AXA Investment Managers has appointed John Porter as Global Head of its Fixed Income division. John Porter will replace Theodora Zemek who has decided to leave the company. Based in London, Porter will become a member of AXA IM’s Management Board and report to CEO Andrea Rossi.
John Porter joins AXA IM from Barclays where he was Managing Director and Global Head of Portfolio and Liquidity Management. He was also on their Management Committee. John joined Barclays in 1998 from Summit Capital Advisers where he was Chief Economist and Principal performing macro-economic analysis and developing investment strategies in North America, Europe and Japan for this fixed income and currency- based hedge fund.
John has an MA in International Economics and Certificate in European Studies from Columbia University, a Doctorate in Psychology from the Sorbonne, attended the Ecole Normale Superieure and has a BA in Psychology and Social Relations from Harvard.
“We are thrilled that John will be joining us to oversee the next stage in the growth of our Fixed Income division. He has had a very diverse and hugely successful career and brings with him extensive experience from across the fixed income spectrum, as well as a strong understanding of the challenges facing our clients”, said Andrea Rossi, CEO of AXA IM.
Commenting on his appointment John Porter said: “I am pleased and excited to be joining AXA IM. I am inheriting a very strong and diversified Fixed Income business and my goal will be to work with this hugely talented and experienced team to continue to grow our third party assets under management through the same investment approach and philosophy, compounding current income and avoiding principal loss through fundamental credit analysis and macroeconomic research.”