Dennis Lopez to leave AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets
Dennis Lopez, Global Chief Investment Officer and a member of Management Board of AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets (“AXA IM - Real Assets”), has made the decision to join QuadReal Property Group (“QuadReal”), one of Canada’s largest real estate investment management companies. He will be based in Vancouver and be responsible for overseeing QuadReal’s global real estate investments as Chief Executive Officer.
Dennis Lopez joined AXA IM - Real Assets in 2009 heading up and helping grow the company’s market leading investment team, while working with the management board to develop and execute AXA IM - Real Assets’ global investment strategies. Dennis has been instrumental in the transformation of the company from a Europe-centric real estate manager to a global leader in real assets. With his leadership, the company is now well positioned to engage its next phase of development, with a large and enthusiastic team of highly experienced leaders.
His direct reports, including Laurent Jacquemin, European Head of Transaction, Charles Daulon du Laurens, Global Head of Client Capital Group and Greg Mansell, Global Head of Research now report directly to Isabelle Scemama, Chief Executive Officer of AXA IM – Real Assets.
Dennis Lopez will be leaving the AXA IM – Real Assets at the end of May.
Commenting on the departure, Isabelle Scemama, Chief Executive of AXA IM – Real Assets said: “On behalf of the Management Board I would like to thank Dennis for his outstanding contribution over the last eight years which has helped AXA IM - Real Assets firmly establish itself as the market leading European real assets investment and asset manager. We are fortunate that, with Dennis’ support, we have built a strong and highly professional team that will seamlessly pick up the reins from him, ensuring our clients continue to receive strong investment performance and first class service. I am also pleased that Dennis will join QuadReal as CEO, one of our clients and partners, where we very much look forward to continuing to work with him. Finally, I would like to wish Dennis all my very best for the future.”
Commenting on his decision, Dennis Lopez said: “After eight highly stimulating and successful years at AXA IM – Real Assets and having been offered a unique challenge in a new role where I will be located closer to home in North America, I have made the difficult decision to leave AXA IM - Real Assets. I have had an outstanding experience working at AXA IM – Real Assets during which time the business achieved significant growth, strong innovation and expanded into new territories. I would like to very much thank the Management Board and all my talented colleagues and friends across the firm for making my time at AXA IM – Real Assets so truly enjoyable and highly rewarding.”
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