Charles Daulon du Laurens has been appointed global head of a new client capital group at AXA Investment Managers–Real Assets.

He will lead the team of investor relations professionals from across three regions: EMEA, North America and Asia.

Daulon du Laurens joined AXA IM in 2012 to run the capital raising efforts of the manager’s commercial real estate finance platform. Since late December 2014, he managed the group’s sales in Europe, the Middle East and Canada.

The move follows the departure of global chief investment officer Dennis Lopez this month and of Anne Kavanagh to become chief investment officer at Patrizia Immobilien in January

Lopez, with AXA IM since 2009, will become chief executive of QuadReal Property Group, the real estate investment arm of British Columbia Investment Management Corporation.