AXA IM appoints head of Institutional Sales UK

AXA IM has hired Rob Barrett as head of Institutional Sales in the UK.

He will report to Irshaad Ahmad, head of AXA IM UK, and will drive the growth of the institutional business in the UK.

In his new position, Barrett’s duties include overseeing the direct sales team, identifying and developing opportunities with institutional investors including corporates, pension schemes and the local authority market.

Barrett joins from Invesco Perpetual where he spent the past three years in their UK & Ireland institutional sales team.

Formerly, he held roles such as head of UK Institutional Business at Swisscanto and head of UK Sales at HSBC Global Asset Management.

Between 2004 and 2008, Barrett worked at AXA IM as Head of European Marketing for Northern Europe for AXA Rosenberg. In this role he was responsible for UK and Irish sales, creating direct sales, building the AXA Rosenberg brand within target markets and enhancing brand awareness in the consultant community.

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