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ESG Integration within Fixed Income at AXA IM

AXA IM Core is a global leader in Responsible Investing. The global economy has entered a ‘Decade of Transition’ towards a more sustainable and equitable model. Those in the asset management industry are uniquely placed to wield influence and take an active role in powering that transition.

The concept of responsibility is engrained across the whole organisation and there is now accountability embedded across business units, investment platforms and RI experts. True ESG integration has become a reality – the era of sustainability is reaching into every asset class, every portfolio.

In this video Chris Iggo (Chief Investment Manager) and Johann Ple (Senior Portfolio Manager for Fixed Income) talk about what is being done to integrate ESG across Fixed Income, how investors and companies are realising that non-financial risks matter, as well as how we are responding to the new opportunities that exist. We also take a look at the AXA IM Green Bond Framework and what this focuses on in terms of the four pillars.
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  • Foreign Credit Investments: opportunity or constraint for insurers ? Recorded: Jul 1 2021 57 mins
    Hans Stoter, Chris Iggo, Arnaud Lebreton, Sebastien Proffit
    While the world is recovering from 2020’s massive shock, it has accentuated the challenges faced by insurers. There is now greater urgency to adapt investment portfolios while looking afresh at asset-liability management (ALM). Some insurers have been focusing on illiquid and real assets to increase or maintain book yields and acting in this way is logical, but insurers must go beyond monetising their liquidity.

    Diversifying core portfolios, especially the bond portfolios backing liabilities should remain a key theme in a world marked by low interest rates - despite the recent inflationary pressure, heightened market and credit risks, and the drive to climate-aware portfolios.

    Join us and discover the investment solutions we have developed to assist insurers. We will:
    - Discuss how existing challenges faced by insurers have been intensifying in the recent period.
    - Explore through case studies the benefits of expanding into foreign credit markets in core fixed income portfolios and unveil the potential yield pick-up insurers could expect.
    - Address the specificities of insurers’ balance sheets and the solutions to implement this diversification under ALM, regulatory capital and accounting constraints.

    Speakers include:
    Hans Stoter, Global Head of AXA IM Core
    Chris Iggo, CIO, AXA IM Core
    Arnaud Lebreton, AXA IM Core – Third Party Insurance Solutions
    Sebastien Proffit, AXA IM Core – Fixed Income Solutions

    AXA IM has analysed some of the strategic challenges faced by insurers in the paper: The “great acceleration” intensifies pressure on insurers. This overview of the insurance landscape forms the basis of our convictions for insurance companies globally and the investment themes we would like to share with you during this web conference.
  • ESG Integration within Fixed Income at AXA IM Recorded: Jun 11 2021 4 mins
    Chris Iggo, CIO, Johann Ple, Senior Portfolio Manager for Fixed Income
    AXA IM Core is a global leader in Responsible Investing. The global economy has entered a ‘Decade of Transition’ towards a more sustainable and equitable model. Those in the asset management industry are uniquely placed to wield influence and take an active role in powering that transition.

    The concept of responsibility is engrained across the whole organisation and there is now accountability embedded across business units, investment platforms and RI experts. True ESG integration has become a reality – the era of sustainability is reaching into every asset class, every portfolio.

    In this video Chris Iggo (Chief Investment Manager) and Johann Ple (Senior Portfolio Manager for Fixed Income) talk about what is being done to integrate ESG across Fixed Income, how investors and companies are realising that non-financial risks matter, as well as how we are responding to the new opportunities that exist. We also take a look at the AXA IM Green Bond Framework and what this focuses on in terms of the four pillars.
  • ESG Integration within Equities at AXA IM Recorded: Jun 11 2021 4 mins
    Chris Iggo, CIO, and Amanda O'Toole, Global Portfolio Manager for Framlington Equities
    AXA IM Core is a global leader in Responsible Investing. ESG is fully integrated across the investment processes and embedded within the organisation. Since 1998 RI principles have been part of the company’s DNA and we believe that ESG considerations help us do this better.
    Global ESG issues, such as climate change, have introduced risks or new investment opportunities - motivating investors to reshape their portfolio for the future. It has now become a ‘must have’ feature.

    In this video Chris Iggo, Chief Investment Manager, and Amanda O’Toole, Global Portfolio Manager for Framlington Equities, talk about what is being done within Equities at AXA IM to integrate ESG, how we are responding to the new opportunities that exist and why there is strong optimism for 2021. We also take a look at the Clean Economy Strategy and what this focuses on in terms of smart energy, agriculture and natural resource preservation.
  • Responsible Investing at AXA IM Recorded: Jun 11 2021 4 mins
    Hans Stoter, Global Head of AXA IM Core
    AXA IM has spent over two decades building its Responsible Investing capabilities. In this video Hans Stoter, Global Head of AXA IM Core, talks about how AXA IM’s Responsible Investment philosophy is grounded in two key principles: it helps us make better investment decisions and it is the means by which we can help accelerate the transition to a more sustainable world. In the simplest terms possible, investing is about trying to anticipate a better future.
  • What does Responsible Investing mean in practice? Recorded: May 26 2021 49 mins
    Chris Iggo- CIO, Amanda O'Toole- Portfolio Manager, Johann Ple- Senior Portfolio Manager
    Join Chris Iggo, CIO, Amanda O’Toole, Portfolio Manager of our Clean Economy strategy, and Johann Ple, Senior Portfolio Manager of our Green Bonds strategy, demonstrate why they believe responsible investing equals better investing.

    They’ll cover:

    • Why responsible investing has moved up the agenda.
    • How responsible investing works across equity and fixed income strategies, by putting Environmental, Social and Governance – ESG – integration at the heart of the investment process.
    • How responsible investing can manage climate related risks without sacrificing financial returns.
    • How they measure the impact of investments.
  • HOT TOPIC Investing for a cleaner planet Recorded: May 6 2021 64 mins
    Rob Morgan (Charles Stanley Direct), Abbie Llewellyn-Waters (Jupiter), Amanda O’Toole (AXA IM), Randeep Somel (M&G)
    Join host Rob Morgan, Spokesperson & Chief Analyst at Charles Stanley Direct as he debates with our expert panelists including Abbie Llewellyn-Waters, Head of Sustainable Investing, Jupiter, Randeep Somel, Fund Manager, M&G and Amanda O’Toole, Portfolio Manager, AXA IM on investing for a cleaner planet:

    How can investors have a meaningful impact on tackling climate change?
    What are the big investment opportunites in energy transistion?
    Which kinds of companies are leading the charge for environmental change?
    Where is the value in ESG-related businesses?
    What impact will governmental and policy changes have on the investment case?

    Join the debate and have your say.
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