AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has appointed Matthieu Ducharme as Head of Private Equity Secondaries at AXA IM Prime, the Private Markets Enabler and Hedge Funds platform of AXA IM. Based in London, he starts with immediate effect and reports to Peter Ischebeck, Head of Private Equity at AXA IM Prime.
In this newly created role, Ducharme is responsible for all aspects of AXA IM Prime’s private equity secondaries strategy, overseeing the sourcing and execution of transactions, as well as the development of secondary products.
Prior to joining AXA IM Prime, Ducharme was a Managing Director at Northleaf Capital, a global private markets investment firm with $23bn in capital commitments raised. During his 10-year tenure at Northleaf, Matthieu was instrumental in the launch and expansion of the firm’s private equity secondaries program.
In addition to developing a strong track record across all types of secondary transactions globally, Matthieu also expanded Northleaf’s primary and co-investment activities in Europe. Altogether, he contributed to the deployment of over $2bn across 80 investments. Matthieu also chaired the firm’s Private Equity ESG Committee, leading on a number of initiatives to meet the best industry standards.