Our History

About Gateway Investment Advisers, LLC

Gateway is a pioneer in options-based investing. Since 1977, shortly after the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (Cboe®) first began trading modern option contracts, Gateway has provided quantitatively driven equity strategies paired with options-based investing to meet the needs of risk-conscious investors. Gateway has maintained a focus on reducing the risk of equity investing with strategies seeking to capture the majority of the returns associated with equity market investments while accessing a persistent implied volatility risk premium and generating consistent cash flow.

While long-only equity strategies focus almost exclusively on investment returns, Gateway’s index-option based approach seeks to find an optimal balance between risk and return. This approach is built on the belief that generating cash flow – rather than seeking to predict variations in the prices of securities – can be a less risky way of participating in equity markets and has historically helped to mitigate losses during periods of heightened equity market volatility.

Gateway has found that combining quantitatively driven equity market exposure with cash flow from writing index options can deliver many of the long-term benefits of equity market investing with lower risk. Gateway has also found that hedging portfolios with the purchase of index put options has historically helped protect investors from a significant market decline over a short period of time.

Throughout the firm’s history and a wide range of market environments, a diverse group of clients, including financial professionals, institutions, and individuals, have benefitted from Gateway’s consistent application of a disciplined, active investment management process backed by an extensively experienced team.

Gateway is currently a wholly-owned affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, LLC. As an affiliate, Gateway is able to leverage the broad resources of Natixis. This allows Gateway to focus on its distinct expertise while benefiting from being a part of a globally diversified asset manager with more than $1 trillion in assets under management.

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