Pacific AM hires healthcare manager Dani Saurymper for new fund

Pacific Asset Management has hired Dani Saurymper from AXA IM – new fund lined up for the healthcare manager.

Pacific Asset Management (PAM) has announced the appointment of Dani Saurymper from AXA IM. Saurymper is set to join PAM in July and will be based in PAM’s new offices at 1 Portland Place, London.

Longevity.Technology: Investing in longevity offers both opportunity and challenge; the global pandemic has focused attention on healthcare, pharma and aging as never before. Healthcare funds involved in healthy aging and delaying age-related decline and disease can make a real difference to lifespan and healthspan outcomes, but there are issues such as clinical trial success likelihoods, getting products safely to market and regulation to consider. An experienced portfolio manager is key to successful investment.

Saurymper is currently portfolio manager for the AXA Framlington Longevity Economy Fund and research lead for Health/Ageing and Lifestyle at AXA IM Framlington Equities. He is also portfolio manager of the AXA Framlington Health Fund and has 20 years’ experience in the healthcare sector. It is anticipated that Pacific Asset Management will launch a new fund for Saurymper to manage in due course.


“The longevity economy, demographic shifts and social change driven by a gravitation to a more sustainable world, are critical areas for investors in the next decade…”


Matthew Lamb, CEO, Pacific Asset Management, said: “We have long recognised Dani’s talent and we are thrilled that he has decided to join our team. We have built from scratch a technologically advanced fund management business with a supportive framework which allows our fund managers to follow their conviction and invest where they see the greatest opportunity.

“The longevity economy, demographic shifts and social change driven by a gravitation to a more sustainable world, are critical areas for investors in the next decade. We want to deliver forward-looking strategies for our clients to benefit while supporting these trends. We look forward to welcoming Dani and building his team to support an exciting new global equity proposition at Pacific Asset Management.”


“Longevity is altering societies globally and is arguably this century’s greatest social, economic and political transformation…”


Dani Saurymper commented: “I am excited to be joining the team at PAM who share my passion for investing in secular growth themes such as demographics and healthcare. Longevity is altering societies globally and is arguably this century’s greatest social, economic and political transformation. It will have significant implications for how we live and work and what we do once we retire.

“A vast array of industries are set to benefit from an ageing society and by leveraging a responsible investment philosophy, identifying companies with strong ESG credentials that are positioned to benefit from secular tailwinds, we will aim to deliver a unique and differentiated equity value proposition for investors.”

Image courtesy of Dani Saurymper

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