Prospectus

April 1, 2023
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Class A
Class C
Class N
Class T*
Class Y
Loomis Sayles Global Growth Fund
LSAGX
LSCGX
LSNGX
LGGTX
LSGGX
Loomis Sayles Senior Floating Rate and Fixed Income Fund
LSFAX
LSFCX
LSFNX
LSFTX
LSFYX
Vaughan Nelson Select Fund
VNSAX
VNSCX
VNSNX
VNSTX
VNSYX
* 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.

 

 
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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 33 of the Prospectus, in Appendix A to the Prospectus and on page 103 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
0.75%
0.75%
0.75%
0.75%
0.75%
Distribution and/or service (12b-1) fees
0.25%
1.00%
0.00%
0.25%
0.00%
Other expenses
0.35%
0.35%
0.27%
0.35%
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0.35%
Total annual fund operating expenses
1.35%
2.10%
1.02%
1.35%
1.10%
Fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement2,3
0.15%
0.15%
0.12%
0.15%
0.15%
Total annual fund operating expenses after fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement
1.20%
1.95%
0.90%
1.20%
0.95%
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 1.20%, 1.95%, 0.90%, 1.20% and 0.95% 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 March 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.
3 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 March 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 dates 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
$
690
$
964
$
1,258
$
2,093

 
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If shares are redeemed:
1 year
3 years
5 years
10 years
Class C
$
298
$
643
$
1,115
$
2,228
Class N
$
92
$
313
$
552
$
1,237
Class T
$
369
$
652
$
957
$
1,820
Class Y
$
97
$
335
$
592
$
1,327
If shares are not redeemed:
1 year
3 years
5 years
10 years
Class C
$
198
$
643
$
1,115
$
2,228
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 43% 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 and depositary receipts. The Fund will invest in securities that provide exposure to no fewer than three countries, which will include the U.S. In addition, the Fund will invest at least 40% of its assets in securities of companies that maintain their principal place of business or conduct their principal business activities outside the U.S., companies that have their securities traded on non-U.S. exchanges or companies that have been formed under the laws of non-U.S. countries. This 40% minimum investment amount may be reduced to 30% if market conditions for these investments or specific foreign markets are deemed unfavorable. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Adviser does not consider a security to be foreign if it is 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 invest up to 30% of its assets in emerging markets securities. The Fund considers a security to be an emerging markets security if its country of risk as defined by Bloomberg is included within the MSCI Emerging & Frontier Markets Index. 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, when 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 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 interests in real estate investment trusts (“REITs”) and securities issued pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933 (“Rule 144A securities”). In addition, the Fund may gain investment exposure to Chinese companies through the use of a structure known as a variable interest entity (“VIE”). The VIE structure allows investors, such as the Fund, to gain exposure to sectors or industries where non-Chinese ownership is restricted or prohibited by the Chinese government. Under normal market conditions, the Adviser does not intend to hedge currency risk, which may cause the Fund to incur losses that would not have been incurred had the risk been hedged. Except as provided above, 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  

 
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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. Securities of real estate-related companies and REITs in which the Fund may invest may be considered equity securities, thus subjecting the Fund to the risks of investing in equity securities generally. 
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. 
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 clearinghouses, such as the performance guarantee given by a central clearinghouse, 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 clearinghouse 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. Under normal market conditions, the Fund does not intend to hedge currency risk, 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, 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  

 
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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. 
The Fund’s exposure to VIEs may pose additional risks because, instead of directly investing in the underlying Chinese operating company, the Fund’s investment is in a holding company domiciled outside of China. The holding company has contractual arrangements with the operating company that are expected to provide investors, such as the Fund, with economic exposure to the operating company. However, the VIE structure is not formally recognized under Chinese law. The Chinese government may cease to tolerate VIE structures at any time or impose new restrictions. Similarly, these investments may face delisting or other adverse actions under U.S. or other non-Chinese law. Any of these events may reduce the value of the Fund’s investments in these companies or render them valueless. 
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. 
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 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. 
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. 
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, life-of-class and life-of-fund 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 
 
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Highest Quarterly Return:

Second Quarter 2020, 26.23%

Lowest Quarterly Return:
Second Quarter 2022, -19.88% 

 
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Average Annual Total Returns
 
 
 
(for the periods ended December 31, 2022)
Past 1 Year
Past 5 Years
Life of Fund
(3/31/16)
Life of Class N
(3/31/17)
Class Y - Return Before Taxes
-25.89%
5.28%
9.19%
-
Return After Taxes on Distributions
-27.17%
3.78%
7.77%
-
Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares
-14.42%
4.21%
7.35%
-
Class A - Return Before Taxes
-26.12%
5.00%
8.90%
-
Class C - Return Before Taxes
-26.66%
4.23%
8.09%
-
Class N - Return Before Taxes
-25.86%
5.33%
-
8.20%
Class T - Return Before Taxes
-27.96%
4.46%
8.49%
-
MSCI All Country World Index (Net)
-18.36%
5.23%
8.35%
7.23%
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 Manager
Aziz V. Hamzaogullari, CFA®, Chief Investment Officer and Founder of the Growth Equity Strategies Team, Executive Vice President and Director of the Adviser, has served as portfolio manager of the Fund since 2016.
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.
 

 
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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 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 expect in the future to 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

 
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Investment Goal
The Fund seeks to provide a high level of 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 $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 33 of the Prospectus, in Appendix A to the Prospectus and on page 103 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)
3.50%
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
0.60%
0.60%
0.60%
0.60%
0.60%
Distribution and/or service (12b-1) fees
0.25%
1.00%
0.00%
0.25%
0.00%
Other expenses1
0.40%
0.40%
0.37%
0.40%
2
0.40%
Total annual fund operating expenses
1.25%
2.00%
0.97%
1.25%
1.00%
Fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement3,4
0.20%
0.20%
0.22%
0.20%
0.20%
Total annual fund operating expenses after fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement
1.05%
1.80%
0.75%
1.05%
0.80%
1 The expense information shown in the table above includes acquired fund fees and expenses of less than 0.01%; the ratios differ from the expense information disclosed in the Fund’s financial highlights table because the financial highlights table reflects the operating expenses of the Fund and does not include acquired fund fees and expenses. 
2 Other expenses for Class T shares are estimated for the current fiscal year.
3 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 1.05%, 1.80%, 0.75%, 1.05% and 0.80% 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 March 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 or expenses more than one year after the end of the fiscal year in which the fees or expenses were waived/reimbursed.
4 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 March 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 dates 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

 
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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
$
453
$
714
$
994
$
1,791
Class C
$
283
$
608
$
1,059
$
2,117
Class N
$
77
$
287
$
515
$
1,170
Class T
$
354
$
617
$
900
$
1,706
Class Y
$
82
$
298
$
533
$
1,206
If shares are not redeemed:
1 year
3 years
5 years
10 years
Class C
$
183
$
608
$
1,059
$
2,117
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 65% 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 a combination of adjustable floating rate loans and other floating rate debt instruments issued by U.S. and non-U.S. corporations or other business entities and fixed-income securities, including derivatives that reference the returns of these instruments.
Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest at least 65% of its net assets (plus any borrowings made for investment purposes) in floating rate loans that either hold a senior position in the capital structure of the borrower, hold an equal ranking with other senior debt, or have characteristics (such as a senior position secured by liens with other senior debt) that the Adviser believes justify treatment as senior debt (“Senior Loans”). The Fund may invest in Senior Loans directly as an original lender or by assignment from a lender, or it may invest indirectly through participation agreements, interests in collateralized loan obligations (“CLOs”) and derivatives that reference such instruments. Derivatives that reference the returns of Senior Loans may pay returns at fixed rather than variable rates. The Fund’s investments may also include, but are not limited to, subordinated loans, below investment grade corporate bonds and investment grade fixed-income debt securities. The fixed-income securities in which the Fund may invest include preferred stocks. The Fund may invest in pay-in-kind (“PIK”) securities and zero-coupon securities. The Fund may receive debt, equity or other securities or instruments as a result of the general restructuring of the debt of an issuer, the restructuring of a floating rate loan or as part of a package of securities acquired with a loan.
The Fund may invest any portion of its assets in securities of Canadian issuers and up to 20% of its net assets (plus any borrowings made for investment purposes) in other foreign securities, including up to 10% of its net assets (plus any borrowings made for investment purposes) in emerging market securities. Although certain 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 the issuer is included in the U.S. fixed-income indices published by Bloomberg.
Floating rate loans are debt obligations that have interest rates that adjust or “float” periodically (normally on a monthly or quarterly basis) based on a generally recognized base rate, such as the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) or the prime rate offered by one or more major U.S. banks. Floating rate loans are generally unrated or rated less than investment grade and may be subject to restrictions on resale. The Fund may invest without limit in securities of any rating, including those that are in default. The Fund has no requirements as to the range of maturities of the debt instruments in which it can invest or as to the market capitalization of the issuers of those instruments.
The Fund can borrow up to one-third of the Fund’s assets (including the amount borrowed) and use other techniques to purchase investments, to manage its cash flow or to redeem shares, a technique referred to as “leverage.” The Fund may also use derivative instruments, including, but not limited to, futures contracts, forward contracts, swaps (including, among others, credit default swaps, credit default swap indices, loan-only credit default swaps and loan-only credit default swap indices) and structured notes to try to increase the Fund’s leverage, to enhance income, to hedge against fluctuations in interest rates or currency exchange rates, and/or as a substitute for the purchase or sale of securities.
The Fund may also invest in securities issued pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933 (“Rule 144A securities”), convertible securities, exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”), and mortgage-related securities, including adjustable rate mortgage securities and collateralized mortgage obligations, asset-backed securities, and U.S. government securities (including its agencies, instrumentalities and sponsored entities). The Fund may also engage in currency-related transactions. Except as provided above, the Fund is not limited in the percentage of its assets that it may invest in these instruments. 

 
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When deciding which securities to buy and sell, the Adviser will consider credit quality and whether credit quality is improving or declining, as well as return potential, in the context of market and economic risks. In addition to security selection, the Adviser expects to use cycle evaluation in conjunction with sector rotation in an effort to enhance or offset cyclical influences. 
The Fund expects to 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 return, 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. 
With the exception of the 80% test described above, the percentage limitations set forth herein are not investment restrictions and the Fund may exceed these limits from time to time. In addition, when calculating these exposures, the Fund may use the notional value or an adjusted notional value of a derivative to reflect what the Adviser believes to be the most accurate assessment of the Fund’s real economic exposure. 
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.
Senior Loans Risk: The risks associated with Senior Loans are similar to the risks of investing in below investment-grade securities. The Senior Loans in which the Fund invests will generally not be rated investment grade by the rating agencies. Economic downturns generally lead to higher non-payment rates and a Senior Loan could lose a substantial part of its value prior to default. Senior Loans are subject to credit risk, and secured Senior Loans may not be adequately collateralized. The interest rates of Senior Loans reset frequently, and thus Senior Loans are subject to interest rate risk. Senior Loans are generally less liquid than many other debt securities and there may also be less public information available about Senior Loans as compared to other debt securities. Senior Loans may be difficult to value and may be subject to restrictions on resale, irregular trading activity, wide bid/ask spreads and extended trade settlement periods. Transactions in Senior Loans may take significantly longer than seven days to settle and, as a result, proceeds related to the sale of Senior Loans may not be readily available to make additional investments or to meet the Fund’s redemption obligations. In order to satisfy redemption requests pending settlement of Senior Loans, the Fund may take a variety of measures, including, without limitation drawing on its cash and other short term positions and borrowing from banks (including under the Fund’s line of credit), all of which may adversely affect the Fund’s performance. With limited exceptions, the Adviser will take steps intended to ensure that it does not receive material non-public information about the issuers of Senior Loans who also issue publicly traded securities, and therefore the Adviser may have less information than other investors about certain of the Senior Loans in which it seeks to invest. Investing in Senior Loan participations exposes the Fund to the credit of the counterparty issuing the participation in addition to the credit of the ultimate borrower.
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.
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. In the event of bankruptcy of a borrower, the Fund could experience delays or limitations with respect to its ability to realize the benefits of the collateral securing a Senior Loan. Senior Loans and other floating rate securities that are rated below investment-grade are considered predominantly speculative with respect to the ability of the issuer to make timely principal and interest payments. The value of loans made to such borrowers is likely to be more sensitive to adverse news about the borrower, markets or economy. 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  

 
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exposure to such counterparty. Many of the protections afforded to participants on organized exchanges and clearinghouses, such as the performance guarantee given by a central clearinghouse, 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 clearinghouse itself. 
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. 
Management Risk: A strategy used by the Fund’s portfolio managers may fail to produce the intended result.  
Borrowing and Leverage Risk: Borrowing and other investment techniques that utilize leverage, including use of derivatives, will increase the Fund’s exposure to fluctuations in the prices of its assets and, therefore, the volatility of its share price. This magnifies the potential for gain and the risk of loss. Leverage may also cause the Fund to liquidate positions at unfavorable times or prices. The costs of leverage, such as interest on borrowed funds, will increase the Fund’s expenses. 
“Covenant-Lite” Loan Risk: Some of the loans in which the Fund invests or to which it otherwise gains exposure may be covenant-lite loans, which contain fewer or less restrictive constraints on the borrower than certain other types of loans. 
Derivatives Risk: Derivative instruments (such as those in which the Fund may invest, including futures contracts, forward contracts, swaps and structured notes) 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. 
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. Senior Loans typically have adjustable interest rates. As a result, it is expected that the values of Senior Loans held by the Fund will fluctuate less in response to interest rate changes than will fixed-rate debt securities; however, the interest rates paid by these loans will generally decrease if interest rates fall. On the other hand, because the interest rates paid on Senior Loans may be subject to floors or caps, changes in market interest rates will not necessarily increase the interest rates received from its Senior Loan investments. Senior Loans and other fixed-income securities are subject to the risk that borrowers pay off the debts sooner than expected, possibly requiring the Fund to re-invest in lower-yielding securities. 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. 
Investments in Other Investment Companies Risk: The Fund will indirectly bear the management, service and other fees of any other investment companies, including exchange-traded funds, in which it invests in addition to its own expenses. 
LIBOR Risk: LIBOR risk is the risk that the transition away from the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) may lead to increased volatility and illiquidity in markets that are tied to LIBOR. LIBOR is a benchmark interest rate that is used extensively as a “reference rate” for financial instruments, including many corporate and municipal bonds, bank loans, asset-backed and mortgage-related securities, interest rate swaps and other derivatives. ICE Benchmark Administration, the administrator of LIBOR, ceased publication of most LIBOR settings on a representative basis at the end of 2021 and is expected to cease publication of the remaining U.S. dollar LIBOR settings on a representative basis after June 30, 2023. In addition, global regulators have announced that, with  

 
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limited exceptions, no new LIBOR-based contracts should be entered into after 2021. The transition away from LIBOR poses a number of other risks, including changed values of LIBOR-related investments and reduced effectiveness of hedging strategies, each of which may adversely affect the Fund’s performance. 
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.  
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. 
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 
 
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Highest Quarterly Return:
Second Quarter 2020, 10.92%
Lowest Quarterly Return:
First Quarter 2020, -16.32% 
 
Average Annual Total Returns
 
 
 
(for the periods ended December 31, 2022)
Past 1 Year
Past 5 Years
Past 10 Years
Life of Class N
(3/31/17)
Class Y - Return Before Taxes
-4.69%
1.41%
3.08%
-
Return After Taxes on Distributions
-6.94%
-0.81%
0.66%
-
Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares
-2.76%
0.16%
1.28%
-
Class A - Return Before Taxes
-8.31%
0.42%
2.44%
-
Class C - Return Before Taxes
-6.48%
0.37%
2.20%
-
Class N - Return Before Taxes
-4.54%
1.44%
-
1.89%
Class T - Return Before Taxes
-7.31%
0.63%
2.55%
-
Morningstar LSTA Leveraged Loan Index
-0.77%
3.27%
3.65%
3.36%
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.

 
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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
John R. Bell, Vice President of the Adviser, has served as co-portfolio manager of the Fund since 2011.
Michael L. Klawitter, CFA®, Vice President of the Adviser, has served as co-portfolio manager of the Fund since 2018.
Heather M. Young, CFA®, Vice President 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
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.

 
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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 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 expect in the future to 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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Investment Goal
The Fund seeks long-term 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 $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 33 of the Prospectus, in Appendix A to the Prospectus and on page 103 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
0.70%
0.70%
0.70%
0.70%
0.70%
Distribution and/or service (12b-1) fees
0.25%
1.00%
0.00%
0.25%
0.00%
Other expenses
0.17%
0.18%
2.65%
0.17%
1
0.18%
Total annual fund operating expenses
1.12%
1.88%
3.35%
1.12%
0.88%
Fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement2,3
0.02%
4
0.03%
4
2.55%
0.02%
4
0.03%
4
Total annual fund operating expenses after fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement
1.10%
1.85%
0.80%
1.10%
0.85%
1 Other expenses for Class T shares are estimated for the current fiscal year.
2 Natixis Advisors, LLC (“Natixis Advisors”) has given a binding contractual undertaking to the Fund to limit the amount of the Fund’s total annual fund operating expenses to 1.10%, 1.85%, 0.80%, 1.10% and 0.85% of the Fund’s average daily net assets for Class A, Class C, Class N, Class T and Class Y shares, respectively, exclusive of brokerage expenses, interest expense, taxes, acquired fund fees and expenses, and organizational and extraordinary expenses, such as litigation and indemnification expenses. This undertaking is in effect through March 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.
3 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 March 31, 2024 and may be terminated before then only with the consent of the Fund’s Board of Trustees.
4 In order to ensure that the total annual fund operating expenses after fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement do not exceed the amounts disclosed in the table, the Adviser may voluntarily waive additional advisory fees. This may result in the Class A, Class C, Class T and Class Y shareholders realizing a total annual fund operating expense after fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement lower than 1.10%, 1.85%, 1.10% and 0.85% of the Fund’s average daily net assets for Class A, Class C, Class T and Class Y shares, respectively. This additional waiver may be terminated at any time.
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:

 
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If shares are redeemed:
1 year
3 years
5 years
10 years
Class A
$
681
$
909
$
1,155
$
1,858
Class C
$
288
$
588
$
1,013
$
2,000
Class N
$
82
$
791
$
1,524
$
3,466
Class T
$
359
$
595
$
850
$
1,577
Class Y
$
87
$
278
$
485
$
1,082
If shares are not redeemed:
1 year
3 years
5 years
10 years
Class C
$
188
$
588
$
1,013
$
2,000
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 74% of the average value of its portfolio. 
Investments, Risks and Performance
Principal Investment Strategies
The Fund, under normal market conditions, will invest primarily in equity securities, including common stocks, preferred stocks, limited partnership interests, interests in limited liability companies, real estate investment trusts (“REITs”) or other trusts and similar securities. The Fund is non-diversified, which means that it may invest a greater percentage of its assets in a particular issuer and may invest in fewer issuers than a diversified fund. Typically, the Fund’s portfolio will hold 20 to 40 securities. The Fund may invest in companies with any market capitalization, although, it will typically focus its investments in mid- to large-capitalization companies. While the Fund typically invests in equity securities, it may also invest in debt securities, including below investment grade fixed-income securities (commonly known as “junk bonds”). A fixed-income security is considered below investment grade quality when 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 top four ratings categories.
Vaughan Nelson invests in companies of all market capitalizations with a focus on those companies meeting Vaughan Nelson’s return expectations.
Vaughan Nelson uses a bottom-up value oriented investment process in constructing the Fund’s portfolio. Vaughan Nelson seeks companies with the following characteristics, although not all of the companies selected will have these attributes:
  
Companies earning a positive return on capital with stable-to-improving returns. 
 
Companies valued at discount to their asset value. 
 
Companies with an attractive and sustainable dividend level. 
  
In selecting investments for the Fund, Vaughan Nelson generally employs the following strategies: 
Vaughan Nelson employs a value-driven investment philosophy that selects securities selling at a relatively low value based on discounted cash flow models. Vaughan Nelson selects companies that it believes are out-of-favor or misunderstood. 
 
Vaughan Nelson starts with the entire U.S. exchange-traded equity investment universe. Vaughan Nelson then narrows the investment universe by using fundamental analysis to construct a portfolio of 20 to 40 securities. 
 
Vaughan Nelson uses fundamental analysis to construct a portfolio that, in the opinion of Vaughan Nelson, is made up of quality companies with the potential to provide significant increases in share price over a three year period. 
 
Vaughan Nelson will also employ its value driven investment philosophy to identify out-of-favor or misunderstood debt securities. 
 
Vaughan Nelson will generally sell a security when it reaches Vaughan Nelson’s price target or when the issuer shows a change in financial condition, competitive pressures, poor management decisions or internal or external forces reducing future expected returns from the investment thesis. 
  
The Fund also may: 
Invest in convertible preferred stock and convertible debt securities. 
 
Invest in publicly traded master limited partnerships. 
 
Invest in foreign securities, including emerging market securities, traded in U.S. markets directly or through depositary receipt programs such as American Depositary Receipts (“ADRs”) and Global Depositary Receipts (“GDRs”). 
 
Invest in REITs. 
 
Invest in securities offered in initial public offerings (“IPOs”) and securities issued pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933 (“Rule 144A securities”). 
 

 
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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. Securities issued in IPOs tend to involve greater market risk than other equity securities due, in part, to public perception and the lack of publicly available information and trading history. 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. Securities of real estate-related companies and REITs in which the Fund may invest may be considered equity securities, thus subjecting the Fund to the risks of investing in equity securities generally.
Non-Diversification Risk: Compared with other mutual funds, the Fund may invest a greater percentage of its assets in a particular issuer and may invest in fewer issuers. Therefore, the Fund may have more risk because changes in the value of a single security or the impact of a single economic, political or regulatory occurrence may have a greater adverse impact on the Fund’s net asset value.
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 managers may fail to produce the intended result. 
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 clearinghouses, such as the performance guarantee given by a central clearinghouse, 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 clearinghouse itself.
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.
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.
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. 

 
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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. 
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. 
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 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 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 
 
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Highest Quarterly Return:
Second Quarter 2020, 25.72%
Lowest Quarterly Return:
First Quarter 2020, -21.55% 
 
Average Annual Total Returns
 
 
 
(for the periods ended December 31, 2022)
Past 1 Year
Past 5 Years
Past 10 Years
Life of Class N
(3/31/17)
Class Y - Return Before Taxes
-16.65%
10.97%
13.78%
-
Return After Taxes on Distributions
-16.88%
7.66%
11.21%
-
Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares
-9.69%
8.10%
10.78%
-
Class A - Return Before Taxes
-16.86%
10.69%
13.50%
-
Class C - Return Before Taxes
-17.51%
9.86%
12.82%
-
Class N - Return Before Taxes
-16.68%
10.97%
-
12.30%
Class T - Return Before Taxes
-18.93%
10.13%
13.21%
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Average Annual Total Returns
 
 
 
 
(for the periods ended December 31, 2022)
Past 1 Year
Past 5 Years
Past 10 Years
Life of Class N
(3/31/17)
S&P 500® Index
-18.11%
9.42%
12.56%
10.75%
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
Natixis Advisors
Subadviser
Vaughan Nelson Investment Management, L.P. (“Vaughan Nelson”)
Portfolio Managers
Chris D. Wallis, CFA®, Chief Executive Officer and Lead Senior Portfolio Manager of Vaughan Nelson, has served as co-manager of the Fund since 2012.
Scott J. Weber, CFA®, Lead Senior Portfolio Manager of Vaughan Nelson, has served as co-manager of the Fund since 2012.
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:

 
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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 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 expect in the future to 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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Investment Goals, Strategies and Risks