Our experienced pan-European team, based in London and Paris, work collaboratively to apply a rigorous, stock-driven approach. We focus on identifying companies that have improving fundamentals. The team share a common investment language with regional equity colleagues to help connect research and decision-making across regions and industry sectors. Environmental, social and governance considerations are incorporated (but are non-binding) to complement risk oversight. We also offer a specific sustainable investment solution classified as Article 8 under the European SFDR regulations.
Our experience, scale and connected thinking approach to investing provides clients with compelling income and capital growth.
For further information on the risks and risk profiles of our funds, please refer to the relevant KIID and Prospectus.
The value of an investment and any income from it can go down as well as up. Investors may not get back the original amount invested.
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Aviva European equities team
For an overview of the roles and responsibilities of our dedicated team, visit the relevant profiles below.
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Climate Transition Equities
A range of strategies investing in companies that can play a major role in the transition to a low-carbon world.
Our range of strategies is underpinned by a robust process designed to meet clients' objectives across capital growth and income.
Global emerging market equities
A range of strategies that offer investors specialist exposure to a rapidly growing asset class, with portfolios targeting income and smaller companies.
Social Transition Global Equity Fund
An equity strategy seeking positive social outcomes while delivering long term capital growth.
Natural Capital Transition Global Equity Fund
An equity strategy seeking positive environmental outcomes while delivering long-term capital growth.
Supply chains, painkillers and gene editing: ESG risks in pharma
29 Jun 2022
Reflecting on ESG risks in the pharmaceutical industry, Sora Utzinger discusses supply chains and counterfeit medicines, access to painkillers, and the ethics of gene editing.
UK Equities: Five questions with Charlotte Meyrick and Trevor Green
14 Jun 2022
Charlotte Meyrick and Trevor Green explain why 2022 has all been about getting your sector calls right in UK equities.
What does the data say? Where have the safe havens gone?
27 May 2022
In this month’s instalment of our visual series on topical themes, we look at how various asset classes are holding up in a turbulent year for financial markets.
The outlook for UK equities
21 Apr 2022
The UK equity market has been unloved by investors for much of the past decade. However, several positive factors suggest UK equities could return to favour.
Back to nature: Why we must act now on the biodiversity crisis
31 Mar 2022
In an age of mass extinctions, policymakers, businesses and financial institutions are beginning to acknowledge the risks associated with biodiversity loss, along with the opportunities that arise from nature-positive solutions.
Now for the hard part…..The challenge of delivering net zero
29 Mar 2022
More than one fifth of the world’s largest listed companies have committed to net-zero targets, but few have detailed roadmaps to get there. Mirza Baig considers the challenges for investors managing transition pathways.
Ukraine-Russia crisis: The implications for global equities
29 Mar 2022
Our global equities team discuss the main direct and indirect consequences of the Ukraine-Russia crisis for stocks.
Politics, activists and ESG: The outlook for UK equities
10 Mar 2022
We bring together members of our UK equities team to discuss the key opportunities and risks in the market.
China, inflation and politics: Three reasons for EM turbulence
24 Feb 2022
Emerging market assets have underperformed developed market peers over the past decade. While this has led to valuation gaps, selectivity will be critical, argues David Nowakowski.
The great digital detox
4 Feb 2022
From Russian hackers interfering in foreign elections to high-profile corporate breaches, people are waking up to some harsh realities around data. We look at what the European call for a ‘Magna Carta’ for data has led to, and explore the investment implications of the growing scrutiny over data privacy.
Where the wild things are: Why investors should care about natural capital
14 Dec 2021
Finance must wake up to the risks associated with biodiversity loss and the opportunities that arise from nature-friendly solutions, argue Eugenie Mathieu, Julie Zhuang and Jonathan Toub.
The future of pharma: Increased returns or the age of biotech?
8 Dec 2021
After decades of low returns on research and development (R&D), the healthcare sector is producing a slew of innovations, from drugs to diagnostics. But with many coming from new entrants, will big pharmaceutical companies manage to keep up with the times?
The long decline: Why trend economic growth is set to go on falling
12 Nov 2021
Trend rates of economic growth, which have been on the decline for decades in the world’s leading economies, look set to fall further. That will have big implications for governments, companies, households and investors, argues Stewart Robertson.
Regulatory shifts in China: A new fork in the road?
12 Oct 2021
Investors in China should view recent interventions by the government in the context of its history and longer-term strategic ambitions, argues Amy Kam.
The AIQ Podcast: China's tech crackdown
21 Sep 2021
China’s regulators are taking swift, radical action against tech companies they consider to be too big and powerful. How should foreign investors respond?
The taming of the few
27 Aug 2021
Despite accusations Big Tech companies are too powerful, their stranglehold across sectors will be hard to loosen. However, while investors need to keep a watchful eye on developments, Big Tech’s stranglehold on numerous economic sectors will be hard to loosen.
1. Source: Aviva Investors, as at 31 March 2020.
2. Source: Aviva Investors, as at 30 June 2019.