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Pacific taps Axa IM for new fund manager

Pacific taps Axa IM for new fund manager
 Dani Saurymper, currently manager of the Axa Framlington Longevity Economy fund

Pacific Asset Management has hired Dani Saurymper from Axa IM to launch a new fund.

The firm says it anticipates it will launch a new fund for Saurymper to manage in due course.

At Axa Saurymper was a portfolio manager for the Axa Framlington Longevity Economy fund and the Axa Framlington Health fund, and the research lead for health, ageing and lifestyle at Axa IM Framlington equities.

Matthew Lamb, chief executive of Pacific Asset Management, said: “We have long recognised Dani’s talent and we are thrilled that he has decided to join our team.

“The longevity economy, demographic shifts and social change driven by a gravitation to a more sustainable world, are critical areas for investors in the next decade.

"We want to deliver forward-looking strategies for our clients to benefit while supporting these trends. We look forward to welcoming Dani and building his team to support an exciting new global equity proposition at Pacific Asset Management.” 

Prior working at Axa, Saurymper worked as an equity research analyst at Barclays Capital covering European healthcare, and before that he covered global healthcare at Nomura as a sector specialist.

Saurymper added: “I am excited to be joining the team at PAM who share my passion for investing in secular growth themes such as demographics and healthcare.

"Longevity is altering societies globally and is arguably this century’s greatest social, economic and political transformation. It will have significant implications for how we live and work and what we do once we retire.  

Saurymper will join Pacific in July.

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