TORONTO, April 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Aviva Investors today announced that Jean-Francois Milette has joined as Managing Director, Institutional Sales. In this role, Jean-Francois will be responsible for Aviva Investors' business development activities in Canada, and will be based in Toronto at the headquarters of Aviva Investors Canada. As the fourth largest pension market in the world, Canada is a significant focus for Aviva Investors. With senior investment, business management and business development professionals located in its Toronto office, Aviva Investors is committed to the Canadian marketplace and to serving its Canadian clients.
Rob Ranges, Head of Business Development for Aviva Investors Americas, said, "Jean-Francois brings a wealth of relationships and experience to Aviva Investors, including a long and successful track record in the asset management industry. We are very excited to have Jean-Francois join our Americas business development team and represent our global investment capabilities in Canada."
Prior to joining Aviva Investors, Jean-Francois was an Associate Partner with Aon Hewitt, responsible for business development and expansion of their Investment Consulting practice across Canada. He also headed fund management selection on Aon Hewitt's Delegated Platform.
Prior to joining Aon Hewitt, Jean-Francois held senior positions at bfinance, Dexia Asset Management, MFC Global Investment Management and SEI Investments in Montreal.
Jean-Francois is an Honors Tutorial College graduate of Ohio State University, has a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree from Concordia University and an Executive Masters in Business Administration from the University of Sherbrooke. He is a member of the CBPI (Canadian Pensions and Benefits Industry).
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