Maintaining interest

Axa IM has found its own ways to reduce counterparty risk and overcome the problems caused by low interest rates. It is now confident there will be a return to structured products. Clare Dickinson reports

Lorraine Zafrani, Axa Investment Managers

For providers and distributors of structured products, the financial crisis has made packaging and selling them trickier. One of the lasting legacies of a turbulent economy has been the low interest rates, something Axa Investment Managers (Axa IM) has found is now making the creation of structured products more difficult.

“For every structured and guaranteed portfolio manager the main problem at the moment is the low level of interest rates,” says Lorraine Zafrani, head of the investment team

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