Ian is head of Multi-strategy funds, responsible for leading our Multi-strategy investment team and co-managing the AIMS Target Return fund.
Experience and qualifications
Ian has a longstanding association with the AIMS franchise and played a key role in its growth after joining Aviva Investors in 2014, particularly as portfolio manager on AIMS Target Return and in developing the House View as head of investment strategy.
Prior to joining us, Ian spent over ten years at Standard Life Investments, where he was Investment Director, Multi-Asset Investing and managed the Global Absolute Return Strtaegies (GARS) fund and the Absolute Return Bond Strategy fund.
Ian has a PhD in Mathematical Logic from Bristol University and is also a CFA charterholder.
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