Aviva Investors expands REIT capabilities with North American portfolio manager appointment
14 July 2010
(London): Aviva Investors today announced the appointment of Sherry Rexroad to the new role of Senior Portfolio Manager – REITs, North America. In this role, Sherry will work as part of the global REIT Real Estate team to expand the North American listed real estate securities capability. She will be responsible for the management of North American REIT investments as well as building on and creating client relationships.
Prior to joining Aviva Investors Sherry worked as an independent consultant specialising in real estate securities services for institutional fund management companies. Before this she worked at ING Clarion Real Estate Securities where, as Managing Director and also Portfolio Manager, she was responsible for stock analysis and selection, asset allocation, daily trading priorities, client relations and business development.
She is based in New York and reports to Paul Van de Vaart, Global REIT Fund Manager.
Paul Van de Vaart said: “I am delighted to welcome Sherry to Aviva Investors. With over 23 years experience in the US listed real estate securities sector she brings a wealth of knowledge to the team. Her expertise in managing North American REIT funds and strategies will be key in the success of our global portfolios and in building out our REIT capability in North America.
“Sherry’s arrival, which follows the hire of Jade Foo in Singapore last year, is significant as it means that Aviva Investors has established a truly global world class REIT offering with on the ground investment management expertise in all of our key regions: Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. This decision to invest in the REIT business was taken with our clients in mind as we seek to develop a truly global, world class REIT offering.”
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Notes to Editors
Aviva Investors is the global asset management business of Aviva plc. The company delivers investment management solutions, services and client-driven performance to clients worldwide. Aviva Investors operates in 16 countries in Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and the United Kingdom with assets under management of almost £250 billion at 31 December 2009.
- Aviva is the world’s fifth largest* insurance group, serving 53 million customers across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific
- Aviva’s main business activities are long-term savings, fund management and general insurance, with worldwide total sales of £45.1 billion and funds under management of £379 billion at 31 December 2009
* Based on gross worldwide premiums for the year ended 31 December 2008
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