Paul Abberley appointed interim chief executive of Aviva Investors

Aviva Investors today announces the appointment of Paul Abberley as interim chief executive of Aviva Investors.

Aviva Investors today announces the appointment of Paul Abberley as interim chief executive of Aviva Investors. Currently chief executive of Aviva Investors London and Global Investment Solutions, he will assume responsibility for the global business immediately and will join the Aviva group executive committee.

Paul Abberley joined Aviva Investors on its launch in September 2008 as chief executive of Aviva Investors London (AIL). Since that time he has been an active member of the Aviva Investors executive committee, taking on the additional responsibility of the Global Investment Solutions (GIS) division in August 2011 and, most recently, leading the implementation of Aviva Investors’ Business Review.

Patrick Regan chairman, Aviva Investors and chief financial officer, Aviva said: “Paul has a strong track record in the asset management industry, and he has successfully led and grown Aviva Investors’ London business since its inception.

“He brings an in-depth understanding of Aviva Investors’ operational and investment activities to the group executive and his interim appointment will facilitate a smooth transition following the departure of Alain Dromer.

“Over the coming months we will be working through the process of recruiting a permanent CEO and will be considering both internal and external candidates for this role.”

Paul will retain a close personal interest in our investment activities but a detailed structure for management and governance of the investment functions, addressing both operational and strategic management of the AIL and GIS teams has been developed. The objective of this will be to preserve the excellence of Aviva Investors’ investment offer in London through AIL and globally through GIS. 

Prior to joining Aviva Investors, Paul Abberley was London CEO at ABN Amro Asset Management and previously global head of fixed income at Lombard Odier.


For more information contact:
Angela Warburton
Corporate Affairs
+44 (0)20 7809 8618

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Aviva Investors
Aviva Investors is the global asset management business of Aviva plc. The business delivers investment management solutions, services and client-driven performance to clients worldwide. Aviva Investors operates in 17 countries in Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and the United Kingdom with assets under management of almost £263 billion at 31 December 2011.

Aviva plc

  • Aviva provides 43 million customers with insurance, savings and investment products.*
  • Aviva is the UK’s largest insurer and one of Europe’s leading providers of life and general insurance.
  • Combines strong life insurance, general insurance and asset management businesses under one powerful brand.

* Based on Aviva plc Annual Report and Accounts 2011.

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