AXA Investment Managers has appointed Christophe Coquema as global head of its Client Group, replacing Laurent Seyer, who has decided to leave the €582bn asset manager.
Julien Fourtou will succeed Coquema as global head of Multi-Asset Client Solutions & Trading Securities Financing (MACS&TSF) and join the management board.
Commenting on the appointments, Andrea Rossi, chief executive at AXA IM, said: “Christophe has an in-depth knowledge of AXA IM, having led our strategy and business development team and served as our global chief operating officer, since joining AXA IM in 2006.
Rossi cited Coquema’s strong track record in “managing change”, and said the new appointment would help accelerate AXA IM’s growth with third-party clients.
Fourtou, since joining AXA IM in 2000, has occupied various positions across AXA IM’s investment teams, including COO of the fixed income division.
The departing Seyer joined AXA IM in May 2012. As global head of Distribution – recently renamed the Client Group – he created two segmented business lines, defining strategy, product offering and content.
AXA IM is a multi-expert asset management company within the AXA Group, and one of the largest Europe-based asset managers.
It employs more than 2,400 people worldwide and operates out of 26 offices in 21 countries.