Aviva Investors expands emerging market debt team

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Aviva Investors expands the Emerging Market Debt team with multiple hires. Amy Kam has been appointed as Senior Portfolio Manager, and Nafez Zouk and Aleksej Gren have been appointed as emerging market Sovereign Analyst and Corporate Analyst, respectively.


Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc (‘Aviva’), today announces the expansion of its emerging market debt (EMD) team with three new hires.

Amy Kam has been appointed as Senior Portfolio Manager, responsible for co-managing Aviva Investors emerging market (EM) corporate bond strategy, alongside Aaron Grehan, Head of Hard Currency EMD.  Amy has over a decade of experience of investing in EM corporate debt and previously worked at GAM as an Investment Manager.  She has a PhD in finance from Cass Business School and an MBA from Cranfield University.

Other recent hires in the EMD team include Nafez Zouk who joined as an EM sovereign analyst in a newly created role. Nafez has over 10 years of experience and will largely focus on sovereign issuers that are active in both local and hard currency markets. He previously worked for Oxford Economics as an EM strategist.

Aleksej Gren has also been appointed as an EM Corporate Analyst in another newly-created role.  Aleksej will be responsible for the analysis of EM corporate debt issuers with a focus on the metals & mining, consumer, infrastructure and real estate sectors. Aleksej joined Aviva Investors in September 2020, having worked as a credit analyst for over eight years on both the buy and sell side. 

Liam Spillane, Head of Emerging Market Debt, said:

 “We’re delighted to welcome Amy, Nafez and Aleksej to the team.  Their combined wealth of expertise will be invaluable in further accelerating our capabilities in EMD and their appointments are evidence of Aviva Investors’ commitment to the asset class as an important building block of its fixed income business”.

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