Aviva Investors’ response to COVID-19

In light of the uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak, Aviva Investors is taking a number of steps to protect our employees and ensure we can meet our clients’ needs.

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Coronavirus: Where is the next surprise(s)?

27 Mar 2020 09:00 GMT 35 minutes

Join us for a quick roundtable discussion with the CIOs of our equities, credit, real asset, and global macro teams who answer our clients’ questions surrounding coronavirus.

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Views on COVID-19 economic and market impact

Insurance

Home and leisure in a pandemic: Girls (and boys) still want to have fun

13 Oct 2020

From cinemas to cruises, the consumer-driven home and leisure sector was hit hard by lockdown restrictions. With economies reopening in a disjointed manner, some sub-sectors have rebounded quickly while others continue to struggle. Here, we look at how the pandemic is reshaping the industry and the implications for investors.

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Real Assets

Fit for the future: Unboxing ESG in real assets

5 Oct 2020

Recent events have highlighted the importance of the environmental, social and governance characteristics of real asset investments – not only as part of COVID-19 recovery programmes, but also as a way of futureproofing portfolios.

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Real Assets

Fibre broadband: The need for speed

9 Sep 2020

Lockdown measures imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the importance of digital connectivity. Tim Perry looks at the investment opportunities and challenges associated with European economies transitioning from copper to faster fibre broadband networks.

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Equities

The new rules of client engagement

18 Aug 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic reshapes our working lives, asset managers must find new ways to interact with their clients, says Apiramy Jeyarajah.

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The AIQ Podcast

The AIQ Podcast: Risk and resilience in an age of uncertainty

11 Aug 2020

The latest episode of the AIQ podcast explores the nature of risk in an uncertain world. How can we stay resilient when the unexpected occurs?

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Real Assets

Reality bites: Retailing in a health crisis

5 Aug 2020

In the latest instalment of our editorial series, Link, experts from Aviva Investors’ credit, equities and real asset teams discuss the consequences of COVID-19 on the retail sector and their implications for investors.

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Insurance

Where can investors put cash to work when rates go negative?

30 Jul 2020

Just when investors thought they couldn’t sink any lower, the economic shock caused by COVID-19 has put further downward pressure on interest rates in developed markets. Caroline Hedges, head of global liquidity portfolio management at Aviva Investors, looks at the impact on money market funds.

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Covid-19

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.

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Equities

Will COVID-19 concentrate corporate power

21 Jul 2020

The fallout from the coronavirus pandemic could see large firms cement their dominance over weaker rivals. We examine the implications for investors.

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Resilience

Resilience in credit: All calm for now, but big tests lie in store

17 Jul 2020

For credit investors, resilience is about taking appropriate levels of risk, understanding market dynamics, and identifying companies best prepared for the future. All these qualities could be tested given the wide range of possible outcomes as the world begins to recover from COVID-19.

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Equities

Health first: Finding resilience in pharmaceuticals

2 Jul 2020

COVID-19 has led to a new appreciation of the importance of healthcare in ensuring all members of society thrive. So where should investors be looking to find resilience in an industry facing enormous change?

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Equities

Why COVID-19 is unlikely to trigger a fresh financial crisis

1 Jul 2020

In the latest instalment of our editorial series, Link, Oliver Judd and Jaime Ramos Martin explain why banks are well-placed to withstand the economic fallout from COVID-19.

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Real Assets

Tomorrow’s world: COVID-19 and the long-term future of commercial real estate

29 Jun 2020

Chris Urwin and Jonathan Bayfield look beyond the near-term disruption to real estate to assess the longer-term prospects for the retail, office and logistics sectors.

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Covid-19

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.

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Equities

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.

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Covid-19

COVID-19 and data infrastructure: Will demand translate into profit?

18 Jun 2020

During the initial outbreak of COVID-19, we published a report on the underlying long-term trends supporting data infrastructure. Since then, much about the world as we knew it has changed. Laurence Monnier assesses how many of the trends we identified remain intact and whether the surge in demand for data services and infrastructure will translate into investment opportunities.

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