AXA IM launches firm's first social bond fund

Managed by Johann Plé

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Manager of the new AXA World Funds – Act Social Bonds fund
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Manager of the new AXA World Funds – Act Social Bonds fund

AXA Investment Managers has launched the AXA World Funds – Act Social Bonds fund, which will invest at least 75% in social and sustainability bonds with the aim to provide a “measurable” social impact.

The new fund, which is AXA IM's first social and sustainable bond fund, is classified as Article 9 under SFDR and will be managed by Johann Plé. The process for selecting social and sustainability bonds for the fund will rely on AXA IM's proprietary green, social and sustainable bond (GSSB) framework, which identifies "the most relevant social and sustainability bonds from issuers with a credible sustainable strategy and meaningful projects". The remaining 25% of the portfolio will be invested in conventional bonds, with a focus on issuers that have high ESG standards, with a strong f...

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