US repo rate surge

Tensions in short-term funding markets in September suggest a fundamental scarcity of reserves.

How is consolidation transforming the payments industry?

The payments sector has experienced a significant amount of consolidation in recent years, with pure payment firms such as WorldPay and Visa establishing themselves as larger players in the...

Iggo's insight - Changes

Markets have performed well this year despite all the uncertainties. A clearing of some of those is possible in the weeks ahead (possible I said, not probable). If that does happen, risk is likely...

Macro insights - Negotiations on trade and Brexit continue, but has progress been made

Trade tensions will continue to dominate the economic outlook. The coming week’s Empire State and Philadelphia Federal surveys will provide the first estimates of October’s US manufacturing activity.

AXA IM's Matt Christensen reflects on the 2019 Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) conference

Matt Christensen, Global Head of Responsible Investment at AXA IM, shares his views from the 2019 Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) conference.

How are robots driving growth in non-automotive industries?

Since the 1950s, robotics have historically been applied to – and has been instrumental in the development of – the automotive industry, cutting out time-intensive inefficiencies such...

Five reasons to consider China as a standalone asset allocation

The accelerating integration of China into the world’s financial market will have a profound impact on how global investors allocate capital.

Sustainability: What will your impact be?

As the impact of human activities on the planet continues to rise on the global agenda, sustainable living and responsible investment have become the clarion calls of our time.

AXA IM announces appointments in its Core Investments leadership team

AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has announced today appointments in the Core Investments leadership team.

Macro insights - Global economic slowdown underlined by weak sector data

The continued weakening in the manufacturing ISM index reflected ongoing global softness, which was likely exacerbated by the General Motors strike that has entered its fourth week.

Investment Strategy

Laurent Clavel and Serge Pizem discuss their macroeconomic and asset allocation convictions for October 2019.

Iggo's Insight - Carry Me Home

The market is trading like it believes the mid-cycle correction story rather than the impending recession narrative.

Iggo's Insight - Default is Credit

The strong performance from credit markets this year receives limited attention. However, the reality is that default risk remains very low and credit risk premiums generally compensate investors...

Climate Change and Investment

The environmental impact we are having on the planet is set to influence the way governments act, industries function and businesses behave in the coming years.

What you need to know about industrial robotics

The demand for industrial robots has accelerated due to the ongoing
trend towards automation and innovative technological advancements.

Macro Insights - US and UK political drama, contrasting signals from China and Eurozone PMIs

Impeachment deliberations will be uppermost in US political debates following the Democrat move last week to conduct an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

September monthly investment strategy - Yields through the looking glass

For a euro-based investor, 70% of global fixed income is now negative-yielding – unprecedented for institutional investors.

Global effects of China’s balance of payments shift

A by-region assessment of the implications of China’s structural shift

Macro insights - Fed cuts again, Eurozone PMI surprises, UK prorogation ruling due

The US Federal Reserve took the spotlight last week. In terms of monetary policy, its decision to cut rates by 0.25% to 1.75-2.00% was in line with our expectations.

Central and Eastern Europe defying gravity?

Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) economies have proved resilient so far. They remain nevertheless sensitive to the slowdown in world trade, given their high degree of openness.