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Fixed Income

Investment Grade

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

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.

Our team approach ensures a strong investment ownership and Investment Grade expertise. We have developed a process that navigates across different market conditions and work closely with US high yield teams, to provide crossover strategy and credit migration.

Our clients have access to a broad range of leading investment grade strategies across different regions and styles.

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 has been managing strategies for 20 years.
  • 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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