AXA IM Alts has appointed Fiona Choi Kurz as U.S. Senior Sales Manager.
Based in New York, Fiona Choi Kurz will play a key role in raising U.S. capital for the firm’s expanding range of investment strategies, with a primary focus on the East Coast markets, said AXA IM Alts.
”The U.S. is an increasingly important market for AXA IM Alts, and Fiona’s appointment follows a strong period of capital raising activity.”
Fiona has 15 years of Investor Relations and business development experience in New York and the wider U.S., having led multi product, multi strategy global capital raising programmes totalling c. $4 billion across both the public and private markets. She joins AXA IM Alts from Iron Park Capital, where as Head of Investor Relations & Business Development, she was responsible for raising and retaining assets for the firm’s first two public credit and private credit strategies.
Prior to Iron Park, Fiona was Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at Galaxy Digital, a merchant bank dedicated to the blockchain and digital assets sector. She previously spent four years at Blackstone as Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development, and three years at Fortress Investment Group as a macro and commodities-focused product specialist. Fiona started her career in the investment banking divisions at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital.
Florence Dard, Global Head of Client Group at AXA IM Alts, commented: “The U.S. is one of AXA IM Alts’ most important and fastest growing markets, where we have significantly expanded the breadth of our client offering in recent years, across the capital stack. Fiona brings a wealth of experience raising capital for a broad range of strategies, and her proven ability building and maintaining relationships with a cross section of blue-chip Limited Partners will be integral as we seek to match our increasingly innovative product range with likeminded investors.”