AXA Investment Managers said it was gearing up for what it expects will be another busy year in European asset-backed securitizations. In response to the growing importance of this market, it has established a team of experts that will focus on the major portals of AXA investments: fixed income credit research, fixed income credit investment, and securitization and structured credit.

"AXA IM has been involved in this market since 1999, and has developed a strong ABS and MBS in-house expertise," explained Emmanuelle Nasse Bridier, group team leader for the newly established ABS group. "With the creation of the ABS group, AXA IM will leverage its existing experience and expertise. We have a strong and long-term commitment to that market and a clear ambition to be a global and leading player of the European ABS market."

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