AXA IM's Philippe d'Orgeval joins the board of the Investment Association
AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) is pleased to announce that Philippe d'Orgeval, Head of UK for AXA IM, has joined the board of the Investment Association (IA). The IA represents the views of more than 200 members who collectively manage over £7.7trn worth of assets on behalf of clients in the UK and around the world. Philippe will also be a member of the Advisory Council at the IA, where AXA IM have representatives already sitting on a number of different committees.
Commenting on his appointment Philippe d’Orgeval, said: “It is a great honour to be appointed to the board of the Investment Association. Under Chris Cummings’ leadership the IA is doing a great job to support their members and help shape the future of our industry. The UK is our second largest market, and AXA IM remains committed to growing its presence and helping develop the investment management industry here. We look forward to engaging with fellow members and the board directly to ensure the best outcomes for investors for the long term.”
“At AXA IM we are champions of responsible investing and we want to drive change among the companies we invest in. As part of this we are reinforcing ESG integration across our range of open-ended funds in 2019. We plan to enhance our engagement and stewardship to help influence business models of companies to anticipate future challenges such as climate change. We are also responsible employers, and we recognise the need to improve gender and racial equality across the industry. We believe valuing diversity supports commercial success. I look forward to working closely with the IA on these and many other areas.”