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Responsible investment

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 ...

Responsible investment

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 ...

Responsible investment

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 ...

Responsible investment

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 ...

Responsible investment

AXA IM Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosure Report highlights

Quant Lab

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 ...

Responsible investment

Endangered species may be yet another virus victim

Social distancing may save human lives, but it’s wreaking havoc on some of the world’s most threatened species.

Fixed income

Coronavirus throws down a challenge for credit analysis

AXA IM’s credit analysis model has adapted quickly to incorporate new inputs as the COVID-19 crisis heightens sensitivity to regulatory and fiscal conditions.

Responsible investment

COVID-19: Economic and geopolitical fallout and responses

The world is facing an unprecedented global health emergency. The scale of the pandemic and the quarantine measures adopted by many countries to curb the outbreak have brought our way of life to a st ...