Tim Gardener, currently global head of consultant relations, will act as global head of the new group which is aimed at focusing on the investment needs of distinct client groups.
Elodie Laugel, previously head of solutions development in Axa IM’s multi-asset client solutions team, has been appointed deputy head of the group.
Lisa O’Connor, European head of consultant relations, will replace Tim Gardener as global head of consultant relations.
Laurent Seyer, head of Client Group at Axa IM said: “The leading asset managers of tomorrow will be those that are able to develop the strongest relationships with their clients. Our relationship with the AXA Group means that we are constantly challenged to stay at the forefront of financial innovation and that we have an in depth understanding of the needs of complex clients.
"The Institutional Client Group will ensure that we are leveraging this competitive advantage to the benefit of all of our clients. It will also support AXA IM in being as well positioned as possible to help its clients and consultants address the investment challenges facing them.”