Mark Versey joined Aviva Investors as director of client solutions, a spokeswoman said.
It is a new position. Mr. Versey is responsible for the development and leadership of the £241 billion ($402.9 billion) manager's investment solutions team, which covers liability-driven investing, multiasset funds and other funds, in the London office, she said. He reports to CEO Euan Munro.
Mr. Versey was chief investment officer and managing director at Friends Life Investments. A spokesman for the firm said Friends Life is in the process of recruiting a replacement for the CIO position.
“As we move to implement our strategy of delivering meaningful investment outcomes with low volatility, (Mr. Versey's) considerable record in delivering both strong performance and solutions for clients will be invaluable as we continue to grow,” Mr. Munro said in a news release.