Its sizable hedging portfolio allows the life insurer to overweight alternative assets while maintaining a healthy solvency ratio.
The new appointment to the UK fund house's financial institutions group will focus on the $7 trillion Asia-Pacific insurance segment.
With the return of market volatility and the prospect of rising inflation, investors are actively seeking ways to protect their portfolios.
AXA IM's Chorus multi-premia strategy aims to deliver attractive, liquid and transparent risk-adjusted performance to global clients.
AXA IM says senior loans and collateralised loan obligations are emerging as fresh alternatives for institutional investors looking to counter rising interest rates.
Spreads are at historically tight levels, but portfolio managers believe asset allocators would be unwise to throw in the towel just yet.
The fund house aims to launch a Ucits China bond fund, set up a wholly foreign-owned entity in Shanghai, register for mainland bond market access and gain a QDLP licence. And that's not all.
The French fund house has brought in Pierre-Emmanuel Juillard to build the new platform with a mandate to hire a 10-strong team.
Axa Investment Managers has added an equity-focused trader in Hong Kong to fill out its regional multi-asset dealing hub in anticipation of rising volumes in Asia.
The French fund house has named its first salesperson in the region dedicated to sovereign institutions, as it continues to focus more on specific client segments.
Axa Investment Managers has hired a new director of private banking coverage for Asia as part of a bid to boost its coverage of the segment. More hires are expected as the firm grows its sales and marketing team.
The chief investment officer at Axa's Asia operation is leaving the firm after nearly six years, and his replacement has been named. It comes not long after Axa IM's Asia CEO quit after a six-month stint.