Aviva appoints new fund manager

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Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc, has appointed Helen Driver as fund manager in its Global Equities team. She is based in London and reports to Chris Murphy, Global Head of Equities.

In this new role, Driver is focused on identifying high-conviction large-cap global equity ideas for inclusion in both stand-alone global equity portfolios and as a key part of Aviva Investors' Multi-Strategy proposition.

Driver has 16 years’ investment management experience and joins from Legal & General Investment Management, where she was fund manager on the UK Real Income Builder Fund. Prior to this, she held investment and client servicing roles with Standard Life Investments.

She is a member of the Asset & Liabilities Committee for the Social Investment Business, which provides grants and loans to voluntary sector organisations. In this voluntary role, she helps to review the investment portfolio for the Futurebuilders England & Modernisation Funds.

Chris Murphy, Global Head of Equities, said: “I am very pleased to welcome Helen to Aviva Investors. She brings strong expertise in building and managing equity portfolios and a proven track record in successful stock selection. I am certain she will make a significant contribution to the team as we continue to develop our global equities proposition.”

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