Morley expands Corporate Governance team

Article date: 30 August 2007

Morley has appointed Georgina Marshall to the newly created position of corporate governance manager. Georgina will report to Anita Skipper, head of corporate governance and joins from Morley's Alliance Management Team.

In this new role Georgina Marshall will assist the development and formulation of Morley's corporate governance and voting policies, and engage with companies to improve governance and enhancement of shareholder value.

Morley's head of corporate governance, Anita Skipper said: "Expanding our governance team is a key part of increasing our focus on activities that add more value to our funds. In particular we want to achieve more comprehensive engagement with companies, not just in the UK and Europe but wherever it is important to the funds. 

"Georgina is a qualified chartered accountant which is especially relevant in governance today, and has extensive experience managing internal governance projects for Aviva. We believe she will add valuable knowledge and insight to the team."

Prior to joining Morley, Georgina held positions at Swiss Re, and Mercantile and General Reinsurance.

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For more information contact:
Elizabeth Saint
Corporate Communications
Telephone: 020 7809 8125

Notes to editors:

Morley
Morley is the UK-based asset management business of Aviva plc. Firms within the Morley group of companies manage £168bn (€250bn) from offices around the world as at 30 June 2007.  

Morley manages both institutional and retail funds. It also acts as investment manager for a range of retail investment funds, marketed in the UK under the Norwich Union brand and in Europe under the Morley name. The property team manages in excess of £32bn (€48bn) of UK and European property assets.

Awards

  • Morley ranks no 1 fund manager in the Thomson Extel SRI Survey, 2007
  • Property Manager of the Year, UK Pensions Awards 2007
  • Morley's G7 Fund awarded Fixed Income Hedge Fund of the Year, Eurohedge Awards 2007
  • Equity End User of the Year - Derivatives Week DEAL Awards 2006
  • Property Fund Manager of the Year, Pensions Management Awards 2006
  • Best Commitment to Raising Standards of Trustee Education, Engaged Investor Awards 2006
  • Property Fund Manager of the Year, Property Week Awards 2006
  • SRI Provider of the Year, Global Pensions 2006
  • Central European Property Awards 2005 - Outstanding Company of the Year & Investor of the Year
  • UK Pensions Awards 2005 - Property Manager of the Year
  • Property Week Awards 2004 - Best Property Fund Manager

With more than 90 investment professionals, Morley's Property team manages a range of funds on behalf of institutional, pension and retail clients. Morley has been at the forefront of innovation in property fund management and has launched fourteen specialist sector based funds with partners, including: Igloo Regeneration Fund, Quercus Healthcare Property, The Junction and The Mall. Further information about Morley can be found at http://www.morleyfm.com/

Aviva

  • Aviva is the leading provider of life and pensions to Europe with substantial positions in other markets around the world, making it the world's fifth largest insurance group based on gross worldwide premiums at 31 December 2006.
  • Aviva's principal business activities are long-term savings, fund management and general insurance, with worldwide total sales of £41.5 billion and assets under management of £364 billion at 31 December 2006.
  • The Aviva media centre at www.aviva.com/media includes images, company and product information and a news release archive.

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