AXA appoints managing director for new liquid absolute return team

AXA IM has appointed Pierre-Emmanuel Juillard as managing director of a new investment team focused on liquid absolute return strategies.

Based in Hong Kong, Juillard will report to Andrea Rossi, CEO of AXA IM and will lead an initial 10-professionals team

Subject to regulatory approval, AXA IM seeks to launch this new activity in the second half of 2016 through a dedicated asset management branch in Hong Kong.

Juillard joins AXA IM from Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong where he was a partner and head of Structuring in the Securities Division in Asia Pacific.

Previously, he was head of Structured Finance at AXA IM having joined the company in 1999 as head of Financial Engineering and Asset and Liability Management Studies.

Juillard commented: “Clients are looking for sources of return without wanting to compromise on liquidity. I am therefore incredibly excited to be rejoining AXA IM in order to build a platform for liquid absolute return strategies – exploiting a wide range of sources of return in order to meet this strong client need.”

AXA IM had around €669bn in assets under management as at end December 2015.

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