Laurence Boone

Chief Economist AXA Group, Head of Research, AXA Investment Managers Member of the Management Board, AXA Investment Managers

Laurence joined AXA Group in March 2016. Her mission is to provide a vision on the most likely financial scenarios for the global economy in the medium to long term, as well as an assessment of the main risks, for the group and its main entities.

Laurence is a member of the Partners group, composed of the members of the AXA Management Committee plus 30 other senior executives from across the Group. The Partners group is advisory and serves as an important sounding board in formulating Group strategy and considering key business is-sues or strategic initiatives. As a team, the members of the Partners group also contribute to shape and disseminate AXA's management culture.

Laurence also sponsors AXA IM’s client relationships with sovereign wealth funds, central banks and state pension funds, leveraging her considerable experience to help AXA IM better understand and meet the needs of these clients.

Laurence has been appointed as a director of Kering's board since April 2016.

From 2014 to 2016, Laurence was special advisor to the French President on multilateral and European economic and financial affairs, in charge of managing the G20 negotiations on behalf of the President and of managing the relationships with the EU institutions, IMF and member states’ for European eco-nomic and financial issues, as well as the strategic programme for Greece.

Prior to this, she was Chief Economist Europe & Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research. She initiated and built up a European research team in order to accelerate bespoke product development, strengthen relationships with internal and external clients and attract new compa-nies. She was before Chief Economist France at Barclays Capital.

Laurence holds a PhD in Applied Econometrics from London Business School, a postgraduate diploma in Quantitative Analysis and Modelling, and a Master’s degree in Economics from Paris X Nanterre Uni-versity, as well as an MSc in Econometrics from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom.