Aviva Investors boosts senior leadership team with hires of David Clayton and Mike Craston

(London): Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc (Aviva), today announces two key hires to its senior leadership team.

David Clayton was appointed Chief Financial Officer on December 17, 2015, while Mike Craston will join as Global Head of Business Development on January 14, 2016, subject to regulatory approval. They will be based in London and be part of Aviva Investors’ Executive Team. Both will report to Euan Munro, Chief Executive Officer, Aviva Investors, with David also reporting to Tom Stoddard, Group Chief Financial Officer, Aviva.

David will be responsible for the financial affairs of Aviva Investors, including reporting, capital and performance. He has over 30 years’ experience in the financial sector, and previously held senior roles at Standard Life and PwC.

Mike will oversee Business Development activities worldwide; encompassing client solutions, client service, product and market intelligence, marketing and external communications. Mike has over 30 years’ experience in the asset management industry, with a strong track record in helping businesses grow assets under management and developing client-focused teams.  

Most recently, Mike worked at Legal & General Investment Management for over 10 years, during which time he led global distribution and client servicing and also served as Chief Executive Officer for both its America and Asia businesses.

Euan Munro, Chief Executive, said:

“I am delighted with the additions of David and Mike to our Executive Team. While the business has made considerable progress in the past couple of years, we are just getting started in terms of realising Aviva Investors’ long term potential. Our goal is to be the global leader in outcome-oriented solutions, and to that end we plan to build on the successful launch of our AIMS multi-strategy funds with further products that aim to meet the objectives of today's investor. I have every confidence that David and Mike will play a critical role in helping us achieve our ambitions.”  

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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 £263 billion as at 30 June 2015.

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