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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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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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 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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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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Search for income prompts launch of credit fund

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Natixis Investment Managers (Natixis) yesterday announced that its flagship global multi-asset credit strategy is to be made available to Australian wholesale investors via a new local investment fund, the World Multi-Asset Credit Fund (the Fund). The Fund replicates the world credit asset strategy which currently has $US2.9 billion in funds under management and was launched

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Louise Watson appointed Head of Institutional Sales at Natixis Investment Managers

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Multi-affiliate global fund manager, Natixis Investment Managers, has announced the appointment of Louise Watson to the role of Head of Institutional Sales, Australia and New Zealand. Ms Watson joins from CQS Australia and New Zealand. Based in the Sydney office, Ms Watson will oversee the institutional sales and client service team, offering Australian institutions strategies

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