The purpose of AXA IM - Real Assets' research is to support product innovation and investment decisions through independent proprietary analysis on a wide range of issues that affect the global real assets market.

Our researchers provide applicable investment ideas, combining a global perspective with a detailed understanding of individual markets, leveraging on-the-ground intelligence derived from AXA IM - Real Assets' local professionals.

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Biodiversity crisis: Why agriculture threatens biodiversity, and how responsible investors can respond

Biodiversity plays a crucial role in protecting our health. It is only by understanding and respecting its limits that we will maintain the ecosystems that ensure our survival.

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Social climbing: ESG investors get their heads around social risks

Thanks to COVID-19, ESG factors - and the social element in particular - are in the limelight

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How to blend factors to invest sustainably

How do you like your coffee? Whatever you prefer, all coffees contain a small number of key ingredients. Factor investing may sound complex, but in essence, it’s nothing new. For decades, investors h ...

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2020 Proxy Voting Season Review: Beyond ‘business as usual’

The global COVID-19 pandemic brought disruption to voting season across Europe, North America and Japan. Companies struggled to host in-person meetings, but many quickly moved to hold virtual AGMs, a ...

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COVID-19: Stewardship and the pandemic

How has the coronavirus crisis impacted stewardship and how we might invest?

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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 the ...

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Strategic Asset Allocation for a +1.5°C World: a proposed framework

Climate change is material risk - Global warming poses long-term physical risks as the climate changes, as well as nearer term risks as the energy sector shifts from fossil fuels to low-carbon altern ...

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AXA IM Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosure Report highlights

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AXA IM Glide Path: Efficient and flexible design towards retirement

The shift from DB to DC plans is a major trend in global pension markets. Target-date strategies, the default investment solution for most DC plans, will be subject to heavier saver protection regula ...