Institutional Featured Solutions
We help institutional investors by building innovative and sustainable custom solutions to support ever-evolving financial, regulatory and stakeholder needs.
Spotlight on institutional clients
A powerful Responsible Investing capability
We have devoted substantial resources over time to build a valuable understanding of the risks and opportunities presented by ESG. Our proprietary analytical tools allow us to put sustainability at the heart of institutional portfolios and build investment resilience over the longer term.
Positive impact investing
Our experience shows demand for sustainable investing has increased. Individual investors and companies are looking for solutions which will allow them to invest in a sustainable manner; strategies focused on delivering the kind of resilience that is necessary to navigate uncertain market conditions related to the unprecedented challenges that we and the planet face.
Responsible Investing is at the heart of what we do
We are responsible investors at heart. We not only monitor environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities on behalf of our clients, but we adhere to the responsibility that comes with being an investor across all dimensions of our business.
We believe fundamentally that long-term, active Responsible Investing can deliver sustainable value for clients and create a positive impact on society and the environment. This has underpinned our work for more than 20 years in developing investment solutions that incorporate ESG considerations across all asset classes.
Responsible investing insights
Our team conducts regular detailed research into a broad range of ESG themes and sustainability trends to better understand how markets are evolving and how economies will adapt to changing conditionsExplore insights
Why Cashflow Driven Investing (CDI)?
Cashflow negativity, together with decreasing liquidity in credit markets, rising transaction costs and regulatory changes, means schemes face an increasingly difficult challenge in ensuring they can meet all of their pension liabilities efficiently.
Cashflow driven investing is a long-term approach that seeks to help schemes increase their ability to meet both their future cashflow requirements and their funding objectives.
A long-term partnership approach
Built on a strong understanding of the needs of maturing schemes, our CDI framework is designed as an intelligent, cost-effective way to help secure members’ benefits - a flexible and transparent approach, which aims to ensure capital preservation, predictability of cashflows and maximised credit returns.
We recognise that each scheme is unique, and so partner with our clients and their advisers to develop solutions which align to the scheme’s specific position and aims, while retaining the flexibility to adapt to market conditions and future changes in scheme objectives.
Fixed income solutions
Global scale & market access
With £486bn of fixed income assets under management globally, our scale and specialist expertise across a broad spectrum of fixed income strategies, enables us to offer outcome-oriented, resilient solutions in line with client needs.2
Whether seeking attractive yields, to enhance portfolio diversification or generate sustainable and predictable cashflows for our clients, our expert investment professionals draw on our extensive credit and macroeconomic research, our top-tier fixed income and derivatives trading capabilities and robust risk management tools.
Forward looking ESG analysis helps build resilient portfolios
Integral to our core fixed income investment processes, we believe that ESG factor analysis, together with active issuer engagement, broadens our opportunity set, is critical to effective risk management and leads to more resilient and sustainable outcomes for clients.
- AXA IM, as at 30/09/2020.
Partnering with insurers to design and deliver optimal solutions for their investment portfolios and achieve their asset yield, capital efficiency and responsible investment objectives.
Insurers face a unique and increasingly complex set of investment challenges - from generating enough return on their assets to meet their future liabilities, through economic, regulatory and accounting constraints, to meeting the needs and expectations of a broad range of stakeholders - both now and for the decades to come.
Our scale and deep understanding of these complex challenges enables us to offer investment solutions that cover the full investment spectrum from traditional to alternative assets, providing investment plans, deployment and portfolio management, whilst integrating multi-dimensional constraints and frameworks.
The value of investments, and the income from them, can fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the amount originally invested.