AXA IM at IPE Vienna

28 November, 2023

About the conference

The IPE Conference comprises in-depth and highly topical debate sessions, featuring inspiring keynotes and practical panels. With typically 300 top executives from pension providers in attendance, the event brings together influential decision-makers from across Europe.

Our CIO Chris Iggo will share his responses to global challenges in a panel of investment leaders during the plenary morning session on 28 November. How do these experts synthesise competing priorities into coherent investment strategies?

In our workshop, we will focus on the resurgence of credit. With yields unseen since the Global Financial Crisis, credit clearly is back on investors’ radar. Discussions around Net Zero investing have accelerated, but equally have never been more polarized. Our experts will shine light on the current market environment, discuss the 2024 credit outlook and show how institutional investors can build more resilient credit portfolios, to achieve their net zero goals.

Our speakers

Chris Iggo


Chair of the AXA IM Investment Institute and Chief Investment Officer, AXA IM Core, AXA Investment Managers  

Chris Iggo is Chief Investment Officer of Core Investments at AXA Investment Managers, bringing together its fixed Income, Framlington equities, Rosenberg equities and multi-asset platforms. In his role, he coordinates research efforts and investment views. He also chairs the Core Research Forum which brings together macro, corporate, market and responsible investment focused research. Previously, Iggo was Chief Investment Officer for AXA IM’s fixed income department since 2008 and Head of Active Fixed Income in Europe and Asia since 2014. He continues to oversee the fixed income investment process globally, including the integration of ESG factors, as well as strategy performance and development. Chris initially joined AXA IM in 2005 as Senior Strategist. Prior to this, he spent five years as Head of Strategy at Cazenove Fund Management. Before that, he spent four years at Barclays Capital, first as Chief US Economist in New York and then as Chief European Economist. Previously, he spent seven years at Chase Manhattan Bank in London and New York as an Economist and Foreign Exchange Strategist. Iggo holds bachelor and a master’s degrees in Economics from the University of London. 

Boutaina Deixonne


Head Of Euro IG & HY Credit, AXA IM  

Boutaina Deixonne is Head of Euro IG & HY at AXA IM. She joined AXA IM in 2003 as Credit analyst, covering telecoms, medias & consumers. She became Senior Portfolio manager in 2009. She started her investment career at Société Générale Investment Banking in 2002, where she was Credit analyst, covering banks and insurance. Deixonne holds a master’s degree in finance from Sciences Po Paris. She is a CFA charterholder. 

Rachel Bussell


Head of Global Pensions Group, AXA IM

Rachel Bussell is Head of Global Pensions Group at AXA IM. She is responsible for leading their work with UK institutional investors including pension schemes in supporting them to meet their objectives. She also leads the Global Pension Group to ensure they are leveraging their global experiences to enhance their support to pension funds in each local region. Bussell was previously included being Director of EMEA Client Services for the Cash Business at State Street Global Advisors and Director of Global Accounts at BlueBay Asset Management. She was also at Mercer where she worked as a Sales Director and a Senior Investment Consultant. She holds an MSc in Actuarial Science from Bayes Business School (formerly Cass University) and bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Sheffield. 


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Charity commitment

Our commitment to securing a sustainable future

Committed to acting for a sustainable future for people and our planet, we are donating to local charity, Franziskustreff Stiftung, on behalf of our delegates at the IPE Conference & Awards Vienna rather than sharing individual corporate gifts.

Franziskustreff Stiftung work with homeless and poor people in downtown Frankfurt, providing up to 160 guests a day with full breakfasts. Additionally, they offer professional social counselling, community and warm accommodation in the wintertime.

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Your local sales contacts

To find the right AXA IM products and strategies, or to learn more about our investment process, contact our sales team.
Emmanuel Dendauw
Head Of Institutional Sales Western Europe, CORE
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Head Of Wholesale Sales Belgium & Luxembourg
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Senior Sales Manager, DACH
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Senior Institutional Sales Manager, DACH
Pierre Panissie
Head of Sales for Retirement and other Institutional, France
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Head Of Institutional Sales, Italy
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Institutional Sales Manager, Italy
Frederik Rubens
Senior Sales Manager, Netherlands
Jaime Albella
Senior Sales Manager, Spain
Juan Carlos Dominiguez
Distribution Senior Sales Manager, Spain
Rachel Bussell
Head Of UK Institutional Sales
Olivier Paquier
Global Head Of ETF Sales

What are the risks and opportunities for fixed income in 2024?

While a rise in inflation remains a substantial risk to markets, with credit currently offering attractive yields and a variety of strategies offering interesting solutions for investors, we believe that going into 2024 there are still opportunities in fixed income. Read here Boutaina Deixonne’s, Head of Euro IG and HY Credit, comments on the outlook for 2024.

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Discover how active euro credit strategies can thrive in 2024

Join our webinar to discover what has been happening in the euro credit markets, the main themes we expect to see going forward and what this might mean for investors.

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