Emeric Challier will join AXA Investment Managers Oct. 18 as head of fixed income, according to a news release issued by the firm. He will replace Vincent Cornet, who left "to pursue other career opportunities," according to the release. Zaman Toleafoa, an AXA Investment Managers spokesman, was unable to comment by press time. Mr. Challier will be responsible for the firm's fixed-income teams in Paris and Frankfurt and its credit research and portfolio engineering group. He will be based in Paris and will report to Robert Kyprianou, head of securities investment management. Mr. Challier was CIO of euro fixed-income at Fortis Investments. Officials at Fortis were unavailable for comment.