AXA diversified multi-manager
Architas is AXA Group's diversified investment company, based in London. It was formed in 2008 to help investors meet their investment goals through a range of multi-manager solutions. It offers a wide range of funds, from multi-manager funds to guided and open architecture options.
As of 31 March 2018, it has £23.3bn in AUM.
In the latest in our series of interviews with some of the industry's key Investment Influencers, Investment Week talks to Nathan Sweeney of Architas.
Architas' Georgeson and Bucher: It would have been a wasted opportunity not to enter model portfolio market
Broadening distribution key
Key announcements over the break
Formerly at Hargreaves Lansdown and Tilney Bestinvest
Spent eight years at Schroders
Architas Multi-Manager's Nathan Sweeney asks has the market taken its eye off the ball when it comes to China?
Follows departure of Caspar Rock
Multi-asset managers tell Investment Week their current US positioning in the face of further market volatility as interest rate rises and the presidential election loom later in the year.
There are many ways to look at the UK economy to get a gauge of its health, writes Architas's Nathan Sweeney, including the most notable employment, GDP and inflation figures.
Also adds to marketing team
As managers continue to search for uncorrelated assets which are able to achieve 'true' diversification in difficult market conditions, managers tell Investment Week in this two-part feature their strategies for constructing the perfect multi-asset portfolio...
Runs real assets fund
Architas to appoint new CIO
Following the global rout in commodities in 2015, managers are rotating back to oil, mining and precious metals this year via a range of vehicles such as ETFs, investment trusts and MPLs.
With Mario Draghi extending the ECB's QE programme this month, and investors returning to US high yield following a number of recent sell-offs, managers tell Investment Week which areas of the credit sphere are likely to outperform in the coming months...
Fund managers reveal telecoms, housebuilders and retail as some of the sectors they believe will be able to continue their strong run in 2016, alongside the trouble spots.
Valuations in Asia-Pacific ex Japan areas are attractive relative to global peers currently, as most of the economies in the region are beneficiaries of lower oil and commodity prices, being net importers.
Managers respond to Goldmans call to 'short gold'
Markets no longer listening to central banks 'crying wolf'
Ahead of further product development
With the results of a referendum on UK membership of the European Union too close to call, we ask investment professionals for their views on the impact of a potential 'No' vote.
Shifts in currency and equity positions
US Congress needs to agree a new debt ceiling limit this month if the economy is to avoid a significant growth hit, according to Architas CIO Caspar Rock.
By Harry Darke, investment manager, Architas