AXA IM brings range of offshore funds to the UK

AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has made the 54 funds in its AXA World Funds range more easily accessible to UK retail investors by registering them for sale in the UK and gaining UK Reporting Fund Status (RFS).

The AXA World Funds range can be accessed through a clean share class, the ‘F’ class, which is RDR compliant, free from commission and rebate payments.

AXA IM has experienced particular demand from UK investors for a number of the funds in the World Funds range:

AXA WF Global Strategic Bonds: the fund is managed by Nick Hayes who can take a global unconstrained and active approach to search for opportunities across the fixed income spectrum
AXA WF Emerging Markets Short Duration Bonds: managed by Damien Buchet, invests in short dated bonds in the Emerging Markets
AXA WF Universal Inflation Bonds: managed by Jonathan Baltora, with yield enhancement key in a rising rates environment, the fund aims to achieve income and capital growth through investing in the global inflation-linked bonds market
AXA WF Framlington Global Convertibles: the fund managed by Marc Basselier, can give equity investors exposure to the equity market upside with potential lower risk, the firm said.

Rob Bailey, head of UK Wholesale Distribution at AXA IM, said: “We’ve been working hard to make our offshore fund range more easily accessible to UK investors. AXA Investment Managers is a global asset manager offering funds across all asset classes. The 54 funds in our AXA World Funds range demonstrate the strength and depth of our capabilities.”

Advisers are increasingly seeking to recommend offshore funds to increase their options for clients and there is an evident trend in more offshore funds being registered for sale in the UK, Bailey added.

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