David Clayton is the Chief Financial Officer at Aviva Investors Global Services Limited and Aviva Investors Secure Income REIT plc.

Aviva Investors is an asset management company and is part of the Aviva group.

The fund’s AUM is over £315 billion, which includes equities, fixed income, investment solutions, multi-asset, and property investments.

David Clayton joined Aviva in 2015 and is a member of the Aviva Investors Executive Committee. He is responsible for financial reporting, capital and the financial performance management of Aviva Investors.

David Clayton has over 30 years financial experience, most recently at Standard Life and previously as a PwC partner.
During his 6 years at Standard Life, he held a variety of senior financial roles including Director of Group Finance, Group Financial Controller and Group Tax Director.

Previously, David Clayton was a partner in PwC, where he worked for 25 years in UK and Australia advising a wide range of FTSE100 and multinational clients in the Financial Services, Technology, and Consumer Products sectors. David earned a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the University of Glasgow and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

David Clayton is the Chief Financial Officer at Aviva Investors, an asset management company that is part of the Aviva group.

The fund’s AUM is over £315 billion.

INVESTMENT STYLE

David Clayton is a value investor over a medium to the long-term time frame. He uses fundamental analysis to base the fund’s investment decisions.

“In-depth research and robust risk management underpin every investment decision we make. As investment experts, we see it as our role to not only understand our clients’ desired outcomes but to know how to best achieve them now and over the long term.”

Diversification in the asset class and geographical region enables the global multi-asset funds fund to reduce risks and seek out opportunities.

“The fund’s investment intelligence spans major markets, where they currently invest over £352bn (as at 30 September 2017) on behalf of our customers. This gives us the size and scale to successfully seek out opportunities that will deliver specific investor outcomes.”

“Everything we do is driven by our long-term perspective.”

David Clayton fund employs three strategies; market, opportunistic and risk-reducing. The Aviva investors aim to benefit from market performance, exploit market short-term fluctuations, and protect the portfolio in unpredictable markets.

In-depth research and robust risk management underpin every investment decision we make – David Clayton

LEARNING RESOURCES

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The fund’s investment intelligence spans major markets, where they currently invest over £352bn (as at 30 September 2017) on behalf of our customers. This gives us the size and scale to successfully seek out opportunities that will deliver specific investor outcomes – David Clayton

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TRADING SOFTWARE

Dan Loeb targets Sony. Dan Loeb is an activist investor and founder of Third Point, which oversees about $14.5 billion in assets.

Last year the activist investor viewed Campbell soup as a bargain when Third point reported that the soup maker could fetch a takeover value of $52 to $58 per share.

A year later and the activist investor Dan Loeb targets Sony

Dan Loeb's activist hedge fund Third Point is raising an investment vehicle to generate between $500 million and $1 billion so it can continue to buy Sony shares, according to a recent report in Reuters.