Axa Investment Managers launches China bond fund

Chinese_stock_quotesAxa Investment Managers has launched a fund investing in the Chinese bond market that is co-managed in Hong Kong and Shanghai. The fund will invest in onshore and offshore bonds denominated in both renminbi and hard currency. Honyu Fung, the lead manager, will aim to limit the duration of the fund's holdings to less than three years to mitigate volatility caused by interest rate movements. “China has risen to become a major power in the global financial market and we believe that its accelerating financial integration presents significant investment opportunities,” said Jim Veneau, head of fixed income, Asia, at Axa Investment Managers. The fund's Shanghai management will be carried out by Axa SPDB Investment Managers, the firm's joint venture with Shanghai Pudong Development Bank. The AXA IM World Funds China Short Duration Bonds Fund is a Sicav domiciled in Luxembourg and is available in retail and institutional share classes in several European countries. ©2017 funds global asia

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