Craig Hurt

Investment Strategy

Managers bullish on Chinese and Indian corporate debt

Australian investors are being urged to increase their exposure to Chinese and Indian credit, owing to imminent political change, low default rates and high yields. Corporate emerging market debt represents only 5 per cent of the BofA Merrill Lynch Global Corporate Index, but AXA Investment Managers has double this exposure in several of its strategies. […]
Investment Strategy

AXA chief cautions against growth strategies

Craig Hurt, chief executive of AXA Investment Managers in Australia, says he is concerned at some of the growth strategies the large Australian superannuation funds are using as they look for growth in a flat investment landscape. Speaking to I&T News last week – as part of the cover story for the upcoming edition of stablemate […]
Investment Strategy

AXA IM goes low-cost for MySuper

AXA Investment Managers is positioning itself for the growth in demand for low-cost-product solutions as Australian super funds look to adapt their offerings for MySuper, launching a series of corporate-bond strategies. The “SmartBeta” credit strategies enable funds to access low-cost global-credit exposures, while avoiding the drawbacks of market-capitalisation index-based strategies, says Craig Hurt, AXA IM’s […]
Investment Strategy

Post-retirement, multi-asset solutions are the future

The asset managers who will succeed in the current low-returns environment are those that can fashion workable post-retirement solutions and have the capability to offer integrated multi-asset solutions, predicts AXA Investment Managers’ Craig Hurt. Hurt, who is the head of the global asset manager’s Australian and New Zealand operations, says that the mandates offering multi-asset-class […]