A lifetime of gender inequality: What investors can do

Investors’ focus on diversity has principally centred on female representation in the board room. But in this research paper we study the dynamics of gender inequality throughout a woman’s entire work ...

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Iggo's Insight - Carry Me Home

The market is trading like it believes the mid-cycle correction story rather than the impending recession narrative.

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Biodiversity crisis: The role of investors in resolving species extinction - Part 2

AXA IM is set to start a biodiversity engagement programme with investee companies across several sectors, to better understand how such firms take this issue into account.

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Biodiversity crisis: The role of investors in resolving species extinction - Part 1

We assess how investors are impacted by the practices of investee companies – in terms of those which cause biodiversity loss and others which are harmed by it.

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18 September 2019

AXA IM Renames Equity Income Fund to Reflect Wider Investment Universe

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AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) today announces the AXA Framlington Blue Chip Equity Income Fund has been renamed the AXA Framlington UK Equity Income Fund to better reflect its new investment objec ...

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18 September 2019

Iggo's Insight - Summer's Gone

The ECB has cemented low rates for a long time and it will also resume buying bonds. Can yields rise substantially in that environment? I suspect that bond yields remain low, even if they don’t plumb ...

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12 September 2019

AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets appoints Andrew Piekarski as U.S. Director of Acquisitions

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Andrew joins with over 25 years of commercial real estate experience, most recently at WAFRA, INC., a New York-based investment advisory firm

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12 September 2019

Iggo's Insight - Get Your Coat

The short-lived divergence of global monetary policy in 2017-2018 gave way to the super gravitational pull of negative interest rates in 2019.

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12 September 2019

Climate scenario analysis: Assessing the future for investments

Climate change scenario analysis seeks to understand the future impact of global warming. Our approach tests the alignment of investment portfolios to future global warming outcomes – essential ...

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10 September 2019

AXA IM to launch fourth impact investing strategy focusing on emerging and frontier consumers

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• AXA IM is to launch fourth private market impact investing strategy later this year. • The latest offering will focus on addressing the basic needs of the emerging consumer through healthcare and fi ...

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10 September 2019

AXA IM - Real Assets, Scape and Allianz partner to acquire Atira Student Living portfolio in Australia

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AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets (“AXA IM - Real Assets”), a global leader in real asset investments and the leading(1) real estate portfolio and asset manager in Europe announces that it has ent ...

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04 September 2019

AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets makes a strategic move into Australian Healthcare Sector through Joint Venture with Grosvenor Group and Centuria Heathley

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AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets (“AXA IM - Real Assets”), a global leader in real asset investments and the leading(1) real estate portfolio and asset manager in Europe announces that it has ent ...

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04 September 2019

Iggo's Insight - Definitely, Maybe

Suddenly the Brexit stakes have been raised. Prime Minister Johnson has made a call that convincing the world that he is prepared to leave the EU without a deal and that he is prepared to take risks w ...

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04 September 2019

Financing brown to green: Guidelines for Transition Bonds

Financing the fight against climate change needs to shift up a gear and evolve. Since the introduction of green bonds, capital markets have made great strides in recent years to ensure that investment ...

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04 September 2019

Why it’s time to stop thinking of gender diversity as a zero-sum game

Anne Tolmunen, Portfolio manager, AXA IM Framlington Equities, Kathryn McDonald Head of Sustainable Investing, AXA IM Rosenberg Equities and Marie Fromaget, Human Capital and Diversity Analyst, AXA IM ...

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04 September 2019

Mind the gap: Digging into the diversity data challenge

The world has never had access to more information. But it seems the more data we have, the clearer the gaps get.

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04 September 2019

ESG and financial returns: The academic perspective

An increasing amount of academic research is showing that the incorporation of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors can potentially lead to better performance for both companies and thei ...

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04 September 2019

Coal phase out: The investment case

Coal has no meaningful role to play when it comes achieving the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement. Right now, it remains an important part of the energy mix, fuelling base-load power stations across t ...

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