Axa Investment Managers (Axa IM) has appointed Andreas Hecker as head of Wholesale for Germany and Austria, effective 2 January 2020.
He succeeds Uwe Diehl, who left the company in August 2019. Hecker reports to André Thali, head Client Group for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, who temporarily took over the wholesale tasks after Diehl left.
Hecker's joined from BNP Paribas Asset Management, where he was a senior sales manager and director in the German wholesale team. He has also worked at BlackRock, where he was senior sales manager and director Retail Sales in the "Due Diligence" team in Germany. Before that, he had worked as a portfolio and product manager at Credit Suisse in Frankfurt and Zurich for a total of fourteen years.