AXA IM adds to global consultants team
AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) today announces the appointment of Matthew Murtagh as Senior Consultant Relations Manager in its Global Consultant Relations team. Based in London, Matthew will report to Manisha Patel, Head of Global Consultant Relations.
Manisha Patel, Head of Global Consultant Relations, at AXA IM commented: “Matthew brings to the table extremely valuable first-hand experience of working with consultants and institutional clients across Europe andgiven that the regulatory pressure the environment for global consultants is changing, Matthew’s knowledge will enable us to leverage our asset management capabilities to provide investment solutions that will meet the evolving needs of consultants and their clients”
Matthew joins AXA IM from Oaktree Capital Management, where he was Assistant Vice President, Marketing and Client Services. Previous to this he was a member of the European Marketing RFP and Consultant Platforms team at Schroders.
Further commenting, John Stainsby, Head of UK Client Group, AXA IM, said: “Strengthening partnerships with global consultants is of crucial strategic importance to AXA IM and I am pleased to have someone of Matthew’s calibre and experience joining the team.
“We want to understand what consultants need and expect from their asset management partners, with pension schemes having to tackle cashflow management whilst trying to negotiate ongoing market volatility, and in a low yield environment. As a result of this investors are increasingly looking to reduce costs and maximise returns, and we have seen strong a growth in demand for our institutional capabilities, in particular managing cashflow and providing both public and private credit strategies”