People Moves: AXA IM Alts welcomes Paul Jeffries as Senior Sales Manager within its UK Client Group
Press Release - AXA IM Alts, a global leader in alternative investments with c. €188 billion (£159 billion) of assets under management, announces the expansion of its UK sales team through the appointment of Paul Jeffries as Senior Sales Manager for Client Group in the United Kingdom, reflecting the business' continued growth ambitions in this market and highlighting its commitment to expanding and servicing its UK and Irish client base.
Paul brings over two decades of experience in investment and asset management within the UK and will play a key role in supporting AXA IM Alts' UK sales team in raising new capital in this market. Reporting directly to Manisha Patel, Director, Global Consultants and UK, Paul will work with UK and Ireland-based clients to grow the business' alternatives footprint amongst institutional investors, with a focus on insurance groups, public and corporate pension schemes and fiduciary managers.
Prior to joining the business, Paul has held a number of senior strategic roles at Unigestion and Robeco Asset Management, both of which saw him work with institutional investors and consultants within a client-facing capacity. He has also gained experience as an Investment Manager at Railpen Investments, where he supported the business in meeting its responsible investment objectives.
With 50% of the third-party capital raised by AXA IM Alts in the last year coming from European clients, the UK remains a key growth market for the business across its areas of expertise and notably real estate, infrastructure, private equity, private debt and alternative credit.
Manisha Patel, Director, UK Alts at AXA IM Alts, commented:
"Paul has a strong track record of building and maintaining valuable client relationships across the UK and Ireland, and brings with him a wealth of relevant experience in investor relations and asset management. The UK and Irish market is a key area of growth for our Alternatives business and this appointment will strengthen our institutional sales capabilities in this region, enabling us to continue to deliver exemplar service to our existing clients while also expanding our client base with investors that are seeking exposure to alternative investment strategies."