AXA hires ex-First State global head
AXA Investment Managers has hired Matt McKeith as its new
head of equity trading for AXA Rosenberg.
McKeith, who starts Monday 24 September in AXA’s London
office, was previously global head of equity trading at Australian investment
company First State, based in Hong Kong.
With 14 years institutional dealing experience, McKeith will
oversee and coordinate AXA Rosenberg’s equity execution activity of around US$35
billion annual turnover amongst six traders in London, Singapore, and the Bay
On announcing the hire, the company said McKeith’s overarching
objective will be to work closely with the AXA Rosenberg portfolio management
teams to maximise the effectiveness of trade implementation.
McKeith will report directly to Jeremy Baskin, CEO of AXA
Rosenberg, collaborating where appropriate with the firm’s trading and
securities financing group – TSF Trading – to optimise joint operational,
regulatory and counterparty governance.