AXA Investment Managers Appoints Jane Wadia as Head of Core Sustainable Product Strategy

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  • 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.

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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.”