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US Investment Grade Strategies

At AXA IM, we have a choice of US Investment Grade (IG) strategies to meet your interest rate outlook. Whether you are looking for short term, intermediate or the full maturity spectrum, our investment team has the expertise and experience to meet these needs.

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Depth of credit research

The US Investment Grade bond universe is broad and because of this, we believe, increases the need for careful credit research.

We are focused on credit selection and so the investment process needs to be one of teamwork with everyone contributing and challenging investment ideas.  This credit-intensive approach should lead to outperformance over the long term, mainly from security selection and sector rotation.

Alongside this, our IG investment team works closely with our market-leading US High Yield team to identify potential rising star opportunities. This crossover strategy also benefits from the expertise of our IG analysts, many of whom have prior experience covering high yield credits.

Fixed income

Investment Grade

Investment grade bonds offer investors exposure to a region or global universe without taking on a high level of risk.

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Results-orientated approach

We believe that a steady income stream drives returns and have observed that this investment philosophy translates into consistent results over the long term.

We apply our philosophy within a robust and repeatable investment process which incorporates strong bottom-up security selection with a true top-down driven approach to portfolio construction.


US Corporate Bonds Intermediate

This fund seeks to achieve a mix of income and capital growth by investing mainly in investment grade corporate debt securities denominated in USD, over a medium term period.

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