Product manager for Aviva Funds

Article date: 22 September 2003

Morley Fund Management (“Morley”) has appointed PaulFordham as European Product Manager for its European mutual fundsbusiness. Based in Morley’s London office, Paul will beresponsible for managing the existing fund ranges and for futureproduct development. Prior to joining Morley, Paul held similarproduct management positions at Henderson Global Investors.

Commenting on Paul’s appointment, Robert Woolf, head ofEuropean retail sales at Morley, said: “The recent successfullaunches of our Aviva Funds - Global Convertibles Fund and ourAviva Alternative Funds - Alpha Optimum Fund of Hedge Funds havedemonstrated our commitment to launching innovative products inresponse to demand within our markets. Paul’s contributionwill be crucial in managing our dynamic product ranges andcommunicating with our recently expanded sales team to identifyopportunities for new products across our European distributionnetwork.”


For further information:
Stephen Roberts, Head of European Retail Marketing
tel: +352
fax: +352
mobile: +352 021.265.611

Notes to editors:

  • Aviva Funds is the Luxembourg domiciled investment fund of theAviva group with 27 sub-funds ranging from lower risk money marketand bond funds through international and regional equity funds tomore speculative single country and theme funds. Aviva AlternativeFunds is a Fund of Funds that seeks to achieve high returns byinvesting in a portfolio of Hedge Funds.
  • Morley Fund Management Limited is the investment manager ofAviva Funds and is a member of the Norwich Union Marketing Group,members of which are authorised and regulated in the UK by theFinancial Services Authority for life assurance, pensions andinvestments. Morley Fund Management Limited is an Avivacompany.
  • Aviva is the UK's largest insurance group, one of the top-fivelife insurers in Europe and has substantial positions in othermarkets around the world. Aviva is the world’sseventh-largest insurer based on worldwide gross writtenpremiums.
  • Aviva’s principal business activities are long-termsavings, fund management and general insurance, with worldwidepremium income and investment sales from ongoing business of morethan £28 billion, and over £200 billion in assets under managementat 31 December 2002.

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