(London) – Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc (‘Aviva’), has strengthened its distribution team within the Global Client Solutions function with the appointments of Apiramy (Api) Jeyarajah as Head of UK Wholesale and Rula Ipsaryaris as Head of Client Solutions, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Both will report to TJ Voskamp, Director of Client Solutions, UK and Europe.
Based in London, Api will be responsible for growing Aviva Investors' UK relationships with key intermediary clients, including financial advisers and discretionary asset managers, in the UK, Eire, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
Api has over 14 years’ industry experience and joins Aviva Investors after six years at HSBC Global Asset Management. Most recently, she held the role of Head of Financial Institutions, UK and Israel; leading the UK discretionary sales team as well as retail and institutional coverage of Israel. Her career also includes roles at Royal Bank of Scotland, ABN Amro and SEI Investments.
Based in Zurich, Rula will lead Aviva Investors’ business with Institutional and Wholesale clients in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Rula has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry and joins Aviva Investors after eight years at Vanguard, where she was Deputy Country Head and Senior Sales Executive for Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Her career also includes senior roles at Bank Vontobel, State Street, Julius Baer, Coutts and Morgan Stanley.
TJ Voskamp, Director of Client Solutions, UK and Europe, said:
“I am delighted to welcome Api and Rula to the team at an exciting time for our business. Api and Rula have the skills, experience, client relationships and entrepreneurial mindset we are looking for at Aviva Investors, and I have every confidence they will play a key role in helping us to capture significant growth opportunities in the UK and Europe.”
Api Jeyarajah, Head of UK Wholesale, said:
“I am pleased to join a business with such a great brand and footprint in the UK Wholesale market. I believe the combination of Aviva Investors’ range of active outcome-oriented solutions and heritage in responsible investment make it an outstanding proposition, and I look forward to working with TJ and the rest of the team to further grow our UK business.”
Rula Ipsaryaris, Head of Client Solutions, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, said:
“I am thrilled to lead Aviva Investors’ institutional and wholesale strategy in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. After more than three decades working in the Swiss finance industry, I have a strong understanding of local clients and their needs. They want to partner with asset managers that can offer a full range of solutions, but at the same time demonstrate strong environmental, social and governance credentials. I believe Aviva Investors can be that partner for key clients and I look forward to helping the business achieve its potential in the region.”