London, United Kingdom
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Ed is a portfolio manager on a number of our Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific equity strategies.
Experience and qualifications
Prior to joining Aviva Investors, Ed worked for State Street Global Advisors as a passive equity fund manager and quant research assistant. Before this, he worked for PanAgora Asset Management as a marketing assistant. Ed holds an MA (Hons) in Mathematics from Oxford University and an MSc from Essex University. He also holds the UKSIP Investment Management Certificate.
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