He will remain a member of AXA IM’s board of directors following his retirement, however.
“I would also like to thank him for postponing his retirement last year to take over the leadership of our asset management entity AXA IM, to which he and his teams have given a new impetus by putting in place a new organization that is better adapted to its future development.”
He added: “I am very happy that Marco is joining AXA. His 36 years of experience in banking and financial services, extensive knowledge of European markets and proven leadership will be key assets to further develop AXA IM. All the members of AXA’s Management Committee join me in wishing him the best in his new role.”
Harlin said: “I am very happy to have carried out this mission for the Group and proud of what has been achieved with AXA IM’s teams.
“Thanks to its new streamlined organization, based on two strategic operational pillars, “Core” and “Alternative” investments, AXA IM is ready to pursue its development under Marco’s leadership.”
Morelli said: “I look forward to working with the teams and drawing on their recognized expertise to take AXA IM to a new stage of growth and development, in line with AXA’s strategy.”