AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) announced the launch of a multi-premia strategy with initial assets under management of 1 billion dollars, managed by AXA IM’s new investment team in Hong Kong, AXA IM Chorus.
The strategy takes a quantitative approach to get exposure to a diversified set of premia strategies, which are sources of performance that can be harvested systematically. Through premia selection, continuous research and combination, the strategy deploys a liquid, diversified approach seeking to offer investors consistent risk adjusted returns that are uncorrelated to traditional asset classes. The strategy invests globally in liquid equity, interest rate, foreign exchange and credit instruments.
Pierre-Emmanuel Juillard, Managing Director of AXA IM Chorus, commented: “We’ve built a strong team over the last 12 months bringing together an exciting mix of top industry talent. Over the period, our original group of 8 founders has been extended to a team of 22 investment professionals. Our aim is to deliver attractive, liquid and transparent risk-adjusted performance to clients with this new strategy.”
The strategy is managed by Hector Chan and Jérôme Brochard, drawing on research from the AXA IM Chorus Research Lab, led by Augustin Landier, and software engineering from the AXA IM Chorus Technology team, led by Philippe Muller.
Christophe Coquema, Global Head of Client Group at AXA IM, said: “Adding an absolute return strategy team to our asset management capabilities and offering to clients demonstrates our continued investment in our business and push for innovation as we recognise that market conditions are changing rapidly and so are our client needs. We believe that the liquid absolute returns space is highly relevant for investors today who are searching for a liquid solution in their continued hunt for yield.”