Aviva Investors has appointed Susan Schmidt as head of US Equities to grow its presence in the asset class.
Schmidt, who has more than 25 years in the investment industry, will be based in Chicago and report to David Cumming, who joined Aviva Investors in January 2018 as chief investment officer, Equities.
Her appointment expands Aviva Investors’ regional presence in this sector, following the addition of nine new experts in UK equities, global equities and emerging market equities this July.
Schmidt joins from investment management company Westwood Holdings Group, where she spent three years as a senior portfolio manager covering small and mid-cap US equities. There she was also a member of internal committees that evaluated the strategic positioning and supervised the development and management of the business plan.