Article date: 10 September 2008
Aviva Investors1, the global asset management business being created by the integration of Aviva plc's fund management companies, announces the appointment of Aline Sullivan as global corporate affairs director.
In this newly created position, Ms Sullivan will work closely with Aviva Investors executive and lead the global communication activities of Aviva Investors. Her remit includes public policy, media relations and internal communications. She will be based in London.
Her appointment further integrates global communications and the "One Aviva" approach.
Ms Sullivan was most recently head of communications at US Trust, a leading private and institutional wealth management company based in New York; she was previously head of communications for The Private Bank at Bank of America. She has 15 years of experience in corporate communications and financial journalism on both sides of the Atlantic and has written for the International Herald Tribune, the Financial Times, Barron's and Bloomberg.
Chris Oglethorpe, chief operating officer and a member of Aviva Investors' executive committee said: "Aline's background complements our plans to drive cross-border sales, combine our asset management businesses and create a leading globally integrated asset management company."
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Notes to editors:
Morley is the UK-based asset management business of Aviva plc. Firms within the Morley group of companies manage £151bn (€192bn) from offices around the world as at 30 June 2008.
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 £27bn (€35bn) of UK and European property assets.
On 28 February 2008, Aviva plc announced it was combining the majority of its asset management businesses to create a single, globally integrated asset manager to be known as Aviva Investors - to be launched formally in September 2008.Aviva Investors will be the global asset management business of Aviva plc, the world's fifth-largest insurance group.
Operating under a single brand with more than 1,300 employees in 15 countries across the UK, Europe, North America and Asia, and subject to regulatory approval, Aviva Investors will combine businesses in the UK (Morley), North America (Aviva Capital Management, MFM International, Aviva Investment Canada), France (Aviva Gestion d'Actifs), Australia (Portfolio Partners), Poland (CUIM Polska), Ireland (Hibernian Investment Managers) and Romania (CertInvest) and work in partnership with Delta Lloyd Asset Management in the Netherlands.
1 On 28 February 2008, Aviva plc announced it was combining its asset management businesses to create a single, globally integrated asset manager to be known as Aviva Investors - to be launched formally in September 2008.