Axa Investment Managers has hired Charles Fianko as portfolio manager and Monique Carter as a solutions strategist on its global credit team.
Fianko will be responsible for managing global credit portfolios and assist the team in delivering outperformance and cashflow for wholesale and institutional clients.
He joins from Lloyds of London where he was a credit portfolio manager specialising in global investment grade corporate debt portfolios. He started his career at Royal Bank of Scotland Group in 2008, later joining F&C Asset Management.
At Lloyds he was a member of the Climate Change Investment Committee.
Carter was previously an investment specialist within fixed income at Insight Investment, having started her career in investment management at Jupiter Asset Management.
Her role at Axa IM will see Carter work in the portfolio solutions team, designing and tailoring solutions to meet specific client needs, including sustainable and cashflow driven investments (CDI).
Lionel Pernias, head of fixed income investment solutions at Axa IM Core, said: “We are always looking at ways we can improve our offering for clients and these two new hires bring a depth of investment experience and client experience to help as our Buy & Maintain platform continues to grow.
“Our fixed income solutions, with full ESG and climate integration, is helping our clients access the investment grade credit markets in a cost-efficient and responsible manner and Charles and Monique will be paramount to continuing the success of this service.”