Time with the traders – Joel Clark and photographer Robert Aberman spend the morning with the trading team at AXA Investment Management in London.

It is 9:00am on a Thursday morning and as many city workers emerge bleary-eyed from the London Underground, the day is already well underway for the traders at AXA Investment Managers (IM). They have been at their desks since 7:00am or earlier and the most intense part of the day is nearly over. The markets are open and trading has begun.

Tucked away in a quiet corner on the second floor of its plush London offices, the trading team at AXA IM is calm and composed. About a dozen employees – in