Aviva adds to emerging markets equities team

Aviva adds to emerging markets equities team

Aviva Investors has hired Bryony Deuchars from Schroders to become a fund manager in its emerging markets equities team.

Ms Deuchars will join the firm’s London office and report to head of emerging market and Asia pacific equities Will Ballard. She joins from Schroders where she was a senior equity analyst covering emerging markets.

She will now work on Mr Ballard’s $942m Emerging Markets Equity Income and $124m Emerging Markets Equity Small Cap funds, focusing on idea generation and portfolio management.

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Mr Ballard said: “[Ms Deuchars] has a very strong track record in both country and equity analysis, and a deep understanding of what drives emerging markets. This background is an excellent fit as we continue to grow the team.”