Aviva Investors has strengthened its emerging market, global and UK equities team with eight new appointments from Standard Life Investments (SLI).
Reporting to David Cumming, who joined Aviva in January as chief investment officer for equities, the eight fund managers will be based in the firm’s new office in Edinburgh.
The hires include Mikhail Zverev as head of global equities and Alistair Way as head of global emerging market equities. Henry Flockhart and Adam McInally will come on-board as Aviva's UK equity portfolio managers.
Additionally, Jaime Ramos Martin, Stephanie Niven and Ross Mathison will join as global equities portfolio managers, while Jonathan Toub and Will Malcom join as global emerging markets portfolio managers. All eight managers performed similar roles at SLI.
Cumming said the group is delighted to attract such high-calibre, experienced individuals with strong performance track records to Aviva Investors, and look forward to them joining the team in the coming months.
‘These appointments, along with additional hires we plan to make this year, will complete the creation of strong, integrated teams in the key areas of global, emerging markets, Europe, US and UK equities.’