Aviva Investors boosts multi-asset team

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Aviva Investors has strengthened its multi-asset team with a number of recent additions as it continues to focus on outcome-oriented investing.

Trevor Leydon recently joined the team as head of Investment Risk and Portfolio Construction.

In this new role, Leydon will oversee construction and risk management for the Aviva Investors Multi-Strategy (AIMS) range, ensuring that the translation of ideas from the Aviva Investors Strategic Investment Group to practical portfolios remain within risk parameters. He was previously head of Investment Risk, Fixed Income at Aviva Investors, and before that was with UBS O’Connor.

Wei-Jin Tan will then join in October to assist Leydon in portfolio construction and risk, and forms part of the front office risk team dedicated to multi-asset investing. He joins from State Street Global Investors, where he was responsible for risk management for their absolute return products.

In addition to that, Ben Maynard has become head of Equity Derivatives and joins the multi-asset strategy team from Aviva Investors’ fixed income desk. His new role includes creating investment ideas and aiding with the structuring of positions to construct market-leading propositions.

Mary Nicola has also joined the multi-asset strategy team as an Investment Strategist based in Singapore, covering Asian equity, fixed income and FX markets. Her presence in Singapore reinforces Aviva Investors’ commitment to a global investment approach and philosophy.

In addition, as previously announced, Ian Pizer will be joining the team as a Senior Multi-Asset Portfolio Manager in November from Standard Life Investments, where he was Investment Director and Portfolio Manager on the Global Absolute Return Strategies (GARS) Fund and the Absolute Return Bond Strategy.

Peter Fitzgerald, head of Multi-Assets, said: “These new additions to the team come from a range of disciplines spanning all major asset classes and combine a breadth of experience with strong technical skills. I am convinced that the expanded team’s expertise will be invaluable as we continue to develop the AIMS fund range and our capabilities across multi-asset investing.”



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