Axioma Secures Christopher Woida as its Managing Director, Index Solutions

Mr. Woida lands at Axioma after seven years at BlackRock as a Director and archetype of its smart beta R&D.

Axioma, a provider of risk and portfolio management solutions, has secured the services of Christopher Woida as its newest Managing Director, Index Solutions. The appointment represents the group’s latest on-boarding of veteran talent, with Mr. Woida previously serving an integral role at BlackRock.

The London Summit 2017 is coming, get involved!

Join the iFX EXPO Asia and discover your gateway to the Asian Markets

Axioma’s index business is responsible for leveraging and managing the main group’s portfolio-construction expertise and solutions. Its primary function is to help build systematic indices for third parties, mainly index providers, investment banks and asset managers.

Suggested articles

Going Past the Great Wall: Things to Consider When Entering the Asian MarketGo to article >>

In his new role as the Managing Director of Axioma’s Index Solutions unit, Mr. Woida will be tasked with the group’s strategy, development and sales across Axioma’s growing indexing initiative – his appointment is tendered with immediate effect.

He joins Axioma from BlackRock, having worked as a Senior Investment Strategist and a founding member of the Factor-Based Strategies Group at BlackRock. He spent a total of seven years at BlackRock, helping construct the company’s smart beta and factor-based platforms. Additional stops include Deutsche Bank Securities for two years, among others.

Christopher Woida

According to Sebastian Ceria, Chief Executive Officer of Axioma, in a statement on the appointment, “Chris brings a superb combination of strategic, sales and development skills to Axioma’s indexing initiative. This is a classic case of talent meets opportunity, and we’re delighted to have Chris joining the team.”

Got a news tip? Let Us Know