AXA IM focuses on Asian sovereign wealth funds with new hire

Tom Clapham AXA IMAxa Investment Managers, part of the Axa Group, has appointed Tom Clapham (pictured) as head of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) and central banks in Asia, in a bid to strengthen the firm’s sales and marketing capabilities in the region. Clapham will be based in Hong Kong and reporting to both Terence Law, head of sales and marketing in Asia and Pierre de Bonneville, head of sovereign and supranational entities. Clapham joins Axa IM from Macquarie Securities Group where he was director of institutional sales. He has more than 15 years’ experience in serving institutional investors in Asia having previously held positions as head of transition management and global portfolio trading at Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong and as an investment consultant for Mercer and Towers Perrin in Sydney, London and Singapore Lam says: “[Clapham] brings with him in-depth experience in serving SWFs and central banks, which are very sophisticated investors with unique and challenging needs. “ Axa IM has assets under management of €694 billion as at June 30, this year. ©2015 funds europe

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