Axiom Alternative Investments appoints Head of Legal
Axiom Alternative Investments, a French asset manager with USD2.4 billion under management and offices in London and Paris, has appointed Amélie Kesler to the newly created role of Head of Legal.
Based in Paris, Kesler will report to David Benamou, Chief Investment Officer and will support Axiom on all legal matters as it continues to diversify and expand its growing fund range.
Kesler began her career as a Legal Officer at Lazard Frères Gestion SAS in 2015 and was promoted to Deputy Head of Legal Asset Management in April 2019.
Kesler holds a Master’s degree in Financial Law from the University of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne, as well as a Specialised Master’s in International Business Law and Management from ESSEC Business School. She brings over six years of experience in the investment management industry to Axiom’s growing team.
This follows the appointment of Tom Conquest as Director of Business Development towards the end of 2020 and takes the Axiom AI team to 23 colleagues across its offices in Paris and London.
David Benamou, Chief Investment Officer at Axiom Alternative Investments, says: “As Axiom continues to develop and diversify its range of high performing funds, we are delighted to welcome Amélie to our growing team in Paris. Her wealth of legal experience within the asset management industry and substantial knowledge of the sector will be of huge benefit to the Company and its clients.”
Kesler adds: "I am delighted to have joined the Axiom team and to be working with one of the most extensive research and management teams dedicated to the European financial sector. Supporting this team as it continues on its growth strategy will be hugely exciting and I look forward to working with the team as it continues to diversify and expand its offer."