Tag: Axa Investment Managers

Embracing artificial intelligence for the buy-side

The increasing use of artificial intelligence and machine learning systems among buy-side firms is in danger of creating a hype bubble – The TRADE examines where asset managers are currently using these technologies to optimise their trading strategies and what pitfalls firms must avoid to (eventually) foster a harmonious trading between man and machine.

Buy-side Q&A: Lee Sanders, AXA Investment Managers

Les Sanders, head of execution FX and UK & Asia fixed income trading at AXA Investment Managers, talks to The TRADE about the asset manager’s approach to automation, fixed income liquidity provision and the evolving trading desk skill set.

Equity volatility: To hedge or not to hedge?

Volatility returned with a bang in February as VIX options trading spiked and investors clamoured to hedge options in the face of a new risk regime. Sarfraz Thind takes a look at what decisions are available to investors that are considering hedging, or whether it’s even necessary in the current market.