Natixis World Multi-Asset Credit Fund
Natixis Investment Managers has made available its global multi-asset credit strategy to Australian wholesale investors via a new fund, called the World Multi-Asset Credit Fund. The fund will replicate the world credit asset strategy of Natixis affiliate manager Loomis, Sayles & Company.
The fund invests in global investment-grade credit, global high-yield credit, bank loan, securitised, and emerging markets sectors based on the current phase of the global credit cycle. The fund is co-managed by Loomis Sayles portfolio managers Andrea DiCenso, Tom Fahey and Kevin Kearns.
“Our investment process is fundamentally research-driven, but it is also tactically opportunistic in that we move quickly to capture credit risk premiums around the world in a range of asset classes and credit instruments,” co-portfolio manager, Kevin Kearns, said.
Managing director of Natixis in Australia, Louise Watson, said that investors are telling her they want a range of fixed-interest securities in their portfolios but many do not have the resources to manage such a diverse portfolio.
"Outsourcing the asset allocation decisions between the wide range of credit asset classes on offer, allows the investors to be nimble and act on opportunities within fixed interest as they arise. Quite a few have told us that by the time they act on an opportunity, it’s too late, and they’ve missed the boat," she said.