City Moves for 14 May – Who’s switching jobs at Aviva Investors, Freedom Finance and Amundi?
Today's City Moves includes Aviva Investors, Freedom Finance and Amundi.
Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva, has announced the addition of Stephanie Niven as a named manager to the Global Equity Endurance Fund. She will work alongside Giles Parkinson, who has been manager of the fund since its launch in November 2016. Stephanie joined Aviva Investors in October 2018 as a portfolio manager in the Global Equities team, having previously worked for six years at Tesco Pension Investment. Prior to Tesco, she worked at Javelin Capital and Goldman Sachs. She reports to Mikhail Zverev, head of global equities. Her arrival was part of a significant expansion of Aviva Investors’ equities capabilities following the arrival of David Cumming as chief investment officer, equities, in January 2018. Since then, 15 investment professionals have joined the equities platform, including four to the global equities team.
Fintech platform Freedom Finance has appointed Jake Ranson as chief customer officer to further drive its digital transformation. Jake joins from Equifax where he held the position of chief marketing officer for Europe. Jake will be responsible for furthering Freedom Finance’s customer strategy, helping potential borrowers to understand and unlock the power of their personal data to achieve the best possible outcomes for their individual circumstances. He brings significant expertise from the UK’s consumer finance market, particularly in creating digital products that make financial decisions engaging and straightforward. Jake, who brings extensive knowledge in commercial strategy, digital innovation, and end-to-end product lifecycle management, will also lead the development and capabilities of Freedom Finance’s app
Amundi has announced the appointment of Richard Deutsch as head of credit research, fixed income. Richard will be based in London. He joins Amundi from HSBC Global Asset Management where he was global head of credit research (2010-2018). He was responsible for the creation and ongoing evolution of the firm’s credit research policy and analytical methodology, global sector research groups and supervised the development of the intranet platform for the communication of credit research recommendations. Prior to HSBC Richard ran credit research and the credit trading desk analytical units at BNP Paribas CIB in London (1999-2008). He had previously been European head of the high yield and investment grade fixed income research at Merrill Lynch (1994-1999).