AXA IM bolsters biotech and healthcare team

AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has appointed Peter Hughes as a healthcare equity analyst. He will focus on biotechnology.

Based in London, Hughes will support Linden Thomson, manager of the AXA Framlington Biotech Fund and Dani Saurymper, manager of the AXA Framlington Health Fund.

Hughes joins from Architas, London based AXA’s multi-manager investment company, where he was an investment analyst.

Over five years, the AXA Framlington Biotech fund and the AXA Framlington Health fund have returned 253.47%1 and 127.29%1 respectively.

The healthcare franchise was set in 1987 with the launch of the AXA Framlington Health unit trust.

The team manages £1.3bn (€1.7bn) of assets as at end December 2015 across the AXA Framlington Healthcare, AXA WF Framlington Health and AXA Framlington Biotech funds.

Adrien Paredes-Vanheule
Adrien Paredes-Vanheule is French-Speaking Europe Correspondent for InvestmentEurope, covering France, Belgium, Geneva and Monaco. Prior to joining InvestmentEurope, he spent almost five years writing for various publications in Monaco, primarily as a criminal and financial court reporter. Before that, he worked for newspapers and radio stations in France, in particular in Lyon.

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