Aviva Investors has expanded its US Equities business, demonstrating its commitment to invest in its Equities capabilities.
Robert Plaza has joined as a portfolio manager from Key Private Bank, where he was Director of Equity Research, while Nick Nikitas and Adam Schmitz have joined as equity analysts from Robert W. Baird and Harris Associates, respectively.
Along with equity analyst Nick Clare, who joined in February, they report to Susan Schmidt, head of US Equities at AvivaInvestors. The roles are based in Chicago.
The appointments are part of a significant expansion of Aviva Investors' Equities capabilities following the arrival of David Cumming as chief investment officer, Equities, in January 2018. Including these latest appointments, 18 investment professionals have joined the Equities platform.