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Architas becomes AXA IM Select, the multi-management expertise of AXA IM

  • 09 January 2024 (3 min read)

AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) announces the completion of the onboarding of Architas into AXA IM as a business unit1 , called AXA IM Select.

This business unit combines the previous Architas and AXA IM’s Unit-Linked (UL) teams and marks the start of a new chapter with the objective to simplify the offering for AXA entities and provide them with a one-stop shop for UL products and services, notably diversified multi-management capabilities, UL oversight, discretionary wealth management and investment advisory services globally to AXA clients and to wealth clients in Belgium.

Matthieu André, Chief Executive Officer of AXA IM Select and member of AXA IM’s Management Board said: “This new name is a clear signal that we are now an integral part of AXA IM. Being under the AXA Group brand umbrella will enable us to leverage the global presence and reputation of a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management. It also represents a great opportunity to further accelerate our position as AXA IM’s multi-manager and to grow discretionary wealth management services to our clients in Europe, especially in Belgium and France as well as in Asia, under the AXA IM brand.”

“The creation of a new business unit within AXA IM as AXA IM Select reinforces the position of AXA IM as the central hub for asset management within the AXA Group. I am pleased this important milestone has been achieved, after several months of constructive work, to the benefit of our clients.” added Marco MorelliExecutive Chairman of AXA IM.

To deliver the best possible outcomes on behalf of its clients, AXA IM Select continues to have an operationally independent investment team, fund selection and management process, as well as a dedicated distribution and offer teams, with clear walls of separation from AXA IM.

AXA IM now comprises four business units with distinct propositions and expertise to help clients meet their investment needs:

  • AXA IM Core, which brings together the Fixed Income, Equities, Multi-Asset platforms as well as the Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) business;
  • AXA IM Alts, which provides real estate, infrastructure, alternative credit and natural capital & impact investments;
  • AXA IM Prime: the Private Markets Enabler and Hedge Funds platform;
  • AXA IM Select: providing diversified multi-management expertise and a dedicated offer for AXA clients and partners regarding Unit-Linked products and/or investment solutions as well as wealth management  in Belgium.

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About AXA IM Select

AXA IM Select (ex Architas) is a business unit of AXA IM. As a specialist multi-manager, it focuses on  dedicated offers for AXA clients and partners regarding Unit-Linked products as well as a wealth management offering. With assets under management of €29.5 billion*  in Europe and Asia, we offer open architecture investment solutions, i.e. the selection of both external and Group UCIs (Undertakings for Collective Investments). We specialise in the creation of financial offers for a clientele of institutional and individual investors (investment advice, portfolio management on behalf of third parties and management of UCIs).

By combining agility and an entrepreneurial spirit, AXA IM Select benefits from the stability and opportunities provided by being part of the AXA Group, a world leader in insurance and asset management. 


About AXA Investment Managers

AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) is a responsible asset manager, actively investing for the long term to help its clients, its people and the world to prosper. Our high conviction approach enables us to uncover what we believe to be the best global investment opportunities across alternative and traditional asset classes, managing approximately €842 billion in assets as at the end of September 2023.

AXA IM is a leading investor in green, social and sustainable markets, managing €489 billion of ESG-integrated, sustainable and impact assets as at the end of December 2022. We are committed to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 across all our assets, and integrating ESG principles into our business, from stock selection to our corporate actions and culture. Our goal is to provide clients with a true value responsible investment solution, while driving meaningful change for society and the environment.

At end of September 2023, AXA IM employed over 2,630 employees around the world, operates out of 23 offices across 18 countries and is part of the AXA Group, a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management.


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