Thematics AM, Natixis Investment Managers affiliate, on investing for safety

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Thematics Asset Management, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, explores the growing concern of human safety during an age where climate change and natural disasters are becoming increasingly predominant whilst delving into how this theme creates opportunities to invest for a better future. Increasing urbanisation, an ageing and shrinking workforce and adaptation to climate change are examples of […]

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A moderate rebound in market activity but a challenging road ahead

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Macroeconomic overview Recent data points towards a moderate rebound in activity. Consumption has remained strong, the labour market is holding up at historical low unemployment levels, the housing market is starting to tick up and the manufacturing sector should benefit from the US/China trade truce. Europe has been surprising on the upside; Germany has continued to […]

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Market complexity and shift to alternatives turns global insurers to outsourced portfolio management

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Global insurers are turning to alternatives to fill the void left by meager bond returns over the past decade of ultra-low interest rates, reveals Natixis Investment Managers’ global survey of 200 CIOs and investment team members at life, property and casualty and reinsurance firms. A decade on from the financial crisis, investors still face significant […]

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U.S. Fed thoughts – 31 October, 2019

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David Lafferty, Chief Market Strategist at Natixis Investment Managers, shares his thoughts on the potential outcome of the October FOMC meeting:  90% chance the Fed will cut “Based on futures pricing, there is a 90% chance the Fed will cut at this week’s FOMC meeting. With a probability that high, the Fed is unlikely to […]

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Appointments within Natixis Investment Managers

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Natixis appoints Joseph Pinto as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Natixis Investment Managers (Natixis IM) and Philippe Setbon as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ostrum Asset Management. Joseph and Philippe will both be members of the Natixis Executive Committee and of the Natixis Investment Managers Management Committee. The creation of the COO role for Natixis […]

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Australia ranked 9th in the world for retirement outcomes in 2019 Natixis Investment Managers Global Retirement Index

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Australia ranked in the top ten for retiree wellbeing in 2019, despite sliding three places from 6th last year to 9th this year, according to the 2019 Natixis Investment Managers Global Retirement Index (GRI). Released yesterday, the index assesses 44 countries on the factors that drive retirement security, providing an overall ranking and percentage score […]

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Natixis Investment Managers market flash – Federal Reserve

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What happened? The Federal Reserve, as expected, cut its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points for the second time this year, lowering the federal funds rate to a range of 1.75% – 2% as a response to the ‘implications of global developments for the economic outlook as well as muted inflation pressures’. Mr. Powell […]

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US/China trade headwinds will continue to be a drag

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US/China trade headwinds will continue to be a drag on global growth. In isolation, very small effect on the US, larger on China. However, the cross-over effects to manufacturing will be felt the longer it lasts. Manufacturing/industrial weakness could eventually spill over into labor trends and then the US consumer would be affected. Uncertainty will […]

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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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