Aviva Investors expands emerging market debt team

Emilia Matei

Elliot Gulliver-Needham
clock • 1 min read
Matei is set to support the firm’s portfolio managers in integration of ESG factors into the investment process across sovereign strategies
Image:

Matei is set to support the firm’s portfolio managers in integration of ESG factors into the investment process across sovereign strategies

Aviva Investors has hired abrdn's Emilia Matei as part of its expansion of the emerging market debt team.

The firm has hired Matei as a sovereign and quasi sovereign ESG analyst from abrdn, where she worked as a sovereign analyst in EMD.

Matei will support the firm's portfolio managers in the integration of ESG factors into the investment process across sovereign strategies.

Matei's hire follows Devin Cameron's appointment earlier this year as an EMD corporate analyst to the team, covering several sectors, including oil and gas, utilities and industrials. He has previously worked for J Stern & Co as a corporate credit analyst for six years.

Darrell Sharpe has also joined the team as a junior sovereign analyst in an internal move, previously working in mandate monitoring at the firm.

Based in London, Matei and Sharpe report to Liam Spillane, head of emerging market debt, while Cameron reports to Aaron Grehan, head of hard currency, emerging market debt.

Spillane said: "We are delighted to welcome Emilia to the team. The appointment of Emilia alongside the hires of Devin and Darrell are evidence of Aviva Investors' continued commitment to both the corporate and sovereign asset classes, as well as our unrelenting focus on enhancing ESG integration".

More on Fund management

Trustpilot