Former CIO at Bank of Montreal joins Axioma as Managing Director, Corporate Strategy

Axioma, a provider of enterprise market risk and portfolio management solutions, announced the appointment of industry veteran George N. Patterson as Managing Director, Corporate Strategy.

As part of Axioma’s newly formed Corporate Strategy Team, Patterson will focus on identifying buyside trends and market opportunities to expand the company’s footprint and accelerate growth.

Patterson was previously Chief Investment Officer, Multi-Asset Investments at Bank of Montreal Global Asset Management.

As a long-time client of Axioma, George has a strong grasp of the strengths, capabilities and potential of our solutions and services—not to mention the evolving needs of the clients and markets we serve,” said Sebastian Ceria, Chief Executive Officer of Axioma. “The goal of the Corporate Strategy Team is to take Axioma to the next level, and we expect George’s deep experience, knowledge and insights to contribute substantially to that objective.

As CIO Multi-Asset Investments at BOM Global Asset Management since 2015, Patterson led a $50 billion-plus asset allocation platform, spanning stand-alone asset allocation funds, FX overlays, retail fund of funds and ETF-based multi-asset solutions. He joined BOM in 2009 as CIO Quantitative Investments, where he led the development of a global quantitative equity and FX platform, now with $10 billion-plus in assets under management. Earlier in his career he was a Managing Member at Menta Capital LLC, a California-based hedge fund, and a Senior Portfolio Manager at Barclays Global Investors. He began his career at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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