Aviva Investors names Doug MacDonald as President of Aviva Investors Canada Inc.



    DES MOINES, Aug. 11 /CNW/ - Aviva Investors has named Doug MacDonald as
President of Aviva Investors Canada Inc., effective August 31. He will be
based in Toronto.
    In his new role, MacDonald will provide overall leadership of Aviva
Investors Canada and direct all investment and business activities there.
    Greg Boal, CEO of Aviva Investors North America, Inc. and a member of the
Aviva Investors Canada Board of Directors, said, "Doug's arrival fills a
critical leadership position for Aviva Investors. He will play a key role in
serving existing clients and growing Aviva Investors' institutional investment
management business in Canada."
    Ross Junge, Senior Vice President of Portfolio Management at Aviva
Investors North America, said, "Doug brings more than 16 years of investment
industry experience and knowledge to our regional investment management team.
His experience includes the management of fixed income assets for insurance
and other institutional investment clients, meaning he is well-positioned to
lead the team in Canada."
    MacDonald previously was President of KBSH Capital Management Inc. in
Toronto. In that role, he was responsible for the firm's strategic direction
and led the growth of several business lines, including institutional pensions
and endowments, liability-driven investing, wrap managed accounts, mutual
funds and structured products. Until his promotion to President, MacDonald was
Vice President, Investments and Portfolio Manager with KBSH Capital
Management. Prior to that position, he was with ING Investment Management Inc.
in Toronto as an Assistant Portfolio Manager and Analyst.

    MacDonald holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

    Aviva Investors Canada Inc. is part of the North America region of Aviva
Investors, a global asset management business operated by affiliates of Aviva
plc. Aviva Investors Canada is an investment advisor registered with the
Ontario Securities Commission specializing in institutional, fixed income and
liability-driven asset management.

    Notes to Editors

    Aviva Investors

    Aviva Investors is the global asset management business operated by
affiliates of Aviva plc, the world's fifth-largest insurance group.(1) The
affiliates operate under a single brand with more than 1,300 employees in 15
countries across Asia Pacific, Europe, the UK and North America.
    Aviva Investors affiliates manage more than $362 billion (US) 
worldwide.(2)

    
    (1) - As of December 31, 2008
    (2) - As of June 30, 2009
    





For further information:

For further information: Barry Schneider, Vice President,
Communications, Aviva Investors North America, Inc., (515) 242-8718,
barry.schneider@avivainvestors.com, www.avivainvestors.com

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