Aviva Investors adds portfolio manager to European high yield team

Aviva Investors has announced the appointment of Sunita Kara as portfolio manager for European high yield, as the firm expands its capabilities in its global high yield strategies.

The hire follows the recent appointments of Blake Huyne and Patrick Goff to the team in Chicago as senior research analysts.

Sunita has over 14 years’ experience in the investment industry and joins Aviva Investors from Baring Asset Management where she was global high yield portfolio manager. Prior to this, Sunita worked for Standard & Poor’s as a senior credit analyst and she has also worked at HM Treasury as an economic analyst. Sunita holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics from Brunel University, London, and is a CFA charterholder. Sunita will be based in London and report to Todd Youngberg, Head of High Yield Investments.

Todd Youngberg, Aviva Investors head of high yield, said: “Sunita is a highly experienced and capable investment professional who will be lead manager on the European portion of our global high yield accounts. She not only brings high energy and passion to our high yield team, but also a strong acumen in both fundamental security analysis and the macro-economic drivers of alpha.

“More broadly, the recent appointments of Sunita, Patrick and Blake demonstrate Aviva Investors’ continued commitment to delivering world-class solutions to our investors across the fixed income spectrum, and as demand for high yield from the investor community continues apace.”

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