Aviva Investors hires SLI’s Pizer for multi-asset team

Aviva Investors has hired Ian Pizer from Standard Life Investments (SLI) for its multi-asset team.

Mr Pizer has reunited with Aviva Investors’ chief executive Euan Munro, having worked with him on SLI’s Global Absolute Return Strategies (Gars) fund.

Aviva has hired Mr Pizer to be a senior fund manager in the multi-asset team, reporting to Peter Fitzgerald.

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At SLI, Mr Pizer had been was an investment director on the multi-asset investing team and a portfolio manager for the Gars fund and the Absolute Return Bond Strategy.

A spokesperson for SLI said Sebastian MacKay, an investment director in its rates team and a co-manager of the Absolute Return Global Bond Strategies fund, had been promoted to be a portfolio manager in its multi-asset investing team.