Welcome to the AXA Investment Managers
Investor Workshop 2017 

Thursday, 28 November  14h20 - 15h10

Moving Towards a Total Return Approach in Diversified Portfolios

Given that most traditional liquid markets offer little more than market beta, institutional investors have been considering how to evolve the management of their balanced portfolios from a benchmark approach towards a total return approach. However, there is no doubt that this transformation will require more than a simple relaxation of the investment guidelines.

The sources of returns provided by traditional balanced portfolios often suffer from a lack of diversification with too much concentration of the active risk in the equity bucket and on the tactical allocation between the fixed income and equities buckets. New strategies developed so far to help diversifying the sources of a portfolio’s return have tended to exclusively rely on quantitative models.
In this workshop, AXA Investment Managers will share with investors how advanced diversified strategies can help to morph fundamental views on a broader number of asset classes into well calibrated investment decisions. At AXA, the belief is that such an approach could help to build robust and diversified total return portfolios with Libor + or inflation + targets.


Serge Pizem, CFA, Global Head of Multi-Asset Investments
As Global Head of Multi-Asset Investments, Serge Pizem has been responsible for managing and overseeing the investment strategy and solutions for institutional and wholesale clients since 2013. Previously at AXA IM, he was a portfolio manager for four years, responsible for managing as well as developing the absolute and total return expertise, having initially joined AXA IM in 2002 as head of European equities in Paris. 
Prior to AXA IM, Pizem was a managing director at Tal Asset Management, Barclays Asset Management as head of equity investments and asset allocation and various roles at Crédit Lyonnsais in Canada. Pizem holds a Master’s in Information Technology and Operations Research from the University of Montréal and a Master’s in Business Administration from McGill University.
Mathilde Sauvé, Head of Institutional Solutions
Mathilde Sauvé was appointed Head of the Institutional Solutions team in 2015 in charge of defining, promoting and implementing, solutions tailored to the specific requirements of institutional investors and advising on asset & liability management, amomg others
Sauvé joined AXA IM in 2011 to develop its investment solution business for Insurance companies. Prior to this, she spent four years at AXA Group Risk Management where she worked with the CRO on Solvency II compliance and negotiations. Sauvé was previously a sell side-equity analyst covering the insurance sector at Oddo, having started her career in 2003 as an actuary. Sauvé graduated from ENSTA ParisTech (Grandes Ecoles / engineering school) and holds a Master’s degree in Finance from La Sorbonne.
Please note only relevant delegates may register for this workshop