Investment Strategies

Alternatives

As a global leader in alternatives investing, we offer investment strategies and alternative funds across the whole spectrum, with key pillars in: real estate, private debt & alternative credit, and private equity & infrastructure.

Alternatives in numbers

€168 bn
of assets under management1
400 +
alternatives investment professionals2
16   offices
serving 500+ global clients3

Our approach

We have a highly selective investment approach driven by disciplined and fundamental research, allowing us to identify relative value and illiquidity premium for the benefit of our clients. Active risk monitoring is fully embedded in our investment process and we have strong sourcing capabilities thanks to our size, experience, and long-standing relationships with market participants.

We're Europe's leading alternatives platform

We're a leading alternatives platform and one of the largest worldwide with key pillars in real estate4 , private debt5 , alternative credit6 , and private equity and infrastructure7 .

  • #2 real estate asset manager in Europe and #7 worldwide: ANREV / INREV / NCREIF Fund Manager Survey 2020. Rankings based on non-listed direct real estate assets under management.
  • #5 worldwide: 2019 Private Debt Investor Annual Review, December 2019 (based on capital raised over five years).
  • #1: PERE RED 50: Ranking based on capital raised for the purpose of real estate debt issuance between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2019.
  • #4 worldwide capital raiser in private debt: 2020. Private Debt Investor (PDI) 100 Global Annual Review, December 2021. Ranking based on capital raised over five years.

30+ years experience

We have a successful track record spanning 30+ years and multiple market cycles. We've launched new products, such as impact investing and alternative funds, and have extensive expertise in business development.

Three key pillars

Our alternatives capability is structured around three investment platforms: Real Assets, Structured Finance, and Chorus.

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At AXA IM Alts, we’re able to offer our clients a truly long-term approach. We are convinced that long-term performance generation, which we have demonstrated over multiple market cycles, can only be achieved with a fundamental understanding and proximity to assets and a fully-embedded, ambitious ESG approach.

Isabelle Scemama

Global Head, Alts CEO, Real Assets

We manage more than €113 billion8 on behalf of clients.

We invest in equity, debt, and infrastructure across different real asset classes, geographies, and via private and listed instruments.

From commingled alternative investment funds and joint ventures to separate accounts and tailor-made investment vehicles. We provide regional and country-specific strategies for clients.

360° view

Our approach provides us with a thorough understanding of relative value in real assets markets. This unique approach is critical when navigating across the different phases of market cycles, providing clients with agility in their real assets allocation.

30+ years experience

Our team of over 400 have decades of experience investing in real assets.

20+ countries

Our team covers over 20 countries around the world that combine in-depth, local knowledge with longstanding experience, strong convictions, and a thorough understanding of capital structure.

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Talk to us about alternatives

For structured finance, real assets, and other alternative investments.

Contact us
Structured finance has rapidly evolved into a significant part of the global financial system, as the demand for alternative sources of yield has become ever stronger.

Traditionally, most credit investors have been focused on public bond markets – which are a major channel for financing corporates and consumers’ debt – but only represent a limited part of the credit universe. 

Structural changes in the credit market have opened up new opportunities for investors to broaden their credit allocation beyond traditional bond investing.

Our agile approach helps us quickly adapt to the risk and return needs of our clients. And our conviction-led approach to portfolio construction means our team can offer tailored investment solutions for each type of asset class.

Chorus is a hedge fund platform investing in liquid assets that aims to deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns, un-correlated with markets.

Why Chorus?
Chorus was set up in 2016 and is owned by its key employees (25%) and the AXA IM Group (75%).

Our team aims to generate absolute returns through a diversified set of investment strategies that are grounded in behavioural finance – offering clients a differentiated proposition with low correlation to traditional assets.

Our strategy
Our aim is to invest in liquid assets to deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns, un-correlated with markets:

  • We employ a research and technology driven systematic approach.
  • Have more than 25 professionals, based in Hong Kong and Paris10 .
  • Deploy both systematic macro and equity market neutral strategies.
  • As of September 2021

Risk warning

Investment in Alternatives involves risks including the loss of capital and some specific risks such as credit risk, liquidity risk, risks linked to method and model, counterparty risk, derivatives, volatility risk and geopolitical risk.

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    Due to its simplification, this publication 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 publication is provided based on our state of knowledge at the time of creation of this publication. 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.

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    Disclaimer

    This website is published by AXA Investment Managers Asia (Singapore) Ltd. (Registration No. 199001714W) for general circulation and informational purposes only. It does not constitute investment research or financial analysis relating to transactions in financial instruments, 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. It has been prepared without taking into account the specific personal circumstances, investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs of any particular person and may be subject to change without notice. Please consult your financial or other professional advisers before making any investment decision.

    Due to its simplification, this publication 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 publication is provided based on our state of knowledge at the time of creation of this publication. 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.

    Some of the Services and/or products may not be available for offer to retail investors.

    This publication has not been reviewed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.