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Aviva Investors is the global asset manager who chooses the power of integration.
With £346bn assets under management across fixed income, equities, real assets and multi-assets spanning 14 countries*, our clients can benefit not just from our significant local knowledge and experience, but also from the extensive global investment resources at our disposal.
The future is full of questions. Only by working together can we find the answers. That’s why we integrate our whole business around our clients – their goals, their values, the experience they’ll have when they work with us.
That’s why we start by listening closely and understanding our clients’ investment aspirations and concerns – from low prospective investment returns, to highly correlated asset prices, from the prospect of rising global interest rates to the challenges and opportunities of market volatility. Through our vast collective industry experience, we’ve been through every market cycle, making us better prepared for the next one.
Inspired by our deep client insight, we build solutions that aim to defy uncertainty, answering the questions that keep our clients awake at night. From large institutional investors to individuals saving for retirement, we bring it all together to deliver meaningful outcomes for our clients, now and over the long run.
Integration is our competitive edge and could be yours too.
CQS is a credit-focused multi-strategy asset manager, founded by Sir Michael Hintze in 1999. We are an active asset manager with expertise across corporate capital structures including corporate credit, structured credit, asset backed securities, convertibles, loans and equities. We are committed to delivering performance and high levels of service to our investors. CQS has offices in London, New York, Hong Kong and Sydney. Our investors include pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, funds of funds, endowments and foundations, and private banks. Our team of investment experts seeks not only to price risk, but to assess the nature of that risk over time and across the capital structure. A broad range of inputs including economic policies, geopolitics and technological change which influence the investment landscape provide each of our strategies with the sophisticated insight needed to determine relative value between issuers, sectors and geographies. Our investors have access to CQS’ capabilities across a broad spectrum of risk and return. Our partnership approach looks at an investor’s specific risk-return requirements and allows us to tailor a bespoke structure to meet the investor’s investment objectives.
09 June 2020 08:45
mallowstreet University Digital Roadshow: Edinburgh
At this morning online workshop, we will breakout into two rotating Investment Masterclasses to hear the latest from some forward-thinking asset managers. We will examine some of the key questions trustees should be focusing on in the current environment, new tools to evaluate risk, and where to find return.
This event is accredited by the Pensions Management Institute and is open to pension funds and their advisers.
Craig is CQS’ Head of Long-Only Multi-Asset Credit, responsible for the firm’s long-only multi-asset credit business. Prior to this role he headed global loans and was responsible for managing the firm’s loan mandates, including those in a variety of multi-asset credit funds and collateralised loan obligations (CLOs). Craig chairs the Asset Advisory Committee for the CQS Credit Multi Asset Fund and is a Partner of CQS (UK) LLP.
Prior to joining CQS in 2008, Craig was a Senior Investment Analyst and Assistant Portfolio Manager at New Amsterdam Capital Management, a credit hedge fund. Before this, he was an Associate at the Royal Bank of Scotland where he structured leverage finance and high yield bond transactions. Prior to RBS, Craig was on the Deutsche Bank Investment Banking graduate program.
Craig holds a BSc (First Class Hons) in Business Administration from the University of Bath.
Soraya is Global Head of Distribution and Business Development at CQS, a London-based credit-focused multi strategy asset manager which was founded by Sir Michael Hintze in 1999. In this capacity Soraya is responsible for leading and managing CQS' global sales team to build long-term partnerships with investors. She joined CQS in 2013, is a Partner of CQS (UK) LLP, a member of the CQS Executive Committee, and Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Group.
Soraya began her career at HSBC Private Bank and then in 2000 moved to Permal Investment Management in London where she focused on structuring and distributing fund of hedge funds across the EMEA region. A fluent Arabic speaker, Soraya joined GLG Partners in 2004 as a Principal to build out their Middle Eastern presence. The region became a significant contributor to AUM growth at the firm and also gave Soraya exposure to a broad range of fund strategies including; global macro, equities, emerging markets, credit and convertibles. In 2008, when Greg Coffey joined Moore Europe Capital Management as Co-CIO, Soraya made the move with him. At Moore, she was the Head of Marketing for the Emerging Macro Strategies where she successfully re-built the asset base during one of the more trying periods in the industry.
Soraya holds a BA in Economics and Public Administration from Royal Holloway, University of London.
Darryl is responsible for origination, structuring, execution and asset management of infrastructure transactions for the infrastructure equity and debt strategies. Darryl is responsible for a portfolio of around £10bn of debt and equity investments across UK and Europe. Transactions are sourced and assessed against the investment strategies of our clients and structured accordingly.
Prior to joining Aviva Investors, Darryl was a partner at KPMG in the Infrastructure Advisory practice. Darryl has over 25 years’ experience in infrastructure financing and investment having also worked at Hambros, SG, Newcourt Capital, RBC and was head of European Project Finance at HSBC. He is widely recognised as one of the leading infrastructure financing experts in the UK and has structured, advised and arranged on a wide number of projects globally and has particular expertise in public private partnerships.
Darryl holds a PhD in Mathematics from Exeter University. He is a UK council member of the International Project Finance Association.