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Portfolio Manager - Alternative Income Solutions - London Full Time

at Aviva in London (Published at 10-05-2018)

Portfolio Manager - Alternative Income Solutions - London

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Portfolio Manager to join Aviva Investors’ Alternative Income Solutions (AIS) Portfolio Management Team.

The Role

This is a permanent role based in our head office in the City of London. Reporting to a Senior Portfolio Manager in the AIS Portfolio Management Team, you will have responsibility for managing portfolios of private credit assets.

A key objective of the role is to work as part of the Portfolio Management team to manage our various multi asset portfolios with the aim of meeting and where possible exceeding performance targets and to maintain credit risk quality.

The Team

Alternative Income Solutions is part of our Global Investment Solutions business which incorporates Investment Strategy and Liability Driven Investment teams.

The Alternative Income Solutions business within Aviva Investors is a growing team of around 120 FTE and originates, underwrites and manages private assets across real estate finance, infrastructure debt, infrastructure equity, private corporate debt and structured finance. The Aviva Investors Alternative Income Solutions business currently manages over £20bn across these private asset classes.

The Portfolio Management Team of five Portfolio Managers within Alternative Income Solutions has responsibility for the management of single and multi-asset private asset strategies (whether separate accounts or commingled funds).

Alternative Income Solutions is an award-winning business and recent industry accolades include FT Pension and Investment Provider Infrastructure Equity winner (2017), Insurance Asset Risk Innovation winner (2018) & Real Estate Capital Insurance Lender of the Year runner-up (2018).


  • Act as fund manager and review transactions for suitability for inclusion in a mandate’s investment portfolio
  • Represent a particular mandate at investment committee
  • Recommend transactions for investment in a particular mandate taking into account relative risk / return parameters and portfolio construction
  • Prepare presentations to internal committees and investors as appropriate and help manage any required reporting / approvals processes
  • Work with colleagues in other parts of Alternative Income Solutions to deliver high quality illiquid assets via their origination platform
  • Identification of new multi-asset debt investment opportunities
  • Collaboration with investment specialists and business development teams to bring new multi asset debt products to market
  • Work with our product development team to execute new investment products
  • Support investment specialists and business development teams in capital raising for new multi-asset debt products and strategies
  • Assistance in the production of investor reporting to ensure distribution within agreed timescales
  • Liaison with fund finance teams to provide oversight of financial and performance reporting
  • Liaison on an ongoing basis with fund investors as required and to propose any amendments to fund strategy as may be necessary
  • As further funds are raised, management of a team of fund and assistant fund managers
  • Represent Aviva Investors at external industry events, such as conferences



  • Relevant Degree or degree-equivalent
  • Significant experience of either infrastructure debt or private corporate lending gained either at a leading bank or asset manager. Experience may have been gained either on the origination or underwriting side
  • Proven judgment in the analysis of illiquid asset investments with demonstrable ability to assess relative value and risk-adjusted returns
  • Practical experience in applying learnt techniques in a financial market environment
  • Excellent presentational and written communication skills

Highly Desirable

  • IMC or equivalent; or recognized historical knowledge, experience and/or qualification.
  • CFA, CPA, ACA or equivalent.

About us

We are proud to be a different kind of asset manager; our intelligent and innovative solutions are based entirely around our clients’ needs, not ours.

Aviva Investors is a global asset manager with expertise in real estate, fixed income, equity, multi-asset and alternative investments. We are proud to stand out in our field as our intelligent solutions are based around our clients’ objectives, not ours. About us

Inclusion and diversity

We are a global organisation with thousands of employees and customers from different cultures. We’ve built our approach to inclusion and diversity on the principles of respect, valuing differences and inclusion.

One of Aviva’s core values is Care More, and this is bought to life through the flexible ways we like to work. This may include working from home some of the time, or flexible work schedules to accommodate parent and carer responsibilities, further studies and hobbies. What’s important to us is that you are supported to do the best work of your life. Our culture and values

You will be assessed against the Aviva values: care more, kill complexity, never rest and create legacy.

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