ASIA - Aviva Investors has appointed Kevin Talbot as chief investment officer (CIO) of fixed income and Manish Singhai CIO of equities in Asia.
Both will develop investment processes to enhance the firm's asset classes, ensuring they are aligned to the corporate strategy. They will also manage the fixed income and equity portfolios, working closely with global fund management and business development teams. Based in Singapore, they will report to chief executive officer Tahnoon Pasha.
Talbot joins from ANZ Private Bank where he was responsible for clients and financial transactions across Asia Pacific. Prior to this, he worked at AMP Capital Investors where he was CIO of listed assets, director of investments in Asia and director of fixed interest and currency.
Singhai previously managed a hedge fund for the past two years at Arjava Capital Limited, a company incorporated by him. Before this, he spent ten years at AllianceBernstein - five of which he spent as CIO at Alliance Growth Equities where he managed global and regional institutional assets across Asia.
Pasha said: "Asia Pacific is growing in importance for the world economy and many investors are increasingly looking to invest in these markets. Kevin and Manish have both worked in Asia Pacific for a combined 48 years and their extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of the markets will enable us to develop our capabilities across both fixed income and equities. Working closely with the fund management teams globally, they will be in a position to implement strategies that are unique to Asia Pacific which also complement our global strategies."
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