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Axa appoints MD to head up new investment company

Axa & Winterthur wealth management has appointed Ian Colquhoun as managing director commercial operations UK to run its new investment company.

The new investment business will be established as a separate company under Axa UK.

The yet to be named investment company will launch in early 2008 with its key aim to redefine the way funds are structured, managed and delivered to clients.

In phase one, the new company will provide innovative manager of manager solutions to internal businesses within Axa.

Colquhoun has over 25 years experience working within the pension and investment industry, 14 years of which have been spent at Winterthur.

Prior to his new appointment. Colquhoun launched and led the investment development team and before this he was national account executive for Winterthur.

Axa & Winterthur Wealth Management CEO and CEO of the new investment business Mike Kellard says: “I am delighted to be appointing Ian. He has already demonstrated huge skill in developing innovative and market-changing solutions within the UK pensions and investments markets. I am very excited about working with Ian and very much look forward to bringing next generation fund management to the market place.”

Axa UK CEO Nicolas Moreau says: “The new investment company will be the most cutting-edge offering in the market, a reinvention of the traditional fund management business model. It is hugely exciting and I believe that, under Ian’s management, it will deliver outstanding benefits to both intermediaries and their clients.”

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