SWITZERLAND - Winterthur Insurance's Christoph Manser has joined AXA Investment Managers as head of hedge fund activities.
In his new role, Manser will manage AXA IM’s funds of hedge funds and its single hedge fund platform. He will also support the development of hedge fund activities in the other investment franchises of the AXA IM Group.
Based in Zurich, he will oversee the teams based in Paris, London and Zurich.
Manser had previously worked as alternative investments head for Winterthur Insurance, where he was in charge of hedge fund and private equity investments. He was also a member of the Investment Committee of Winterthur Asset Management.
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