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Investment Strategies

Multi Asset

Multi-asset strategies can help you reach your financial goals.

Multi-asset in numbers

€290 bn
of assets1
25 +
multi-asset professionals1
25 +
years of experience1

Our approach

AXA IM’s Multi Asset Strategies aim to provide investment strategies and outcomes to our clients, generating investment returns mainly through asset allocation across global asset classes (equity, fixed income, currency, commodities). We aim for our investors to benefit from both market opportunities wherever they arise and diversify/mitigate their risk.

A conviction-based approach

Our portfolio managers combine their judgement-based convictions with quantitative analysis. Ideas are generated from a blend of fundamental and systematic research and focus on top-down and bottom-up asset-class and economic views.

Experts across asset classes

Our team's expertise spans the whole asset class spectrum with the flexibility to adjust to evolving financial markets and seek the best opportunities.

Quantitative analysis

We have developed a proprietary framework combining quantitative information on Macroeconomic, Valuation, Sentiment and Technical factors (MVST)

Multi-tiered risk approach

We aim to monitor and mitigate risks across the portfolio with a multi-layered approach: structurally with diversification, tactically with flexibility, opportunistically with hedging strategies

Capital growth

Capital growth focuses on building investors’ capital over the long term.

Why capital growth?

Capital growth strategies aim to increase the overall value of an asset or investment over a period of time.

Capital growth strategies within multi-asset comprises a variety of asset and sub-asset classes with different performance and risk drivers. We strongly believe that an active portfolio with efficient diversification can capture capital growth through time, while mitigating the associated risks.

Our strategy

Our strategy is to offer investors long-term growth from market opportunities across a highly diversified investment universe.

  • We combine quantitative information on Macro, Valuation, Sentiment and Technical (MVST) factors with qualitative insights from multi-expert model to benefit from market opportunities across all major asset classes.
  • We invest with conviction in companies where we see the highest potential and focus on benefitting from long-term growth themes across global markets.
  • We monitor and intend to mitigate risk across the portfolio with a multi-layer approach.

Capital preservation

Capital preservation generally describes more conservative investment strategies with the priority being preserving capital and preventing loss.

Why capital preservation?

The strategy’s primary aim is to safeguard capital, prevent losses and keep pace with the rate of inflation. It is usually characterised by a conservative investment approach. As a result, potential returns are likely to be lower than growth-oriented strategies. This type of investment strategy appeals to risk-averse investors and investors with a shorter investment horizon.

Our strategy

The possibility to invest in a broad range of asset classes enables us to tailor solutions to help investors achieve their primary goal of capital preservation. Incorporating active risk mitigation strategies can help multi-asset investors to weather market volatility and circumnavigate unexpected events.

Income generation

Income generation is all about investing in asset classes that seek to deliver a regular flow of yield.

Why income generation?

The goal of a multi-asset income strategy is to provide investors with a steady – and potentially rising – flow of income by investing across yield-generating assets such as bonds, dividend stocks, and real estate. This strategy may suit people with a moderate risk profile who are looking for an extra source of revenue on a regular basis (such as monthly or quarterly).

Our strategy

We provide unconstrained and flexible global solutions seeking to distribute steady income by focusing on fixed income and equity assets that provide regular and attractive levels of natural yield, combined with selected long-term growth assets.

Impact

Impact investing is a natural evolution of responsible investing. Impact is a type of sustainable investing, a way of making investment decisions which aims to deliver positive financial returns, and benefit society and the environment, at the same time.

Why impact investing?

Concerns over the multiple challenges the world is facing, such as climate change and social inequalities, are on the rise. On the other hand, consumers and governments together are pushing for more Impact initiatives, to which both corporates and financial institutions must adapt. All together this evolving landscape will generate new opportunities.

Our strategy

We seek to generate both a positive and measurable impact with a focus on environmental and social themes, as well as capital growth, while supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the United Nations to achieve a better and more sustainable future for the planet and its people.

Risk warning

Investment in multi-asset involves risks including the loss of capital and some specific risks such as:

Counterparty Risk: Risk of bankruptcy, insolvency, or payment or delivery failure of any of the Sub-Fund's counterparties, leading to a payment or delivery default.

Risk linked to investments in hedge funds: a limited part of the assets of the concerned Sub-Fund (maximum 10%) is exposed to funds pursuing alternative strategies. Investments in alternative funds imply certain specific risks linked, for example, to the valuation of the assets of such funds and to their poor liquidity.

Geopolitical Risk: investments in securities issued or listed in different countries may imply the application of different standards and regulations. Investments may be affected by movements of foreign exchange rates, changes in laws or restrictions applicable to such investments, changes in exchange control regulations or price volatility.

Liquidity Risk: risk of low liquidity level in certain market conditions that might lead the Sub-Fund to face difficulties valuing, purchasing or selling all/part of its assets and resulting in potential impact on its net asset value.

Credit Risk: Risk that issuers of debt securities held in the Sub-Fund may default on their obligations or have their credit rating downgraded, resulting in a decrease in the Net Asset Value.

Impact of any techniques such as derivatives: Certain management strategies involve specific risks, such as liquidity risk, credit risk, counterparty risk, legal risk, valuation risk, operational risk and risks related to the underlying assets.

The use of such strategies may also involve leverage, which may increase the effect of market movements on the Sub-Fund and may result in significant risk of losses.

All investment involves risk, including the loss of capital. The value of investments .and the income from them can fluctuate and investors may not get back the amount originally invested.

    Disclaimer

    This document is for informational purposes only and does not constitute investment research or financial analysis relating to transactions in financial instruments as per MIF Directive (2014/65/EU), nor does it constitute on the part of AXA Investment Managers or its affiliated companies an offer to buy or sell any investments, products or services, and should not be considered as solicitation or investment, legal or tax advice, a recommendation for an investment strategy or a personalized recommendation to buy or sell securities.

    Due to its simplification, this document is partial and opinions, estimates and forecasts herein are subjective and subject to change without notice. There is no guarantee forecasts made will come to pass. Data, figures, declarations, analysis, predictions and other information in this document is provided based on our state of knowledge at the time of creation of this document. Whilst every care is taken, no representation or warranty (including liability towards third parties), express or implied, is made as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of the information contained herein. Reliance upon information in this material is at the sole discretion of the recipient. This material does not contain sufficient information to support an investment decision.

    All investment involves risk , including the loss of capital. The value of investments .and the income from them can fluctuate and investors may not get back the amount originally invested.

    Risk Warning

    The value of investments, and the income from them, can fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the amount originally invested.