Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc, has hired Mark Meiklejon as head of real asset investment specialists.
Based in London, Meiklejon will lead a newly-formed real assets investment specialist team within global client solutions. He reports to Steven Blackie, global head of product strategy.
Meiklejon has over 18 years’ industry experience, and most recently led the private market global investment specialist teams at Standard Life Investments.
'Mark’s experience in real assets and his ability to understand and articulate client needs makes him a valuable addition to our Global Client Solutions team,' said Blackie. 'I look forward to working with him and Mark Versey in ensuring our real assets business continues to offer solutions that are tailored to the needs of our existing and future clients.'
Meiklejon's appointment follows the formation of Aviva Investors Real Assets (AIRA) in May 2018, which brings together direct real estate, infrastructure, structured finance and private debt under a single leadership and operating structure.
Aviva Investors currently has around £37 bn of assets under management.