Aviva Investors signals its strategic intent with appointment in SRI fixed income
5 July 2010
(London): Aviva Investors today announced the appointment of Colin Purdie to the role of SRI Credit Fund Manager. In this role, Colin will focus on managing SRI credit portfolios and collaborating with Aviva Investors SRI analysts to integrate environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) factors into the assessment of credit investments. He will have responsibility for managing the Aviva Investors Sustainable Future Corporate Bond Fund in collaboration with the London based credit team.
Colin joins from Aegon Asset Management where he was most recently Credit Investment Manager, responsible for two sterling credit funds with £250 million assets in total. He also had broader exposure to numerous institutional, retail and insured funds. Prior to this he worked at Charles Stanley (Sutherlands) where he was Fixed Income Agency Broker.
He is based in London and reports to Peter Michaelis, Head of SRI at Aviva Investors.
Peter Michaelis said: ““Colin joins us at a time when clients are increasingly expressing interest in our SRI fixed income offering. His appointment will enhance our SRI credit offering and is an indication of the confidence we have in its growth.
“Colin has a proven track record of success in fixed income markets and his extensive industry experience will be key in reinforcing strategic client relationships and positioning our capabilities to drive forward future success.”
The Aviva Investors SRI team manages £3.6 billion in assets.
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Notes to Editors
The Aviva Investors Sustainable Future Corporate Bond Fund is a UK-domiciled UCITS. Copies of the Full and Simplified Prospectus together with the Report & Accounts of the scheme are available free of charge from us at the address below.
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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