Aviva Investors appoints senior economist to Strategy team
10 May 2010
Shamik Dhar to expand research coverage to Asia-Pacific region
(London): Aviva Investors announced today that it has appointed Shamik Dhar as Senior Economist in the Investment Strategy team.
Shamik joins from Fathom Financial Consulting, which he co-founded in 2004, and where he was responsible for formulating the strategic direction of the company and for macroeconomic and financial market analysis and research. He has also held management and economist roles at the Bank of England and Oxford Economic Forecasting and previously worked at Aviva Investors as Chief UK / European Economist from 2000 to 2004.*
Shamik, who started his new role in April, is based at Aviva Investors London office and reports to Adrian Jarvis, Head of Strategy. He is responsible for driving economic research and forecasting for the Asia-Pacific region, and will also help the team to conduct research-specific trade opportunities based on economic analysis.
Adrian Jarvis commented: “With a career in economic research spanning almost 25 years, Shamik has a depth of experience and proven track record of formulating economic forecasts and providing key asset allocation guidance.
“Aviva Investors continues to strengthen its research capabilities across regional boundaries so our forecasting models are better aligned to the evolving investment needs of our clients. Shamik’s appointment is very much in line with this strategy, and his role will be crucial in generating original economic and econometric research which helps us to uncover investment opportunities wherever they might be.”
– Ends –
*Shamik worked for Morley, now Aviva Investors
For more information contact:
+44 (0)20 7809 8313
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 15 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
Aviva Investors Global Services Limited
No. 1 Poultry, London EC2R 8EJ
Phone +44 (0)20 7809 6000
Fax +44 (0)20 7489 7940
Email email@example.com Aviva Investors Global Services Limited, registered in England No. 1151805. Registered Office: No. 1 Poultry, London EC2R 8EJ. Authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Services Authority and a member of the Investment Management Association.
Contact us at Aviva Investors Global Services Limited, No. 1 Poultry, London EC2R 8EJ. 10/0501
Telephone calls may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes.
Related NewsAviva Investors announces change to Pan European Equity Research
29 July 2010Aviva Investors to take over as investment manager and ‘Authorised Corporate Director’ of the Henderson International Property Fund
7 July 2010Aviva Investors signals its strategic intent with appointment in SRI fixed income
5 July 2010Aviva Investors strengthens Asia-Pacific business development with senior hire
28 June 2010Aviva Investors in London appoints Jiten Joshi to head new team of credit analysts
8 March 2010