People Moves: Fulcrum AM, Aviva Investors, Natixis
Fulcrum Asset Management
London-based Fulcrum Asset Management (Fulcrum) has appointed Matthew Roberts as partner of the asset management boutique.
Roberts (pictured), who will be responsible for the creation of a new alternative group that will invest in real assets and credit, joins Fulcrum from Willis Tower Watson – where he was a portfolio manager for the Towers Watson Partners Fund and for other strategies amounting to $10bn (€8.47bn).
Prior to that, he ran the multi-asset and multi-strategy hedge fund research teams at this company.
Fulcrum, with a team of 66 individuals, manages £4.9bn (€5.55bn) in assets.
Aviva Investors has appointed David Cumming as chief investment officer, Equities. Cumming will join the company on January 2, 2018, and report to Euan Munro, chief executive officer, Aviva Investors.
Cumming will be responsible for leading Aviva Investors’ equity teams globally, which manage £69bn of assets on behalf of Aviva and external clients.
Previously, Cumming was head of Equities at Standard Life Investments (SLI) between 2010 and March 2017. He joined SLI in 1998 as an investment director, and was appointed head of UK Equities in 2000. His career also includes positions at Morgan Grenfell Asset Management, Edinburgh Fund Managers and Royal London Mutual.
Natixis has appointed Chaoni Huang as director of green and sustainable solutions, Asia-Pacific.
Based in Hong Kong, Huang reports globally to Orith Azoulay, global head of green and sustainable solutions, and locally to Raghu Narain, head of investment banking, Asia-Pacific.
Huang joined Natixis in September and is responsible for offering issuer and investor clients in Asia-Pacific a broad spectrum of expertise in green and sustainable finance.
Prior to joining Natixis, Huang was the head of business development, Asia at S&P Trucost, and before that was a senior ESG investment analyst at MSCI in London and Beijing.
She started her career as a project manager at the UNEP Finance Initiative in Geneva, with a focus on engaging with the Chinese financial community on sustainable finance and investment issues.