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Laurent Bourlard

Managing Director of Architas Solutions
Laurent joined AXA in 2006, where he established AXA Hedging Services, a Variable Annuities, product modelling and hedging business which subsequently became a part of AXA Life Invest. In 2017, the hedging and structuring business capabilities of AXA Life Invest were brought within the Architas group of companies, and Laurent became a member of the Architas executive team. 

Laurent started his career at Crédit Lyonnais as a trader in equity derivatives and went on to be the Head of Trading for Europe. Having moved from Paris to London, Laurent managed four offices across Europe, covering ten markets. Laurent holds a diploma from SUPELEC, specialised in maths and physics, and a Masters in Business and Finance from ESSEC.

THIS WEEK

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Markets react dramatically to Trump’s tweet

Article | Investments | 25/09/2019

This combined with the low stock market trading volumes typical of the holiday month of August, prompted profit taking and shares sold off globally. 

Markets troubled by growth fears

Article | Investments | 25/09/2019

The prospect of slower growth and lower interest rates sets a volatile backdrop for equities (also known as shares), where we maintain an underweight stance. 

August brought a burst of volatility

Article | Investments | 24/09/2019

Tariff issues and tweets from US president Donald Trump fuelled this volatility. This resulted in shares (also referred to as ‘equities’) selling off and bonds going up

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