AXA IM bolsters research and investment strategy team

Laurent Clavel joins AXA IM as a senior international economist within its research and investment strategy team led by Eric Chaney.

Formerly, Clavel worked at the French National Statistical Institute (INSEE) where he was head of the Forecasting Unit and responsible for INSEE’s quarterly economic outlook since 2013.

Based in Paris, he will take part to all of the analysis and research work conducted by the research and investment strategy team. Clavel will focus on international (trade and financial) flows, cross border investments, and exchange rates.

Eric Chaney, head of Research at AXA IM and AXA’s chief economist, says: “As part of the R&IS team, Laurent will support our mission: to use economic analysis to help asset managers make decisions and help the needs of our company’s customers.”

Clavel started his career at INSEE in 2005 where he was responsible for following the French economy and then moved onto global forecasting. In 2008, he joined the Finance Ministry, where he was responsible for estimating the impact of different scenarios and measures ahead of the 2010 French pension reform.

In 2010, he was appointed deputy chief of the Regional Economic Service in Stockholm and financial counselor for the Nordic countries at the French embassy in Sweden.

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