In January 2020, Tom was appointed as Co-Fund Manager of the Aviva UK Equity Stewardship Fund alongside Trevor Green. In addition, Tom also has lead sector coverage for Diversified Financials and Insurance.
Experience and qualifications
Tom joined Aviva Investors following his graduation from Durham University, where he obtained a BSc (Hons) in Natural Sciences which ranged from Cellular Biology to Glaciology. In his penultimate year Tom carried out a work experience with Towry, now Tilney Group, in their Funds of Funds investment team.
Tom is a CFA® Charterholder and holds the IMC certificate. He has also completed the Business Sustainability Management course (‘BSM’) run by Cambridge University’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
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