The newly-launched Mirova U.S. Sustainable Equity Fund benefits from Mirova’s deeply rooted experience in global sustainable investing and leadership in environmental, social and governance (ESG).
Mirova, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers specializing in sustainable finance, formalizes its mission to increase its positive impact on both environmental issues and inequality by signing a French accreditation to define their "raison d'être" and one or more social, societal or environmental objectives beyond profit.
Natixis Investment Managers’ global survey of 500 institutional investors finds pragmatic 2021 outlooks for the markets and economy temper optimism for growth with anxiety over the lasting impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Natixis Investment Managers today released the eighth annual Global Retirement Index, a snapshot of the relative wellbeing and financial security of retirees in 44 countries.
Natixis Investment Institute published the Natixis Strategist Outlook, which explores the findings of 36 strategists, economists and portfolio managers representing Natixis Investment Managers, 14 of its affiliated asset managers and Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking.
Natixis Investment Managers and WCM Investment Management announced that five new WCM US equity and international equity strategies are now available to financial advisors and their clients through retail separately managed accounts (SMAs).
Natixis Investment Managers’ survey of US financial professionals finds remarkable optimism about the future of the financial advice business and its potential for organic growth.
Active Index Advisors (AIA) will offer its customizable investment strategies through UBS Wealth Management USA’s separately managed account (SMA) pricing strategy.
Natixis Investment Advisors selected as tax overlay manager for Gitterman’s new models in order to achieve after-tax returns that may benefit from significant outperformance.
Financial professionals across the globe participated in the Natixis Investment Managers 2020 Global Financial Professionals Survey to share their market outlook. Advisors expressed optimism for the second half of the year, but they expect more volatility ahead.
After a year of double-digit equity returns and strong performance for bonds, investment experts from across the Natixis organization are keeping an eye on the uncertainties around the US presidential election cycle and elevated asset prices, according to the Natixis Strategist 2020 Outlook, published today by the Natixis Investment Institute.
Despite record highs in major market indexes around the world, institutional investors are apprehensive about market prospects for 2020, according to Natixis Investment Managers global survey of institutional investors. Increased volatility is a top portfolio concern, yet institutional investors aren’t making big changes to their portfolios.
Natixis Investment Managers announced that 10 Natixis model portfolios, designed exclusively for use by Merrill Lynch Wealth Management clients and advisors, have been added to the Merrill Lynch Investment Advisory Program. Clients and advisors now have access to the Natixis Tactical Core Models and Natixis Tactical Core Tax Aware Models, which are hybrid portfolios that utilize Natixis’ investment affiliate network along with third party active managers to build a strategic allocation and express tactical tilts through exposure to Exchange Traded Funds.
As a result of integrating the issue of gender equality into its line of investment solutions, Mirova is leading a coalition of 66 investors to support the Women’s Empowerment Principles. The coalition represents more than 4 trillion euros in assets under management.
Due to a number of factors ranging from rising economic inequality to growing pressures on government resources, the United States dropped two spots among developed nations on the 2019 Global Retirement Index.
Natixis Investment Managers polled 17 CEOs, market strategists and economists from across the Natixis organization and its affiliated managers about what investors might expect in the second half of 2019. Findings from the Natixis Midyear Strategist Survey were published by the Natixis Investment Institute.
Natixis Investment Managers today announced that Matthew Pearl, of Marlborough, MA, and Luca Simeone, of Kingston, RI have been awarded the 2019 George Wein Jazz Ambassador Scholarship. The scholarships will be presented to Pearl and Simeone during the Newport Jazz Festival taking place Aug. 2-4 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI.
Market volatility has been a wake-up call for many US investors whose high return expectations don’t accurately reflect their appetite and understanding of risk, particularly when it comes to active and passive investing, according to the 2019 Individual Investor Survey released today by Natixis Investment Managers.
Natixis Investment Managers compiled information from various surveys of over 12,000 financial professionals, individual investors, and institutional investors in regards to their views on ESG investing. The report found that these investors were drawn to ESG strategies due to personal values but also showed a lack of understanding on why and how ESG is implemented.
Natixis Investment Managers surveyed 1000 American workers who were eligible for a company-sponsored defined contribution plan, revealing a general lack of understanding in regards to their financial needs for retirement.
Natixis Investment Managers and Barron's Group Custom Studio announced they will host a series of Exchange events in New York, London, and Hong Kong. The events will convene thought leaders to debate the economic and geopolitical trends that are reshaping business, society, and investing.
Natixis Investment Managers announced that three funds managed by Natixis-affiliated firms AlphaSimplex Group and Loomis, Sayles & Company earned 2019 US Lipper Fund Awards from Refinitiv. The funds were recognized for consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to peers during an annual ceremony held on March 7 in New York.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, PhD, CFA®.
Natixis Investment Managers today announced its inaugural Natixis Investment Managers Summit, which will take place on November 7 in Paris, will feature five former heads of state or government among a roster of 70 leading experts and unconventional thinkers from around the world discussing themes underlying “The New Geopolitical World Order.”
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.
The United States nudged up one spot to No. 16 among 43 countries in the 2018 Global Retirement Index, released by Natixis Investment Managers.
Natixis Investment Managers continues its tradition of presenting two $5,000 scholarships to high school students who have shown tremendous music ability, strong academic achievement, and a commitment to giving back to their communities. The 2018 George Wein Jazz Ambassador Scholarships will be presented to Erin Cowden of Barrington, RI, and Jeffrey Gordon of Lexington, MA during the Newport Jazz Festival taking place from Aug. 3 to Aug. 5 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI.
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.
Natixis Investment Managers announces that they’ve joined the “Aligning Retirement Assets” (ARA) steering committee launched by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). The ARA initiative will enable companies to better align retirement assets with their overall sustainability goals by integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations.
Natixis’ Center for Investor Insight surveyed 300 US financial professionals, including wirehouse advisors, registered investment advisors and independent brokers and dealers, about their market challenges and how they are positioning client portfolios as they face a variety of investment risks. According to the findings, few respondents believe that investors are ready for a return to more normal market ebbs and flows. Many believe investors may make what advisors foresee to be their biggest mistake: emotional investment decisions.
Natixis Investment Managers and its affiliate, Loomis, Sayles & Company, celebrated the launch of the Natixis Loomis Sayles Short Duration Income ETF (NYSE Arca: LSST) during the Opening Bell ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange this morning. David Giunta, Natixis Investment Managers’ CEO for the US and Canada, and Kevin Charleston, chairman and CEO of Loomis Sayles were in attendance.
AlphaSimplex Group, LLC, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, has hired Dr. Kathryn Kaminski as the firm’s chief research strategist. Dr. Kaminski joins AlphaSimplex from the MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering. Dr. Kaminski will join the portfolio management team for the ASG Managed Futures Strategy Fund (AMFAX) in the U.S.
In its year-end review of moderate-risk advisor-managed portfolios, Natixis Investment Managers’ Portfolio Clarity® US Trends Report shows that investors whose portfolios tilted toward active investments performed slightly better than those more reliant on passive in 2017. The US Trends Report provides a twice-yearly analysis of moderate portfolios reviewed by Natixis’ Portfolio Research and Consulting Group.
US investors fared better in 2017 than their international peers, according to the Global Portfolio Barometer published by Natixis Investment Managers. The in-depth analysis of model portfolio performance drivers and asset allocation decisions across the world looked at a global sample of 466 “moderate risk” or “balanced” portfolios in nine regions.
Barron’s/Lipper has ranked Natixis Investment Managers as the #1 US fund family for the one-year period. This is the third time in five years that Natixis has placed at the top of the Barron’s rankings, having placed first for overall performance across its suite of US mutual funds in 2016 and 2013.
Natixis Asset Management, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, will be renamed Ostrum Asset Management as of April 3, 2018. Ostrum Asset Management will focus on its core investment capabilities, fixed income, equity and insurance.
Natixis Investment Managers announced that five affiliate-managed funds earned 2018 US Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards for consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to peers. Loomis, Sayles & Company; Harris Associates / Oakmark Funds; and Gateway Investment Advisers were recognized during an annual ceremony held on February 27 in New York.
Natixis Investment Managers’ Center for Investment Insight and the California State Treasurer’s Office announced the findings from a new survey of 500 California residents during the California State Treasurer’s Green Bonds Symposium. The study explores the challenges and opportunities of engaging investors in the state’s growing green bond market.
Natixis’ Center for Investor Insight surveyed 500 institutional investors around the world to gain insight about how they are balancing long-term objectives with short-term opportunities and pressures. Volatility finally roared back to abnormally tame markets, but most institutional investors were already bracing for impact; their efforts to diversify and build durable portfolios may now pay off.
Natixis Investment Managers announced that Shelton Group has adopted the Natixis Sustainable Future FundsSM into its retirement plan lineup, thus enabling Shelton Group’s employees to invest their 401(k) retirement assets in the industry’s only target-date open-end mutual fund series that follows a broad environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing approach.
Natixis Investment Managers and the NYSE Group, Inc. (NYSE) announced today that they have entered into a licensing agreement whereby NYSE Group has licensed to Natixis Advisors, L.P. the right to use the New York Stock Exchange’s methodology for operating an actively managed, periodically disclosed exchange-traded fund (ETF).
Natixis Investment Managers announced that Seeyond, formerly an investment division within Natixis Asset Management, is now an independent global affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers.
Active Index Advisors® (AIA) announced today it has completed a third-party verification related to compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®). AIA began claiming compliance with GIPS as of January 1, 2017.
Natixis Global Asset Management changed its name to Natixis Investment Managers to better highlight its multi-affiliate business model and the strengths the firm brings to its clients.
Two-thirds of investors feel financially secure, emboldened enough by strong stock market gains to take additional investment risks, but the market’s record highs and historic calm over the past year aren’t enough to soothe fear of losses, according to a new survey by Natixis Global Asset Management.
Natixis Global Asset Management today welcomed employees to its new US headquarters at 888 Boylston Street in Boston. Natixis’ new offices in the LEED Platinum-certified building are designed to accommodate the rapid growth of the firm.
Managed Portfolio Advisors® (MPA), a San Francisco-based affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management, and BNY Mellon’s Pershing today announced they have collaborated with Securian Financial Group to launch a Unified Managed Account program called Securian One.
David Giunta, CEO of Natixis Global Asset Management for the U.S. and Canada, will present scholarships to Elena Serrano of Providence (R.I.) and Jeffrey Pinsker-Smith of Wellesley (MA) during the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival.
The United States fell three places to No. 17 among 43 countries in the 2017 Global Retirement Index, published today by Natixis Global Asset Management. That outcome highlights a growing concern for a country whose aging Baby Boomers represent a huge influx of new retirees supported by a smaller group of younger working-age adults.
Mirova, an affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management dedicated to responsible investing, has entered into discussions to acquire a majority equity interest in London-based impact investment manager Althelia Ecosphere (Althelia).
The rising importance placed on environmental, social and governance investing may be a key driver in getting more individual investors, across generations, to invest more or even start planning for retirement, suggest findings from Natixis Global Asset Management’s 2017 ESG Report.
Over three-quarters (78%) of Americans say it’s up to them, not the government, to make sure they have enough money to live in retirement, but 77% are counting on family support to help fund their retirement, according to an international survey of individual investors.
Anticipating higher levels of volatility and low yields, the vast majority of professional fund buyers favor active management and alternative investments for alpha generation, according to a new survey by Natixis Global Asset Management.
Managed Portfolio Advisors® (MPA), a San Francisco-based affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management, today announced it has entered into an agreement with BNY Mellon’s Pershing to offer a flexible Unified Managed Account program to clients. The agreement unites MPA’s overlay management services with Pershing’s technology platform.
Portfolio management teams at Gateway and Loomis Sayles earned Lipper Fund Awards for consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers.
Faced with volatility, greater risks and still-low yields, institutional investors are raising their exposure to higher-risk assets in pursuit of better returns, according to an international survey of institutional investors.
Natixis Global Asset Management celebrates the launch of the Natixis Seeyond International Minimum Volatility ETF (NYSE Arca: MVIN) during the opening bell ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange.
David Giunta, currently President and CEO of US and Canadian Distribution for Natixis Global Asset Management, has assumed an expanded role as President and CEO for the US and Canada.
Natixis today filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission to register the first series of target-date mutual funds in the U.S. with investment strategies that follow a sustainable investing approach.