AXA Funding Managers is eliminating as many as 90 roles because the French agency goals to streamline a part of the group.


The layoffs at AXA SA’s asset administration arm, which had 2,600 staff on the finish of 2022, will likely be throughout the UK, France and Germany, the agency advised Bloomberg Information in an electronic mail on Monday [Aug. 21]. The transfer will have an effect on the corporate’s operations groups in addition to AXA IM Core, which incorporates the mounted earnings, equities and multi asset groups.

AXA IM Core will likely be reorganized into 4 capabilities, particularly funding, product and consumer technique, core consumer group, and transversal companies, in line with the assertion.

“Latest market developments” reminiscent of rising rates of interest “have resulted in a decline in its asset base and negatively affected income,” AXA IM mentioned.


AXA, the Paris-based insurance coverage group, is within the closing yr of a strategic plan kicked off in late 2020 and is anticipated to unveil a brand new one in early 2024. The group’s underlying earnings jumped 19% to €4.1 billion ($4.5 billion) within the six months via June, AXA mentioned this month, including it was on monitor to exceed underlying revenue of €7.5 billion this yr.

In a bid to enhance effectivity AXA IM Core plans to “re-evaluate its group to additional simplify it, improve funding processes by incorporating information and know-how additional in portfolio administration, and enhance decision-making agility,” AXA IM mentioned within the assertion. The operations unit will even endure modifications, together with in venture administration and know-how groups.

AXA IM is presently in negotiations with commerce unions in France and Germany concerning the job cuts and mentioned the plans are nonetheless “in venture mode and are conditional.”

{Photograph}: A normal view of AXA Funding Managers check in Newgate Avenue on Jan. 28, 2019 in London, England. (Photograph by John Keeble/Getty Pictures)

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