Fixed Income

Investment Grade

Investment grade bonds offer investors exposure to a region or global universe without taking on a high level of risk.

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Why invest in Credit with AXA IM?

Whether you are looking for a core investment grade strategy, a short duration focus or a sustainable approach, AXA IM’s depth of expertise helps us meet clients’ needs. This gives our clients access to a broad range of leading investment grade strategies across different regions and styles.

Our team approach ensures a strong investment ownership and Investment Grade expertise. All our teams follow our robust, disciplined investment process but also have unique features in order to help build appropriate portfolios for their areas:

  • Our European investment desk manage a strategy that has been running for 20 years, making it one our longest running strategies.
  • Our US investment grade experts works closely with our market leading US high yield investment team to leverage their expertise for potential “rising stars”
  • Our Asian portfolio managers are supported by credit analysts in Hong Kong and London, further enhanced by input from our JV partner AXA SPDB Investment Managers in China

Why Invest now?

With market uncertainty and volatility still a feature of most asset classes, for investors looking for a lower risk option, investment grade bonds may be an interesting option. As many markets face the prospect of a recession, investment grade bonds offer investors a relatively low risk-return option due to their high credit rating.

Overall, yields for investment grade debt are high compared to historic levels and issuer fundamentals remain resilient. These factors are part of the reasons why investment grade securities are considered by some to be offering an attractive entry point.

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Visit our fund centre to get more information on our range of fixed income strategies, going from credit to short duration to high yield.

US
Fixed Income
US Corporate Bonds Intermediate strategy

Investing mainly in investment grade corporate debt denominated in USD.

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Fixed Income
US Credit Short Duration strategy

Investing mainly in short duration investment grade corporate debt in USD.

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Fixed Income
US Corporate Bonds Low Carbon strategy

Aims to provide a carbon footprint, and secondly have a water intensity, that is at least 30% lower than that of the Bloomberg US Corporate Investment Grade index.

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Euro
Fixed Income
Euro Credit Plus strategy

Aims to capture opportunities throughout the credit cycle, with investment throughout both Investment Grade and High Yield.

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Fixed Income
Euro Credit Short Duration strategy

Aims to achieve returns throughout the credit cycle with a focus on the front-end of the credit curve.

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Fixed Income
Euro Sustainable Credit strategy

Aims to capture opportunities in euro government and corporate bonds throughout the credit cycle while applying ESG integration and impact bonds investments.

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Asian
Fixed Income
Asian Short Duration Bonds strategy

Investing across the Asian fixed income market.

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We cover a broad spectrum of fixed income strategies to help investors build diverse portfolios that can be more resilient to economic and market shifts.

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Risks

No assurance can be given that our fixed income strategies will be successful. Investors can lose some or all of their capital invested. Our unconstrained fixed income strategies are subject to risks including counterparty risk, operational risk, liquidity risk, credit risk, and the impact of any techniques such as derivatives. The use of such strategies may also involve leverage, which may increase the effect of market movements and may result in significant risk of losses.

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¹ AXA IM, as 31 January 2023

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