Hot 100: Xavier Hoche, AXA Investment Management

Throughout April The Trade will be profiling the biggest buy-side names in trading, in celebration of the Hot 100 list, published later this month. Our fourth is AXA Investment Management's Xavier Hoche.

Based in Paris, Xavier Hoche is chief operating officer for the Trading and Securities Financing division at AXA Investment Management.

He coordinates operational activities for equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, listed derivatives, over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, repo and stock lending trading.

The past year has seen Hoche’s involvement in establishing new and enhanced trading systems across all asset classes, including OTC derivatives.

He played a key role in overseeing the implementation of European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) obligations at AXA IM.

Hoche has been in his current role since June 2010. Before that he spent six years as business coordinator.

Prior to joining AXA Investment Management, Hoche spent five years as Barclays Capital’s head of product control for the fixed income trading desk, two years as product controller for the commodities trading desk at UBS and two years at Elf Trading SA as middle-officer for the commodities trading desk. 

His career started in 1992 as part of Société Générale’s capital markets team.

He graduated with a degree in Economics from ENSIMAG (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Informatique et de Mathématiques Appliquées de Grenoble) and obtained a Master’s degree in International Finance from HEC Paris.

Hoche’s priorities for 2016 are EMIR and Mifid II.

Married with two daughters aged seven and three, outside of work Hoche enjoys running.

His favourite place is Saint-Malo in Brittany and it was in Brittany where he’s completed some of his most impressive runs including a 23km trail run around the Guerlédan lake and a 56km trail run around the Morbihan gulf.