Axiom AI poaches portfolio manager from Aviva

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French boutique Axiom Alternative Investments, specialised on financial debt and equity, has appointed Paul Gagey as portfolio manager, the company announced.

Based in Paris, he will manage the manager’s flagship fund Axiom Obligataire and will be involved in the management of other strategies.

Gagey joins from Aviva Investors where, from 2006 to 2017, he was managing high yield and convertible bonds strategies, including Aviva Oblig International, Aviva Convertible, Aviva Sécurité Europe and Alpha Yield.

Prior to that, he has been an European equity portfolio manager at French public institution Caisse des Dépôts from 2002 to 2005 and head of Credit at Groupama AM from 1997 to 2002.

Gagey started his career as financial analyst at Barclays in 1983.

Axiom AI has around €1bn in assets under management.

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