People Moves: AXA IM announces the appointments of Mariana Villanueva and Matthieu Firmian within its RI team
Media Article - AXA IM on Monday announced the hire of Mariana Villanueva and Matthieu Firmian, two new appointments within its Responsible Investment (RI) team, aiming to further expand its capabilities and expertise.
Mariana Villanueva is appointed ESG Analyst. She will work on transversal topics such as biodiversity as well as the analysis of Green and Sustainable bonds. She is joining from the AXA Group where she was a Credit Analyst.
Mariana Villanueva joined the AXA Group in 2018, first as a Responsible Investment Analyst, before being appointed Credit Analyst in 2019. Mariana began her career with several internships at OXFAM, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as well as the OECD. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Ateneo de Manila University and a Master degree in International Development, Concentrations in Environment & Agriculture from Sciences Po Paris.
Matthieu Firmian is appointed ESG Analyst. He will provide thematic research and analysis on various ESG topics with a specific focus on social themes, contributing to AXA IM's engagement projects on social topics and engaging with companies on these areas. He is joining from Aviva Investors, where he was Product Manager. He joined AXA IM in 2018 as a Responsible Investment Analyst, based in London, before joining Aviva Investors as a Product Manager in 2020. Matthieu began his career with several internships at CPR AM and KPMG. Matthieu holds a Master degree in finance from Kedge Business School.
Based in Paris and reporting to Virginie Derue, Head of ESG Research, they will both support AXA IM's research and engagement projects.