Our approach to multi-asset & multi-strategy
Investors require solutions that address their need for capital appreciation, income, diversification and lower-risk outcomes. We take these requirements as our start point, and use the breadth of experience and market insight available to us across the business in order to deliver solutions that address these needs.
Targeted outcomes with managed volatility
We draw on our long-standing experience across long-only and absolute-return capabilities to deliver strong risk-adjusted outcomes.
For further information on the risks and risk profiles of our funds, please refer to the relevant KIID and Prospectus.
Strategies in focus
Aviva Investors Multi-Strategy (AIMS) Target Return
Drawing on Aviva Investors’ global expertise, the outcome-oriented AIMS Target Return Fund aims to deliver long-term capital growth while managing volatility.
Aviva Investors Multi-Strategy (AIMS) Fixed Income
An outcome-oriented fixed income strategy with a focus on diversified sources of return and downside protection.
Aviva Investors Sustainable Income & Growth Fund
A strategy designed to deliver a high level of natural income and long-term capital growth, with sustainability built in.
Listening to your requirements, we harness global expertise across asset classes to create well-diversified portfolios designed to meet your needs.
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Multi-asset & multi-strategy in focus
Beating the lockdown blues: Euan Munro in conversation with Square Mile
Euan Munro, Chief Executive Officer at Aviva Investors, speaks to Richard Romer-Lee of Square Mile about life in lockdown, ESG and where markets could go from here.
Multi-asset allocation views: Uncertainty clouds the outlook for European assets
Sunil Krishnan considers whether Europe can break out of its economic malaise and the factors investors should watch out for in 2020.
Multi-asset allocation views: The pros and cons of higher-yielding fixed income
Sunil Krishnan asks whether higher-yielding fixed income assets remain good diversifiers for multi-asset portfolios in the current environment.
Multi-asset allocation views: Could Japan outperform other equity markets?
Sunil Krishnan argues that low expectations among domestic and global investors are reflected in Japanese equity valuations, creating an opportunity for the asset class to play catch-up with the rest of the world.
Multi-asset allocation views: Why now is not the time to give up on US Treasuries
There is still a good case for US Treasuries and long duration in multi-asset portfolios, argues Sunil Krishnan.
Multi-asset & multi-strategy team
Chief Investment Officer, Multi-asset & Macro and Portfolio Manager, AIMS Target Return and Target Income Funds
Head of Multi-Strategy and Portfolio Manager, AIMS Target Return, Target Income and Fixed Income Funds
Head of Multi-asset Funds
Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist
Head of Rates and Portfolio Manager, AIMS Fixed Income and Target Return Funds
Head of Emerging Market Debt and Portfolio Manager, EM Local Currency
Head of Implementation, Multi-asset & Macro
Senior Strategist, Multi-asset & Macro
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Multi-asset & multi-strategy views
Multi-asset allocation views: Changing seasons, changing dynamics
15 Oct 2020
After a strong summer, conditions are changing in asset markets. Sunil Krishnan assesses the risks and opportunities for investors.
Short story: Why Fed action could be bad news for the dollar
12 Oct 2020
With US real interest rates sinking ever more deeply into negative territory as the Fed signals it is on hold for a prolonged period, the outlook for the dollar is bearish for the first time in a decade, argues Mark Robertson.
Sustainability: Drawing force from lines of tension
6 Oct 2020
Much like a gem is forged under pressure, the ESG movement is powerful because it results from tension at multiple levels: between art and science, absolute and relative, exclusion and engagement. Francois de Bruin explores the lines of tension underpinning the investment approach to sustainability.
The clockmaker and the longitude problem: A lesson for investors in bottom-up problem solving
25 Aug 2020
Bottom-up thinking is not a typical hallmark of multi-asset investing. However, Francois de Bruin believes the granularity that comes from this approach offers useful diversification and risk benefits.
COVID-19: Can a lasting recovery happen without a vaccine?
21 Aug 2020
With the notable exception of China, countries around the world have struggled to get their economies firing on all cylinders without COVID-19 infections flaring up again. Until a way to contain the virus is found, recoveries are likely to remain stop-start and fragile, argue Ian Pizer, Mark Robertson and Sunil Krishnan.
COVID-19 and antimicrobial resistance: The next health crisis?
19 Aug 2020
As the world grapples with COVID-19, antibiotics used to treat serious secondary bacterial infections associated with the coronavirus are making their way into wastewater with potentially dire consequences. Abigail Herron questions whether investors appreciate the seriousness of what antimicrobial resistance could lead to.
Multi-asset allocation views: What we can learn from earnings season
14 Aug 2020
Investors have faced several surprises during Q2 earnings season. Sunil Krishnan discusses what the current results round means for multi-asset investors over the coming months.
Education, entrepreneurship and biological age: An interview with Andrew Scott
6 Aug 2020
In part two of our interview with Professor Andrew Scott from London Business School, we look at how policy will shift to take account of people living for longer and how service providers will respond.
Longevity, policy and technology: An interview with Andrew Scott
6 Aug 2020
Living longer brings enormous opportunities to reshape how we spend our time. But in the first of a two-part interview, Andrew Scott from London Business School explains how advances in longevity and technology have not been matched by innovation in social structures or our approach to financial planning.
Multi-strategy investing and the COVID crash: Resilience and redemption?
29 Jul 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many things into focus, reminding investors of the shock of a market crash. With bond and equity prices already back at levels that seem to belie the harsh economic reality, Peter Fitzgerald and Mark Robertson believe it could be time to reconsider absolute return multi-strategy investing once more.
The risks on the savings and retirement journey
21 Jul 2020
COVID-19 has caused significant volatility in financial markets, creating headaches for defined contribution pension schemes seeking to deliver robust outcomes. Overcoming this requires a full map of risks along the savings and retirement journey, argues Francois de Bruin.
Multi-asset allocation views: Finding opportunities in the crisis
16 Jul 2020
Despite uncertainty around lockdown exits and economic recovery, the role of a fund manager is to explore hidden opportunities as well as protect capital. Sunil Krishnan discusses why investment-grade credit and European assets could fit the bill for multi-asset portfolios.
Multi-asset allocation views: How long will the COVID-19 damage last?
26 Jun 2020
Nearly three months after COVID-19 caused markets to crash and sent countries across the globe into lockdown, debates continue over what the post-COVID world will look like and the extent of the long-term damage. Sunil Krishnan remains cautious.
What do rising US-China tensions mean for global markets?
24 Jun 2020
In the latest instalment of our editorial series, Link, Aviva Investors experts discuss the prospects for financial markets and the world economy in the face of escalating hostilities between the US and China.
Defined Benefit pensions de-risking: A covenant and investment view
23 Jun 2020
In the midst of the COVID-19 shock, Felix Mantz from Lincoln Pensions and Joachim Sudre from Aviva Investors explore how defined benefit pension schemes should plan their journey towards an end game and adopt a more holistic approach to risk.
Cinderella science? Why portfolio construction holds the key to resilient investment outcomes
9 Jun 2020
It is one thing to have a good investment idea, but quite another to extract the maximum potential from that idea and combine it with others to create an optimal portfolio. This is where portfolio construction comes in.