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.
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.
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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.
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.”