Yield Curve Control: An Experiment in Real Time

Loomis Sayles fixed income specialists on how yield curve control (YCC) policies compare to quantitative easing (QE) – and what it could mean for investors.

  • April 8, 2021
Demystifying TIPS: Potential Advantages of Inflation-Protected Securities

Amid pandemic-related stimulus relief and vaccination progress, investors may want to consider how to prepare for increased inflation risk.

Loomis Sayles: Fixed Income Approach to ESG and Corporate Issuers

The Loomis Sayles Global Fixed Income Team explains its ESG investment philosophy and enhancements to its capabilities and process.

  • March 23, 2021
Inflation, Interest Rates and the Fixed Income Landscape

Peter Palfrey, co-manager of Loomis, Sayles & Company’s Core Plus Bond strategy, shares insight on factors shaping today’s fixed income markets.

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From the Consultant’s Desk: 10 Trends in 2020

From the growth vs. value divide to the profusion of unicorns and the struggle to find yield, financial professionals had their hands full in 2020.

2021 Outlook: Three Questions for Loomis Sayles Sector Teams

Loomis Sayles features outlooks from our sector teams — teams composed of traders, analysts, strategists and portfolio managers immersed in their respective sectors of the market.

  • March 5, 2021
Ready for the Next Crisis? Redefine Your Fixed Income Strategy

The Loomis Sayles Short Duration Income ETF (LSST) takes an active approach to risk-first fixed income.

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When It Comes to Short Duration Fixed Income, What Should Investors Watch For?

Natixis Head of Business Development Nick Elward speaks with the NYSE about what sets the LSST short-duration ETF strategy apart from the competition.

  • February 26, 2021
3 Reasons to Consider Short-Term Bond ETFs in the Current Interest Rate Environment

Short-term bonds may be an option for investors looking to navigate a challenging fixed income market – here are three reasons why

Carry Trade on Student Loans?

The CARES Act provision deferring payments on federal student loans – and lowering rates to 0% – may offer an opportunity for clients with student debt.

Fixed Income ETFs: Unique Premium/Discounts Explained

Understanding the potential price fluctuations unique to fixed income ETFs due to both structural and technical factors.

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Housing Finance Reform and the Biden White House: What’s Next?

A look at the issue of government sponsored entity (GSE) reform and how it could affect housing finance and markets more broadly over the near and long term.

Multisector Team Outlook

The Loomis Sayles Multisector Team presents its views on current macro conditions, including US and global interest rates and potential fixed income opportunities.

Core Plus Bond Team Outlook

Peter Palfrey and Rick Raczkowski of the Loomis Sayles Core Plus Bond Team discuss the fund’s objectives and strategy.

Municipal Bond Marketplace

The Loomis Sayles Municipal Bond Team provides an overview on the current municipal bond market and their outlook for the remainder of the year.

  • February 3, 2021
LSST Celebrates 3 Years with High Marks

The Natixis Loomis Sayles Short Duration Fixed Income ETF takes a risk-focused approach to bond opportunities.

Four Post-Pandemic Guidelines for Short-Term Bond Investors

In the fixed income space, the early market effects of the Covid-19 crisis can serve as reminders of the importance of risk management.

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2021 Fixed Income Outlook: Where’s the Yield, Risk, and Value?

Return variances, Fed support, EM, and Covid losers now looking attractive are covered by fixed income experts from Loomis, Sayles & Co. and Harris Associates.

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From the Consultant’s Desk: The Year of the Barbell Portfolio

In a difficult year, financial advisors favored US growth stocks and high quality bonds in their model portfolios – but missed out on some top performing asset classes.

In Case You Missed It: A Conversation with Loomis Sayles’ Full Discretion Team

Veteran team of Elaine Stokes, Matt Eagan, and Brian Kennedy discuss succession plans as Dan Fuss steps away from portfolio management. They also share views on 2021 global fixed income markets.

After the Catch-up: On Investors, Markets, and a Return to Normal in 2021

A new market optimism has followed Covid-19 vaccine news, but uncovering risks and opportunities in the new year may require some old fashioned diligence.

Taking a Pandemic Pulse Check on Fixed Income Allocations

A look the state of credit markets and how the post-pandemic recovery may effect opportunities and risks for fixed income investors.

  • December 10, 2020
Credit Check: The Full Discretion Approach to Credit Selection

Loomis Sayles fixed income managers explain how they look to capitalize on persistent inefficiencies and drive excess return potential in corporate credit.

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Facing Market Challenges with a Diversified Approach

Global market dynamics are always changing –flexibility and risk-management are key to meeting the challenge

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Institutional Investment Trends During the COVID Market

Six institutional asset allocation and investment trends derived from data analyzed by Natixis Portfolio Clarity® consultants.

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Asset Allocation Trends During the COVID Market

Six asset allocation trends derived from in-depth analysis of investment portfolios by Natixis Portfolio Clarity® consultants.

Getting the Big Picture: Multi-Asset Credit Investing

Multi-asset credit (MAC) investing provides investors the chance to gain exposure to a globally diverse mix in a single portfolio.

  • June 16, 2020
Five Perspectives on Emerging Market US Dollar Corporate Debt

A look at how the emerging market US debt sector has been affected by the social and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • June 1, 2020
Consumer ABS & COVID-19: Assessing the Impact

A look at how the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have affected the consumer asset-backed securities (ABS) space.

  • May 20, 2020
Assessing the Global Credit Landscape

The Loomis Sayles Global Fixed Income portfolio management team shares its views on opportunities and risks in the global credit markets.

  • May 12, 2020
COVID-19 and Municipal Bonds: Market Outlook

A look at how the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted the municipal bond space.

  • May 12, 2020
COVID-19 Markets: A Look at Housing and Mortgages

The economic consequences of the pandemic have implications for US housing and mortgage-backed securities.

  • May 5, 2020
Bond Basics: How Interest Rates Affect Bond Yields

Introduction to bond investing, fixed income funds, and how changing interest rates affect prices and yields.

  • May 1, 2020
Three Questions on Credit: Consumer ABS

COVID-19’s impact on consumer asset-backed securitized sectors is analyzed by mortgage and structured finance experts from Loomis, Sayles & Co.

  • April 22, 2020
Three Questions on Credit: Corporate Debt & Downgrades

A look at how the corporate debt has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic – and an outlook for this market over the near term.

  • April 20, 2020
Three Questions on Credit: High Yield

A look at how the high yield credit market has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic – and an outlook for the road ahead.

  • April 17, 2020
Has COVID-19 Created a Prime Time for Credit?

Michael Crowell and Tom Fahey of Loomis, Sayles, & Company look at how periods of maximum uncertainty often make the most attractive entry points.

  • April 15, 2020
What Investors Should Know About Housing Finance Reform

A look at the policy challenges and political implications of housing finance reform – and what it could mean for markets and investors.

Combining Investor and Climate Change Goals for Better Outcomes

Perspectives on investing for a low carbon world and delivering competitive returns from a Mirova sustainable investments research analyst.

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Six Simple Reasons Why Yesterday’s Volatile Markets Are a Wake-Up Call for Investors Today

The 2019 Natixis Global Survey of Individual Investors reveals that investors are conflicted about risk, returns and what they can expect from their investments.

Four Key Insights into Establishing the California Green Bond Market

Investor motivations, perceptions, and knowledge gaps that may influence the state of California’s green bond market.