Axioma, a provider of risk solutions for buy-side institutions, has appointed George N. Patterson as the vendor’s managing director of corporate strategy. Mr Patterson, an industry veteran, joins the group’s newly formed Corporate Strategy team with immediate effect, per a company statement.
George brings over 25 years of investment experience to the portfolio management solutions provider. Prior to joining Axioma, he served as CIO Multi-Asset Investments at BOM Global Asset Management since 2015, where he led a $50 billion-plus asset allocation platform. His operational experience spanned across asset allocation funds, FX overlays, retail fund of funds and ETF-based multi-asset solutions.
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In his new role as the Managing Director of Axioma’s Corporate Strategy unit, Mr. Patterson will be tasked with identifying buyside trends and market opportunities to expand the group’s footprint and accelerate growth.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Patterson was a founder and Managing Member of Menta Capital LLC. He spent the bulk of his investment career at Barclays Global Investors (BGI) where he was a Managing Director and head of market neutral portfolio management for US and Global strategies. Prior to heading up the portfolio management team, George worked in a variety of groups at BGI and was responsible for developing many of the investment models.
Announcing the appointment, Sebastian Ceria, Chief Executive Officer of Axioma said: “As a long-time client of Axioma, George has a strong grasp of the strengths, capabilities and potential of our solutions and services—not to mention the evolving needs of the clients and markets we serve. The goal of the Corporate Strategy Team is to take Axioma to the next level, and we expect George’s deep experience, knowledge and insights to contribute substantially to that objective.”
George earned a Ph.D. in physics from Boston University, and an S.B. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also a CFA charterholder.