The ten members of the Investment Committee have wide-ranging experience in multi-asset allocation. Members hold a variety of financial credentials including CFA®, CAIA, CIPM and FRM®. Many are Natixis Portfolio Clarity® consultants and analysts whose opinions may reflect insights gained from their interactions with financial advisors. Others bring institutional, high net worth, and portfolio management expertise. The Committee is chaired by the Natixis Advisors Senior Portfolio Strategist.
Investment Committee members hold credentials including CFA®, CAIA, CIPM and FRM®.The Committee’s diversity of backgrounds assures lively and well-informed discussions related to the economic, market and corporate environment. Members review data from multiple angles, gleaning various insights and regularly challenging consensus views. Equity and Fixed Income sub-committees meet weekly, evaluating macro, fundamental and valuation data to establish their recommended allocations. The full Committee meets weekly and votes monthly, with the highest conviction views submitted to the model portfolio management teams.
Active Allocation Recommendations
The Investment Committee’s objective is to produce stronger risk-adjusted returns than the average professionally managed moderate risk profile portfolio, over both strategic and tactical time horizons. Strategic assumptions cover a 12-18 month horizon and form the foundation of models such as the Tactical Core portfolios. Shorter-term tactical recommendations use a three- to six-month outlook reflected in the portfolios’ tactical tilts.
Themes and Examples: Tactical Tilt
In model portfolios with a tactical tilt component, Investment Committee views are generally implemented using ETFs. This example from late February 2020 focuses on actions taken as the markets began to react to the growing coronavirus pandemic.
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