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Ismaël Lecanu

Head of Europe IG & HY Credit
AXA IM

Presentation: How to extract positive return in the European bond markets?


Recent times have created an investment world that is beginning to display signs of nervousness over inflation and rising interest rates. In this environment, we believe being decorrelated from the mass markets, through an unconstrained management of the duration and credit risk will be key in the coming quarters to deliver positive total return.
Join us at the Trend Investment Summit to discover our active total return strategy providing decorrelated returns on the fixed income asset class.


Bio:

Ismaël joined AXA IM in 2011 as a Senior Portfolio Manager for Euro credit portfolios. In November 2017, he was promoted to Alpha Leader Credit & Aggregate and in March 2020 as Head of Credit responsible for our Europe IG credit active strategies. He has been appointed Head of Europe IG & HY Credit, effective July 1st, 2021. In his current role he is responsible for coordinating the investment process for investment grade and high yield credit strategies as well as ensuring their consistency and efficient implementation. As a Portfolio Manager Analyst, Ismaël provides relative value recommendations on the insurance and banking sectors.


AXA IM:

AXA Investment Managers is a responsible asset manager, actively investing for the long-term to help its clients, its people and the world to prosper. Our high conviction approach enables us to uncover what we believe to be the best global investment opportunities across alternative and traditional asset classes. We are a leading investor in green, social and sustainable markets.
We are committed to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 across all our assets, and integrating ESG principles into our business, from stock selection to our corporate actions and culture.