AXA IM expands in LatAm with AMCS Group distribution partnership

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AXA IM expands in LatAm with AMCS Group distribution partnership

AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has announced a partnership with the AMCS Group, a distribution firm, to deliver AXA IM's global investment capabilities across a number of Latin America's key markets, including Argentina, Uruguay and the Andean region.

Working with AMCS' distribution team, AXA IM will be able to deploy its globally recognized suite of fixed income and equity offerings throughout the region. Together, they will reach financial advisors operating within banks, broker dealers and family offices as part of the wholesale segment.

"AMCS is a recognized leader in Latin America for its quality distribution business, so we knew that partnering with them would provide an ideal platform to bring our market-leading, innovative solutions to advisors and investors in these countries," said Rafael Tovar, director of US offshore distribution at AXA Investment Managers.

AXA IM has been growing its presence in the Americas, and this new partnership exemplifies our continued commitment to expanding our investor base throughout the region."

"We are excited about expanding our regional business by working with AMCS and are looking forward to a successful partnership."

Santiago Sacias, CFA, partner and Southern Cone regional director, the AMCS Group, added: "Working together, we're confident our distribution engine can enable a turnkey delivery mechanism to serve the needs of this growing market with timely and relevant capabilities currently less accessible in the region."

The two firms will collaboratively deliver AXA IM's product set across strategies in high yield, emerging markets, global strategic bonds, investment grade bonds as well as global and thematic equities. Working with AMCS will allow advisors to partner with a sales and client service team with whom they are familiar, while gaining access to an expanded offering and top-tier operational infrastructure.

"AXA IM has been strategically growing its presence in the Americas, and this new partnership exemplifies our continued commitment to expanding our investor base throughout the region and to developing our business model in an effort to serve our clients more effectively," said Marcello Arona, head of AXA IM and chief financial officer for AXA IM Americas.

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