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Press release: Aviva Investors hires Senior Economist and Strategist to Multi-Asset & Macro team

Published: Jan 2024

4th January 2024Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc, has appointed Vasileios (Vas) Gkionakis as Senior Economist and Strategist, reporting to Michael Grady, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist. Based in London, Vas will cover macroeconomics and major asset classes with a focus on the UK and Europe.

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Vas has years of experience in financial markets, both on the sell and buy side. Until July 2023, he worked as the EMEA Head of FX strategy at Citigroup and before that served as the Global Head of Foreign Exchange Strategy at Lombard Odier Wealth Management in Geneva. Prior to Lombard Odier, he was Co-Head of Strategy Research (Equities, Rates, Credit and Cross Asset) & Head of Foreign Exchange Strategy at UniCredit Bank Research in London.

His career also includes roles at BofA Merrill Lynch and Fulcrum Asset Management in London as research director and portfolio manager. Vas holds a PhD in Economics from LSE and has a core expertise is econometric modelling and quantitative analysis.

Michael Grady, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, said: “I am delighted to welcome Vas to the team. He has a strong track record within macroeconomic analysis and strategy. His wide experience across markets and asset classes will be highly valuable in helping the ongoing development of Aviva Investor’s House View and investment strategy.”

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