He will be a member of AXA IM’s management board and report to Andrea Rossi, the company’s CEO. He joins AXA IM from AXA Group where he was most recently responsible for their Life & Savings business line and has previously held various positions within the group including group treasurer and group chief risk officer.
He replaces Elie Harari who has joined AXA Partners as its CFO. Harari joined AXA IM in April 2014.
AXA IM said Harari and Ménioux will work closely to ensure a smooth transition from July thorugh to 1st September 2016, when the change will be fully effective.
Rossi said: “We are very pleased to welcome Jean-Christophe to the management team at AXA IM. He brings extensive knowledge and experience and his time as head of AXA Global Life & Savings makes him well-positioned to help us continue to strengthen our relationship with this business and to accelerate our growth in the retail market more generally. I look forward to working closely with him to achieve our growth ambitions.”
“I look forward to working with the management team at AXA IM to continue building and strengthening the firm’s footprint in the retail market and support its strong growth ambitions as active managers have a lot to offer to investors during this time of uncertainty and continued market volatility,” added Ménioux.
In other news, the firm has announced the launch of a smart beta equity ESG fund.