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Nick Hayes

Nick Hayes

About Nick Hayes

Nick Hayes is a fixed income fund manager at AXA Investment Managers based in London having joined the company in June 2010. Prior to joining AXA, Hayes worked at New Star as senior portfolio manager in the New Star Fixed Income team. Hayes graduated from Trinity College, Dublin with a BA Honours degree in French and Spanish. He runs the AXA Sterling Corporate Bond, Sterling Strategic Bond and the AXA WF Global Strategic Bond funds, all with a top down investment style.

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Citywire Rating: + rated


  • JRated A in Jan 2013
  • FRated A in Feb 2013
  • MRated A in Mar 2013
  • ARated A in Apr 2013
  • MRated A in May 2013
  • JRated A in Jun 2013
  • JRated A in Jul 2013
  • ARated A in Aug 2013
  • SRated AA in Sep 2013
  • ORated A in Oct 2013
  • NRated A in Nov 2013
  • DRated A in Dec 2013


  • JRated A in Jan 2014
  • FRated Plus in Feb 2014
  • MNot rated in Mar 2014
  • ANot rated in Apr 2014
  • MNot rated in May 2014
  • JRated Plus in Jun 2014
  • JRated Plus in Jul 2014
  • ARated A in Aug 2014
  • SRated Plus in Sep 2014
  • ORated Plus in Oct 2014
  • NRated Plus in Nov 2014
  • DRated Plus in Dec 2014


  • JRated Plus in Jan 2015
  • FRated Plus in Feb 2015
  • MRated Plus in Mar 2015


over : 28/02/2014 - 28/02/2015

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 10.5% 2.7% 2.2% 1.9% 3.5%
2013 1.0% 1.8% -2.2% 1.6% -0.2%
2012 15.5% 4.2% 1.1% 6.8% 2.7%

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Nick Hayes: finding good bonds in negative yield world

Why do some bonds offer 'negative yields' and how do you avoid them? Nick Hayes of AXA Investment Managers explains.

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Credit not sovereign risk should be bond focus says A-rated Hayes

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AXA IM's Hayes slashed duration for shock protection

AXA Investment Managers’ Citywire A-rated Nick Hayes cut duration on his strategic bond fund at the start of the year as his nervousness over a financial shock rose.

AAA-rated Bowie: corporate bonds could fall up to 40%

Chris Bowie, head of credit at Ignis Asset Management, believes corporate bonds have limited upside and could see a capital loss of up to 40% if real gilt yields adjust.

Paul Read: why bonds are in a ‘Sputnik’ moment

Invesco Perpetual’s Paul Read believes bonds are in a ‘Sputnik’ moment, undergoing a sudden change similar to certain moments in history when there is a shift in national awareness.

AXA IM's Hayes: gilts are not an 'outright' sell

Although there is no fundamental value in gilts, they are not clear sells as risks surrounding the future of Europe lurk, says AXA Investment Management's Nick Hayes.

Former New Star bond manager Nick Hayes joins AXA IM

Hayes, formerly of New Star, will take charge of the firm's Sterling Strategic Bond fund on 7 June.  

Citywire Discovery Source: Citywire Discovery Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in GBP)..Portions of the information contained on this page was derived by Citywire Financial Publishers Ltd using content supplied by Lipper, A Reuters Company.