Natixis Investment Managers Affiliated Funds Earn 2019 US Lipper Fund Awards from Refinitiv

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Natixis Investment Managers announced that three funds managed by
Natixis-affiliated firms AlphaSimplex Group and Loomis, Sayles & Company
earned 2019 US Lipper Fund Awards from Refinitiv. The funds were
recognized for consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to
peers during an annual ceremony held on March 7 in New York.

  • ASG Tactical U.S. Market Fund, A Class [USMAX] – Ranked best
    fund out of 54 eligible US funds (127 share classes) for the five-year
    period ending November 30, 2018, for the Alternative Long/Short Equity
    Funds category.
  • Loomis Sayles Global Allocation Fund, Y Class [LSWWX] – Ranked
    best fund out of 57 eligible US funds (154 share classes) for the
    10-year period ending November 30, 2018, for the Flexible Portfolio
    Funds category.
  • Loomis Sayles Limited Term Government and Agency Fund, Y Class
    – Ranked best fund out of 10 eligible US funds (21 share
    classes) for the 10-year period ending November 30, 2018, for the
    Short-Intermediate US Government Funds category.

“We are proud to congratulate the portfolio management teams at
AlphaSimplex Group and Loomis Sayles for earning Lipper Fund Awards,”
said David Giunta, CEO for the US and Canada at Natixis Investment
Managers. “These achievements support Natixis’ belief that
high-conviction active management strategies offer the opportunity to
outperform over time.”

About Lipper Fund Awards from Refinitiv
For more than three
decades and in over 20 countries worldwide, the Lipper Fund Awards from
Refinitiv have honored funds and fund management firms that have
excelled in providing consistently strong risk-adjusted performance
relative to their peers. Renowned fund data and proprietary methodology
is the foundation of the Award qualification. Individual classifications
of three-, five-, and ten-year periods, as well as fund families with
high average scores for the three-year period, are recognized.

Lipper Fund Classification Award
For funds with multiple
share classes, Lipper selects the share class with the best Lipper
Leader score as the basis for the award winner for demonstrating
consistently strong risk-adjusted returns compared with peers. The
highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value
determines the fund classification winner for each period. Lipper
classification awards are given for the 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods and
do not include the effect of sales charges. Past performance is no
guarantee of, and not necessarily indicative of, future results. From
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About Natixis Investment Managers
Natixis Investment
Managers serves financial professionals with more insightful ways to
construct portfolios. Powered by the expertise of more than 20
specialized investment managers globally, we apply Active Thinking® to
deliver proactive solutions that help clients pursue better outcomes in
all markets. Natixis ranks among the world’s largest asset management
firms1 ($917.1 billion / €802.1 billion AUM2).

Headquartered in Paris and Boston, Natixis Investment Managers is a
subsidiary of Natixis. Listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, Natixis is a
subsidiary of BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France. Natixis
Investment Managers’ affiliated investment management firms and
distribution and service groups include Active Index Advisors®;3
AEW; Alliance Entreprendre; AlphaSimplex Group; Darius Capital Partners;
DNCA Investments;4 Dorval Asset Management;5
Flexstone Partners;6 Gateway Investment Advisers; H2O Asset
Management;5 Harris Associates; Investors Mutual Limited;
Loomis, Sayles & Company; Managed Portfolio Advisors®;3
McDonnell Investment Management;7 Mirova;8 MV
Credit; Naxicap Partners; Ossiam; Ostrum Asset Management; Seeyond;8
Seventure Partners; Vaughan Nelson Investment Management; and Vega
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Natixis Investment Managers includes all of the investment management
and distribution entities affiliated with Natixis Distribution, L.P. and
Natixis Investment Managers S.A.

Natixis Distribution, L.P. is a limited purpose broker-dealer and the
distributor of various registered investment companies for which
advisory services are provided by affiliates of Natixis Investment

About AlphaSimplex Group, LLC
AlphaSimplex Group is an
investment management firm that strives to help our investors succeed in
evolving financial markets by researching and analyzing market behavior
and risk. We combine these insights and the expertise of our research
team to create adaptive strategies that are attuned to changing market
dynamics and help investors meet their long-term goals. AlphaSimplex
manages over $6.3 billion in institutional and mutual fund assets.2

About Loomis Sayles
Since 1926, Loomis, Sayles & Company has
helped fulfill the investment needs of institutional and mutual fund
clients worldwide. The firm’s performance-driven investors integrate
deep proprietary research and integrated risk analysis to make informed,
judicious decisions. Teams of portfolio managers, strategists, research
analysts and traders collaborate to assess market sectors and identify
investment opportunities wherever they may lie, within traditional asset
classes or among a range of alternative investments. Loomis Sayles has
the resources, the foresight and the flexibility to look far and wide
for value in broad and narrow markets in its commitment to deliver
attractive sustainable returns for clients. This rich tradition has
earned Loomis Sayles the trust and respect of clients worldwide, for
whom it manages $234.4 billion in assets.2

Before investing, consider the fund’s investment objectives, risks,
charges, and expenses. Visit or call 800-225-5478 for a
prospectus or a summary prospectus containing this and other
information. Read it carefully.

All investing involves risk, including the risk of loss. Investment risk
exists with equity, fixed income, and alternative investments. There is
no assurance that any investment will meet its performance objectives or
that losses will be avoided.

Natixis Distribution, L.P. is a limited purpose broker-dealer and the
distributor of various registered investment companies for which
advisory services are provided by affiliates of Natixis Investment
Managers. Member FINRA l SIPC

1 Cerulli Quantitative Update: Global Markets 2018 ranked
Natixis Investment Managers as the 16th largest asset manager in the
world based on assets under management as of December 31, 2017.
Net asset value as of December 31, 2018. Assets under management
(“AUM”), as reported, may include notional assets, assets serviced,
gross assets and other types of non-regulatory AUM. AUM does not include
Vega Investment Managers, which was transferred to Natixis Wealth
Management in December 2018.
3 A division of Natixis
Advisors, L.P.
4 A brand of DNCA Finance.
A subsidiary of Ostrum Asset Management.
6 Flexstone
Partners assets as of 9/30/18. Flexstone was established in 2018 by
bringing together four specialized private investments firms: Caspian
Private Equity, Euro-Private Equity France, Euro-Private Equity Swiss
and Eagle Asia Partners.
7 Natixis Investment Managers
transferred ownership of McDonnell Investment Management, LLC to Loomis,
Sayles & Company, L.P. on 1/1/19.
8 Operated in the
U.S. through Ostrum Asset Management U.S., LLC.



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