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AXA IM announces launch of new platform

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AXA Investment Managers has announced the launch of the AXA IM Investment Institute with Chris Iggo appointed as chair.

AXA IM has announced the launch of a new platform to provide clients with access to timely insights on macro events and views on asset classes and long-term future trends including sustainability, demographics, technology and regulations.

In a statement last week, the investment manager said current CIO of AXA IM Core Chris Iggo will lead the AXA IM Investment Institute Advisory Committee, which will meet quarterly to discuss the key macro and research themes to be covered by the institute, and to complement the research AXA IM’s experts already provide. 

The committee will also include representatives from AXA IM Core, AXA IM Alts and senior members of the macroeconomic research, ESG research and Quant Lab teams, as well as three external committee members who are yet to be appointed.

“At AXA IM, we are always looking at ways to improve our service, so we decided to make content produced across our investment and macro research teams more tailored to client needs and answer some of the most burning investment questions,” said Mr Iggo.  

“Research is central to all our investment decisions. The move will bring our experts closer together, allowing for greater collaboration on a range of topics from sustainability to future trends. I look forward to chairing our first committee meeting.”

The institute is also expected to invite well-known external experts to provide their views on a range of business, responsible investing and macroeconomic topics in an effort to encourage an open forum incorporating a diversity of opinion for clients.

“Bringing our expert views together under the AXA IM Investment Institute allows not only clients but anyone to access the broadest possible perspectives from across AXA IM’s research and investment teams, to help guide decisions they make for their portfolios,” said Marco Morelli, executive chairman at AXA Investment Managers.

Last month, AXA IM rolled out two new Australian funds to strengthen its range of environmentally sustainable offerings.

Dubbed as the AXA IM Global Green Bond Fund and AXA IM Clean Economy Equity Fund, they joined the firm’s existing flagship Sustainable Equity Fund that was initially launched in 2014 – together offering investors clear choices in new ways to support clean energy solutions.

Maja Garaca Djurdjevic

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