Aviva Investors strengthens business development with key strategic European hire
26 April 2010
(London): Aviva Investors today announces the appointment of Ted Potter to the newly created role of Managing Director, Business Development, Europe.
Ted joins from Pinebridge Investments (formerly AIG Investments) where he was responsible for leading the firm’s European Business Development effort. He has also been Chief Operating Officer at Bedford Oak Advisors, the alternative investment partnership, and prior to this, spent six years at Goldman Sachs Asset Management in New York, where he worked in a variety of management roles in business development .
Ted will begin his new role in June, and will be based at Aviva Investors London headquarters. He will report to Erich Gerth, Executive Director, CEO - Global Business Development, and will be responsible for European based business development teams as well as further externalising and enhancing the European offering to third party clients while continuing to service Aviva, the company’s internal client, across the region.
Erich Gerth commented: “With a career in financial services spanning almost 28 years, Ted has a depth of experience and proven track record of developing and leading businesses across multiple channels both in Europe and the United States, and I am delighted with his appointment to grow our presence in this critical market.”
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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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