AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has appointed four prominent external members to the advisory committee of its recently launched AXA IM Investment Institute. They will provide their expertise and insights on a range of topics including macroeconomics, climate change, biodiversity, and natural resources.
The new members of the committee include:
- Olivier Blanchard, an emeritus professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a former Economic Counselor, and Director, Research Department for the International Monetary Fund (IMF), currently a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, who will advise on macroeconomics.
- Nigel Topping, a policy adviser and former Climate Champion for COP26, who will advise on climate.
- From the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in France, Marie-Christine Korniloff, Director of Corporate Engagement, and Nicolas Loz De Coëtgourhant Head of Sustainable Business Practices, who will both advise on nature and biodiversity.
The AXA IM Investment Institute seeks to help clients and portfolio managers make better informed decisions through insights on the short and long-term trends affecting the global macroeconomic and investment outlook, covering asset class views, macroeconomics, sustainability and future trends.
The external members will attend the advisory committee bi-annually to discuss the key macro and research themes to be covered by the Institute and to complement the research the AXA IM’s experts already provide. The committee consists of representatives from across AXA IM’s investment teams and senior members of the Macroeconomic research, ESG research and Quant Lab teams.
“Quality research and analysis has always been fundamental to AXA IM. With geopolitical uncertainty, an inflationary environment, and recessions likely, it is essential now, more than ever, for clients and our portfolio managers investing client money to access expert views. The new members of the committee will bring renowned expertise to help shape our ways of thinking so we can cut through today’s complexities and ensure we’re ahead of future challenges and opportunities for the benefit of investors.”Chris Iggo, Chair of the AXA IM Investment Institute & CIO of AXA IM Core.