Global Head of AXA IM Alts and CEO of AXA IM - Real Assets

Member of AXA IM Management Board
Vice-Chairman of INREV Management Board
Member of the Board of Directors of EPRA


  • Isabelle Scemama is Global Head of AXA IM Alts and Chief Executive Officer of AXA IM - Real Assets. Isabelle oversees AXA IM’s €163bn alternative business unit, AXA IM Alts, which employs over 750 people located in 16 offices, serving the needs of more than 400 clients globally.

  • In her role, she is leading the definition and execution of AXA IM Alts global strategy as well as in the supervision of its day-to-day management. Isabelle also sits on AXA IM – Real Assets’ Investment Committee and chairs the Real Assets Management Board.

  • Isabelle joined AXA IM - Real Assets in 2001 to head real estate fund structuring and financing. In 2005, she launched Europe’s pioneering, non-bank CRE lending platform which has developed into one of the most important platforms in Europe and currently manages mandates on behalf of more than 40 institutions from 10 different jurisdictions. In 2013, she was appointed to launch the Infrastructure lending platform, an initiative managed on behalf of the AXA Group that aims to invest up to €10 billion across debt and equity. Most recently, Isabelle was responsible for the Funds Group, leading notably the redefinition of AXA IM – Real Assets’ product offering and launch of its new core funds range.

  • Isabelle spearheaded the 360° positioning of AXA IM – Real Assets, which today offers a distinctive view of real assets (Equity/Debt/Private/Public) through a single investment platform and provides a thorough understanding of relative value in real assets markets.

  • She has 25 years of experience in financing, including 20 years in real estate finance.

  •  Isabelle graduated from IEP Paris (Sciences Po) with a degree in Political Science in 1989.