Aviva expands Investment Strategy team

Aviva Investors has announced the appointment of Ahmed Behdenna and Marc Semaan as strategists for its Aviva Investors Multi Strategy (AIMS) fund range.

Ahmed Behdenna recently joined the team as senior Multi-Asset strategist, focusing on the generation of investment ideas. He joins from Societe Generale, where he was a senior strategist within the multi-asset research team. Prior to that, he was an equity strategist, covering European markets.

Marc Semaan has also joined the team as a Multi-Asset strategist. In this new role, he provides cross-market macro strategy ideas in rates and currencies. Semaan joins from Friends Life Investments, where he was a macro strategist and developed a global macro research structure to support the fixed income teams. Prior to this, he was a Global Macro Research analyst with Brandywine Global Investment Management.

The hires follows the recent appointment of Michael Grady to the team as senior economist and strategist.

Ian Pizer, head of Strategy comments: “At Aviva Investors, we believe that a team-based culture is of paramount importance in driving our investment process and strategy. Ahmed and Marc bring a wealth of experience in multi-asset strategy and analysis, which will be highly beneficial as we continue to develop the AIMS fund range and our capabilities across multi-asset investing.”

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