Launches & Closures

Aviva to add UK equity and credit


Aviva Investors is mulling the addition of two new hedge fund strategies as part of the continued expansion of its alternative investments platform.

One would be a UK-focused long/short European equity fund run by former Magnetar man Julius Lipner, who has been with Aviva for the past several months. The other would be a relative value-based credit strategy, managed within the fixed-income group led by Shahid Ikram that runs the firm's award-winning G7 Fixed Income strategy.

The new additions come at a time of strong performance. Ikram's team is again performing well (with the G7 fund up by some 8%,