Prospectus

February 1, 2023

 

Class A

Class C

Class N

Class T*

Class Y

Loomis Sayles Core Plus Bond Fund

NEFRX

NECRX

NERNX

LCPTX

NERYX

Loomis Sayles Credit Income Fund

LOCAX

LOCCX

LOCNX

LOCYX

Loomis Sayles Global Allocation Fund

LGMAX

LGMCX

LGMNX

LGMTX

LSWWX

Loomis Sayles Growth Fund

LGRRX

LGRCX

LGRNX

LGRTX

LSGRX

Loomis Sayles Intermediate Duration Bond Fund

LSDRX

LSCDX

LSDNX

LSDTX

LSDIX

Loomis Sayles Limited Term Government and Agency Fund

NEFLX

NECLX

LGANX

LGATX

NELYX

* Class T shares of the Funds are not currently available for purchase.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has not approved or disapproved any Fund’s shares or determined whether this Prospectus is truthful or complete. Any representation to the contrary is a crime.


 


 

Table of Contents 

Fund Summary

1

Loomis Sayles Core Plus Bond Fund

1

Loomis Sayles Credit Income Fund

8

Loomis Sayles Global Allocation Fund

15

Loomis Sayles Growth Fund

22

Loomis Sayles Intermediate Duration Bond Fund

28

Loomis Sayles Limited Term Government and Agency Fund

35

Investment Goals, Strategies and Risks

41

More About Goals and Strategies

41

Loomis Sayles Core Plus Bond Fund

41

Loomis Sayles Credit Income Fund

42

Loomis Sayles Global Allocation Fund

42

Loomis Sayles Growth Fund

43

Loomis Sayles Intermediate Duration Bond Fund

44

Loomis Sayles Limited Term Government and Agency Fund

45

All Funds

45

More About Risks

47

Management Team

53

Meet the Funds' Investment Adviser

53

Meet the Funds' Portfolio Managers

54

Additional Information

55

Fund Services

55

Investing in the Funds

55

How Sales Charges Are Calculated

56

Compensation to Securities Dealers

60

How to Purchase Shares

60

How to Redeem Shares

62

Exchanging or Converting Shares

64

Restrictions on Buying, Selling and Exchanging Shares

64

Self-Servicing Your Account

66

Restructuring and Liquidations

66

How Fund Shares Are Priced

66

Dividends and Distributions

68

Tax Consequences

69

Additional Investor Services

70

Prior Related Performance of Similarly Managed Accounts

72

Financial Performance

73

Appendix A - Financial Intermediary Specific Sales Load Waivers

A-1

Appendix B - Financial Intermediary Specific Commissions & Investment Minimum Waivers

B-1

Appendix C - Additional Index Information

C-1


 


 

Fund Summary 


 

Loomis Sayles Core Plus Bond Fund

Investment Goal

The Fund seeks high total investment return through a combination of current income and capital appreciation.

Fund Fees & Expenses

The following table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold, and sell shares of the Fund. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in this table. You may qualify for sales charge discounts if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $100,000 in the Natixis Funds Complex. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial professional and in the section “How Sales Charges Are Calculated” on page 56 of the Prospectus, in Appendix A to the Prospectus and on page 114  in the section “Reduced Sales Charges” of the Statement of Additional Information (“SAI”).

Shareholder Fees

(fees paid directly from your investment)

Class A

Class C

Class N

Class T

Class Y

Maximum sales charge (load) imposed on purchases (as a percentage of offering price)

4.25%
None
None
2.50%
None

Maximum deferred sales charge (load) (as a percentage of original purchase price or redemption proceeds, as applicable)

None
*
1.00%
None
None
None

Redemption fees

None
None
None
None
None
* A 1.00% contingent deferred sales charge (“CDSC”) may apply to certain purchases of Class A shares of $1,000,000 or more that are redeemed within eighteen months of the date of purchase.

Annual Fund Operating Expenses

(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

Class A

Class C

Class N

Class T

Class Y

Management fees

0.32%
0.32%
0.32%
0.32%
0.32%

Distribution and/or service (12b-1) fees

0.25%
1.00%
0.00%
0.25%
0.00%

Other expenses

0.17%
0.17%
0.06%
0.17%
1
0.17%

Total annual fund operating expenses

0.74%
1.49%
0.38%
0.74%
0.49%

Fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement2

0.00%
0.00%
0.00%
0.00%
0.00%

Total annual fund operating expenses after fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement

0.74%
1.49%
0.38%
0.74%
0.49%
1 Other expenses for Class T shares are estimated for the current fiscal year.
2 Loomis, Sayles & Company, L.P. (“Loomis Sayles” or the “Adviser”) and Natixis Advisors, LLC (“Natixis Advisors”), the Fund’s advisory administrator, have given a binding contractual undertaking to the Fund to limit the amount of the Fund’s total annual fund operating expenses to 0.74%, 1.49%, 0.44%, 0.74% and 0.49% of the Fund’s average daily net assets for Class A, C, N, T and Y shares, respectively, exclusive of acquired fund fees and expenses, brokerage expenses, interest expense, taxes, and organizational and extraordinary expenses, such as litigation and indemnification expenses. This undertaking is in effect through January 31, 2024 and may be terminated before then only with the consent of the Fund’s Board of Trustees. The Adviser will be permitted to recover, on a class-by-class basis, management fees waived and/or expenses reimbursed to the extent that expenses in later periods fall below both (1) the class’ applicable expense limitation at the time such amounts were waived/reimbursed and (2) the class’ current applicable expense limitation. The Fund will not be obligated to repay any such waived/reimbursed fees and expenses more than one year after the end of the fiscal year in which the fees or expenses were waived/reimbursed.

Example

This example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods (except where indicated). The example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund’s operating expenses remain the same. The example for Class C shares for the ten-year period reflects the conversion to Class A shares after eight years. The example does not take into account brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries that you may pay on your purchases and sales of shares of the Fund. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

If shares are redeemed:

1 year

3 years

5 years

10 years

Class A

$

497

$

651

$

819

$

1,304

Class C

$

252

$

471

$

813

$

1,576

Class N

$

39

$

122

$

213

$

480


 

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If shares are redeemed:

1 year

3 years

5 years

10 years

Class T

$

324

$

481

$

651

$

1,145

Class Y

$

50

$

157

$

274

$

616

If shares are not redeemed:

1 year

3 years

5 years

10 years

Class C

$

152

$

471

$

813

$

1,576

Portfolio Turnover

The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes for you if your Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the example, affect the Fund’s performance. During its most recently ended fiscal year, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 280% of the average value of its portfolio. 

Investments, Risks and Performance

Principal Investment Strategies

Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings made for investment purposes) in bonds, which include debt securities of any maturity. In addition, the Fund will invest at least 65% of its net assets in investment grade securities. “Investment grade” securities are those securities that are rated in one of the top four ratings categories at the time of purchase by at least one of the three major ratings agencies (Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. (“Moody’s”), Fitch Investors Services, Inc. (“Fitch”) or S&P Global Ratings (“S&P”)), or, if unrated, are determined by the Adviser to be of comparable quality. For purposes of this restriction, investment grade securities also include cash and cash equivalent securities. The Fund will generally seek to maintain an effective duration of +/- 2 years relative to the Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index. Duration is a measure of the expected life of a fixed-income security that is used to determine the sensitivity of a security’s price to changes in interest rates. A fund with a longer average portfolio duration will be more sensitive to changes in interest rates than a fund with a shorter average portfolio duration. By way of example, the price of a bond fund with an average duration of five years would be expected to fall approximately 5% if interest rates rose by one percentage point. While the effective duration for the Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index fluctuates, as of December 31, 2022, the effective duration was approximately 6.14 years. The Fund may also invest up to 20% of its assets, at the time of purchase, in bonds rated below investment grade (i.e., none of the three major ratings agencies (Moody’s, Fitch or S&P) have rated the securities in one of their top four ratings categories) (commonly known as “junk bonds”), or, if unrated, securities determined by the Adviser to be of comparable quality, and up to 10% of its assets in non-U.S. dollar-denominated securities. There is no minimum rating for the securities in which the Fund may invest.

The Fund’s investments may include securities issued by U.S. and non-U.S. corporations and governments, securities issued by supranational entities, U.S. government-sponsored agency debenture and pass-through securities, commercial mortgage-backed and other asset-backed securities and inflation-linked securities.

The portfolio management team seeks to build and manage a portfolio that will perform well on a benchmark-relative and, secondarily, on an absolute basis in the market environment it anticipates over the short to intermediate term. The primary factors for broad sector positioning are the Adviser’s expected performance of sectors in the benchmark and the incremental performance or diversification benefits the Fund’s portfolio managers anticipate from opportunistic allocations to securities that are not included in the Fund’s benchmark. In addition, the Fund’s portfolio managers will look at individual security selection, position size and overall duration contribution to the portfolio.

Purchase and sale considerations also include overall portfolio yield, interest rate sensitivity across different maturities held, fixed-income sector fundamentals and outlook, technical supply/demand factors, credit risk, cash flow variability, security optionality and structure, as well as potential currency and liquidity risk. The Adviser also considers economic factors. Individual securities are assessed on a risk/return basis, both on a benchmark-relative and on an absolute return basis, and on their fit within the overall portfolio strategy.

Specifically, the Adviser follows a total return-oriented investment approach and considers broad sector allocation, quality and liquidity bias, yield curve positioning and duration in selecting securities for the Fund. The Fund’s portfolio managers consider economic and market conditions as well as issuer-specific data, such as fixed-charge coverage, the relationship between cash flows and debt service obligations, the experience and perceived strength of management or security structure, price responsiveness of the security to interest rate changes, earnings prospects, debt as a percentage of assets, borrowing requirements, debt maturity schedules and liquidation value.

In selecting investments for the Fund, the Adviser’s research analysts and sector teams work closely with the Fund’s portfolio managers to develop an outlook for the economy from research produced by various financial firms and specific forecasting services or from economic data released by U.S. and foreign governments, as well as the Federal Reserve Bank. The analysts conduct a thorough review of individual securities to identify what they consider attractive values in the high quality bond market through the use of quantitative tools such as internal and external computer systems and software. The Adviser continuously monitors an issuer’s creditworthiness or cash flow stability to assess whether the obligation remains an appropriate investment for the Fund. It may relax its emphasis on quality with respect to a given security if it believes that the issuer’s financial outlook is promising. This may create an opportunity


 

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for higher returns. The Adviser seeks to balance opportunities for yield and price performance by combining macro economic analysis with individual security selection. Fund holdings are generally diversified across sectors and industry groups such as utilities or telecommunications, which tend to move independently of the ebbs and flows in economic growth.

In connection with its principal investment strategies, the Fund may also invest in securities issued pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933 (“Rule 144A securities”), structured notes, collateralized loan obligations, foreign securities, including those in emerging markets, mortgage-related securities, including mortgage dollar rolls, futures and swaps (including credit default swaps). The Fund may use such derivatives for hedging or investment purposes. Except as provided above or as required by applicable law, the Fund is not limited in the percentage of its assets that it may invest in these instruments.

The Fund may engage in active and frequent trading of securities and other instruments. Effects of frequent trading may include high transaction costs, which may lower the Fund’s returns, and realization of short-term capital gains, distributions of which are taxable to shareholders who are individuals as ordinary income. Trading costs and tax effects associated with frequent trading may adversely affect the Fund’s performance.

Principal Investment Risks

The principal risks of investing in the Fund are summarized below. The Fund does not represent a complete investment program. You may lose money by investing in the Fund. 

Fund shares are not bank deposits and are not guaranteed, endorsed or insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency, and are subject to investment risks, including possible loss of the principal invested.

The significance of any specific risk to an investment in the Fund will vary over time, depending on the composition of the Fund’s portfolio, market conditions, and other factors. You should read all of the risk information presented below carefully, because any one or more of these risks may result in losses to the Fund.

Interest Rate Risk: Interest rate risk is the risk that the value of the Fund’s investments will fall if interest rates rise. Generally, the value of fixed-income securities rises when prevailing interest rates fall and falls when interest rates rise.  Interest rate risk generally is greater for funds that invest in fixed-income securities with relatively longer durations than for funds that invest in fixed-income securities with shorter durations. In addition, an economic downturn or period of rising interest rates could adversely affect the market for these securities and reduce the Fund’s ability to sell them, negatively impacting the performance of the Fund. Potential future changes in government and/or central bank monetary policy and action may also affect the level of interest rates. Recently, there have been inflationary price movements, which have caused the fixed income securities markets to experience heightened levels of interest volatility and liquidity risk. The risks associated with rising interest rates may be particularly acute because of recent monetary policy measures.

Currency Risk: Fluctuations in the exchange rates between different currencies may negatively affect an investment. The Fund may be subject to currency risk because it may invest in currency-related instruments and may invest in securities or other instruments denominated in, or that generate income denominated in, foreign currencies. The Fund may elect not to hedge currency risk, or may hedge such risk imperfectly, which may cause the Fund to incur losses that would not have been incurred had the risk been hedged. 

Below Investment Grade Fixed-Income Securities Risk: The Fund’s investments in below investment grade fixed-income securities, also known as “junk bonds,” may be subject to greater risks than other fixed-income securities, including being subject to greater levels of interest rate risk, credit/counterparty risk (including a greater risk of default) and liquidity risk. The ability of the issuer to make principal and interest payments is predominantly speculative for below investment grade fixed-income securities.

Credit/Counterparty Risk: Credit/counterparty risk is the risk that the issuer or guarantor of a fixed-income security, or the counterparty to a derivative or other transaction, will be unable or unwilling to make timely payments of interest or principal or to otherwise honor its obligations. As a result, the Fund may sustain losses or be unable or delayed in its ability to realize gains. The Fund will be subject to credit/counterparty risk with respect to the counterparties to its derivatives transactions. This risk will be heightened to the extent the Fund enters into derivative transactions with a single counterparty (or affiliated counterparties that are part of the same organization), causing the Fund to have significant exposure to such counterparty. Many of the protections afforded to participants on organized exchanges and clearing houses, such as the performance guarantee given by a central clearing house, are not available in connection with over-the-counter (“OTC”) derivatives transactions, such as foreign currency transactions. For centrally cleared derivatives, such as cleared swaps, futures and many options, the primary credit/counterparty risk is the creditworthiness of the Fund’s clearing broker and the central clearing house itself. 

Mortgage-Related and Asset-Backed Securities Risk: In addition to the risks associated with investments in fixed-income securities generally (for example, credit, liquidity, inflation and valuation risk), mortgage-related and asset-backed securities are subject to the risks of the mortgages and assets underlying the securities as well as prepayment risk, the risk that the securities may be prepaid and result in the reinvestment of the prepaid amounts in securities with lower yields than the prepaid obligations. Conversely, there is a risk that a rise in interest rates will extend the life of a mortgage-related or asset-backed security beyond the expected prepayment time, typically reducing the security’s value, which is called extension risk. The Fund also may incur a loss when there is a prepayment of securities that were purchased at a premium. The Fund’s investments in other asset-backed securities are subject to risks similar to those associated with mortgage-related securities, as well as additional risks associated with the nature of the assets and the servicing of those assets.


 

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Cybersecurity and Technology Risk: The Fund, its service providers, and other market participants increasingly depend on complex information technology and communications systems, which are subject to a number of different threats and risks that could adversely affect the Fund and its shareholders. Cybersecurity and other operational and technology issues may result in financial losses to the Fund and its shareholders.

Derivatives Risk: Derivative instruments (such as those in which the Fund may invest, including forward currency contracts, structured notes, futures and swaps (including credit default swaps)) are subject to changes in the value of the underlying assets or indices on which such instruments are based. There is no guarantee that the use of derivatives will be effective or that suitable transactions will be available. Even a small investment in derivatives may give rise to leverage risk and can have a significant impact on the Fund’s exposure to securities market values, interest rates or currency exchange rates. It is possible that the Fund’s liquid assets may be insufficient to support its obligations under its derivatives positions. The use of derivatives for other than hedging purposes may be considered a speculative activity, and involves greater risks than are involved in hedging. The use of derivatives may cause the Fund to incur losses greater than those that would have occurred had derivatives not been used. The Fund’s use of derivatives involves other risks, such as credit/counterparty risk relating to the other party to a derivative contract (which is greater for forward currency contracts, uncleared swaps and other OTC derivatives), the risk of difficulties in pricing and valuation, the risk that changes in the value of a derivative may not correlate as expected with changes in the value of relevant assets, rates or indices, liquidity risk, allocation risk and the risk of losing more than the initial margin (if any) required to initiate derivatives positions. There is also the risk that the Fund may be unable to terminate or sell a derivative position at an advantageous time or price. The Fund’s derivative counterparties may experience financial difficulties or otherwise be unwilling or unable to honor their obligations, possibly resulting in losses to the Fund.

Emerging Markets Risk: In addition to the risks of investing in foreign investments generally, emerging markets investments are subject to greater risks arising from political or economic instability, war, nationalization or confiscatory taxation, currency exchange or repatriation restrictions, sanctions by other countries (such as the United States or the European Union, new or inconsistent government treatment of or restrictions on issuers and instruments,) and an issuer’s unwillingness or inability to make dividend, principal or interest payments on its securities. Emerging markets companies may be smaller and have shorter operating histories than companies in developed markets.

Foreign Securities Risk: Investments in foreign securities may be subject to greater political, economic, environmental, credit/counterparty and information risks. The Fund’s investments in foreign securities also are subject to foreign currency fluctuations and other foreign currency-related risks. Foreign securities may be subject to higher volatility than U.S. securities, varying degrees of regulation and limited liquidity.

Inflation/Deflation Risk: Inflation risk is the risk that the value of assets or income from investments will be worth less in the future as inflation decreases the present value of future payments. As inflation increases, the real value of the Fund’s portfolio could decline. Inflation rates may change frequently and drastically. The Fund’s investments may not keep pace with inflation, which may result in losses to the Fund’s investors.  Recently, inflation rates in the United States and elsewhere have been increasing. There can be no assurance that this trend will not continue or that efforts to slow or reverse inflation will not harm the economy and asset values. Deflation risk is the risk that prices throughout the economy decline over time - the opposite of inflation. Deflation may have an adverse effect on the creditworthiness of issuers and may make issuer default more likely, which may result in a decline in the value of the Fund’s portfolio. 

Leverage Risk: Leverage is the risk associated with securities or investment practices (e.g., borrowing and the use of certain derivatives) that multiply small index, market or asset-price movements into larger changes in value. The use of leverage increases the impact of gains and losses on the Fund’s returns, and may lead to significant losses if investments are not successful.

Liquidity Risk: Liquidity risk is the risk that the Fund may be unable to find a buyer for its investments when it seeks to sell them or to receive the price it expects. Decreases in the number of financial institutions willing to make markets in the Fund’s investments or in their capacity or willingness to transact may increase the Fund’s exposure to this risk. Events that may lead to increased redemptions, such as market disruptions or increases in interest rates, may also negatively impact the liquidity of the Fund’s investments when it needs to dispose of them. If the Fund is forced to sell its investments at an unfavorable time and/or under adverse conditions in order to meet redemption requests, such sales could negatively affect the Fund. During times of market turmoil, there may be no buyers or sellers for securities in certain asset classes. Securities acquired in a private placement, such as Rule 144A securities, are generally subject to significant liquidity risk because they are subject to strict restrictions on resale and there may be no liquid secondary market or ready purchaser for such securities. In other circumstances, liquid investments may become illiquid.  Derivatives, and particularly OTC derivatives, are generally subject to liquidity risk as well. Liquidity issues may also make it difficult to value the Fund’s investments. The Fund may invest in liquid investments that become illiquid due to financial distress, or geopolitical events such as sanctions, trading halts or wars.

Management Risk: A strategy used by the Fund’s portfolio managers may fail to produce the intended result. 

Market/Issuer Risk: The market value of the Fund’s investments will move up and down, sometimes rapidly and unpredictably, based upon overall market and economic conditions, as well as a number of reasons that directly relate to the issuers of the Fund’s investments, such as management performance, financial condition and demand for the issuers’ goods and services.

Risk/Return Bar Chart and Table

The bar chart and table shown below provide some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund’s performance from year-to-year and by showing how the Fund’s average annual returns for the one-year, five-year, ten-year and life-of-class periods (as applicable) compare to those of a broad measure of market performance.  Class C shares will automatically convert to Class A shares after eight years. The Fund’s past performance (before and after taxes) does not necessarily indicate how the Fund will perform in the future. Updated performance information is available online at im.natixis.com and/or by calling the Fund toll-free at 800-225-5478.


 

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The chart does not reflect any sales charge that you may be required to pay when you buy or redeem the Fund’s shares. A sales charge will reduce your return.

Total Returns for Class Y Shares

Highest Quarterly Return:
Second Quarter 2020, 5.25%

Lowest Quarterly Return: Second Quarter 2022, -5.97%

Average Annual Total Returns

(for the periods ended December 31, 2022)

Past 1 Year

Past 5 Years

Past 10 Years

Life of Class N
(2/1/13)

Class Y - Return Before Taxes

-12.75%
0.58%
1.70%

-

Return After Taxes on Distributions

-13.88%
-0.69%
0.31%

-

Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares

-7.53%
-0.04%
0.71%

-

Class A - Return Before Taxes

-16.66%
-0.51%
1.01%

-

Class C - Return Before Taxes

-14.45%
-0.42%
0.84%

-

Class N - Return Before Taxes

-12.65%
0.69%
-

1.81%

Class T - Return Before Taxes

-15.09%
-0.15%
1.20%

-

Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index

-13.01%
0.02%
1.06%

1.14%

The Fund did not have Class T shares outstanding during the periods shown above. The returns of Class T shares would have been substantially similar to the returns of the Fund’s other share classes because they would have been invested in the same portfolio of securities and would only differ to the extent the other share classes did not have the same expenses. Performance of Class T shares shown above is that of Class A shares, which have the same expenses as Class T shares, restated to reflect the different sales load applicable to Class T shares.

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor’s tax situation and may differ from those shown. After-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their shares through tax-advantaged arrangements, such as 401(k) plans, qualified plans, education savings accounts, such as 529 plans, or individual retirement accounts. The after-tax returns are shown for only one class of the Fund. After-tax returns for the other classes of the Fund will vary. Index performance reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or taxes. The Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares for the 1-year period exceeds the Return Before Taxes due to an assumed tax benefit from losses on a sale of Fund shares at the end of the measurement period.

Management

Investment Adviser

Loomis Sayles

Portfolio Managers

Lead Portfolio Managers

Peter W. Palfrey, CFA®, Vice President of the Adviser, has served as co-lead portfolio manager of the Fund since 1996.

Richard G. Raczkowski, Executive Vice President and Director of the Adviser, has served as co-lead portfolio manager of the Fund since 1999.

Agency MBS Portfolio Managers

Ian Anderson, Vice President of the Adviser, has served as co-agency MBS portfolio manager of the Fund since 2020. 

Barath W. Sankaran, CFA®, Vice President of the Adviser, has served as co-agency MBS portfolio manager of the Fund since 2020.


 

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Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares

Class A and C Shares

The following chart shows the investment minimums for various types of accounts:

Type of Account

Minimum Initial Purchase

Minimum Subsequent Purchase

Any account other than those listed below

$

2,500

$

50

For shareholders participating in Natixis Funds’ Investment Builder Program

$

1,000

$

50

For Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, Rollover IRA, SEP-IRA and Keogh plans using the Natixis Funds’ prototype document (direct accounts, not held through intermediary)

$

1,000

$

50

Coverdell Education Savings Accounts using the Natixis Funds’ prototype document (direct accounts, not held through intermediary)

$

500

$

50

There is no initial or subsequent investment minimum for:

Fee Based Programs (such as wrap accounts) where an advisory fee is paid to the broker-dealer or other financial intermediary. Please consult your financial representative to determine if your fee based program is subject to additional or different conditions or fees.

 

Certain Retirement Plans. Please consult your retirement plan administrator to determine if your retirement plan is subject to additional or different conditions or fees imposed by the plan administrator.

 

Clients of a Registered Investment Adviser where the Registered Investment Adviser receives an advisory, management or consulting fee.
 

The minimum investment requirements for Class A shares may be waived or lowered for investments effected through certain financial intermediaries that have entered into special arrangements with Natixis Distribution, LLC (the “Distributor”). Consult your financial intermediary for additional information regarding the minimum investment requirement applicable to your investment.

Class N Shares

Class N shares of the Fund are subject to a $1,000,000 initial investment minimum. This minimum applies to Fee Based Programs and accounts (such as wrap accounts) where an advisory fee is paid to the broker-dealer or other financial intermediary. There is no subsequent investment minimum for these shares. There is no initial investment minimum for:

Certain Retirement Plans. Please consult your retirement plan administrator to determine if your retirement plan is subject to additional or different conditions or fees imposed by the plan administrator.

 

Sub-accounts held within an omnibus account, where the omnibus account has at least $1,000,000.

 

Funds of funds that are distributed by the Distributor.
 

In its sole discretion, the Distributor may waive the investment minimum requirement for accounts as to which the Distributor reasonably believes will have enough assets to exceed the investment minimum requirement within a relatively short period of time following the establishment date of such accounts in Class N. The Distributor and the Fund, at any time, reserve the right to liquidate these accounts or any other account that does not meet the eligibility requirements of this class.

Class T Shares

Class T shares of the Fund are not currently available for purchase.

Class T shares of the Fund may only be purchased by investors who are investing through an authorized third party, such as a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary, that has entered into a selling agreement with the Distributor. Investors may not hold Class T shares directly with the Fund. Class T shares are subject to a minimum initial investment of $2,500 and a minimum subsequent investment of $50.  Not all financial intermediaries make Class T shares available to their clients.

Class Y Shares

Class Y shares of the Fund are generally subject to a minimum initial investment of $100,000 and a minimum subsequent investment of $50, except there is no minimum initial or subsequent investment for:

Fee Based Programs (such as wrap accounts) where an advisory fee is paid to the broker-dealer or other financial intermediary. Please consult your financial representative to determine if your fee based program is subject to additional or different conditions or fees.

 

Certain Retirement Plans. Please consult your retirement plan administrator to determine if your retirement plan is subject to additional or different conditions or fees imposed by the plan administrator.

 

Certain Individual Retirement Accounts if the amounts invested represent rollover distributions from investments by any of the retirement plans invested in the Fund.

 

Clients of a Registered Investment Adviser where the Registered Investment Adviser receives an advisory, management or consulting fee.

 

Fund Trustees, former Fund trustees, employees of affiliates of the Natixis Funds and other individuals who are affiliated with any Natixis Fund (this also
 


 

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applies to any spouse, parents, children, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren and in-laws of those mentioned) and Natixis affiliate employee benefit plans.
 

At the discretion of Natixis Advisors, clients of Natixis Advisors and its affiliates may purchase Class Y shares of the Fund below the stated minimums.

Due to operational limitations at your financial intermediary, certain fee based programs, retirement plans, individual retirement accounts and accounts of registered investment advisers may be subject to the investment minimums described above.

The Fund’s shares are available for purchase and are redeemable on any business day through your investment dealer, directly from the Fund by writing to the Fund at Natixis Funds, P.O. Box 219579, Kansas City, MO 64121-9579, by exchange, by wire, by internet at im.natixis.com (certain restrictions may apply), through the Automated Clearing House system, or, in the case of redemptions, by telephone at 800-225-5478 or by the Systematic Withdrawal Plan. 

Tax Information

Fund distributions are generally taxable to you as ordinary income or capital gains, except for distributions to retirement plans and other investors that qualify for tax-advantaged treatment under U.S. federal income tax law generally. Investments in such tax-advantaged plans will generally be taxed only upon withdrawal of monies from the tax-advantaged arrangement.

Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries

If you purchase shares of the Fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Fund and its related companies may pay the intermediary for the sale of the Fund shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your salesperson to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your salesperson or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.


 

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Loomis Sayles Credit Income Fund

Investment Goal

The Fund seeks high current income with a secondary objective of capital growth.

Fund Fees & Expenses

The following table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold, and sell shares of the Fund. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in this table. You may qualify for sales charge discounts if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $100,000 in the Natixis Funds Complex. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial professional and in the section “How Sales Charges Are Calculated” on page 56  of the Prospectus, in Appendix A to the Prospectus and on page 114  in the section “Reduced Sales Charges” of the Statement of Additional Information (“SAI”).

Shareholder Fees

(fees paid directly from your investment)

Class A

Class C

Class N

Class Y

Maximum sales charge (load) imposed on purchases (as a percentage of offering price)

4.25%
None
None
None

Maximum deferred sales charge (load) (as a percentage of original purchase price or redemption proceeds, as applicable)

None
*
1.00%
None
None

Redemption fees

None
None
None
None
* A 1.00% contingent deferred sales charge (“CDSC”) may apply to certain purchases of Class A shares of $1,000,000 or more that are redeemed within eighteen months of the date of purchase.

Annual Fund Operating Expenses

(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

Class A

Class C

Class N

Class Y

Management fees

0.42%
0.42%
0.42%
0.42%

Distribution and/or service (12b-1) fees

0.25%
1.00%
0.00%
0.00%

Other expenses

2.70%
2.76%
0.88%
2.70%

Total annual fund operating expenses

3.37%
4.18%
1.30%
3.12%

Fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement1,2

2.55%
2.61%
0.78%
2.55%

Total annual fund operating expenses after fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement

0.82%
1.57%
0.52%
0.57%
1 Loomis, Sayles & Company, L.P. (“Loomis Sayles” or the “Adviser”) has given a binding contractual undertaking to the Fund to limit the amount of the Fund’s total annual fund operating expenses to 0.82%, 1.57%, 0.52% and 0.57% of the Fund’s average daily net assets for Class A, C, N and Y shares, respectively, exclusive of brokerage expenses, interest expense, taxes, acquired fund fees and expenses, organizational and extraordinary expenses, such as litigation and indemnification expenses. This undertaking is in effect through January 31, 2024 and may be terminated before then only with the consent of the Fund’s Board of Trustees. The Adviser will be permitted to recover, on a class-by-class basis, management fees waived and/or expenses reimbursed to the extent that expenses in later periods fall below both (1) the class’ applicable expense limitation at the time such amounts were waived/reimbursed and (2) the class’ current applicable expense limitation. The Fund will not be obligated to repay any such waived/reimbursed fees and expenses more than one year after the end of the fiscal year in which the fees or expenses were waived/reimbursed.
2 Natixis Advisors, LLC (“Natixis Advisors”) has given a binding contractual undertaking to the Fund to reimburse any and all transfer agency expenses for Class N shares. This undertaking is in effect through January 31, 2024 and may be terminated before then only with the consent of the Fund’s Board of Trustees.

Example

This example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods (except where indicated). The example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund’s operating expenses remain the same, except that the example is based on the Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement assuming that such waiver and/or reimbursement will only be in place through the date noted above and on the Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses for the remaining periods. The example for Class C shares for the ten-year period reflects the conversion to Class A shares after eight years. The example does not take into account brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries that you may pay on your purchases and sales of shares of the Fund. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

If shares are redeemed:

1 year

3 years

5 years

10 years

Class A

$

505

$

1,188

$

1,894

$

3,762

Class C

$

260

$

1,031

$

1,918

$

4,024


 

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If shares are redeemed:

1 year

3 years

5 years

10 years

Class N

$

53

$

335

$

638

$

1,499

Class Y

$

58

$

722

$

1,411

$

3,251

If shares are not redeemed:

1 year

3 years

5 years

10 years

Class C

$

160

$

1,031

$

1,918

$

4,024

Portfolio Turnover

The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes for you if your Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the example, affect the Fund’s performance. During its most recently ended fiscal year, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 21% of the average value of its portfolio. 

Investments, Risks and Performance

Principal Investment Strategies

Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings made for investment purposes) in fixed-income securities (for example, bonds and other investments that Loomis Sayles believes have similar economic characteristics, such as notes, debentures and loans).

The Fund will primarily invest in investment-grade-fixed-income securities. The Fund may also invest up to 35% of its assets in below investment-grade fixed-income securities (commonly known as “junk bonds”). Below investment-grade fixed-income securities are rated below investment-grade quality (i.e., none of the three major rating agencies (Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., Fitch Investor Services, Inc. or S&P Global Ratings) have rated the securities in one of their respective top four ratings categories). The Fund’s fixed-income securities investments may include unrated securities (securities that are not rated by a rating agency) if Loomis Sayles determines that the securities are of comparable quality to rated securities that the Fund may purchase. There is no minimum rating for the securities in which the Fund may invest. The Fund may invest in fixed-income securities of any maturity. The Fund may invest in securities of any duration.

The Fund will primarily invest in fixed-income securities of domestic and foreign corporate issuers. The Fund may invest up to 30% of its assets in foreign securities, including emerging markets securities. Although certain securities purchased by the Fund may be issued by domestic companies incorporated outside of the United States, Loomis Sayles does not consider these securities to be foreign if the issuer is included in the U.S. fixed-income indices published by Bloomberg. The Fund will only invest in U.S. dollar denominated securities.

In deciding which securities to buy and sell, Loomis Sayles may consider a number of factors related to the bond issue and the current bond market, including, for example, the financial strength of the issuer, current interest rates, current valuations and Loomis Sayles’ expectations regarding general trends in interest rates. Loomis Sayles will also consider how purchasing or selling a bond would impact the overall portfolio’s risk profile (for example, its sensitivity to interest rate risk and sector-specific risk) and potential return (income and capital gains).

Three themes typically drive the Fund’s investment approach. First, Loomis Sayles generally seeks fixed-income securities that are attractively valued relative to the Loomis Sayles’ credit research team’s assessment of credit risk. This includes seeking to capture credit improvement situations based on forward-looking proprietary research. The broad coverage combined with the objective of identifying attractive investment opportunities makes this an important component of the investment approach. Second, the Fund may invest significantly in securities the prices of which Loomis Sayles believes are more sensitive to events related to the underlying issuer than to changes in general interest rates or overall market default rates. These securities may not have a direct correlation with changes in interest rates, thus helping to manage interest rate risk and to offer diversified sources for return. Third, Loomis Sayles analyzes different sectors of the economy and differences in the yields (“spreads”) of various fixed-income securities (U.S. government securities, investment-grade securities, securitized assets, high-yield securities, emerging market securities, non-U.S. sovereigns and credits, convertible securities, bank loans and municipal securities) in an effort to find securities that it believes may produce attractive returns for the Fund in comparison to their risk.

The Fund may also invest in U.S. government securities, bank loans, collateralized loan obligations, convertible securities and securities issued pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933 (“Rule 144A securities”). The Fund may also invest in futures, forward contracts and swaps (including credit default swaps) for hedging and investment purposes.

Principal Investment Risks

The principal risks of investing in the Fund are summarized below. The Fund does not represent a complete investment program. You may lose money by investing in the Fund. 

Fund shares are not bank deposits and are not guaranteed, endorsed or insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency, and are subject to investment risks, including possible loss of the principal invested.


 

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The significance of any specific risk to an investment in the Fund will vary over time, depending on the composition of the Fund’s portfolio, market conditions, and other factors. You should read all of the risk information presented below carefully, because any one or more of these risks may result in losses to the Fund.

Credit/Counterparty Risk: Credit/counterparty risk is the risk that the issuer or guarantor of a fixed-income security, or the counterparty to a derivative or other transaction, will be unable or unwilling to make timely payments of interest or principal or to otherwise honor its obligations. As a result, the Fund may sustain losses or be unable or delayed in its ability to realize gains. The Fund will be subject to credit/counterparty risk with respect to the counterparties to its derivatives transactions. This risk will be heightened to the extent the Fund enters into derivative transactions with a single counterparty (or affiliated counterparties that are part of the same organization), causing the Fund to have significant exposure to such counterparty. Many of the protections afforded to participants on organized exchanges and clearing houses, such as the performance guarantee given by a central clearing house, are not available in connection with over-the-counter (“OTC”) derivatives transactions, such as foreign currency transactions. For centrally cleared derivatives, such as cleared swaps, futures and many options, the primary credit/counterparty risk is the creditworthiness of the Fund’s clearing broker and the central clearing house itself. 

Interest Rate Risk: Interest rate risk is the risk that the value of the Fund’s investments will fall if interest rates rise. Generally, the value of fixed-income securities rises when prevailing interest rates fall and falls when interest rates rise.  Interest rate risk generally is greater for funds that invest in fixed-income securities with relatively longer durations than for funds that invest in fixed-income securities with shorter durations. In addition, an economic downturn or period of rising interest rates could adversely affect the market for these securities and reduce the Fund’s ability to sell them, negatively impacting the performance of the Fund. Potential future changes in government and/or central bank monetary policy and action may also affect the level of interest rates. Recently, there have been inflationary price movements, which have caused the fixed income securities markets to experience heightened levels of interest volatility and liquidity risk. The risks associated with rising interest rates may be particularly acute because of recent monetary policy measures.

Below Investment Grade Fixed-Income Securities Risk: The Fund’s investments in below investment grade fixed-income securities, also known as “junk bonds,” may be subject to greater risks than other fixed-income securities, including being subject to greater levels of interest rate risk, credit/counterparty risk (including a greater risk of default) and liquidity risk. The ability of the issuer to make principal and interest payments is predominantly speculative for below investment grade fixed-income securities.

Market/Issuer Risk: The market value of the Fund’s investments will move up and down, sometimes rapidly and unpredictably, based upon overall market and economic conditions, as well as a number of reasons that directly relate to the issuers of the Fund’s investments, such as management performance, financial condition and demand for the issuers’ goods and services.

Large Investor Risk: Ownership of shares of the Fund may be concentrated in one or a few large investors. Such investors may redeem shares in large quantities or on a frequent basis. Redemptions by a large investor can affect the performance of the Fund, may increase realized capital gains, including short-term capital gains taxable as ordinary income, may accelerate the realization of taxable income to shareholders and may increase transaction costs. These transactions potentially limit the use of any capital loss carryforwards and certain other losses to offset future realized capital gains (if any). Such transactions may also increase the Fund’s expenses.

Leverage Risk: Leverage is the risk associated with securities or investment practices (e.g., borrowing and the use of certain derivatives) that multiply small index, market or asset-price movements into larger changes in value. The use of leverage increases the impact of gains and losses on the Fund’s returns, and may lead to significant losses if investments are not successful.

Liquidity Risk: Liquidity risk is the risk that the Fund may be unable to find a buyer for its investments when it seeks to sell them or to receive the price it expects. Decreases in the number of financial institutions willing to make markets in the Fund’s investments or in their capacity or willingness to transact may increase the Fund’s exposure to this risk. Events that may lead to increased redemptions, such as market disruptions or increases in interest rates, may also negatively impact the liquidity of the Fund’s investments when it needs to dispose of them. If the Fund is forced to sell its investments at an unfavorable time and/or under adverse conditions in order to meet redemption requests, such sales could negatively affect the Fund. During times of market turmoil, there may be no buyers or sellers for securities in certain asset classes. Securities acquired in a private placement, such as Rule 144A securities, are generally subject to significant liquidity risk because they are subject to strict restrictions on resale and there may be no liquid secondary market or ready purchaser for such securities. In other circumstances, liquid investments may become illiquid.  Derivatives, and particularly OTC derivatives, are generally subject to liquidity risk as well. Liquidity issues may also make it difficult to value the Fund’s investments. The Fund may invest in liquid investments that become illiquid due to financial distress, or geopolitical events such as sanctions, trading halts or wars.

Collateralized Loan Obligation (“CLO”) Risk: Investments in CLOs involve risks in addition to the risks associated with investments in debt obligations and other fixed-income securities such as credit risk, interest rate risk, liquidity risk and market/issuer risk. The degree of such risk will generally correspond to the type of underlying assets and the specific tranche in which the Fund is invested. A CLO’s performance is linked to the expertise of the CLO manager and its ability to manage the CLO’s portfolio. Changes in the regulation of CLOs may adversely affect the value of the CLO investments held by the Fund. The tranche of the CLO held by the Fund may be subordinate to other classes of the CLO’s debt. CLO debt is payable solely from the proceeds of the CLO’s underlying assets and, therefore, if the income from the underlying loans is insufficient to make payments on one or more tranches of the CLO’s debt, no other assets will be available for payment. CLO debt securities may be subject to redemption and the timing of redemptions may adversely affect the returns on CLO debt. The CLO manager may not find suitable assets in which to invest and the CLO manager’s opportunities to invest may be limited.


 

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Convertible Securities Risk: Convertible securities have investment characteristics of both equity and debt securities. Investments in convertible securities are subject to the usual risks associated with debt instruments, such as interest rate risk and credit risk. Convertible securities also react to changes in the value of the common stock into which they convert, and are thus subject to many of the same risks as investing in common stock. The Fund may convert a convertible security at an inopportune time, which may decrease the Fund’s return.

Cybersecurity and Technology Risk: The Fund, its service providers, and other market participants increasingly depend on complex information technology and communications systems, which are subject to a number of different threats and risks that could adversely affect the Fund and its shareholders. Cybersecurity and other operational and technology issues may result in financial losses to the Fund and its shareholders.

Derivatives Risk: Derivative instruments (such as those in which the Fund may invest, including swap transactions (including credit default swaps)) are subject to changes in the value of the underlying assets or indices on which such instruments are based. There is no guarantee that the use of derivatives will be effective or that suitable transactions will be available. Even a small investment in derivatives may give rise to leverage risk and can have a significant impact on the Fund’s exposure to securities market values, interest rates or currency exchange rates. It is possible that the Fund’s liquid assets may be insufficient to support its obligations under its derivatives positions. The use of derivatives for other than hedging purposes may be considered a speculative activity, and involves greater risks than are involved in hedging. The use of derivatives may cause the Fund to incur losses greater than those that would have occurred had derivatives not been used. The Fund’s use of derivatives involves other risks, such as credit/counterparty risk relating to the other party to a derivative contract (which is greater for forward currency contracts, uncleared swaps and other OTC derivatives), the risk of difficulties in pricing and valuation, the risk that changes in the value of a derivative may not correlate as expected with changes in the value of relevant assets, rates or indices, liquidity risk, allocation risk and the risk of losing more than the initial margin (if any) required to initiate derivatives positions. There is also the risk that the Fund may be unable to terminate or sell a derivative position at an advantageous time or price. The Fund’s derivative counterparties may experience financial difficulties or otherwise be unwilling or unable to honor their obligations, possibly resulting in losses to the Fund.

Emerging Markets Risk: In addition to the risks of investing in foreign investments generally, emerging markets investments are subject to greater risks arising from political or economic instability, war, nationalization or confiscatory taxation, currency exchange or repatriation restrictions, sanctions by other countries (such as the United States or the European Union, new or inconsistent government treatment of or restrictions on issuers and instruments,) and an issuer’s unwillingness or inability to make dividend, principal or interest payments on its securities. Emerging markets companies may be smaller and have shorter operating histories than companies in developed markets.

Foreign Securities Risk: Investments in foreign securities may be subject to greater political, economic, environmental, credit/counterparty and information risks. Foreign securities may be subject to higher volatility than U.S. securities, varying degrees of regulation and limited liquidity.

Management Risk: A strategy used by the Fund’s portfolio managers may fail to produce the intended result. 

Prepayment and Extension Risk: Prepayment and extension risk is the risk that a bond or other security or investment might, in the case of prepayment risk, be called or otherwise converted, prepaid or redeemed before maturity and, in the case of extension risk, that the investment might not be called as expected. In the case of prepayment risk, if the investment is converted, prepaid or redeemed before maturity, the portfolio managers may not be able to invest the proceeds in other investments providing as high a level of income, resulting in a reduced yield to the Fund.

U.S. Government Securities Risk: Investments in certain U.S. government securities may not be supported by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. Accordingly, no assurance can be given that the U.S. government will provide financial support to U.S. government agencies, instrumentalities or sponsored enterprises if it is not obligated to do so by law. The maximum potential liability of the issuers of some U.S. government securities held by the Fund may greatly exceed their current resources, and it is possible that these issuers will not have the funds to meet their payment obligations in the future. In such a case, the Fund would have to look principally to the agency, instrumentality or sponsored enterprise issuing or guaranteeing the security for ultimate repayment, and the Fund may not be able to assert a claim against the U.S. government itself in the event the agency, instrumentality or sponsored enterprise does not meet its commitment. Concerns about the capacity or willingness of the U.S. government to meet its obligations may raise the interest rates payable on its securities, negatively impacting the price of such securities already held by the Fund.

Risk/Return Bar Chart and Table

The bar chart and table shown below provide some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund’s performance from year-to-year and by showing how the Fund’s average annual returns for the one-year and life-of-fund periods compare to those of a broad measure of market performance.  Class C shares will automatically convert to Class A shares after eight years. The Fund’s past performance (before and after taxes) does not necessarily indicate how the Fund will perform in the future. Updated performance information is available online at im.natixis.com and/or by calling the Fund toll-free at 800-225-5478.

The chart does not reflect any sales charge that you may be required to pay when you buy or redeem the Fund’s shares. A sales charge will reduce your return.


 

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Total Returns for Class Y Shares

Highest Quarterly Return: Fourth Quarter 2022, 2.96%

Lowest Quarterly Return: Second Quarter 2022, -7.65%

Average Annual Total Returns

(for the periods ended December 31, 2022)

Past 1 Year

Life of Fund
(9/29/20)

Class Y - Return Before Taxes

-12.88%
-3.95%

Return After Taxes on Distributions

-14.25%
-5.31%

Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares

-7.56%
-3.47%

Class A - Return Before Taxes

-16.71%
-5.95%

Class C - Return Before Taxes

-14.49%
-4.91%

Class N - Return Before Taxes

-12.73%
-3.85%

Bloomberg U.S. Credit Index

-15.26%
-6.48%

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor’s tax situation and may differ from those shown. After-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their shares through tax-advantaged arrangements, such as 401(k) plans, qualified plans, education savings accounts, such as 529 plans, or individual retirement accounts. The after-tax returns are shown for only one class of the Fund. After-tax returns for the other classes of the Fund will vary. Index performance reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or taxes. The Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares for the 1-year period and Life of Fund period exceeds the Return Before Taxes due to an assumed tax benefit from losses on a sale of Fund shares at the end of the measurement period.

Management

Investment Adviser

Loomis Sayles

Portfolio Managers

Matthew J. Eagan, CFA®, Executive Vice President and Director of the Adviser, has served as co-portfolio manager of the Fund since 2020.

Brian P. Kennedy, Vice President of the Adviser, has served as co-portfolio manager of the Fund since 2020.

Elaine M. Stokes, Executive Vice President and Director of the Adviser, has served as co-portfolio manager of the Fund since 2020.

Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares

Class A and C Shares

The following chart shows the investment minimums for various types of accounts:

Type of Account

Minimum Initial Purchase

Minimum Subsequent Purchase

Any account other than those listed below

$

2,500

$

50

For shareholders participating in Natixis Funds’ Investment Builder Program

$

1,000

$

50

For Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, Rollover IRA, SEP-IRA and Keogh plans using the Natixis Funds’ prototype document (direct accounts, not held through intermediary)

$

1,000

$

50


 

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Type of Account

Minimum Initial Purchase

Minimum Subsequent Purchase

Coverdell Education Savings Accounts using the Natixis Funds’ prototype document (direct accounts, not held through intermediary)

$

500

$

50

There is no initial or subsequent investment minimum for:

Fee Based Programs (such as wrap accounts) where an advisory fee is paid to the broker-dealer or other financial intermediary. Please consult your financial representative to determine if your fee based program is subject to additional or different conditions or fees.

 

Certain Retirement Plans. Please consult your retirement plan administrator to determine if your retirement plan is subject to additional or different conditions or fees imposed by the plan administrator.

 

Clients of a Registered Investment Adviser where the Registered Investment Adviser receives an advisory, management or consulting fee.
 

The minimum investment requirements for Class A shares may be waived or lowered for investments effected through certain financial intermediaries that have entered into special arrangements with Natixis Distribution, LLC (the “Distributor”). Consult your financial intermediary for additional information regarding the minimum investment requirement applicable to your investment.

Class N Shares

Class N shares of the Fund are subject to a $1,000,000 initial investment minimum. This minimum applies to Fee Based Programs and accounts (such as wrap accounts) where an advisory fee is paid to the broker-dealer or other financial intermediary. There is no subsequent investment minimum for these shares. There is no initial investment minimum for:

Certain Retirement Plans. Please consult your retirement plan administrator to determine if your retirement plan is subject to additional or different conditions or fees imposed by the plan administrator.

 

Sub-accounts held within an omnibus account, where the omnibus account has at least $1,000,000.

 

Funds of funds that are distributed by the Distributor.
 

In its sole discretion, the Distributor may waive the investment minimum requirement for accounts as to which the Distributor reasonably believes will have enough assets to exceed the investment minimum requirement within a relatively short period of time following the establishment date of such accounts in Class N. The Distributor and the Fund, at any time, reserve the right to liquidate these accounts or any other account that does not meet the eligibility requirements of this class.

Class Y Shares

Class Y shares of the Fund are generally subject to a minimum initial investment of $100,000 and a minimum subsequent investment of $50, except there is no minimum initial or subsequent investment for:

Fee Based Programs (such as wrap accounts) where an advisory fee is paid to the broker-dealer or other financial intermediary. Please consult your financial representative to determine if your fee based program is subject to additional or different conditions or fees.

 

Certain Retirement Plans. Please consult your retirement plan administrator to determine if your retirement plan is subject to additional or different conditions or fees imposed by the plan administrator.

 

Certain Individual Retirement Accounts if the amounts invested represent rollover distributions from investments by any of the retirement plans invested in the Fund.

 

Clients of a Registered Investment Adviser where the Registered Investment Adviser receives an advisory, management or consulting fee.

 

Fund Trustees, former Fund trustees, employees of affiliates of the Natixis Funds and other individuals who are affiliated with any Natixis Fund (this also applies to any spouse, parents, children, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren and in-laws of those mentioned) and Natixis affiliate employee benefit plans.
 

At the discretion of Natixis Advisors, clients of Natixis Advisors and its affiliates may purchase Class Y shares of the Fund below the stated minimums.

Due to operational limitations at your financial intermediary, certain fee based programs, retirement plans, individual retirement accounts and accounts of registered investment advisers may be subject to the investment minimums described above.

The Fund’s shares are available for purchase and are redeemable on any business day through your investment dealer, directly from the Fund by writing to the Fund at Natixis Funds, P.O. Box 219579, Kansas City, MO 64121-9579, by exchange, by wire, by internet at im.natixis.com (certain restrictions may apply), through the Automated Clearing House system, or, in the case of redemptions, by telephone at 800-225-5478 or by the Systematic Withdrawal Plan. 

Tax Information

Fund distributions are generally taxable to you as ordinary income or capital gains, except for distributions to retirement plans and other investors that qualify for tax-advantaged treatment under U.S. federal income tax law generally. Investments in such tax-advantaged plans will generally be taxed only upon withdrawal of monies from the tax-advantaged arrangement.


 

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Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries

If you purchase shares of the Fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Fund and its related companies may pay the intermediary for the sale of the Fund shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your salesperson to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your salesperson or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.


 

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Loomis Sayles Global Allocation Fund

Investment Goal

The Fund’s investment goal is high total investment return through a combination of capital appreciation and current income.

Fund Fees & Expenses

The following table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold, and sell shares of the Fund. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in this table. You may qualify for sales charge discounts if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $50,000 in the Natixis Funds Complex. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial professional and in the section “How Sales Charges Are Calculated” on page 56  of the Prospectus, in Appendix A to the Prospectus and on page 114 in the section “Reduced Sales Charges” of the Statement of Additional Information (“SAI”).

Shareholder Fees

(fees paid directly from your investment)

Class A

Class C

Class N

Class T

Class Y

Maximum sales charge (load) imposed on purchases (as a percentage of offering price)

5.75%
None
None
2.50%
None

Maximum deferred sales charge (load) (as a percentage of original purchase price or redemption proceeds, as applicable)

None
*
1.00%
None
None
None

Redemption fees

None
None
None
None
None
*  A 1.00% contingent deferred sales charge (“CDSC”) may apply to certain purchases of Class A shares of $1,000,000 or more that are redeemed within eighteen months of the date of purchase.

Annual Fund Operating Expenses

(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

Class A

Class C

Class N

Class T

Class Y

Management fees

0.74%
0.74%
0.74%
0.74%
0.74%

Distribution and/or service (12b-1) fees

0.25%
1.00%
0.00%
0.25%
0.00%

Other expenses

0.15%
0.15%
0.07%
0.15%
1
0.15%

Total annual fund operating expenses

1.14%
1.89%
0.81%
1.14%
0.89%

Fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement2

0.00%
0.00%
0.00%
0.00%
0.00%

Total annual fund operating expenses after fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement

1.14%
1.89%
0.81%
1.14%
0.89%
1 Other expenses for Class T shares are estimated for the current fiscal year.
2 Loomis, Sayles & Company, L.P. (“Loomis Sayles” or the “Adviser”) has given a binding contractual undertaking to the Fund to limit the amount of the Fund’s total annual fund operating expenses to 1.25%, 2.00%, 0.95%, 1.25% and 1.00% of the Fund’s average daily net assets for Class A, C, N, T and Y shares, respectively, exclusive of brokerage expenses, interest expense, taxes, acquired fund fees and expenses, organizational and extraordinary expenses, such as litigation and indemnification expenses. This undertaking is in effect through January 31, 2024 and may be terminated before then only with the consent of the Fund’s Board of Trustees. The Adviser will be permitted to recover, on a class-by-class basis, management fees waived and/or expenses reimbursed to the extent that expenses in later periods fall below both (1) the class’ applicable
  expense limitation at the time such amounts were waived/reimbursed and (2) the class’ current applicable expense limitation. The Fund will not be obligated to repay any such waived/reimbursed fees and expenses more than one year after the end of the fiscal year in which the fees or expenses were waived/reimbursed.

Example

This example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods (except where indicated). The example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund’s operating expenses remain the same. The example for Class C shares for the ten-year period reflects the conversion to Class A shares after eight years. The example does not take into account brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries that you may pay on your purchases and sales of shares of the Fund. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

If shares are redeemed:

1 year

3 years

5 years

10 years

Class A

$

685

$

916

$

1,167

$

1,881

Class C

$

292

$

594

$

1,021

$

2,016

Class N

$

83

$

259

$

450

$

1,002

Class T

$

363

$

603

$

862

$

1,601


 

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If shares are redeemed:

1 year

3 years

5 years

10 years

Class Y

$

91

$

284

$

493

$

1,096

If shares are not redeemed:

1 year

3 years

5 years

10 years

Class C

$

192

$

594

$

1,021

$

2,016

Portfolio Turnover

The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes for you if your Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the example, affect the Fund’s performance. During its most recently ended fiscal year, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 35% of the average value of its portfolio. 

Investments, Risks and Performance

Principal Investment Strategies

Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings made for investment purposes) in equity and fixed-income securities of U.S. and foreign issuers. Equity securities purchased by the Fund may include common stocks, preferred stocks, depositary receipts, warrants, securities convertible into common or preferred stocks, interests in real estate investment trusts (“REITs”) and/or real estate-related securities and other equity-like interests in an issuer. The Fund generally invests in equity securities of issuers with a minimum market capitalization of $1 billion at the time of investment. Fixed-income securities purchased by the Fund may include bonds and other debt obligation of U.S. and foreign issuers, including but not limited to corporations, governments and supranational entities. The Fund may invest in fixed-income securities regardless of market capitalization, maturity or duration parameters. The Fund will invest a significant portion of its assets outside the U.S., including securities of issuers located in emerging market countries. There are various ways the Adviser determines how an investment is economically tied to a country or region. Typically, the Adviser will look at either the countries of risk or countries of issuance and report based on either method. 

The portfolio managers reallocate the Fund’s assets between equity and fixed income securities based on their assessment of current market conditions, the attractiveness of individual securities and the relative opportunities within each asset class, among other factors. In deciding which equity securities to buy and sell, the Adviser generally looks to purchase quality companies at attractive valuations with the potential to grow intrinsic value over time. The Adviser uses discounted cash flow analysis, among other methods of analysis, to determine a company’s intrinsic value. In deciding which fixed-income securities to buy and sell, the Adviser generally looks for securities that it believes are undervalued and have the potential for credit upgrades, which may include securities that are below investment grade (also known as “junk bonds”).

In assessing both risks and opportunities related to the Fund’s investments, the Adviser seeks to take into account the factors that may influence an investment’s performance over time. This includes material environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) risks and opportunities (those which could cause a material impact on the value of an investment).

In integrating risks and opportunities into its investment process, the Adviser takes into account ESG factors that it deems may be material to an investment, such as carbon intensity, renewable energy usage from low carbon sources, workplace diversity, and board composition, at all stages of the investment management process, including strategy development, investment analysis and due diligence, and portfolio construction (including at the point where the investment team considers investment opportunities), and as part of its ongoing monitoring and risk analysis.

To the extent that the Adviser concludes that there is an ESG risk associated with an investment, the Adviser assesses the probability and potential impact of that ESG risk against the potential pecuniary advantage to the Fund of making the investment. If the Adviser believes the potential pecuniary advantage outweighs the actual or potential impact of the ESG risk, then the Adviser may still make the investment.

The Fund may also invest in foreign currencies, collateralized mortgage obligations, collateralized loan obligations, zero-coupon securities, when-issued securities, REITs, securities issued pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933 (“Rule 144A securities”), mortgage-related securities, convertible securities and structured notes. The Fund may also engage in active and frequent trading of securities and engage in options or foreign currency transactions (such as forward currency contracts) for hedging and investment purposes and futures transactions and swap transactions (including credit default swaps). Frequent trading may produce high transaction costs and a high level of taxable capital gains, including short-term capital gains taxable as ordinary income, which may lower the Fund’s return. The Adviser may hedge currency risk for the Fund (including “cross hedging” between two or more foreign currencies) if it believes the outlook for a particular foreign currency is unfavorable. Except as provided above or as required by applicable law, the Fund is not limited in the percentage of its assets that it may invest in these instruments.

Principal Investment Risks

The principal risks of investing in the Fund are summarized below. The Fund does not represent a complete investment program. You may lose money by investing in the Fund. 


 

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Fund shares are not bank deposits and are not guaranteed, endorsed or insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency, and are subject to investment risks, including possible loss of the principal invested.

The significance of any specific risk to an investment in the Fund will vary over time, depending on the composition of the Fund’s portfolio, market conditions, and other factors. You should read all of the risk information presented below carefully, because any one or more of these risks may result in losses to the Fund.

Equity Securities Risk: The value of the Fund’s investments in equity securities could be subject to unpredictable declines in the value of individual securities and periods of below-average performance in individual securities or in the equity market as a whole. Growth stocks are generally more sensitive to market movements than other types of stocks primarily because their stock prices are based heavily on future expectations. If the Adviser’s assessment of the prospects for a company’s growth is wrong, or if the Adviser’s judgment of how other investors will value the company’s growth is wrong, then the price of the company’s stock may fall or not approach the value that the Adviser has placed on it. Value stocks can perform differently from the market as a whole and from other types of stocks. Value stocks also present the risk that their lower valuations fairly reflect their business prospects and that investors will not agree that the stocks represent favorable investment opportunities, and they may fall out of favor with investors and underperform growth stocks during any given period. In the event an issuer is liquidated or declares bankruptcy, the claims of owners of the issuer’s bonds generally take precedence over the claims of those who own preferred stock or common stock.

Below Investment Grade Fixed-Income Securities Risk: The Fund’s investments in below investment grade fixed-income securities, also known as “junk bonds,” may be subject to greater risks than other fixed-income securities, including being subject to greater levels of interest rate risk, credit/counterparty risk (including a greater risk of default) and liquidity risk. The ability of the issuer to make principal and interest payments is predominantly speculative for below investment grade fixed-income securities.

Foreign Securities Risk: Investments in foreign securities may be subject to greater political, economic, environmental, credit/counterparty and information risks. The Fund’s investments in foreign securities also are subject to foreign currency fluctuations and other foreign currency-related risks. Foreign securities may be subject to higher volatility than U.S. securities, varying degrees of regulation and limited liquidity.

Credit/Counterparty Risk: Credit/counterparty risk is the risk that the issuer or guarantor of a fixed-income security, or the counterparty to a derivative or other transaction, will be unable or unwilling to make timely payments of interest or principal or to otherwise honor its obligations. As a result, the Fund may sustain losses or be unable or delayed in its ability to realize gains. The Fund will be subject to credit/counterparty risk with respect to the counterparties to its derivatives transactions. This risk will be heightened to the extent the Fund enters into derivative transactions with a single counterparty (or affiliated counterparties that are part of the same organization), causing the Fund to have significant exposure to such counterparty. Many of the protections afforded to participants on organized exchanges and clearing houses, such as the performance guarantee given by a central clearing house, are not available in connection with over-the-counter (“OTC”) derivatives transactions, such as foreign currency transactions. For centrally cleared derivatives, such as cleared swaps, futures and many options, the primary credit/counterparty risk is the creditworthiness of the Fund’s clearing broker and the central clearing house itself. 

Market/Issuer Risk: The market value of the Fund’s investments will move up and down, sometimes rapidly and unpredictably, based upon overall market and economic conditions, as well as a number of reasons that directly relate to the issuers of the Fund’s investments, such as management performance, financial condition and demand for the issuers’ goods and services.

Allocation Risk: The Fund’s investment performance depends, in part, on how its assets are allocated. The allocation between asset classes and market exposures may not be optimal in every market condition. You could lose money on your investment in the Fund as a result of this allocation.

Currency Risk: Fluctuations in the exchange rates between different currencies may negatively affect an investment. The Fund may be subject to currency risk because it may invest in currency-related instruments and may invest in securities or other instruments denominated in, or that generate income denominated in, foreign currencies. The Fund may elect not to hedge currency risk, or may hedge such risk imperfectly, which may cause the Fund to incur losses that would not have been incurred had the risk been hedged. 

Cybersecurity and Technology Risk: The Fund, its service providers, and other market participants increasingly depend on complex information technology and communications systems, which are subject to a number of different threats and risks that could adversely affect the Fund and its shareholders. Cybersecurity and other operational and technology issues may result in financial losses to the Fund and its shareholders.

Derivatives Risk: Derivative instruments (such as those in which the Fund may invest, including options, forward currency contracts, futures transactions, structured notes and swap transactions (including credit default swaps)) are subject to changes in the value of the underlying assets or indices on which such instruments are based. There is no guarantee that the use of derivatives will be effective or that suitable transactions will be available. Even a small investment in derivatives may give rise to leverage risk and can have a significant impact on the Fund’s exposure to securities market values, interest rates or currency exchange rates. It is possible that the Fund’s liquid assets may be insufficient to support its obligations under its derivatives positions. The use of derivatives for other than hedging purposes may be considered a speculative activity, and involves greater risks than are involved in hedging. The use of derivatives may cause the Fund to incur losses greater than those that would have occurred had derivatives not been used. The Fund’s use of derivatives involves other risks, such as credit/counterparty risk relating to the other party to a derivative contract (which is greater for forward currency contracts, uncleared swaps and other OTC derivatives), the risk of difficulties in pricing and valuation, the risk that changes in the value of a derivative may not correlate as expected with changes in the value of relevant assets, rates or indices, liquidity risk, allocation risk and the risk of losing more than the initial margin (if any) required to initiate derivatives positions. There is also the risk that the Fund may be unable to terminate or sell a derivative position at an advantageous


 

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time or price. The Fund’s derivative counterparties may experience financial difficulties or otherwise be unwilling or unable to honor their obligations, possibly resulting in losses to the Fund.

ESG Risk: Risks related to ESG factors may impact the performance of securities in which the Fund invests. Such ESG factors include, for example, climate change; resource depletion; renewal energy usage; governance, diversity and labor practices; workplace health and safety; supply chain standards; and product health and safety. The companies or issuers in which the Fund invests may not have favorable ESG characteristics.

Emerging Markets Risk: In addition to the risks of investing in foreign investments generally, emerging markets investments are subject to greater risks arising from political or economic instability, war, nationalization or confiscatory taxation, currency exchange or repatriation restrictions, sanctions by other countries (such as the United States or the European Union, new or inconsistent government treatment of or restrictions on issuers and instruments,) and an issuer’s unwillingness or inability to make dividend, principal or interest payments on its securities. Emerging markets companies may be smaller and have shorter operating histories than companies in developed markets.

Inflation/Deflation Risk: Inflation risk is the risk that the value of assets or income from investments will be worth less in the future as inflation decreases the present value of future payments. As inflation increases, the real value of the Fund’s portfolio could decline. Inflation rates may change frequently and drastically. The Fund’s investments may not keep pace with inflation, which may result in losses to the Fund’s investors.  Recently, inflation rates in the United States and elsewhere have been increasing. There can be no assurance that this trend will not continue or that efforts to slow or reverse inflation will not harm the economy and asset values. Deflation risk is the risk that prices throughout the economy decline over time - the opposite of inflation. Deflation may have an adverse effect on the creditworthiness of issuers and may make issuer default more likely, which may result in a decline in the value of the Fund’s portfolio. 

Interest Rate Risk: Interest rate risk is the risk that the value of the Fund’s investments will fall if interest rates rise. Generally, the value of fixed-income securities rises when prevailing interest rates fall and falls when interest rates rise.  Interest rate risk generally is greater for funds that invest in fixed-income securities with relatively longer durations than for funds that invest in fixed-income securities with shorter durations. The values of zero-coupon bonds may be more sensitive to fluctuations in interest rates than other fixed-income securities. In addition, an economic downturn or period of rising interest rates could adversely affect the market for these securities and reduce the Fund’s ability to sell them, negatively impacting the performance of the Fund. Potential future changes in government and/or central bank monetary policy and action may also affect the level of interest rates. Recently, there have been inflationary price movements, which have caused the fixed income securities markets to experience heightened levels of interest volatility and liquidity risk. The risks associated with rising interest rates may be particularly acute because of recent monetary policy measures.

Large Investor Risk: Ownership of shares of the Fund may be concentrated in one or a few large investors. Such investors may redeem shares in large quantities or on a frequent basis. Redemptions by a large investor can affect the performance of the Fund, may increase realized capital gains, including short-term capital gains taxable as ordinary income, may accelerate the realization of taxable income to shareholders and may increase transaction costs. These transactions potentially limit the use of any capital loss carryforwards and certain other losses to offset future realized capital gains (if any). Such transactions may also increase the Fund’s expenses.

Leverage Risk: Leverage is the risk associated with securities or investment practices (e.g., borrowing and the use of certain derivatives) that multiply small index, market or asset-price movements into larger changes in value. The use of leverage increases the impact of gains and losses on the Fund’s returns, and may lead to significant losses if investments are not successful.

Liquidity Risk: Liquidity risk is the risk that the Fund may be unable to find a buyer for its investments when it seeks to sell them or to receive the price it expects. Decreases in the number of financial institutions willing to make markets in the Fund’s investments or in their capacity or willingness to transact may increase the Fund’s exposure to this risk. Events that may lead to increased redemptions, such as market disruptions or increases in interest rates, may also negatively impact the liquidity of the Fund’s investments when it needs to dispose of them. If the Fund is forced to sell its investments at an unfavorable time and/or under adverse conditions in order to meet redemption requests, such sales could negatively affect the Fund. During times of market turmoil, there may be no buyers or sellers for securities in certain asset classes. Securities acquired in a private placement, such as Rule 144A securities, are generally subject to significant liquidity risk because they are subject to strict restrictions on resale and there may be no liquid secondary market or ready purchaser for such securities. In other circumstances, liquid investments may become illiquid.  Derivatives, and particularly OTC derivatives, are generally subject to liquidity risk as well. Liquidity issues may also make it difficult to value the Fund’s investments. The Fund may invest in liquid investments that become illiquid due to financial distress, or geopolitical events such as sanctions, trading halts or wars.

Management Risk: A strategy used by the Fund’s portfolio managers may fail to produce the intended result. 

Mortgage-Related Securities Risk: In addition to the risks associated with investments in fixed-income securities generally (for example, credit, liquidity, inflation and valuation risk), mortgage-related securities are subject to the risks of the mortgages underlying the securities as well as prepayment risk, the risk that the securities may be prepaid and result in the reinvestment of the prepaid amounts in securities with lower yields than the prepaid obligations. Conversely, there is a risk that a rise in interest rates will extend the life of a mortgage-related security beyond the expected prepayment time, typically reducing the security’s value. The Fund also may incur a loss when there is a prepayment of securities that were purchased at a premium. The Fund’s investments in other asset-backed securities are subject to risks similar to those associated with mortgage-related securities, as well as additional risks associated with the nature of the assets and the servicing of those assets.

REITs Risk: Investments in the real estate industry, including REITs, are particularly sensitive to economic downturns and are sensitive to factors such as changes in real estate values, property taxes and tax laws, interest rates, cash flow of underlying real estate assets, occupancy rates, government regulations


 

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affecting zoning, land use and rents and the management skill and creditworthiness of the issuer. Companies in the real estate industry also may be subject to liabilities under environmental and hazardous waste laws. In addition, the value of a REIT is affected by changes in the value of the properties owned by the REIT or mortgage loans held by the REIT. REITs are also subject to default and prepayment risk. Many REITs are highly leveraged, increasing their risk. The Fund will indirectly bear its proportionate share of expenses, including management fees, paid by each REIT in which it invests in addition to the expenses of the Fund.

Risk/Return Bar Chart and Table

The bar chart and table shown below provide some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund’s performance from year-to-year and by showing how the Fund’s average annual returns for the one-year, five-year, ten-year and life-of-class periods (as applicable) compare to those of two broad measures of market performance. The Blended Index is an unmanaged, blended index composed of the following weights: 60% MSCI All Country World Index (Net) and 40% Bloomberg Global Aggregate Bond Index. The two indices composing the Blended Index measure, respectively, the performance of global equity securities and global investment grade fixed income securities.  Class C shares will automatically convert to Class A shares after eight years. The Fund’s past performance (before and after taxes) does not necessarily indicate how the Fund will perform in the future. Updated performance information is available online at im.natixis.com and/or by calling the Fund toll-free at 800-225-5478.

The chart does not reflect any sales charge that you may be required to pay when you buy or redeem the Fund’s shares. A sales charge will reduce your return.

Total Returns for Class Y Shares

Highest Quarterly Return: Second Quarter 2020, 16.50%

Lowest Quarterly Return: Second Quarter 2022, -15.95%

Average Annual Total Returns

(for the periods ended December 31, 2022)

Past 1 Year

Past 5 Years

Past 10 Years

Life of Class N
(2/1/17)

Class Y - Return Before Taxes

-23.05%
4.11%
6.70%
-

Return After Taxes on Distributions

-24.75%
2.62%
5.42%
-

Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares

-12.44%
3.24%
5.26%
-

Class A - Return Before Taxes

-27.67%
2.62%
5.80%
-

Class C - Return Before Taxes

-24.51%
3.08%
5.80%
-

Class N - Return Before Taxes

-22.99%
4.20%
-
6.53%

Class T - Return Before Taxes

-25.18%
3.32%
6.16%
-

MSCI All Country World Index (Net)

-18.36%
5.23%
7.98%
7.73%

Blended Index

-17.33%
2.71%
4.74%
4.69%

The Fund did not have Class T shares outstanding during the periods shown above. The returns of Class T shares would have been substantially similar to the returns of the Fund’s other share classes because they would have been invested in the same portfolio of securities and would only differ to the extent the other share classes did not have the same expenses. Performance of Class T shares shown above is that of Class A shares, which have the same expenses as Class T shares, restated to reflect the different sales load applicable to Class T shares.

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor’s tax situation and may differ from those shown. After-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their shares through tax-advantaged arrangements, such as 401(k) plans, qualified plans, education savings accounts, such as 529 plans, or individual retirement accounts. The after-tax returns are shown for only one class of the Fund. After-tax returns for the other classes of the Fund will vary. Index performance reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or taxes. The Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares for the 1-year period exceeds the Return Before Taxes due to an assumed tax benefit from losses on a sale of Fund shares at the end of the measurement period.


 

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Management

Investment Adviser

Loomis Sayles

Portfolio Managers

Matthew J. Eagan, CFA®, Executive Vice President and Director of the Adviser, has served as portfolio manager of the domestic bond sector of the Fund since 2021.

Eileen N. Riley, CFA®, Vice President of the Adviser, has served as portfolio manager of the global equity sector of the Fund since 2013.

David W. Rolley, CFA®, Vice President of the Adviser, has served as portfolio manager of the international fixed-income securities sector of the Fund since 2000.

Lee M. Rosenbaum, Vice President of the Adviser, has served as portfolio manager of the global equity sector of the Fund since 2013.

Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares

Class A and C Shares

The following chart shows the investment minimums for various types of accounts:

Type of Account

Minimum Initial Purchase

Minimum Subsequent Purchase

Any account other than those listed below

$

2,500

$

50

For shareholders participating in Natixis Funds’ Investment Builder Program

$

1,000

$

50

For Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, Rollover IRA, SEP-IRA and Keogh plans using the Natixis Funds’ prototype document (direct accounts, not held through intermediary)

$

1,000

$

50

Coverdell Education Savings Accounts using the Natixis Funds’ prototype document (direct accounts, not held through intermediary)

$

500

$

50

There is no initial or subsequent investment minimum for:

Fee Based Programs (such as wrap accounts) where an advisory fee is paid to the broker-dealer or other financial intermediary. Please consult your financial representative to determine if your fee based program is subject to additional or different conditions or fees.

 

Certain Retirement Plans. Please consult your retirement plan administrator to determine if your retirement plan is subject to additional or different conditions or fees imposed by the plan administrator.

 

Clients of a Registered Investment Adviser where the Registered Investment Adviser receives an advisory, management or consulting fee.
 

The minimum investment requirements for Class A shares may be waived or lowered for investments effected through certain financial intermediaries that have entered into special arrangements with Natixis Distribution, LLC (the “Distributor”). Consult your financial intermediary for additional information regarding the minimum investment requirement applicable to your investment.

Class N Shares

Class N shares of the Fund are subject to a $1,000,000 initial investment minimum. This minimum applies to Fee Based Programs and accounts (such as wrap accounts) where an advisory fee is paid to the broker-dealer or other financial intermediary. There is no subsequent investment minimum for these shares. There is no initial investment minimum for:

Certain Retirement Plans. Please consult your retirement plan administrator to determine if your retirement plan is subject to additional or different conditions or fees imposed by the plan administrator.

 

Sub-accounts held within an omnibus account, where the omnibus account has at least $1,000,000.

 

Funds of funds that are distributed by the Distributor.
 

In its sole discretion, the Distributor may waive the investment minimum requirement for accounts as to which the Distributor reasonably believes will have enough assets to exceed the investment minimum requirement within a relatively short period of time following the establishment date of such accounts in Class N. The Distributor and the Fund, at any time, reserve the right to liquidate these accounts or any other account that does not meet the eligibility requirements of this class.

Class T Shares

Class T shares of the Fund are not currently available for purchase.

Class T shares of the Fund may only be purchased by investors who are investing through an authorized third party, such as a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary, that has entered into a selling agreement with the Distributor. Investors may not hold Class T shares directly with the Fund. Class T shares are


 

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subject to a minimum initial investment of $2,500 and a minimum subsequent investment of $50.  Not all financial intermediaries make Class T shares available to their clients.

Class Y Shares

Class Y shares of the Fund are generally subject to a minimum initial investment of $100,000 and a minimum subsequent investment of $50, except there is no minimum initial or subsequent investment for:

Fee Based Programs (such as wrap accounts) where an advisory fee is paid to the broker-dealer or other financial intermediary. Please consult your financial representative to determine if your fee based program is subject to additional or different conditions or fees.

 

Certain Retirement Plans. Please consult your retirement plan administrator to determine if your retirement plan is subject to additional or different conditions or fees imposed by the plan administrator.

 

Certain Individual Retirement Accounts if the amounts invested represent rollover distributions from investments by any of the retirement plans invested in the Fund.

 

Clients of a Registered Investment Adviser where the Registered Investment Adviser receives an advisory, management or consulting fee.

 

Fund Trustees, former Fund trustees, employees of affiliates of the Natixis Funds and other individuals who are affiliated with any Natixis Fund (this also applies to any spouse, parents, children, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren and in-laws of those mentioned) and Natixis affiliate employee benefit plans.
 

At the discretion of Natixis Advisors, LLC (“Natixis Advisors”), clients of Natixis Advisors and its affiliates may purchase Class Y shares of the Fund below the stated minimums.

Due to operational limitations at your financial intermediary, certain fee based programs, retirement plans, individual retirement accounts and accounts of registered investment advisers may be subject to the investment minimums described above.

The Fund’s shares are available for purchase and are redeemable on any business day through your investment dealer, directly from the Fund by writing to the Fund at Natixis Funds, P.O. Box 219579, Kansas City, MO 64121-9579, by exchange, by wire, by internet at im.natixis.com (certain restrictions may apply), through the Automated Clearing House system, or, in the case of redemptions, by telephone at 800-225-5478 or by the Systematic Withdrawal Plan. 

Tax Information

Fund distributions are generally taxable to you as ordinary income or capital gains, except for distributions to retirement plans and other investors that qualify for tax-advantaged treatment under U.S. federal income tax law generally. Investments in such tax-advantaged plans will generally be taxed only upon withdrawal of monies from the tax-advantaged arrangement.

Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries

If you purchase shares of the Fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Fund and its related companies may pay the intermediary for the sale of the Fund shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your salesperson to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your salesperson or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.


 

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Loomis Sayles Growth Fund

Investment Goal

The Fund’s investment goal is long-term growth of capital.

Fund Fees & Expenses

The following table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold, and sell shares of the Fund. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in this table. You may qualify for sales charge discounts if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $50,000 in the Natixis Funds Complex. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial professional and in the section “How Sales Charges Are Calculated” on page 56 of the Prospectus, in Appendix A to the Prospectus and on page 114 in the section “Reduced Sales Charges” of the Statement of Additional Information (“SAI”).

Shareholder Fees

(fees paid directly from your investment)

Class A

Class C

Class N

Class T

Class Y

Maximum sales charge (load) imposed on purchases (as a percentage of offering price)

5.75%
None
None
2.50%
None

Maximum deferred sales charge (load) (as a percentage of original purchase price or redemption proceeds, as applicable)

None
*
1.00%
None
None
None

Redemption fees

None
None
None
None
None
* A 1.00% contingent deferred sales charge (“CDSC”) may apply to certain purchases of Class A shares of $1,000,000 or more that are redeemed within eighteen months of the date of purchase.

Annual Fund Operating Expenses

(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

Class A

Class C

Class N

Class T

Class Y

Management fees

0.50%
0.50%
0.50%
0.50%
0.50%

Distribution and/or service (12b-1) fees

0.25%
1.00%
0.00%
0.25%
0.00%

Other expenses

0.15%
0.15%
0.07%
0.15%
1
0.15%

Total annual fund operating expenses

0.90%
1.65%
0.57%
0.90%
0.65%

Fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement2

0.00%
0.00%
0.00%
0.00%
0.00%

Total annual fund operating expenses after fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement

0.90%
1.65%
0.57%
0.90%
0.65%
1 Other expenses for Class T shares are estimated for the current fiscal year.
2 Loomis, Sayles & Company, L.P. (“Loomis Sayles” or the “Adviser”) has given a binding contractual undertaking to the Fund to limit the amount of the Fund’s total annual fund operating expenses to 1.25%, 2.00%, 0.95%, 1.25% and 1.00% of the Fund’s average daily net assets for Class A, C, N, T and Y shares, respectively, exclusive of brokerage expenses, interest expense, taxes, acquired fund fees and expenses, organizational and extraordinary expenses, such as litigation and indemnification expenses. This undertaking is in effect through January 31, 2024 and may be terminated before then only with the consent of the Fund’s Board of Trustees. The Adviser will be permitted to recover, on a class-by-class basis, management fees waived and/or expenses reimbursed to the extent that expenses in later periods fall below both (1) the class’ applicable
  expense limitation at the time such amounts were waived/reimbursed and (2) the class’ current applicable expense limitation. The Fund will not be obligated to repay any such waived/reimbursed fees and expenses more than one year after the end of the fiscal year in which the fees or expenses were waived/reimbursed.

Example

This example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods (except where indicated). The example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund’s operating expenses remain the same. The example for Class C shares for the ten-year period reflects the conversion to Class A shares after eight years. The example does not take into account brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries that you may pay on your purchases and sales of shares of the Fund. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:


 

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If shares are redeemed:

1 year

3 years

5 years

10 years

Class A

$

662

$

845

$

1,045

$

1,619

Class C

$

268

$

520

$

897

$

1,754

Class N

$

58

$

183

$

318

$

714

Class T

$

340

$

530

$

736

$

1,330

Class Y

$

66

$

208

$

362

$

810

If shares are not redeemed:

1 year

3 years

5 years

10 years

Class C

$

168

$

520

$

897

$

1,754

Portfolio Turnover

The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes for you if your Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the example, affect the Fund’s performance. During its most recently ended fiscal year, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 20% of the average value of its portfolio. 

Investments, Risks and Performance

Principal Investment Strategies

Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest primarily in equity securities, including common stocks, convertible securities and warrants. The Fund focuses on stocks of large capitalization companies, but the Fund may invest in companies of any size.

The Fund normally invests across a wide range of sectors and industries. The Fund’s portfolio manager employs a growth style of equity management, which means that the Fund seeks to invest in companies with sustainable competitive advantages versus others, long-term structural growth drivers that will lead to above-average future cash flow growth, attractive cash flow returns on invested capital, and management teams focused on creating long-term value for shareholders. The Fund’s portfolio manager also aims to invest in companies when they trade at a significant discount to the estimate of intrinsic value (i.e., companies with share prices trading significantly below what the portfolio manager believes the share price should be).

The Fund will consider selling a portfolio investment when the portfolio manager believes an unfavorable structural change occurs within a given business or the markets in which it operates, a critical underlying investment assumption is flawed, when a more attractive reward-to-risk opportunity becomes available, when the current price fully reflects intrinsic value, or for other investment reasons which the portfolio manager deems appropriate.

The Fund may also invest up to 20% of its assets in foreign securities, including depositary receipts and emerging market securities. Although certain equity securities purchased by the Fund may be issued by domestic companies incorporated outside of the United States, the Adviser does not consider these securities to be foreign if they are included in the U.S. equity indices published by S&P Global Ratings or Russell Investments or if the security’s country of risk defined by Bloomberg is the United States. The Fund may also engage in foreign currency transactions (including foreign currency forwards and foreign currency futures) for hedging purposes, invest in options for hedging and investment purposes and invest in securities issued pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933 (“Rule 144A securities”). Except as provided above or as required by applicable law, the Fund is not limited in the percentage of its assets that it may invest in these instruments.

Principal Investment Risks

The principal risks of investing in the Fund are summarized below. The Fund does not represent a complete investment program. You may lose money by investing in the Fund. 

Fund shares are not bank deposits and are not guaranteed, endorsed or insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency, and are subject to investment risks, including possible loss of the principal invested.

The significance of any specific risk to an investment in the Fund will vary over time, depending on the composition of the Fund’s portfolio, market conditions, and other factors. You should read all of the risk information presented below carefully, because any one or more of these risks may result in losses to the Fund.

Equity Securities Risk: The value of the Fund’s investments in equity securities could be subject to unpredictable declines in the value of individual securities and periods of below-average performance in individual securities or in the equity market as a whole. Growth stocks are generally more sensitive to market movements than other types of stocks primarily because their stock prices are based heavily on future expectations. If the Adviser’s assessment of the prospects for a company’s growth is wrong, or if the Adviser’s judgment of how other investors will value the company’s growth is wrong, then the price of the company’s stock may fall or not approach the value that the Adviser has placed on it. In the event an issuer is liquidated or declares bankruptcy, the claims of owners of the issuer’s bonds generally take precedence over the claims of those who own preferred stock or common stock.


 

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Market/Issuer Risk: The market value of the Fund’s investments will move up and down, sometimes rapidly and unpredictably, based upon overall market and economic conditions, as well as a number of reasons that directly relate to the issuers of the Fund’s investments, such as management performance, financial condition and demand for the issuers’ goods and services.

Management Risk: A strategy used by the Fund’s portfolio manager may fail to produce the intended result. 

Liquidity Risk: Liquidity risk is the risk that the Fund may be unable to find a buyer for its investments when it seeks to sell them or to receive the price it expects. Decreases in the number of financial institutions willing to make markets in the Fund’s investments or in their capacity or willingness to transact may increase the Fund’s exposure to this risk. Events that may lead to increased redemptions, such as market disruptions or increases in interest rates, may also negatively impact the liquidity of the Fund’s investments when it needs to dispose of them. If the Fund is forced to sell its investments at an unfavorable time and/or under adverse conditions in order to meet redemption requests, such sales could negatively affect the Fund. During times of market turmoil, there may be no buyers or sellers for securities in certain asset classes. Securities acquired in a private placement, such as Rule 144A securities, are generally subject to significant liquidity risk because they are subject to strict restrictions on resale and there may be no liquid secondary market or ready purchaser for such securities. In other circumstances, liquid investments may become illiquid.  Derivatives, and particularly over-the-counter (“OTC”) derivatives, are generally subject to liquidity risk as well. Liquidity issues may also make it difficult to value the Fund’s investments. The Fund may invest in liquid investments that become illiquid due to financial distress, or geopolitical events such as sanctions, trading halts or wars.

Foreign Securities Risk: Investments in foreign securities may be subject to greater political, economic, environmental, credit/counterparty and information risks. The Fund’s investments in foreign securities also are subject to foreign currency fluctuations and other foreign currency-related risks. Foreign securities may be subject to higher volatility than U.S. securities, varying degrees of regulation and limited liquidity.

Emerging Markets Risk: In addition to the risks of investing in foreign investments generally, emerging markets investments are subject to greater risks arising from political or economic instability, war, nationalization or confiscatory taxation, currency exchange or repatriation restrictions, sanctions by other countries (such as the United States or the European Union, new or inconsistent government treatment of or restrictions on issuers and instruments,) and an issuer’s unwillingness or inability to make dividend, principal or interest payments on its securities. Emerging markets companies may be smaller and have shorter operating histories than companies in developed markets.

Small- and Mid-Capitalization Companies Risk: Compared to large-capitalization companies, small- and mid-capitalization companies are more likely to have limited product lines, markets or financial resources. Stocks of these companies often trade less frequently and in limited volume and their prices may fluctuate more than stocks of large-capitalization companies. As a result, it may be relatively more difficult for the Fund to buy and sell securities of small- and mid-capitalization companies.

Credit/Counterparty Risk: Credit/counterparty risk is the risk that the issuer or guarantor of a fixed-income security, or the counterparty to a derivative or other transaction, will be unable or unwilling to make timely payments of interest or principal or to otherwise honor its obligations. As a result, the Fund may sustain losses or be unable or delayed in its ability to realize gains. The Fund will be subject to credit/counterparty risk with respect to the counterparties to its derivatives transactions. This risk will be heightened to the extent the Fund enters into derivative transactions with a single counterparty (or affiliated counterparties that are part of the same organization), causing the Fund to have significant exposure to such counterparty. Many of the protections afforded to participants on organized exchanges and clearing houses, such as the performance guarantee given by a central clearing house, are not available in connection with OTC derivatives transactions, such as foreign currency transactions. For centrally cleared derivatives, such as cleared swaps, futures and many options, the primary credit/counterparty risk is the creditworthiness of the Fund’s clearing broker and the central clearing house itself. 

Currency Risk: Fluctuations in the exchange rates between different currencies may negatively affect an investment. The Fund may be subject to currency risk because it may invest in currency-related instruments and may invest in securities or other instruments denominated in, or that generate income denominated in, foreign currencies. The Fund may elect not to hedge currency risk, or may hedge such risk imperfectly, which may cause the Fund to incur losses that would not have been incurred had the risk been hedged. 

Cybersecurity and Technology Risk: The Fund, its service providers, and other market participants increasingly depend on complex information technology and communications systems, which are subject to a number of different threats and risks that could adversely affect the Fund and its shareholders. Cybersecurity and other operational and technology issues may result in financial losses to the Fund and its shareholders.

Derivatives Risk: Derivative instruments (such as those in which the Fund may invest, including foreign currency forwards, foreign currency futures and options) are subject to changes in the value of the underlying assets or indices on which such instruments are based. There is no guarantee that the use of derivatives will be effective or that suitable transactions will be available. Even a small investment in derivatives may give rise to leverage risk and can have a significant impact on the Fund’s exposure to securities market values, interest rates or currency exchange rates. It is possible that the Fund’s liquid assets may be insufficient to support its obligations under its derivatives positions. The use of derivatives for other than hedging purposes may be considered a speculative activity, and involves greater risks than are involved in hedging. The use of derivatives may cause the Fund to incur losses greater than those that would have occurred had derivatives not been used. The Fund’s use of derivatives involves other risks, such as credit/counterparty risk relating to the other party to a derivative contract (which is greater for forward currency contracts and other OTC derivatives), the risk of difficulties in pricing and valuation, the risk that changes in the value of a derivative may not correlate as expected with changes in the value of relevant assets, rates or indices, liquidity risk, allocation risk and the risk of losing more than the initial margin (if any) required to initiate derivatives positions. There is also the risk that the Fund may be unable to terminate or sell a derivative position at an advantageous time or price. The Fund’s derivative counterparties may experience financial difficulties or otherwise be unwilling or unable to honor their obligations, possibly resulting in losses to the Fund.


 

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Leverage Risk: Leverage is the risk associated with securities or investment practices (e.g., borrowing and the use of certain derivatives) that multiply small index, market or asset-price movements into larger changes in value. The use of leverage increases the impact of gains and losses on the Fund’s returns, and may lead to significant losses if investments are not successful.

Risk/Return Bar Chart and Table

The bar chart and table shown below provide some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund’s performance from year-to-year and by showing how the Fund’s average annual returns for the one-year, five-year, ten-year and life-of-class periods (as applicable) compare to those of a broad measure of market performance.  Class C shares will automatically convert to Class A shares after eight years. The Fund’s past performance (before and after taxes) does not necessarily indicate how the Fund will perform in the future. Updated performance information is available online at im.natixis.com and/or by calling the Fund toll-free at 800-225-5478.

The chart does not reflect any sales charge that you may be required to pay when you buy or redeem the Fund’s shares. A sales charge will reduce your return.

Total Returns for Class Y Shares

Highest Quarterly Returns: Second Quarter 2020, 23.88%

Lowest Quarterly Return: Second Quarter 2022, -22.80%

Average Annual Total Returns

(for the periods ended December 31, 2022)

Past 1 Year

Past 5 Years

Past 10 Years

Life of Class N
(2/1/13)

Class Y - Return Before Taxes

-27.64%
7.76%
12.96%

-

Return After Taxes on Distributions

-30.08%
6.16%
11.97%

-

Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares

-14.62%
6.12%
10.85%

-

Class A - Return Before Taxes

-31.95%
6.23%
12.01%

-

Class C - Return Before Taxes

-28.92%
6.70%
12.01%

-

Class N - Return Before Taxes

-27.56%
7.85%
-

12.28%

Class T - Return Before Taxes

-29.60%
6.96%
12.40%

-

Russell 1000®