Last updated: 20:20 / Sunday, 17 July 2016
Responsible Investment team

Alix Chosson Joins AXA Investment Managers

Alix Chosson Joins AXA Investment Managers
  • As Energy Fundamentals Analyst within the firm’s Responsible Investment team
  • He will report to Matt Christensen
  • The first in a series of hires to further strengthen their RI team

AXA Investment Managers announced the appointment of Alix Chosson as Energy Fundamentals Analyst within the firm’s Responsible Investment (RI) team. Alix will be based in London, reporting into Matt Christensen, Global Head of Responsible Investment at AXA IM.

Commenting on the appointment, Christensen said: “Responsible investment is a key business priority for AXA IM and Alix’s appointment is the first in a series of hires to further strengthen our RI team. We are excited to have her on board and certain that her strong background in RI and impact analysis, particularly within the energy sector, will make her a valuable addition to the team. The COP 21 meeting in December last year put climate change firmly on investors’ agenda and as a result we are seeing considerations around energy become a major factor in business decision making across various jurisdictions. Alix’s arrival strengthens our in-house expertise in the energy sector and our ability to work with clients to match their specific needs in this area.”

Alix joins AXA IM from Standard Life Investments where she was a Responsible Investment Analyst from 2013 specialising in energy and technology sectors. She focused on both ESG integration and impact investing. Prior to that, Alix worked at Generali Investments as RI Analyst. She started her career in 2010 at Amundi Asset Management as an RI and Corporate Governance Analyst. Alix holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics from Sciences Po Lyon as well as two Master’s degrees from  Sciences Po Lyon and Institut d’Administration d’Entreprise Paris Est-Créteil.

Chosson commented: “I am excited to join a pioneer in RI and look forward to working with the company’s experienced RI and impact team to grow the firm’s capabilities even further at an interesting time for the industry.”

According to a statement, "having won its first RI specific mandate nearly 20 years ago, AXA IM views RI as a key area for its business and clients." The volume of ESG-integrated and impact investments managed by AXA IM reached €333 billion in 2015.