ETF may help in a shifting bond market is discussed on the NYSE floor.

  • July 26, 2018
The Long and Short of How Managed Futures Work
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The Long and Short of How Managed Futures Work

How non-correlated assets, like managed futures strategies, could work to help offset volatility and steep price declines.

  • July 13, 2018
Considering Bank Loans in a Rising Rates Environment
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Considering Bank Loans in a Rising Rates Environment

Loomis Sayles examines how a flexible bank loans strategy may help lessen the impact of rising rates in fixed income portfolios.

  • July 13, 2018
Boxing Market Volatility With A Different Fighting Style Boxing Market Volatility With A Different Fighting Style

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

The Role of ETF Strategists: What They Do and How They Can Help The Role of ETF Strategists: What They Do and How They Can Help

A look at ETF strategists and the role they play in assisting financial professionals achieve their financial goals.

3 Tips for Trading Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) 3 Tips for Trading Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)

Trading ETFs can involve considerations that differ from those when trading individual securities.

  • July 2, 2018
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Measuring Active Management with Active Share
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Measuring Active Management with Active Share

Active Share can help identify closet indexers by measuring how similar an active manager’s portfolio is to the benchmark.

  • June 28, 2018
Time for Active Managers to Rise Above Rates and Volatility Time for Active Managers to Rise Above Rates and Volatility

Active strategies’ ability to perform under pressure from rising rates and volatility is examined by three investment managers.

  • June 25, 2018
Protecting Portfolios: An Active Management Approach to Markets 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.

Analyzing Winning Characteristics of Active Investment Managers
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Analyzing Winning Characteristics of Active Investment Managers

Baseball fan and Harris Associates PM Bill Nygren discusses what to consider when drafting an active manager for your portfolio.

Volatility Quiz: Are You Prepared for Potential 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

Natixis Sustainable Future Funds Natixis Sustainable Future Funds

Explore ESG-driven target date funds allowing plan participants to align their investments with positive environmental, social, and governance practices.

  • May 25, 2017
The Advisor Experience
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The Advisor Experience

Hear our clients share details about their Natixis Portfolio Clarity® experience and learn about our Comprehensive Portfolio Evaluation.

  • August 16, 2016
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