**Axa strengthens equity research**
UK – Axa Investment Managers has added two new analysts to its equity research team in London.
Both will cover financials.

Vincent Houteville, joins from Zurich Scudder in New York, where he worked for five years as senior vice president and equity analyst, whilst Katia Levy-Thevenon joins from SEB in London where she worked for two years as the pan European banks analyst.

**Dorard to fix it for Fixage**
FRANCE – Paris based consultancy firm, Fixage has appointed Richard Dorard as project director.

Dorard joins from Sélectis, where he spent four years as projects manager, before which he spent three years as auditor and advisor at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

**Orbitex add sales vice president**
UK – Orbitex Investments has appointed John Delaney as vice president of sales, responsible for developing the company’s North of England and Scotland business.

Delaney joins from Scottish Provident International where he was senior accounts manager for the North of England.

**Newton takes on new fund manager**
UK – Newton Fund managers has appointed Aaron Barnfather as fund manager on its European desk.

Barnfather joins from Royal & Sun Alliance (RSA), where he spent seven years building up investment management experience.