Loomis Sayles has launched the Loomis Sayles Multi-Asset Real Return Fund, which will invest in a variety of asset classes around the world, including derivatives, commodities and REITs, to combat all types of inflationary environments, including: inflation, debtflation, stagflation and deflation.

Inflation is when prices are growing and purchasing power is declining, according to Investopedia. Stagflation is when the economy is growing only slowing and unemployment is high but consumer prices are rising; and deflation is when prices decline due to a reduction in the supply of money or credit by individuals, corporations or government, according to Investopedia. Debtflation is when the government induces inflation to combat high deficits.

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