Nicolas DeschampsHead of Client Group at Architas
Nicolas joined Architas in January 2015 to lead the Client Group. He is in charge of developing and promoting investment solutions to AXA entities and Institutional Clients globally and managing relationships with the major asset management groups working with AXA. Nicolas is also in charge of Marketing functions and Innovation globally, as well as driving our international development agenda in Asia. Nicolas manages 50 members of the Client Group Team based in London, Paris, Brussels and Asia.
Nicolas started his career as an M&A analyst with Lazard in Paris in 1999. He joined AXA Group in 2001 as a project manager in the corporate finance team, and participated in various acquisition processes. Nicolas then joined AXA Investment Managers in 2005, and helped building the Product Specialist Unit. In this role, he promoted structured products to global institutional investors. He was subsequently appointed a sales manager in the French Financial Institutions group within AXA Investment Managers in 2007, and promoted to Head of French Retail Distribution in 2009. Nicolas joined AXA France as Head of Life Products Sales & Marketing in 2010 before then joining Architas.