We are pleased to announce the addition of the Natixis Loomis Sayles US Equity Leaders fund to Square Mile's Academy of Funds and have awarded it an A rating.

This is a fund we have monitored for some time and is one that we believe has a number of compelling attributes. We think the fund's clear philosophy and process is well designed and is a good fit into the Academy given our focus on long term investment outcomes. The US equity market can be a challenging one for active managers and though we acknowledge the growth style has been favoured in recent years, the manager, Aziz Hamzaogullari, has a proven level of success over the life of the strategy, which dates back to 2006.