Irish-born Peter Fitzgerald is head of multi-assets at Aviva Investors based in London. Peter began his career at Old Mutual in 1995 before joining BNP Wealth Management’s multi-asset team. He has extensive international experience having worked in Asia, Latin America and Europe. He joined Aviva in 2011. Peter holds a postgraduate diploma in Education from Trinity College Dublin and a degree in European studies from the University of Cork. He is a CFA Charterholder.
Ian Pizer, PhD, CFA is head of investment strategy at Aviva Investors, responsible for formulating the ‘house view’ and the risks to that view. He joined the firm in 2014 and prior to this, he was investment director, multi-asset investing at Standard Life. Ian holds a PhD in Mathematics Logic from Bristol University.
Nick has managed a range of multi-asset retail funds, including risk target, peer group managed and target income funds since he joined Aviva Investors in 2010. He also works closely with the broader strategy team on asset allocation in addition to developing various bespoke multi-asset client solutions. Prior to joining Aviva, Nick worked at Investec Asset Management on their Multi-Asset desk. His specific focus was on cross-asset research, quantitative modelling and strategic asset allocation. Before joining Investec, Nick worked in academia, where he lectured in economics and finance, and has published multiple academic papers on volatility modelling, macro-economic forecasting and portfolio diversification. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Cape Town and also the Investment Management Certificate. Nick is also an FRM charterholder, a member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals, a CFA charterholder and a member of the IMC panel.
Brendan Walsh has been running funds since 2006, he joined Aviva in 2010 and currently runs and co manages a number of funds. Prior to joining Aviva Investors, he worked at Standard Life Investments as one of the original members of the Multi-asset team which launched the GARS product. He has a doctorate in Seismic Exploration and a degree in Geophysics from the University of Edinburgh. In addition, he is an accredited Professional Risk Manager.
The Fund aims to deliver an annual income yield of 4% above the Bank of England Base Rate before corporation tax payable by the Fund regardless of the prevailing market environment. In addition the Fund aims to preserve capital, and to manage volatility to a target of less than half the volatility of global equities over rolling three year periods.
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