AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has appointed Mariana Villanueva and Matthieu Firmian to its responsible investment (RI) team.

Villanueva has been appointed as an ESG analyst in the RI team. She joins from the AXA Group where she has been since 2018, first as an RI analyst, before being appointed credit analyst in 2019.

Firmian has also been appointed as an ESG analyst, to provide thematic research and analysis on various ESG topics with a specific focus on social themes.

He was previously RI analyst at AXA IM, before joining Aviva in 2020 as a product manager.