AXA IM bolsters Japanese equities team

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AXA IM bolsters Japanese equities team

AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has appointed Go Saito to the AXA IM Framlington Equities Global Equities team effective 1 February 2019.

Based in Tokyo, Saito will help manage Japanese equities portfolios alongside Chisako Hardie, head of Japanese equities.  He will also work closely with the global large and small cap equity teams. He will report into Mark Hargraves, head of Framlington Equities Global Strategies.

Mark Hargraves, head of Framlington Equities Global Strategies, commented: "With over 20 years' experience covering Japanese equities and with a bias towards small and cap stocks, Saito is a valuable addition and a natural fit with the existing team. Our Japanese equity strategy, led by Chsiako Hardie, has delivered strong returns over the medium term. With him being based in Tokyo this represents a further step in the ongoing geographical expansion of the AXA IM Framlington Equities  fund manager team.".

Saito joins from SMBC Nikko, where he was a Japanese stock analyst with a focus on small and mid-cap stocks. Previously he was an executive director at JP Morgan and head of small and mid-cap research at Daiwa.

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