Aviva Investors appoints Michael Grady as Senior Economist and Strategist

Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc (‘Aviva’), has appointed Michael Grady as Senior Economist and Strategist. He is based in London and reports to Ian Pizer, Head of Strategy.

In this new role, Michael will be responsible for monitoring and analysing macroeconomic, market and policy developments across a range of countries. He will also take a leading role in determining investment strategy for the Aviva Investors Multi-Strategy (AIMS) fund range.

Michael joins Aviva Investors from COMAC Capital, a global macro hedge fund, where he was responsible for the fundamental analysis used to inform the investment process. Prior to this, he spent a decade at the Bank of England in a variety of senior roles, latterly as a Senior Manager in the Markets Directorate.

We are very pleased to welcome Michael to Aviva Investors. A deeply embedded discipline in fundamental research and strategy has proved pivotal so far in driving the strong performance of our AIMS funds and more widely across our fund range. Michael brings considerable experience in market analysis and in the development of investment strategies, qualities that will help us achieve continued success.

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Aviva Investors

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 £263 billion as at 30 June 2015.


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