International diversification can offer greater coverage:
• 66% of all companies in the world are listed on exchanges outside the U.S.1
• 7 of the 10 largest companies are based outside the U.S.2
• When U.S. stocks are flat or down, international stocks may perform better.
Minimum volatility approach may produce a smoother and stronger return stream:
• The approach is focused on reducing risk.
• Lower-risk stocks historically offered better risk-adjusted returns than high-risk stocks from 1995 through 2015.3
• It strives to include stocks that have low correlation to each other, offering additional diversification for investors.
Active ETF means access to what we consider high caliber active managers and a flexible, responsive investment approach:
• Along with all the efficiencies of traditional ETFs, including low cost, liquidity, transparency of holdings, and minimized taxes, the Natixis Seeyond International Minimum Volatility ETF offers the added potential benefit of high-value, expert active management.
• Actively-managed products are more flexible and responsive to market movements than index products, giving the portfolio manager an opportunity to adjust holdings for the benefit of investors. Index products only change their holdings infrequently, when the index to which they’re benchmarked are reconstituted (often twice per year)