AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has appointed Bevan Green as business development manager in Australia for AXA IM Core.
Green had over 20 years’ experience in asset management distribution and would support and strengthen AXA IM’s relationships with Australian wholesale investors.
Green joined from Colonial First State Investments where he was a business development manager.
Prior to that, Green held business development roles with Zurich Investments, NAB Asset Management, Russell Investments and Nikko Asset Management Group.
Based in Sydney, he would report to Michelle Lacey, head of core client group.
Lacey said the appointment demonstrated AXA IM’s commitment to Australian clients as the firm continued to provide more focus to clients in response to their evolving needs.
“With responsible investment strategies being in high demand, Bevan’s deep industry knowledge and experience, together with AXA IM’s diverse environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment solutions, will help clients invest responsibly and achieve their investment goals,” Lacey said.
“In this challenging environment, responsible investing has become even more central to our business priorities, with climate change representing our largest area of engagement in 2020.
“We are seeing growing momentum for more sustainable investments globally. This is evident as AXA IM noted an increase in total funds under management to $500 million for the Sustainable Equity Strategy in Australia. Globally, 89% of AXA IM Core’s assets under management are now fully ESG-integrated.”