AXA IM appoints Marcello Arona as CEO of AXA IM UK & AXA IM GS

AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) announces the appointment of Marcello Arona as CEO of AXA IM UK & AXA IM GS1, effective 1 April 2021 subject to FCA approval.

UK Reaction: MPC sits tight amidst “unusual” uncertainty

David Page, Head of Macro Research at AXA Investment Managers, comments on the latest developments at the Bank of England:

AXA IM to join the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative and to commit to net zero emissions goal

AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) announces its commitment to bring carbon emissions across all assets to a target-based net zero goal by 2050 or sooner, by joining the newly created Net Zero Asset...

BPCE issues €100 million of transition bonds, invested by AXA IM, to finance Natixis’ assets contributing to the energy transition

On behalf of AXA Group, AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) is investing in €100 million of senior non-preferred transition bonds, contributing to the financing of energy transition assets. The bonds...

Green bonds market to top the $1tr mark in 2021

With a record number of issuances following the launch of various sovereign green bonds and overall diversification of issuers, 2020 has been another huge step forward for the green bond market....

Six asset managers call on French large caps to establish action plan to have at least 30% women in executive management teams by 2025

Six asset management companies representing nearly 3 trillion euros in assets under management – Amundi, AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM), La Banque Postale Asset Management (LBP AM), Sycomore...

AXA IM named as the top investment manager in Europe committed to responsible investing

AXA IM retains its position as the number one asset manager committed to responsible investment in the Hirschel & Kramer (H&K) Responsible Investment Brand Index 2020.

Why a Biden presidency will transform the Global green bond market.

In July, presidential candidate Joe Biden announced plans to spend $2 trillion to progress the use of clean energy in areas including transportation, electricity generation and construction over...

COVID-19: Accelerating the energy transition and driving climate-friendly investment opportunities

Six AXA IM ESG experts assess whether the Covid-19 crisis will help accelerate the energy transition and outline what they think the investment implications will be.

AXA IM Embraces Global Energy Transition with Launch of Clean Economy Fund

AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) today announces the launch of the AXA World Funds Framlington Clean Economy fund which seeks to provide investors with access to the long term growth potential of...

The green transition: shifting from “tax & subsidy” to “tax & investment”

European Commission President, Ursula Van der Leyen, announced an even more ambitious “decarbonisation target” for the EU last week, rising from 40% to 55% by 2025.

ICEBERG DATA LAB AND I CARE & CONSULT SELECTED TO PROVIDE FIRST OF ITS KIND BIODIVERSITY IMPACT MEASUREMENT TOOL FOR INVESTORS

AXA Investment Managers, BNP Paribas Asset Management (“BNPP AM”), Sycomore Asset Management and Mirova (an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers) are pleased to announce that they have selected...

UK dividends will have fully recovered by 2022

There are reasons to be positive about the future of UK dividends as companies start recommencing payments, according to AXA IM portfolio managers Geroge Luckraft and Simon Young.

COVID-19: Stewardship and the pandemic

AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) today publishes its H1 2020 Stewardship Report, outlining its engagement programme for the first half of the year and how it exercised its voting rights in H1 2020.

AXA IM's Gilles Moec: A four-day ordeal to a deal

Gilles Moec, Group Chief Economist at AXA Investment Managers comments on the approved European recovery debt plan:

Marco Morelli is appointed Executive Chairman of AXA Investment Managers and a member of AXA’s Management Committee, Gérald Harlin to retire at the end of September

AXA announced today that Marco Morelli, previously Chief Executive Officer of Monte dei Paschi di Siena, is appointed Executive Chairman of AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) and a member of AXA’s...

AXA IM to expand its gender diversity voting policy for both developed and emerging market economies

AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) today announces the expansion of its gender diversity voting policy in order to enhance its influence on companies, globally, to improve governance standards.

AXA IM's David Page - UK reaction : Chancellor Sunak spells out fresh fiscal stimulus – more likely necessary

David Page, Head of Macro Research at AXA Investment Managers, comments on Chancellor Sunak’s latest announcement

AXA IM publishes its 2020 climate strategy report

At AXA IM, we are deeply committed to tackling the impact of climate-related risks and as a large investor we have a clear role to play in limiting global warming.

US reaction: Fed continues to consider its options, while committing to be in it for "however long it takes"

Policy was unchanged with FFR at 0.0-0.25%, forward guidance remained unchanged and the Fed committed to at least maintain the current pace of asset purchases.