William Healey and Philip Roantree joined AXA Investment Managers' fixed-income team, said a spokeswoman for the firm.
Mr. Healey, was named global head of SmartBeta smart beta and U.K. head of buy and maintain atAXA, and reports to Chris Iggo, chief investment officer and head of Europe and Asia fixed income. Mr. Healey was previously head of European high-yield debt at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. A J.P. Morgan spokeswoman was not available for comment by press time.
Mr. Healey replaced Mark Benstead, who joined Legal & General Investment Management as senior portfolio manager on the U.K. credit team in July.
Mr. Roantree replaced Ian Bates as senior portfolio manager on the fixed-income team. Mr. Roantree, previously a fund analyst at Morningstar, reports to Mr. Healey.
Mr. Bates joined Neuberger Berman in May, according to the Financial Services Authority register of authorized persons. A spokeswoman for Neuberger Berman did not respond to requests for comment.