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Aviva Investors appoints CFO in dual hire

Aviva Investors appoints CFO in dual hire

Aviva Investors has made two senior hires as it prepares to expand its business further following the launch of its AIMS multi-strategy funds.

The asset manager has appointed David Clayton as chief financial officer, while Mike Craston will join as global head of business development on January 14, subject to regulatory approval.

Mr Clayton, who previously held senior roles at Standard Life and PricewaterhouseCoopers, will be responsible for areas including reporting, capital, and performance.

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Mr Craston, who formerly worked at Legal & General Investment Management in roles including head of global distribution and client servicing, will oversees business development activities around the world, including client service, marketing and external communications.

Aviva Investors chief executive Euan Munro said the appointment of the duo, who will both report to him and form part of the company’s executive team, would help advance the business.

“Our goal is to be the global leader in outcome-oriented solutions, and to that end we plan to build on the successful launch of our AIMS multi-strategy funds with further products that aim to meet the objectives of today’s investor,” he said.

Mr Clayton will also report to Aviva group chief financial officer Tom Stoddard.