Aviva Investors hires new CFO


Aviva Investors has hired former Standard Life director David Clayton as its chief financial officer, following the departure of Clifford Abrahams after just six months in the role.

Clayton joined the company in December, coming from six years at Standard Life, where he was most recently director of group finance.

Clayton will report to Tom Stoddard, group chief financial officer at Aviva, and to Euan Munro, chief executive of Aviva Investors.

Aviva Investors has also hired Mike Craston as global head of business development. Craston will report to Munro and comes from Legal & General Investment Management, where he has been for more than 10 years. Most recently he was chief executive of its America and Asia divisions.

Munro says: “While the business has made considerable progress in the past couple of years, we are just getting started in terms of realising Aviva Investors’ long-term potential.

“Our goal is to be the global leader in outcome-oriented solutions and to that end we plan to build on the successful launch of our AIMS multi-strategy funds with further products that aim to meet the objectives of today’s investor.”