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AXA IM contemplates creation of new business unit: AXA IM Architas

  • 20 October 2022

A project to create a new business unit called AXA IM Architas within AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) is currently being discussed with the French works councils of AXA IM and Architas (AXA’s global multi-manager), in order to further strengthen asset management activities as growth engines for AXA Group.

This new business unit would combine the current Architas teams and AXA IM’s Unit-Linked (UL) team, with the objective to simplify the offering for AXA entities and provide them with a one-stop shop for UL products and services.

Matthieu André, CEO of Architas, would lead the new business unit and join the AXA IM Management Board reporting to Marco Morelli, Executive Chairman of AXA IM and AXA Management Committee member.

Asset management represents a strategic activity as well as a strong driver of revenues for AXA Group. Building on the strong collaboration between AXA IM and Architas, this new business unit would be the unique distribution channel for unit-linked products for AXA’s insurance entities, bringing enhanced value to them. We are convinced this move would strengthen asset management as a growth engine for AXA.” said Marco Morelli.

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Matthieu André

Matthieu André has been Chief Executive Officer of Architas since March 2020. Prior to that, he was Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Director of Strategic Development at AXA Europe. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of AXA Global Life and Savings, which led the Group's strategy in life insurance, savings and protection worldwide.

About Architas

Architas is a long-term, global multi-manager providing investment management and advisory services aiming to help individuals and institutions meet their financial goals. Architas is supported by the solid financial strength, and global expertise of the AXA Group, with €29.1 billion* across a strong footprint in Europe and Asia.

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 €823 billion in assets as at the end of June 2022.

AXA IM is a leading investor in green, social and sustainable markets, managing €563 billion of ESG-integrated, sustainable and impact assets as at the end of December 2021. 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 December 2021, AXA IM employs over 2,460 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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