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Axa IM launches Emerging Markets Short Duration fund

Axa Investment Managers has launched the Axa WF Emerging Markets Short Duration fund.
The Luxembourg-domiciled Sicav is currently only available for investment in Luxembourg, however the group is awaiting FSA approval for registration in the UK.
The fund is run by head of the emerging market debt team Damien Buchet and will join the Sterling Credit Short Duration Bond fund, the US Short Duration High Yield fund and the European Short Duration High Yield fund in the short duration stable.



Concerns raised over provider G-day comms

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ASA complaint leads Spicerhaart to remove yet another advert

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