Investors seeking high returns, better diversification and lower volatility flock to active management

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Investors prefer active management and professional advice to achieve the diversification they need to combat volatile markets, but many remain confused about the fundamental differences between active and passive investing. They are conflicted about risk, and need a dose of reality when it comes to return expectations. This is according to the latest Global Survey […]

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Natixis Investment Managers continues to strengthen its alternative and real asset capabilities with the launch of Vauban Infrastructure Partners

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Natixis Investment Managers announces today its plan to launch Vauban Infrastructure Partners[1], a new affiliate dedicated to infrastructure equity investing. Vauban Infrastructure Partners will be established by transferring the current infrastructure team of Mirova[2] into a new specialized affiliate. The team has been at the forefront of innovation in infrastructure investing since the 2012 inception […]

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Beyond trade and tariffs

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Trade and tariffs Volatility has returned and the red hot stock market that began the year has now downshifted closer to neutral. While the macro data continues to be lackluster – consistent with our view that the global economy is decelerating towards potential – much of the recent malaise has been driven by the on-again, […]

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Natixis Investment Managers backs Future Females in Finance

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In a move aimed at narrowing the gender gap in financial services in Australia, Natixis Investment Managers has announced a partnership with Future Females in Finance (F3). F3 was created to encourage young women to take up careers in financial services, and offers structured programs centred on education, access to work experience and strong female role models. Louise Watson, Managing Director for […]

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From individual investors to institutions, investors are turning to ESG investing to marry performance with personal values

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Appetite for environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies is on the rise, as investors increasingly recognise the opportunity to generate alpha through ESG, but for professional investors reporting and measurement remains one of the biggest obstacles, according to a survey released yesterday by Natixis Investment Managers. The Natixis ESG cross-survey report leverages data from four […]

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US economy is decelerating toward potential GDP near 2%, but not going into recession

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David Lafferty, Chief Market Strategist at Natixis Investment Managers examines the most recent macro data to see if it supports a continued rally in stocks and credit. The post-Christmas global rally in both equities and corporate credit has everyone wondering, “Is global growth stronger than we expected?” Obviously the Fed’s downshift both on rates (now […]

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Professional fund buyers favour active management to deliver on return targets despite market volatility and uncertainty

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The global survey of 200  fund buyers – responsible for selecting funds included on private bank, insurance, fund-of-fund and other retail platforms – found that more than eight in ten (82%) believe that their return assumptions for 2019 are realistically achievable, despite ongoing geopolitical and economic uncertainty and a persistent low return environment.  However, fund […]

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Natixis Investment Managers expands its global equities offering with the creation of Thematics Asset Management

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Natixis Investment Managers announces the creation of Thematics Asset Management, a new investment company1 based in Paris, that joins the firm’s global lineup of investment affiliates and will provide investors with access to a wide range of high conviction and active global thematic strategies, including, Safety, Water, Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, starting in Q2, 2019.2 […]

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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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