AXA IM Alts appoints Victoria Hall as Head of Funds, Infrastructure
- Senior appointment strengthens c. €15bn infrastructure platform, a key business segment for 2023 -
AXA IM Alts, a global leader in alternative investments with over €186 billion of assets under management1 , announces the appointment of Victoria Hall to the newly created role of Head of Funds, Infrastructure.
Based in London, Victoria will report directly to Mark Gilligan, AXA IM Alts’ Head of Infrastructure. She will be responsible for supporting the growth of AXA IM Alts’ infrastructure platform, overseeing investment execution, portfolio management and the implementation of ESG and sustainable finance disclosure obligations. She will also work closely with new and existing clients seeking to invest in stable alternative assets that offer resilient inflation protection.
Victoria was most recently European Head of Transactions - Special Situations at AXA IM Alts, where she has spent the past 15 years in a variety of roles. She brings considerable expertise in sourcing and executing high profile and complex real asset investments, including across the life science and data centre sectors.
With c. €3.5 billion of net new money raised across its Infrastructure strategies in 2022 and €15 billion of assets under assets under management1 , AXA IM Alts’ infrastructure platform remains a high conviction segment for 2023, with the business continuing to focus on launching and developing agile and attractive products that suit dynamic investment environments.
Mark Gilligan, Head of Infrastructure at AXA IM Alts, commented: “Infrastructure was one of AXA IM Alts’ fastest growing segments in 2022 and remains a strategic priority for 2023, reflecting both the critical role that infrastructure will play in accelerating the transition to a carbon-neutral economy and increasing investor demand for exposure to markets generating yield with diversification and reduced volatility.
“Victoria has a deep track record of sourcing and executing high-profile deals. Her appointment to Head of Funds marks a critical point in our growth as we offer evergreen investment solutions to our clients, requiring sophisticated fund management oversight, reporting, ESG performance tracking and valuation, and the team looks forward to working closely with her.”
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About AXA IM Alts
AXA IM Alts is a global leader in alternative investments with over €186 billion of assets under management1 comprising c.€90 billion of primarily private real estate, over €85 billion of private debt and alternative credit, as well as over €10 billion in Infrastructure and private equity. We take a 360° approach to real estate & infrastructure investing with over €132 billion of assets under management in direct opportunities, held indirectly through debt and listed equities and via long term private equity investments into operating platforms. ESG is fully integrated into our investment decision making processes with our responsible investment approach anchored by the three key pillars of decarbonisation, resilience and building tomorrow. AXA IM Alts employs over 840 people located in 17 offices around the world and serves the needs of more than 600 clients from Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and Middle East. We are the number one property portfolio and asset manager in Europe2 , and one of the largest worldwide.
About AXA Investment Managers
AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) is a responsible asset manager, actively investing for the long-term to help its clients, its people and the world to prosper. Our high conviction approach enables us to uncover what we believe to be the best global investment opportunities across alternative and traditional asset classes, managing approximately €824 billion in assets as at the end of December 2022. AXA IM is a leading investor in green, social and sustainable markets, managing €489 billion of ESG-integrated, sustainable or impact assets as at the end of December 2022. We are committed to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 across all our assets, and integrating ESG principles into our business, from stock selection to our corporate actions and culture. Our goal is to provide clients with a true value responsible investment solution, while driving meaningful change for society and the environment. At end of December 2022, AXA IM employs over 2,600 employees around the world, operates out of 24 offices across 18 countries and is part of the AXA Group, a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management.