Aviva Investors appoints Chief Executive for Europe
1 September 2010
(London): Aviva Investors today announced the appointment of Jean-Francois Boulier as Chief Executive, Aviva Investors Europe.
Jean-Francois Boulier is currently Chief Executive of Aviva Investors France, the largest market for Aviva Investors after the UK with more than €81bn under management*. During his time as CEO he has overseen strong fund performance and asset growth in the French market and has personally been involved in a number of high profile sales successes.
In his broadened remit as Chief Executive, Aviva Investors Europe, Jean-Francois will lead the development of Aviva Investors’ business across continental Europe, working closely with his senior management colleagues to grow Aviva Investors’ sales and marketing infrastructure. He will also have primary responsibility for relationships with Aviva Europe and for ensuring that Aviva Investors benefits from the scale and market presence of its parent. He will be based in Paris and will continue to lead Aviva Investors business in France.
Alain Dromer, Chief Executive of Aviva Investors, said: “Jean-Francois Boulier’s appointment to this important role directly supports our ambition to develop a global, integrated business. Europe is an area of significant opportunity for the asset management industry, and one where Aviva Investors already has a strong footprint. I am confident that Jean-Francois will successfully build on our track record of success in the region."
Commenting on his appointment, Jean-Francois Boulier said: “I am looking forward to taking on my new role at what is an exciting time for Aviva Investors in Europe. Our external client base continues to expand thanks to our solution-oriented approach to investment and I will be looking to focus on further building our presence in the external market, while also working closely with our colleagues in Aviva Europe.”
* at 30th June 2010
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Notes to Editors
Aviva Investors is the global asset management business of Aviva plc. The business delivers investment management solutions, services and client-driven performance to clients worldwide. Across continental Europe Aviva Investors has offices in France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Poland, Romania and Luxembourg. Worldwide, Aviva Investors has offices in 16 countries in Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and the United Kingdom with assets under management in excess of £248 billion at 30 June 2010.
Aviva is the world’s sixth largest1 insurance group, serving 53 million customers across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Aviva’s principal business activities are long-term savings, fund management and general insurance, with worldwide total sales2 of £45.1 billion and funds under management of £379 billion at 31 December 2009
1 Based on gross worldwide premiums at 31 December 2009
2 Based on 2009 published life and pensions PVNBP on an MCEV basis, total investment sales and general insurance and health net written premiums, including share of associates’ premiums
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