Aviva Investors MAF celebrates five year anniversary

Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc (‘Aviva’), is celebrating the five-year anniversary of its Multi-Asset Fund (MAF) range.

Three of the suit of five Aviva Investors MAF funds were set up in November 2010, with a further two launched in February 2012. The full range was set up with the intention to provide capital growth and meet the differing attitudes to risk of a diverse client base.

Each fund is suited to a different risk appetite, with the flexibility to invest in a globally unconstrained portfolio without the home bias that is prevalent in the industry.  The funds invest in a broad range of global asset classes.

The three MAF funds that launched in November 2010 have since inception achieved a growth of 17.3% to 42.3%

mid-to-mid net income reinvested*, dependant on risk tolerance.

Peter Fitzgerald, Head of Multi-Asset at Aviva Investors, said: “Since inception, the MAF range has achieved considerable success and its asset allocation determined by risk profile has provided investors with confidence. This range is a key part of our Multi-Asset offering.”

Aviva Investors has also added to its fund management team for the MAF range. Thomas Wells, previously Assistant Fund Manager is now Fund Manager. Paul Parascandalo, Lead Manager of the Aviva with Profits Fund, has joined the MAF team as Fund Manager. Thomas and Paul join Peter Fitzgerald and Nick Samouilhan as fund managers on the range.

Peter added: “The joint UK and Irish Multi-Asset fund range is now close to £2 billion* and is seeing substantial growth. The addition of Thomas and Paul as fund managers reaffirms our commitment to these funds and will help to ensure continued success.”

*Thomson Reuters Lipper as at 31/10/2015, excluding initial charge and redemption fees.

**As at 30 October 2015.

Multi-asset Funds II, IV and V launched on 1 November 2010.

Multi-asset Funds I and III launched 6 February 2012.

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The value of an investment and any income from it may go down as well as up and the investor may not get back the original amount invested.  Past performance is not a guide to future performance.

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Except where stated as otherwise, the source of all information is Aviva Investors Global Services Limited (“Aviva Investors”) as at 10 June 2015.

The Aviva Investors Multi-asset funds are sub funds of the Aviva Investors ICVC umbrella and open-ended investment company. For further information please read the latest Key Investor Information Document and Supplementary Information Document. The Prospectus and the annual and interim reports are also available on request. Copies in English can be obtained from Aviva Investors UK Fund Services Limited, St. Helen’s, 1 Undershaft, London EC3P 3DQ or by contacting our Relationship Management Team on 0800 0154773 or email them on fundandsalessupport@avivainvestors.com You can also download copies from our website.

Investment into this Fund is provided by Aviva Investors UK Fund Services Limited, the Authorised Corporate Director.  Registered in England No. 1973412. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Firm Reference No. 119310. Registered address: St. Helen’s, 1 Undershaft, London EC3P 3DQ, an Aviva company (www.avivainvestors.co.uk).  Aviva Investors Global Services Limited is the Investment Manager for this fund.

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Aviva Investors is the global asset management business of Aviva plc. The business 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 £246 billion as at 31 December 2014.

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