Aviva Investors appoints Sunil Krishnan as Head of Multi-Asset Funds

Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc (‘Aviva’), announces the appointment of Sunil Krishnan as Head of Multi-Asset Funds. In this new role, he will oversee the teams managing multi asset portfolios across institutional and retail clients. He joins in October and will be based in London, reporting to Peter Fitzgerald, Global Head of Multi-Assets.

Sunil joins from Santander Asset Management, where he was a senior portfolio manager responsible for outcome-oriented funds and asset allocation strategy.  He brings more than 15 years' industry experience, having previously worked at Hermes Investment Management as Head of Global Asset Allocation and at the BT Pension Scheme, where he was Head of Market Strategy. Prior to this, he was a multi-asset portfolio manager and strategist at BlackRock with responsibilities for institutional and retail clients.

Additionally, Gavin Counsell has been appointed as a manager on the Aviva Investors Multi Strategy (AIMS) Target Income Fund. Gavin has been with Aviva Investors for over five years and has considerable experience of managing sizeable multi-asset funds including multi-asset income funds, and has worked closely with the AIMS team since the launch of the fund in 2014. He joins the four-strong fund management team led by Peter Fitzgerald and replaces Nick Samouilhan, who is leaving the business to pursue another opportunity.

Peter Fitzgerald, Global Head of Multi-Assets, said:

“I am very pleased to welcome Sunil to Aviva Investors. It is a great sign of the ongoing success of our multi-asset proposition that we are able to attract someone of his calibre to our business. I am also pleased to welcome Gavin to the Target Income fund management team. In my time working with him, he has demonstrated great skill and brings a strong performance record that will be highly beneficial as we continue to grow the fund.

“We plan to further strengthen the multi-asset team and these new appointments are a key part of our intention to continue to build our capabilities in both multi-strategy and long-only multi-asset funds.”

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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 £351 billion as at 30 June 2017.

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