Natixis Investment Managers Appoints First Head of CSR and ESG

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Natixis Investment Managers, one of the world’s largest asset managers with €808bn in AUM, has appointed Harald Walkate as Head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and ESG.  In this newly created role, Harald will be responsible for driving Natixis Investment Managers’ CSR globally and its ESG commitments across its distribution network, its affiliate managers and as part of […]

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Nowhere near a recession

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Capital Market Pulse While we have clearly passed the peak in global growth, we believe that we are nowhere near a recession Risk appetite has recovered since the start of 2019, but remains fragile in light of ongoing political and geopolitical uncertainties We continue to look for diversifying and de-correlating strategies, such as alternatives, in […]

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Handicapping the risks for 2019

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What could go wrong for investors this year? In late November we produced our 2019 Outlook for the global economy and capital markets. In December, we highlighted five trends that would likely reverse in the coming year (growth, rates, monetary policy, the US dollar, and rising volatility). This month we itemise seven risks we see on the […]

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Traditional sources of diversification failed to mitigate losses as portfolio performance suffered

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Multi-asset funds failed to protect investors from the impact of volatile equity markets in 2018, according to the Natixis Investment Managers Global Portfolio Barometer. Adviser portfolios delivered negative returns across all regions, driven by falls in equity markets. But the analysis of investor portfolios in seven markets, conducted by the Natixis Portfolio Research & Consulting […]

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A strong year for dividends globally

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Despite global share markets falling heavily in the last quarter, 2018 was a strong year for dividends across developed markets, with $A1.8 trillion paid out to shareholders, a $200+ billion, or 12.6%, increase[1] from the year before according to research by Plato Investment Management. “More than half, some 59%, of companies world-wide increased their dividends per […]

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H2O Aussie Dollar share class strategy wins $80 million insurance mandate

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Natixis Investment Managers has announced that its global macro affiliate, H2O Asset Management, has been awarded an $80 million mandate.  The mandate was awarded to the newly created H2O Australian Dollar Share Class Adagio Fund. Damon Hambly, CEO for Natixis in Australia, said: “We are delighted to announce a new client for our affiliate, H2O Asset Management. […]

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Natixis Investment Managers strengthens its global equity offering with team of senior thematic portfolio managers

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Natixis Investment Managers announces the hiring of a team of senior global thematic portfolio managers: Arnaud Bisschop, Frédéric Dupraz and Nolan Hoffmeyer join from Pictet Asset Management. Two additional managers will join in early 2019. In addition to Natixis Investment Managers’ existing global equities offering, investors will have access to a wide range of highly […]

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Natixis Investment Managers announces creation of Dynamic Solutions

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Natixis Investment Managers (Natixis), one of the largest asset managers in the world with $1 trillion in assets under management, has announced the creation of Natixis Dynamic Solutions, which will bring together the firm’s diverse expertise in developing customised client investment solutions into a single offering of solutions capabilities within the firm’s multi-affiliate organisation. James […]

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Lehman: 10 Years After

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Chief Market Strategist, Dave Lafferty discusses what lessons Investors might have learnt 10 Years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers. It’s often said that you should never let a good crisis go to waste. As we approach the 10 year anniversary of the seminal event of the Global Financial Crisis – the collapse of Lehman […]

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Loomis Sayles announces changes to global fixed income team leadership

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Loomis, Sayles & Company, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, announced that Kenneth Buntrock, portfolio manager and co-team leader of the global fixed income team, will retire in March 2019 after 21 years with the company. In preparation for Ken’s retirement, longstanding portfolio managers Lynda Schweitzer and Scott Service will assume leadership roles effective immediately, […]

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