Aviva Investors names Frank Vihant Head of Infrastructure Debt Canada

(London, UK, Chicago, IL, and Toronto, ON) – Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc (‘Aviva’), today announces the appointment of Frank Vihant as Head of Infrastructure Debt Canada.

In this role, Frank will oversee the origination, structuring and execution of infrastructure debt transactions in Canada; helping to meet increasing demand from institutional clients globally. Based in Toronto, he will report to Darryl Murphy, Head of Infrastructure Debt, who joined the firm earlier this year.

Frank brings more than 20 years' industry experience, most recently serving as a financial consultant to independent leasing companies exploring alternative financing solutions across Canada. Prior to this, he worked at Corpfinance International Limited as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Development, and at The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, where he was Senior Investment Officer, Private Placements.

Darryl Murphy, Head of Infrastructure Debt, Aviva Investors, said:

“Given the strong interest in infrastructure from our international clients, it is crucial that we have the origination, structuring and execution capabilities to meet this demand. Canada is an attractive and well-established infrastructure market and we are delighted to bring someone with Frank’s experience and expertise on board to grow our presence in the region.”

Barry Fowler, Managing Director, Alternative Income Solutions at Aviva Investors, said:

“In a low-yield environment, infrastructure debt remains compelling for investors seeking long-term, reliable cash-flows. We manage over £5 billion of infrastructure debt assets globally, and believe we can grow a strong pipeline of deals in Canada to expand our origination efforts.”

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