AXA IM Fixed income conference 2016: opportunities in volatile markets

During the first half of 2016, financial markets behaved as we expect them to go on – with heightened volatility.

The result of the Brexit vote has added to the list of factors driving an uncertain global economic outlook, along with several other political and market uncertainties.
In this kind of market environment, lower risk strategies in fixed income can enable investors to mitigate the impact of market volatility, and help to deliver higher risk-adjusted returns.

On 14 September AXA Investment Managers hosted ‘Fixed income in a high risk world’ – a morning event where a number of our key fixed income managers discussed such strategies in light of the current economic background.

Nicolas Trindade - Limiting volatility and drawdowns relative to the wider UK bond market

Nicolas Trindade, Fund Manager of the AXA Sterling Credit Short Duration Bond Fund, discusses government bond yields, heightened volatility, challenging liquidity in today’s market and why the case for short duration investing is still compelling.

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Chris Iggo - The macro view and why uncertainty is here to stay

Chris Iggo, Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income at AXA IM discussed why we still have an ‘unconventional’ monetary policy in his presentation. Is it working? Are there policy alternatives? What are the risks to fixed income investors?

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Sailesh Lad - Diversifying investing: a case for Emerging Market bonds

Sailesh Lad, Fund Manager of the AXA WF Emerging Markets Short Duration Bonds Fund shared his views on the future of Emerging Markets bonds and how investors can find yield in lower interest rate environments.

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Jonathan Baltora - UK inflation expectations since the EU referendum

Jonathan Baltora, Fund Manager of the AXA WF Global Inflation Short Duration Bond Fund discussed whether there was an impact of Brexit on UK inflation and inflation-linked bonds.

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Lionel Pernias - Conservative investment grade credit strategies for uncertain times

Fund Manager, Lionel Pernias discussed the key attributes of the Sterling Investment Grade Credit market as well as the asymmetry of risk inherent in corporate bond investing. Lionel also described the challenges facing traditional approaches to credit investing.

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Yves Berger - The search for attractive yields from US high yield bonds

Yves Berger discussed the characteristics of the US high yield market and explained the concept of maturity investing in high yield to his audience.

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