We are delighted to have appointed Edison as research provider for the Axiom European Financial Debt Fund (LSE: AXI).

You can find Edison‘s AXI research note via the following link: AXI – Capital opportunities
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AXI is a closed-end fund that invests in European financials. If a bank’s operations and equity position are robust enough to withstand shock asset losses, these instruments can be a way to earn a premium return. The fund seeks opportunities from regulatory changes that lead banks to redeem their legacy instruments that no longer have the same capital rating under stricter rules. This is a niche space where it is important to be familiar with not only the banks, but also regulation, local legislation and even politics.

The portfolio has a 5.9% running yield; 7.3% to perpetuity. The stock is trading on a 6.5% dividend, 9% below NAV as at the end of March, 2021.

AXI has returned; 6.1% YTD and 33.1% over 1 year, as at the end of March, 2021.

We remain available should you need further information.