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New appointments in AXA IM Core Investments’ Product and Client strategy team

  • 09 February 2024

  • Nicolas Deschamps is appointed Global Head of Product and Client Strategy at AXA IM Core
  • Jane Wadia is appointed Head of Sustainability, Core Products & Clients at AXA IM Core

AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) today announces the appointment of Nicolas Deschamps as Global Head of Product and Client Strategy at AXA IM Core, already effective.

Based in Paris, Nicolas reports to Hans Stoter, Global Head of AXA IM Core and member of the AXA IM’s Management Board.

Nicolas joined AXA IM in 2005 as Senior Sales Manager for Wholesale clients. Since then, he held various positions in the company as well as at AXA France, where he was heading the development of the Life and Wealth Management business, and at AXA IM Select as Global Head of Client Group. In his new role, Nicolas heads the product strategy and development for Core investments, the global marketing and the investment specialists team. The AXA IM Investment Institute also falls within his remit.

Jane Wadia is appointed Head of Sustainability, Core Products & Clients and will be responsible for leading AXA IM Core’s sustainable product strategy and external representation, effective immediately.

Based in London, Jane reports to Nicolas Deschamps.

In this newly created role, Jane engages with clients on sustainability topics and works with teams across AXA IM to ensure that AXA IM Core’s investment capabilities reflect clients responsible investment’s (RI) needs. Jane is also responsible for defining the RI product framework and is a key stakeholder in shaping the overall RI priorities for the AXA IM Core business. She works closely with Thomas Coudert who leads sustainability for the Core investment teams[1].

Commenting on those appointments, Hans Stoter said: “Nicolas’s deep experience in product strategy as well as in marketing and distribution over all client segments will help us develop an attractive and innovative product range that is highly relevant for our clients.”

“As our sustainable offering remains pivotal for AXA IM, Nicolas will team up with Jane. With her extensive experience in asset management across all core asset classes, Jane is bringing a deep understanding of our clients needs, especially on RI. By working closely with our teams across AXA IM, I am confident that Nicolas and Jane will further our ambitions to deliver a strong range of RI products that will solidify AXA IM’s position as a leading responsible asset manager globally.”


Biographies

Nicolas Deschamps

Nicolas Deschamps is Global Head of Product & Client Strategy. As such, he is in charge of defining and implementing AXA IM Core product and marketing strategy. In his role, he is leading expert market intelligence teams and investment specialists to promote our investment platforms to clients in partnership with distribution. He oversees AXA IM Core Product & Seed committees to define and monitor seed initiatives. He also oversees the CIO office to further develop the capabilities of the Investment Institute, and help formulate our “house view” on investment strategies.

Previously Nicolas, was Global Head of Client Group of AXA IM Select, the Multi Management and Wealth Management platform of AXA IM, in charge of Distribution, Marketing and Offer design.

Nicolas has held various distribution and marketing functions in the AXA Group since 2001.

Nicolas graduated from ESSEC Business School in 1999.

Jane Wadia

Jane is Head of Sustainability, Core Products & Clients. Her responsibilities include engaging with our clients on sustainability topics and working with teams across AXA IM to ensure that our investment capabilities reflect the needs of our clients with regards to Responsible Investing.

From 2020 to 2023, Jane was Head of Investment Specialists & RFPs for AXA IM Core, with a focus on responsible investing. The Investment Specialist team represents our fixed income, equity, multi asset strategies and solutions externally and provides investment content, working in close partnership with Investment and Client Group teams.

Prior to this, Jane spent 17 years working within our quantitative equity investment team (EQI) team, where she joined as a portfolio manager in 2003 and became Global Head of Client Portfolio Management in 2010. In 2017, her role expanded to include driving the overall product strategy and investment offering, notably in terms of responsible investing. Before moving to the Equity QI team, Jane was a portfolio manager in the Paris based Multi-Asset team.

Jane graduated from Neoma Business School in 1996.


About AXA Investment Managers

AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) is a responsible asset manager, actively investing for the long term to help its clients, its people and the world to prosper. Our high conviction approach enables us to uncover what we believe to be the best global investment opportunities across alternative and traditional asset classes, managing approximately €842 billion in assets as at the end of September 2023.

AXA IM is a leading investor in green, social and sustainable markets, managing €489 billion of ESG-integrated, sustainable and impact assets as at the end of December 2022. We are committed to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 across all our assets, and integrating ESG principles into our business, from stock selection to our corporate actions and culture. Our goal is to provide clients with a true value responsible investment solution, while driving meaningful change for society and the environment.

At end of December 2023, AXA IM employed over 2,700 employees around the world, operated out of 23 offices across 18 countries and is part of the AXA Group, a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management.

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