Axa Investment Managers (Axa IM) has boosted its global equities team with the hire of Simon Weston as a senior equity fund manager.
Based in their Hong Kong office, Weston will focus on Asia Pacific equities as part of Axa IM's Framlington equities' global team and carry out wider research roles in Asia.
Weston joins from Semeru CLSA Capital Partners in Singapore where he was managing director and portfolio manager of the Semeru Asian Equity High Yield fund.
Prior to this, Weston's career has included spells at Old Mutual Asset Managers, Perpetual Investment Management and Hill Samuel Asset Management.
'Simon will be an excellent addition to the equity team and our manufacturing capabilities in Hong Kong, but also to AXA IM’s wider global research structure,' said Tinker.
'With tremendous experience and a strong performance track record, we are excited to have Simon join us and are certain that he will bolster AXA IM’s positive momentum in the Asia Pacific.'