Richard is the lead fund manager for the Global Equity Income Fund. He also co-manages the Global Equity Endurance Fund.
Experience and qualifications
Richard joined Aviva Investors in 2006 and has been managing income mandates across a range of global portfolios since 2009. Before joining Aviva Investors, he worked for Punter Southall & Co in an actuarial internship role.
Richard holds a Masters in Chemistry from the University of Oxford. He also holds the UKSIP Investment Management Certificate.
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