Aviva Investors Names Todd Bitzer as Head of US Institutional Sales

June 2018

(Chicago, IL) – Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc (‘Aviva’), today announces the appointment of Todd Bitzer as Head of US Institutional Sales, effective June 4, 2018*. Based in Atlanta, he will report to Tom Meyers, Executive Director, Head of Americas Client Solutions.

Todd has more than 20 years’ experience of developing and managing relationships with major consultants and large US pension funds. In this pivotal role, he will support the firm’s institutional client solutions business, leading sales efforts in the country and managing key sub-advisory relationships.

Prior to Aviva Investors, Todd was a Senior Investment Director at Legal and General Investment Management America, where he worked closely with Tom during the UK firm’s expansion into the US market. He also held senior distribution and investment positions at Morgan Stanley, Janus Capital Group and Systematic Financial Management. Todd has a dual bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Finance from the University of Georgia. 

Tom Meyers, Head of Americas Client Solutions, Aviva Investors, said:

“Growing our presence in the US is a strategic priority for Aviva Investors, and we are delighted to welcome Todd to the firm. His deep institutional relationships and proven track record will be instrumental in delivering the outcome-oriented solutions our clients are looking for, especially as defined benefit pension plans continue to de-risk and diversify portfolios.”

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For more information contact:

US and Canada: Katherine Segura, 646-650-5889, ksegura@prosek.com  

Victoria Howley, Aviva Investors Media Relations, 312-873-5923

Laura Cocker, Aviva Investors Media Relations, +44 (0) 20 7809 6252

 

AVIVA INVESTORS 

*Aviva Investors Americas (AIA) and Aviva Investors Canada (AIC) are the US and Canadian members of a group of internationally affiliated investment advisers collectively referred to as 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, Continental Europe, North America and the United Kingdom with assets under management of over £344 billion (€392; $482 USD; $605 CAD; $629 AUD) globally as of March 31, 2018.

AVIVA PLC

·          Aviva provides life insurance, general insurance, health insurance and asset management to 33 million customers.

·          In the UK we are the leading insurer serving one in every four households and have strong businesses in selected markets in Europe, Asia and Canada. Our shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange and we are a member of the FTSE100 index. 

·          Aviva's asset management business, Aviva Investors, provides asset management services to both Aviva and external clients, and currently manages over £350 billion in assets. Total group assets under management at Aviva group are £490 billion.

·          Aviva helps people save for the future and manage the risks of everyday life; we paid out £34.6 billion in benefits and claims in 2017.

·          By serving our customers well, we are building a business which is strong and sustainable, which our people are proud to work for, and which makes a positive contribution to society.

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