(London): Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc (‘Aviva’), announces the appointment of Mark White and Jeffrey Weingarten as independent non-executive directors of the Aviva Investors Board.

 

3 JAN 2015

Mark White joins the Board as independent non-executive director. He also joins as Chairman of the Aviva Investors Risk Committee and as a member of the Aviva Investors Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees. He has over 37 years’ experience within the financial services industry, having held a number of senior management roles including CEO at Jardine Fleming Investment Management and Chase Fleming Asset Management. More recently, he was CEO of KGR Capital Europe and following the acquisition by LGT Capital Partners he was appointed as General Manager for the UK business, a role which he continues to hold along with that of General Manager, Castle Alternatives Investment AG.

Jeffrey Weingarten joins the Board as independent non-executive director. He has also been appointed as Chairman of the Aviva Investors Remuneration Committee and as a member of the Aviva Investors Audit, Risk and Nomination Committees. He has over 40 years’ experience within financial services and spent 21 years at Goldman Sachs which included running the International Asset Management division. He then set up his own hedge fund in the UK which he ran for nearly a decade. More recent roles include CEO for Grosvenor Fund Management, where he has transitioned to a non-executive role on the Group Board. He is also a member of the Grosvenor Group’s Remuneration Committee.

Euan Munro, Chief Executive, Aviva Investors, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Mark White and Jeffrey Weingarten to the Board as they bring extensive knowledge of the asset management landscape to Aviva Investors. Their independent perspective will be of immense value to the Board and business as we continue to focus on addressing clients’ investment challenges and needs by delivering outcome-oriented solutions.”

 

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Aviva Investors is the global asset management business of Aviva plc. The business delivers investment management solutions, services and client-driven performance to clients worldwide. Aviva Investors operates in 15 countries in Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and the United Kingdom with assets under management of £246 billion as at 31 December 2014.

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