Aviva Investors recognised at IJGlobal Awards

Aviva investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc (‘Aviva’), has been recognised as ‘Alternative Lender of the Year’ at this year’s IJGlobal Awards for Europe and Africa, which recognise excellence and innovation in the international infrastructure and energy sectors.

The award, determined by an independent judging panel, saw Aviva Investors recognised for its work in infrastructure debt across 2018, which included a £400 million financing for the construction of Hornsea 1, the world’s largest offshore windfarm.

Mark Versey, Chief Investment Officer, Real Assets at Aviva Investors, said:

“Since the launch of our Real Assets platform in May 20181,  we have continued to expand our origination footprint to meet growing demand from our institutional client base. We are delighted to receive this award, which is well-earned recognition for our Infrastructure Debt team in delivering high-quality transactions across a range of sectors.”

Darryl Murphy, Head of Infrastructure Debt at Aviva Investors, said:

“The sustained low-rate environment has increased the challenge facing institutional investors with long-term liabilities, whilst also highlighting the relative attractiveness of infrastructure financing over public markets. We look forward to developing further opportunities in the sector and thank the sponsors we worked with during a busy year, which saw an increase in our transaction activity - a trend we expect to continue.”

1Aviva Investors Real Assets was formed in May 2018 through the integration of its Real Estate, Infrastructure, Private Corporate Debt and Structured Finance teams.

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