Threadneedle has poached AXA Real Estate Investment Managers’ head of marketing.

Peter Mackaness has been appointed as an investment specialist Threadneedle after six years at AXA.

At AXA he was in charge of the creation and marketing of property funds and securing new segregated property mandates and increasing funds under management from third party investors.

Before joining AXA he was head of city investment at Atisreal.

He started his career 25 years ago with Farebrother.

Asset manager Threadneedle, based at 30 St Mary Axe in the City of London, is owned by New York stock exchange listed Ameriprise Financial and has £68bn of assets under management.