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Martin Hall joins AXA Investment Managers

AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) today announces the appointment of Martin Hall as head of AXA IM UK.

Hall will join AXA IM in June from Fidelity International, where he was co-head of fixed income. Prior to this, he was head of institutional sales and marketing at Morley Fund Management and chief investment officer, fixed income for Norwich Union Investment Management.

He has also worked at Morgan Grenfell Asset Management and as an economist at the Bank of England.

Commenting on the appointment, AXA IM’s chief executive officer, Dominique Carrel-Billiard says: “The UK market is a strategic priority for AXA IM, and I am delighted with Martin’s appointment. He is a highly regarded and experienced professional, with a proven track record in portfolio management, distribution and business development. He is a strong addition to AXA IM’s management team. “


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