Luke manages the LCIV Inflation Plus mandate, a bespoke portfolio of inflation protected cashflows managed on behalf of the London borough pension schemes.
Luke also manages the REaLM Commercial Assets Fund, which seeks to deliver secure income by investing in long-term inflation-linked leases to high quality tenants, as well as the REaLM Multi Sector Fund, which provides access to a diversified pool of commercial real estate, ground rents, social housing and renewable infrastructure assets.
Experience and qualifications
Luke joined Aviva Investors in 2008 and previously led the portfolio analysis team, where he was responsible for the financial underwriting of transactions and quantitative portfolio analysis. He has previously worked on the real estate research team and as an analyst for the UK specialist real estate funds.
Luke holds an MSc in Real Estate Investment from Cass Business School and an MA in Politics and Economics from the University of Cambridge. He also holds the Investment Management Certificate and is a CFA® charterholder.
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