Gateway Investment Advisers, LLC (Gateway) has a 40-year history of providing low-volatility equity strategies for risk-conscious investors. From the beginning, Gateway's singular focus has been reducing the risk of equity investing with index option strategies. Gateway's core low-volatility strategy seeks to capture the majority of the returns associated with equity market investments, while exposing investors to less risk than other equity investments. The company's proven philosophy has earned the trust of clients for whom Gateway managed approximately $12.3 billion in assets as of September 30, 2017.
While long-only equity strategies focus almost exclusively on investment returns, Gateway's index option approach seeks to find an optimal balance between risk and return. Our strategy is built on the belief that generating cashflow - rather than seeking to leverage variations in the prices of securities - can be a less risky way of participating in equity markets. This approach has historically helped to mitigate capital fluctuations during periods of heightened market volatility.
Over time, Gateway has found that holding an equity portfolio comparable to a broad-based index, combined with the sale of index call options, can provide an efficient means of achieving steady cash flow while minimizing costs. By hedging portfolios with the purchase of index put options, Gateway's core strategy has also historically helped protect investors from a significant market decline over a short period of time.
This approach to low-volatility investing has been constant throughout many diverse market environments. Today we provide this unique expertise to a diverse group of clients, financial professionals, institutions and corporations.
Since 2008, Gateway has been wholly-owned by Natixis Investment Managers, L.P. which is an indirect subsidiary of Natixis Investment Managers, an international asset management group based in Paris, France.