Insights

Fixed income

Tapering isn’t lift-off

As the global economic recovery widens, attention is clearly turning to when and how central banks will begin to reduce the bond-buying programmes introduced to bolster economies at the height of the ...

Market thinking

From the food in our fridge to heating our homes: How we can be part of the clean economy

The threat of climate change has never been greater. Growing populations – and their increasing wealth – are putting greater pressure on the earth’s natural resources, by increasing dem ...

Responsible investment

Tech stocks have been hot, but value remains in the long-term trends

Technology stocks have soared since the start of the pandemic. Their products and services helped us adapt to new ways of life, accelerating the megatrend of global interconnectivity and pushing tech ...

Research & Investment Strategy

The cost of climate change: Action versus inaction

Pricing mitigation efforts and assessing the difficulties of comparison

Macrocast

China investment outlook – what next for the world’s second-largest economy?

China’s lucrative property sector is under close scrutiny, with one of its biggest developers currently feeling the pressure. The People’s Bank of China has stepped up – but beyond the country ...

Fixed income

Inflation: Transitory for longer

Increasing consumer demand, raw material shortages and prolonged supply chain disruptions have conspired to ensure inflation remains abnormally elevated, but we still believe this backdrop will ultim ...

Fixed income

Why a short duration approach could help unleash the potential of China bonds?

In this video, our head of Asian fixed income, Jim Veneau, addresses a few key questions when it comes to China’s bond market, and explains why a short duration approach could be beneficial when navi ...

Fixed income

EM titans: How China and India are driving growth for fixed income investors

Changes in domestic consumption patterns in emerging markets and the rise of the middle class are likely to see a huge shift in economic power away from advanced economies - and Asia is expected to b ...

Research & Investment Strategy

Asia: “Made in Vietnam” Understanding the rise of Vietnam as an export powerhouse

One of the most dramatic economic developments of recent decades has been the integration of emerging market countries (EM) in Asia – defined here as Asia ex-China – into global trade. ...

Fixed income

How the world’s new megacities could present opportunities for investors

Presently more than half the world’s population, at 55%, lives in cities, up from just 30% in 1950. However by 2050, this figure is expected to soar to 70% - which translates to an estimated 2.5 bil ...

Research & Investment Strategy

Decoding China’s regulatory paradigm shift-Understanding the implications of pursuing ‘common prosperity

Sweeping regulatory changes in China have caught markets off guard lately and prompted confusion about Beijing’s intention behind actions that seemingly contradict its long-term strategy of building ...

Macro insights

AXA IM Talk on Asia & China Market: What to make of China’s ‘Common Prosperity’ push?

In this month’s video, our Senior Emerging Asia Economist Aidan Yao will walk you through the fundamental drive behind China’s recent regulatory storm – the strategy shift to ‘Common Prosperit ...