- He will report to Chris Iggo
- He comes from Rogge Global Partners, Commerzbank, Deka Investment GmbH and DWS Investments, Deutsche Bank Group
- He will lead a global team of 12 investment professionals based in London, Paris, Hong Kong and Mexico
AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) appointed Michael Ganske as Head of Emerging Markets Fixed Income. He joins AXA IM in May 2016 from Rogge Global Partners where he was a Partner and Head of Emerging Markets (EM). Michael will report to Chris Iggo, CIO Fixed Income.
Michael has more than 15 years of experience in EM Fixed Income. Prior to his role at Rogge Global Partners, Michael was a Managing Director and Divisional Head of EM Research at Commerzbank (2007-2013) and a Director and Head of EM at Deka Investment GmbH (2004-2007), and Vice President and EM Fixed Income Portfolio Manager at DWS Investments, Deutsche Bank Group (2000-2004).
John Porter, Global Head of Fixed Income at AXA IM, commented: “We are pleased to welcome Michael on board and confident that his in-depth experience will further enhance our global emerging markets fixed income team and capabilities. We have invested heavily in this team with the hire of Sailesh Lad, Senior Portfolio Manager, and Olga Fedotova, Head of EM Credit Research, last Summer. Michael is a key appointment for our team and demonstrates the scale of our ambition in this space as well as our belief that investors will continue to find emerging market debt as an attractive asset class.”
Michael will lead a global team of 12 investment professionals based in London, Paris, Hong Kong and Mexico, managing approximately €5 billion of EM and Asian debt, across three flagship mutual funds and several segregated institutional mandates. The EM Fixed Income team is fully embedded in the AXA IM Fixed Income investment process. Michael’s appointment follows the decision in June to create a global emerging markets (GEM) fixed income team in support of the continued attractiveness of the EM asset class. Michael will be based in AXA IM’s London office.Michael is a German native, holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Augsburg, and a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Hohenheim. Michael is also a certified Financial Risk Manager and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).