Axioma hires d'Assier for Asian expansion

US provider of risk analysis and portfolio rebalancing tools appoints former Barra Japan president to build its Asia-Pacific franchise.
Axioma, the US-based provider of risk analysis and portfolio rebalancing tools for the financial services industry, has appointed Olivier dÆAssier as president of Axioma Asia. d'Assier, who makes the move from Barra in Tokyo will now be based in Singapore and lead the firm's expansion into Asia-Pacific.

ôHaving been in the risk solutions business for the past seven years and a direct user before that for another five years, I've often faced questions about the accuracy of risk models and the instability of mean variance portfolios selected with them,ö dÆAssier says. ôIn fact, most advanced users of risk models use more than one risk vendor to deal with this issue of model risk, while...

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