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Why flexible investing may help overcome obstacles

  • 30 August 2023 (3 min read)

Fixed income isn’t just one asset class, it  offers a varied path for investors  covering different regions, sectors, maturities and credit ratings. Some investment approaches focus on just one of these but in uncertain times, investors may seek a more flexible strategy for navigating unpredictable markets.

A flexible fixed income investment strategy offers several potential benefits including:

  1. Freedom to seek the best potential opportunities or avoid certain risks, rather than being tied to a benchmark
  2. Ability to co-ordinate diverse asset types and move along the duration curve in pursuit of an optimal overall portfolio profile
  3. Potential to use a total return approach to target specific outcomes such as a return above inflation or volatility mitigation
  4. Opportunity to be agile in changing markets by actively managing allocations to respond to different stages of the economic cycle

Why AXA IM for flexible fixed income?

  • Almost 30 years of experience investing in fixed income
  • Investment professionals based in key investment markets offering local insights on a global scale
  • From aggregate to high yield portfolios, our broad range of strategies provide a choice flexible solutions

No assurance can be given that our unconstrained fixed income strategies will be successful. Investors can lose some or all of their capital invested. Our unconstrained fixed income strategies are subject to risks including counterparty risk, operational risk, liquidity risk, credit risk, and the impact of any techniques such as derivatives. The use of such strategies may also involve leverage, which may increase the effect of market movements and may result in significant risk of losses.

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Find out more about some of our flexible strategies:
Flexible Strategies

European Inflation Total Return strategy

Offering investors an inflation solution that aims to adapt to different market environments.

Flexible Strategies

European Credit Total Return strategy

Aims to capture opportunities in the euro credit universe.

Flexible Strategies

Global Strategic Bond strategy

Aims to take advantage of market opportunities and focus on downside preservation to deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns throughout the economic cycle.

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