Coronavirus updates

COVID-19 latest information from AXA Investment Managers

Since January, we have been closely monitoring the global progression of the COVID-19 virus, and have progressively implemented measures intended to safeguard our employees’ health and safety and the continuity of our business.  AXA IM’s management team is fully mobilised to address any issue COVID-19 may cause and is acting accordingly.

Following the decisions of various governments in March, we implemented a set of measures which saw most of our staff globally switch to remote working, or to an alternate team mode for a limited number of teams.

At the beginning of May, certain jurisdictions imposed an easing of lockdown restrictions. In most cases, we continue to work remotely. We intend to enact the first phase of returning to office sites when we are completely satisfied that all measures in the workplace have been taken to protect the health of our employees. This return will be gradual, based on evolving recommendations and on a voluntary basis – ensuring all social distancing requirements can be met without interruption to our service.  

We are continuing to follow government recommendations and remain fully aligned with AXA Group’s guidelines. Our tested Business Continuity Plan (“BCP”), means we are confident in our ability to maintain an equivalent level of services in this transition period.

You can stay up to date with our expert views of the situation, and the impact on the markets, by following us on social media and visiting this page of our website. You will find below all the latest insights and research articles related to Coronavirus.

We wish you, your families, loved ones and colleagues, good health.

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Insights

Podcast

Macrocast Podcast #11 - Beyond the mechanical rebound

Every Monday, Gilles Moec, AXA Group Chief Economist and AXA IM Head of Research, shares his views on how international events are impacting financial markets.

Research & Investment Strategy

China: Fuelling recovery with an extra policy kick

COVID-19 has dealt a serious blow to China’s economy and forced Beijing to substantially change its economic plans at this year’s National People’s Congress. The latter includes prioritising job stab ...

Fixed income

Coronavirus throws down a challenge for credit analysis

AXA IM’s credit analysis model has adapted quickly to incorporate new inputs as the COVID-19 crisis heightens sensitivity to regulatory and fiscal conditions.

Macrocast

Beyond the mechanical rebound

We look again at the pandemic dynamics. It seems the appeal of re-opening economies is too strong to resist even where the virus is still progressing quite fast.

Responsible investment

COVID-19: Has your workplace changed forever?

The COVID-19 crisis threatens long-lasting changes to the way we work. It is affecting employees and employers everywhere.

Research & Investment Strategy

COVID-19 update: US policy response

The effectiveness and impact of the US policy response.

Podcast

Macrocast Podcast #10 - Define "Big"

Every Monday, Gilles Moec, AXA Group Chief Economist and AXA IM Head of Research, shares his views on how international events are impacting financial markets.

The Evolving Economy

Post-COVID-19, innovation in healthcare is here to stay

As the coronavirus pandemic has developed, we have been inspired by the coordinated response of healthcare providers, diagnostic testing companies and the biopharmaceutical industry.

Rosenberg equities

Global Factor Views

Despite Covid-19 lockdowns being eased in many countries, the crisis continues to hinder global economic activity. Authorities across the world have mounted a significant response using a combination ...

News

19 May 2020

COVID-19: How a new breed of bonds can help finance the fight

Market commentary

Théo Kotula and Marie Fromaget, Responsible Investment Analysts at AXA Investment Managers, comment on COVID-19 bonds and how this new asset class can help finance the fight against coronavirus

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06 May 2020

AXA IM to partner with the Access to Medicine Foundation and develop a philanthropy mechanism on its impact fund range

Press Release

50% of the world’s population do not have proper access to healthcare and the current level of investments are insufficient to combat infectious diseases.

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15 May 2020

Outlook for the green bond market looks promising following a compelling start to 2020 in difficult market conditions

Market commentary

Johann Plé, portfolio manager at AXA Investment Managers, comments on the outlook for the green bond market.

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