AXA Real Estate
Dietrich Heidtmann has been appointed global head of investor relations and capital markets at the real estate fund. He joins from Grosvenor, where he was responsible for capital raising and investor relations. Heidtmann has also held roles at Morgan Stanley International.
Frederic Bourgeois has been appointed managing director of the credit insurance firm’s UK and Ireland business. He joined in 2004 after seven years as a financial analyst at Natexis. Bourgeois replaces Xavier Denecker, who is retiring.
Ignis Asset Management
Simon Cowan has been appointed fund sales director at the asset management firm. He was previously regional sales manager at Old Mutual Asset Managers, and has also held sales roles at Lazard Asset Management, Invesco Asset Management and Friends Ivory & Sime.
Nicholas Pothier has been appointed senior portfolio manager in the investment management firm’s multi-asset business. He joins from HSBC Global Asset Management, where he was senior portfolio manager. Pothier has also held roles at AXA Investment Management.
RBC Wealth Management
The wealth management division of the Royal Bank of Canada has appointed Ben Taylor as a director on its London-based Middle East and Levant desk. He joins from HSBC Private Bank, where he has been a relationship manager for the region since 2010.
Markus Kulessa has been appointed as an analyst in the asset management firm’s European equities team. He joins from KPMG’s mergers and acquisitions department.