Axa IM’s global head of multi asset is exiting the company after 20 years to “pursue new professional challenges”.
Serge Pizen joined Axa IM in 2002 to oversee European equities, later heading up Framlington Paris. He became head of multi asset in 2013, before taking on the global role in 2019.
He will be succeeded by Laurent Clavel, who has been promoted with effect from 1 September. He is currently head of the investment manager’s quant lab.
Clavel has been tasked with lifting the investment, commercial and financial performance of the multi-asset platform.
He joined Axa IM in 2015 as international economist, before becoming head of macroeconomic research.
In 2019, Clavel was promoted to head of research. He previously worked for two years at the French Statistical Institute (Insee) as the head of the forecasting unit.
Based in Paris and Clavel will report to Hans Stoter, global head of Axa IM Core.
Stoter said: “As Serge decides to pursue new professional challenges outside Axa, I would like to express a heartfelt thank you to him for his excellent work and the important contribution he has made to Axa IM’s success over the last 20 years. I wish Serge a well-deserved success in his new venture.”