UNITED STATES - Steve Felix, well-known in the pensions and institutional real estate market, is leaving his full-time writing behind and joining Aviva Investors to become head of marketing for its North American real estate multi-manager products.
Felix will be working within global real estate multi-manager arm of Aviva Investors and his role will be to engage with and listen to the institutional investor community before delivering global products managed by local investors.

Part of that role will be to use his existing business relationships with consulting firms to build Aviva's presence in the real estate multi-manager market.

The division is itself a merger of Aviva Capital Management and Morley Fund Management, giving the firm a presence in New York, London and Singapore as well a a private equity real estate asset base of $4bn (€3bn) in third party accounts and $6bn in Aviva-related accounts.

Today is also the first day Aviva has applied its new branding across all products, having previously branded its property operations under the Morley label.