Our approach to multi-asset & multi-strategy
Investors require solutions that address their need for capital appreciation, income, diversification and lower-risk outcomes. We take these requirements as our start point, and use the breadth of experience and market insight available to us across the business in order to deliver solutions that address these needs.
Targeted outcomes with managed volatility
We draw on our long-standing experience across long-only and absolute-return capabilities to deliver strong risk-adjusted outcomes.
Multi-asset & multi-strategy in focus
Beating the lockdown blues: Euan Munro in conversation with Square Mile
Euan Munro, Chief Executive Officer at Aviva Investors, speaks to Richard Romer-Lee of Square Mile about life in lockdown, ESG and where markets could go from here.
Multi-asset allocation views: Uncertainty clouds the outlook for European assets
Sunil Krishnan considers whether Europe can break out of its economic malaise and the factors investors should watch out for in 2020.
Multi-asset allocation views: The pros and cons of higher-yielding fixed income
Sunil Krishnan asks whether higher-yielding fixed income assets remain good diversifiers for multi-asset portfolios in the current environment.
Multi-asset allocation views: Could Japan outperform other equity markets?
Sunil Krishnan argues that low expectations among domestic and global investors are reflected in Japanese equity valuations, creating an opportunity for the asset class to play catch-up with the rest of the world.
Multi-asset allocation views: Why now is not the time to give up on US Treasuries
There is still a good case for US Treasuries and long duration in multi-asset portfolios, argues Sunil Krishnan.
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Multi-asset & multi-strategy team
Chief Investment Officer, Multi-asset & Macro and Portfolio Manager, AIMS Target Return and Target Income Funds
Head of Multi-Strategy and Portfolio Manager, AIMS Target Return, Target Income and Fixed Income Funds
Head of Multi-asset Funds
Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist
Head of Rates and Portfolio Manager, AIMS Fixed Income and Target Return Funds
Head of Emerging Market Debt and Portfolio Manager, EM Local Currency
Head of Implementation, Multi-asset & Macro
Senior Strategist, Multi-asset & Macro
Multi-asset & multi-strategy views
Education, entrepreneurship and biological age: An interview with Andrew Scott
6 Aug 2020
In part two of our interview with Professor Andrew Scott from London Business School, we look at how policy will shift to take account of people living for longer and how service providers will respond.
Longevity, policy and technology: An interview with Andrew Scott
6 Aug 2020
Living longer brings enormous opportunities to reshape how we spend our time. But in the first of a two-part interview, Andrew Scott from London Business School explains how advances in longevity and technology have not been matched by innovation in social structures or our approach to financial planning.
Multi-strategy investing and the COVID crash: Resilience and redemption?
29 Jul 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many things into focus, reminding investors of the shock of a market crash. With bond and equity prices already back at levels that seem to belie the harsh economic reality, Peter Fitzgerald and Mark Robertson believe it could be time to reconsider absolute return multi-strategy investing once more.
The risks on the savings and retirement journey
21 Jul 2020
COVID-19 has caused significant volatility in financial markets, creating headaches for defined contribution pension schemes seeking to deliver robust outcomes. Overcoming this requires a full map of risks along the savings and retirement journey, argues Francois de Bruin.
Multi-asset allocation views: Finding opportunities in the crisis
16 Jul 2020
Despite uncertainty around lockdown exits and economic recovery, the role of a fund manager is to explore hidden opportunities as well as protect capital. Sunil Krishnan discusses why investment-grade credit and European assets could fit the bill for multi-asset portfolios.
Multi-asset allocation views: How long will the COVID-19 damage last?
26 Jun 2020
Nearly three months after COVID-19 caused markets to crash and sent countries across the globe into lockdown, debates continue over what the post-COVID world will look like and the extent of the long-term damage. Sunil Krishnan remains cautious.
What do rising US-China tensions mean for global markets?
24 Jun 2020
In the latest instalment of our editorial series, Link, Aviva Investors experts discuss the prospects for financial markets and the world economy in the face of escalating hostilities between the US and China.
Defined Benefit pensions de-risking: A covenant and investment view
23 Jun 2020
In the midst of the COVID-19 shock, Felix Mantz from Lincoln Pensions and Joachim Sudre from Aviva Investors explore how defined benefit pension schemes should plan their journey towards an end game and adopt a more holistic approach to risk.
Cinderella science? Why portfolio construction holds the key to resilient investment outcomes
9 Jun 2020
It is one thing to have a good investment idea, but quite another to extract the maximum potential from that idea and combine it with others to create an optimal portfolio. This is where portfolio construction comes in.
Where to go in an income drought?
9 Jun 2020
Income investors face multiple challenges – dividend cuts, historically low yields, rising corporate defaults, and an uncertain property market. Francois de Bruin goes in search of sustainable income sources.
COVID-19: This time is different?
3 Apr 2020
While the COVID-19 pandemic may be unlike anything financial markets have experienced before, the past still offers valuable lessons for investors trying to make sense of the crisis, explains Euan Munro.
COVID-19 and a brief history of emerging market debt drawdowns
2 Apr 2020
The scale and speed of COVID-19’s impact on global financial markets has caused emerging market debt returns to decline at a pace not seen since the global financial crisis. However, history suggests the recovery of the asset class may also turn out to be quick.
COVID-19: When it comes to pandemics, investors should listen to the real experts
1 Apr 2020
In early February, with financial markets oblivious to medical experts’ warnings about the dangers posed by the coronavirus, Ian Pizer of Aviva Investors’ investment strategy team began to look into the medical research to learn more about the potential outcomes and the implications for the global economy and markets. What he discovered raises questions about financial market participants’ ability to react to issues they don’t fully understand.
Multi-asset allocation views: Embedding diversification in portfolios
31 Mar 2020
The impact of COVID-19 and policy measures taken by global authorities to contain it have erased the tentative signs of economic strength seen at the start of 2020. As the epidemic has advanced, the market response has been brutal. Sunil Krishnan reflects on how portfolio managers diversify multi-asset portfolios, and the extent to which these measures have been effective in the current round of volatility.
Treasuries: Defence in troubled times
26 Mar 2020
Correlation patterns between assets have not been behaving conventionally over the last month. Most notably, there have been periods when US Treasury yields have been rising (and their value falling) at the same time as equities have been selling off. Why have investors been abandoning safe-haven assets in the midst of the steepest market falls we have seen for 40 years?
RPI may be flawed, but changes shouldn’t cost pensioners and investors
16 Mar 2020
With the start of the consultation for proposed changes to the measurement of inflation in the UK, we look at the likely impact to asset classes, the assets most affected, and the key issues investors should be aware of.