Axa Investment Managers

Short Duration

What we do

Market environments across the world continue to evolve, thanks to a wide range of macroeconomic factors – for example, political uncertainties, inflation and global market shocks, which are increasingly seeing investors search for alternative sources of income today for a better tomorrow.

Whether investors are looking for regular income, long-term capital growth or to diversify their portfolios, AXA Investment Managers offers a range of products that can help meet their needs.

The opportunity to tap into a richly diverse UK stock market, long-term secular growth themes exposed to demographic and technological changes, or managing the risks of rising yields and market volatility through short duration bonds – we believe these potential benefits are all covered in our strategies listed below.

Strategies designed to help you tackle changing market environments

Short Duration
Unconstrained fixed income

As an unconstrained, flexible strategy it can allocate across the global fixed income universe (government bonds, inflation linked, investment grade credit, high yield and emerging market debt) and seeks to respond to different stages of the market cycle and allocate accordingly.
An unconstrained - or 'go anywhere' - approach is benchmark-agnostic with portfolio construction generally based on growing income and capital without reference to an index.  This provides the potential flexibility to capitalise opportunities across the fixed income spectrum as and when they arise. 

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UK Equities

With thousands of businesses from 60 countries around the world listed in the UK, its stock market remains one of the most exciting choices for investors today.

Deep, liquid markets and world-leading regulation, corporate governance and legal and professional services support make UK equities a must-have for any global equity portfolio.

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The five Evolving Economy themes we have identified are the results of long-term demographic trends and technological developments.

We believe they can offer equity investors access to the best opportunities for long-term structural growth, regardless of how companies are defined geographically or from a sector perspective.

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Our online portal designed to refresh, sharpen, and deepen your investment knowledge is an addition to our existing structured and unstructured CPD-accredited learning, including Duration and Volatility.

Register today to get started; and remember when you complete each module, you will receive a certificate and the time spent will contribute towards your annual 21 hours of structured CPD requirement.

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AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) is an active, long-term, global, multi-asset investor. We work with clients today to provide the solutions they need to help build a better tomorrow for their investments, while creating a positive change for the world in which we all live.  With approximately £758 billion (€830) in assets under management as at end of September 2020, AXA IM employs over 2,360 employees around the world and operates out of 28 offices across 20 countries. AXA IM is part of the AXA Group, a world leader in financial protection and wealth management.

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