AXA IM boosts EM portfolio management team

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AXA Investment Manager (AXA IM) has announced the appointment of Alex Khosla as equities analyst and the promotion of Ian Smith and Paul Birchenough as co-managers of the AXA Framlington Emerging Markets fund.

Both will work with Julian Thompson, head of the Emerging Markets Team, as part of a core emerging markets portfolio management team.

Mark Beveridge, global head of AXA Framlington, comments: “We believe in recognising and rewarding talent coming through the ranks. We already adopt a team approach to portfolio management and Paul and Ian have been part of our EM team since 2011 and 2012 respectively. They both have extensive experience in emerging markets and we are confident that they will continue to successfully manage the fund.”

Alex Khosla joins the team as an Emerging Markets equities analyst from UBS Investment Bank. He will be responsible for covering the energy, beverages and tobacco sectors as well as monitoring macroeconomic issues in India, Chile, Peru and Colombia.

Commenting on the hire of Alex Khosla, Julian Thompson, head of Emerging Market Equities at AXA Framlington, said: “Alex is a strong addition to our growing emerging markets team and we are very pleased that he has chosen to join us. Alex knows the team well from his previous role in Latin American equity sales at UBS and brings with him considerable experience in Latin American equity markets.”

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