AXA World Funds US High Yield Bonds Fund

Ongoing geopolitical tensions, interest rate uncertainty and intensifying concerns over global growth are contributing to a precarious  environment, and with fears that an unsettled market could continue for the foreseeable future, investors searching for yield have been left in a difficult position.

AXA World Funds US High Yield Bonds fund is an actively managed portfolio that seeks to generate attractive total returns by investing in the full maturity and quality spectrum of the sub-investment grade debt of mostly US companies. The Fund aims to compound high income while aiming to minimise principal loss by employing a credit-intensive, bottom-up approach.

What makes the fund interesting?

  • Seeking higher total return potential than investment grade fixed income.

  • Aiming for additional portfolio diversification.

  • Looking for access to the US high yield market.

Three reasons for investing in the fund

Capture returns through a disciplined investment process driven by fundamentals 
The investment process focuses on bottom-up, fundamental analysis combined with a strong top-down component, focused on identifying risks and opportunities associated with the overall economy and market.

Access the US high yield market with an experienced, knowledgeable team
Our dedicated team of US high yield credit specialists have experience throughout multiple economic and credit cycles, with resources designed to meet the needs of a large, global client base.

Minimise default risk in turbulent markets with an active strategyThe table below shows the total number of defaults that have occurred in the broad US high yield broad market since 2007, compared with the AXA World Funds US High Yield Bonds fund. Most notably, during the financial crisis of 2008/09, the Fund had just two defaults compared with 112 across the US HY broad market.2

Fund risks:

Credit Risk: Risk that issuers of debt securities held in the Sub-Fund may default on their obligations or have their credit rating downgraded, resulting in a decrease in the Net Asset Value.

Liquidity Risk: risk of low liquidity level in certain market conditions that might lead the Sub-Fund to face difficulties valuing, purchasing or selling all/part of its assets and resulting in potential impact on its net asset value.

Counterparty Risk: Risk of bankruptcy, insolvency, or payment or delivery failure of any of the Sub-Fund’s counterparties, leading to a payment or delivery default.

Impact of any techniques such as derivatives: Certain management strategies involve specific risks, such as liquidity risk, credit risk, counterparty risk, legal risk, valuation risk, operational risk and risks related to the underlying assets. The use of such strategies may also involve leverage, which may increase the effect of market movements on the Sub-Fund and may result in significant risk of losses.

  • 30

    Investmentexperten für US-Anleihen bei AXA IM (1)

  • Drei

    Zahlungsausfälle im Fonds seit Auflegung gegenüber 340 am Gesamtmarkt (2)

  • 13

    Experten für US-High-Yield bei AXA IM (1)

(1) Quelle: AXA IM, Stand 30. Juni 2018. Informationen über Mitarbeiter von AXA Investment Managers dienen lediglich zu Informationszwecken und
sind stichtagsbezogen. Ein Weiterbeschäftigungsverhältnis mit diesen Mitarbeitern wird nicht garantiert.
(2) Quellen: J.P. Morgan und AXA Investment Managers, Stand 30. Juni 2018. Der Fonds wurde am 29. November 2006 aufgelegt.

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