3 Questions to Ask About Short Duration Bond Strategies

Discover 3 questions to ask regarding short duration bond strategies and learn how this approach may alleviate rising interest rate concerns.

  • June 7, 2022
Investing in Bank Loans: Beyond Interest Rate Expectations

How investing in bank loans may do more than protect portfolios against rising rates is explored by Loomis Sayles’ Bank Loan team.

  • June 1, 2022
High Yield Bonds and Loans: The Correlation Breakdown

What drives the relationship between bank loans and high yield bonds, and why it matters for fixed income investors is explored by Loomis Sayles.

  • May 19, 2022
Diversification? The Last Free Lunch is Getting Leaner

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.

  • May 19, 2022
Macro Uncertainty and Managed Futures: Navigating the Extremes

Performance impact of market selloffs and rallies across asset classes and trend-following strategies is analyzed.

Diversification Matters: Achieving Better Balance

Spreading your investments across asset classes can help to balance risk and return potential, and avoid surprises when market corrections occur.

  • March 29, 2022
Sharpe-Weighting: An Alternative Portfolio Construction Technique

Weighting portfolio assets based on their Sharpe ratios may be a good alternative to mean-variance optimization to help optimize risk efficiency.

Portfolio Rebalancing in Uncertain Times

Periodic rebalancing is necessary to maintain an investor’s target risk profile, but it’s important to understand the costs and benefits.

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Equity Diversification for the Next Selloff

With their yields near all-time lows, Treasuries may no longer provide reliable diversification for equities in the next crisis. What else might work?

Is the 60% Stocks / 40% Bonds Portfolio Really Dead?

With interest rates more likely to rise than fall, investors may want to revisit their bond allocations with an eye toward risk.

Portfolio Defense: Value, Growth, or Neither?

Analysis of 20-year returns suggests that sector diversification may be a more effective defensive strategy than favoring growth or value equity styles.

Valuations and Fundamentals: A Historical Perspective

While P/E ratios are still close to their historic highs, equities remain attractive when adjusting for interest rates and a different fundamental backdrop.

Opportune Time to Revisit REITs

REITs can provide a diversified source of income, an inflation hedge and growth potential – but they are often missing from investor portfolios.

Asset Allocator’s Guide to Equity Diversification Strategies

Investors concerned about offsetting equity risk may want to look beyond traditional assets like dividend-paying stocks, gold, and core fixed income funds.

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From the Consultant’s Desk: Reframing the Growth vs. Value Debate

Our consultants explain why defensive and cyclical sectors may be a better way to diversify an equity portfolio than the traditional growth/value framework.

  • November 29, 2021
Concentrated Investing: The Wave of the Future?

Diversification is important, but the depth of research and strong convictions behind more concentrated portfolios can benefit investors.

Tactical Asset Allocation for Offense and Defense

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.

Are Cryptocurrency Funds Part of Your Portfolio’s Future?

Part 3 of our series discusses development of cryptocurrency funds and investors’ consideration of professional management when wading into the crypto waters.

Cryptocurrency: The Early Years, Ongoing Development, and What’s Next

Part 2 of this cryptocurrency series covers the acceptance of Bitcoin by early supporters, price appreciation, and growing interest among investors.

Using Factor Analysis to Build Better Portfolios

Identifying a portfolio’s risk factors – the underlying investment exposures that drive returns – is a critical step in the asset allocation process.

What You Should Know About Cryptocurrency

From the birth of Bitcoin to how blockchain functions as the transactional infrastructure is explained in Part 1 of this Basics of Cryptocurrency series.

If the Dollar Weakens, Investors May Want Global Bonds

Signs of a US dollar bear market, currency risk, and global yields are explored by Loomis, Sayles & Co. Portfolio Manager David Rolley.

Natixis Investment Managers Solutions Investment Committee Overview

Learn about the committee that provides capital market views and asset allocation guidance for consulting clients and tactical model portfolios.

  • August 10, 2021
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Direct Indexing Solutions for Tax-Efficient Diversification

Learn how a direct indexing strategy can help control the tax impact of diversifying a concentrated stock position.

Concerns and Expectations of Professional Fund Buyers for 2019

From market volatility to geopolitical uncertainty, see how professional fund buyers are facing the challenges of 2019, based on the 2018 Global Survey of Professional Fund Buyers.

  • April 4, 2019
Top Concerns for Professional Fund Buyers in 2018

With the return of market volatility, professional fund buyers reveal their top concerns–and how they plan to meet their goals despite them.

  • June 15, 2018
Institutional Investor Survey: Preparing for a Market Shift

Three ways institutional investors are preparing for a market shift – and how they plan to balance risk management with investment return.

  • February 22, 2018