Aviva Investors adds manager to Global Equity Endurance

Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc (‘Aviva’), today announces the addition of Stephanie Niven as a named manager to the Global Equity Endurance Fund. She will work alongside Giles Parkinson, who has been manager of the fund since its launch in November 2016.

As of April 30, 2019, the strategy, which seeks to achieve attractive long-term returns by investing globally in a high-conviction, low-turnover portfolio of market-leading businesses while reducting the risk of capital loss, had assets under management of £914.6 million. The strategy has delivered top-quartile performance versus its peer group since inception,[1] generating a return of 35.48%.[2]

Stephanie joined Aviva Investors in October 2018 as a portfolio manager in the Global Equities team, having previously worked for six years at Tesco Pension Investment. Prior to Tesco, she worked at Javelin Capital and Goldman Sachs. She reports to Mikhail Zverev, Head of Global Equities.

Her arrival was part of a significant expansion of Aviva Investors’ Equities capabilities following the arrival of David Cumming as Chief Investment Officer, Equities, in January 2018. Since then, 15 investment professionals have joined the Equities platform, including four to the Global Equities team.  

Mikhail Zverev, Head of Global Equities at Aviva Investors, said:

“The Global Equity Endurance strategy has delivered strong performance since launch and is a key part of our Global Equities range. Giles and Stephanie form an experienced and talented management team at an exciting time for the product as it approaches its three-year track record and £1 billion AUM. I am confident they will go from strength to strength.”

[1] November 21, 2016

[2] As of April 30, 2019

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