Recession watch – is a recession “imminent”?

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Dave Lafferty, Chief Market Strategist at Natixis Investment Managers examines why a “recession is imminent”… A Recession is Coming Economic forecasting is a tough business, not to mention incredibly imprecise. However, we can say with nearly 100% certainty that a US (and/or global) recession is coming – at some point. For investors, of course, the

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US-China trade war creating market uncertainty

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Concerns about US President Donald Trump’s foreign policy initiatives, particularly over trade, took a back seat in May – but they didn’t go away. Trump’s stance has since become ever more combative, sparking a US-China trade war that is creating market uncertainty and is starting to hurt business. Dave Lafferty, Natixis IM provides some insights

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Natixis expands its private debt capabilities with the acquisition of MV Credit

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Natixis Investment Managers announces the acquisition of MV Credit, which will join Natixis as a fully autonomous affiliate. To meet investors’ need for diversification and demand for alternative investment solutions, Natixis Investment Managers has announced the expansion of its private debt capabilities with the acquisition of a European Credit specialist focused on upper mid-cap private

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Brexit was so 2016

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Two years after the Brexit referendum, stunningly little progress has been made in executing the withdrawal. That lack of progress has in turn led to a lack of clarity on the part of UK firms. While measures of business sentiment initially took a hit in the wake of the vote, real economic activity remained solid

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Financial advisers look to active management and alternatives to meet investor needs in volatile markets

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Keeping clients’ irrational emotion in check is a challenge for eight out of ten Australian financial advisers, but keeping up with changing regulation is causing headaches for nine out of ten, according to the 2018 Natixis Investment Managers Global Survey of Financial Professionals, (the Survey). Seventy-eight percent of global financial advisers say they think the

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Professional fund buyers anticipated the return of volatility but they are split over the impact on portfolios

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While some investors may have been surprised by turbulent markets at the start of 2018, professional fund buyers have been expecting a spike in volatility for quite some time. Almost eight in ten (78%) said they have been surprised that volatility had remained so low for so long and nearly half of them (49%) cited

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Demand for ESG investments prompts entry of a new global sustainable equity fund

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Natixis Investment Managers (Natixis), has announced that its socially responsible investment affiliate Mirova, will offer its Global Sustainable Equity Strategy to Australian institutional investors. The investment will be available via a locally domiciled unit trust vehicle. Mirova is a pioneering socially responsible investment manager, with over US$10.8 billion in investments in listed equities, infrastructure, green

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Natixis Asset Management renamed Ostrum Asset Management

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Natixis Asset Management, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, will be renamed Ostrum Asset Management from April 3, 2018. Ostrum Asset Management will focus on its core investment capabilities, fixed income, equity and insurance. A new name for a more defined brand architecture As part of Natixis’ strategic plan ‘New Dimension’, Natixis Investment Managers, one

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