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Aviva Investors appoints Ian Berry as fund manager

Aviva Investors has strengthened its fund management capability with the appointment of Ian Berry as fund manager – infrastructure and renewable energy. 

Aviva Investors has strengthened its fund management capability with the appointment of Ian Berry as fund manager – infrastructure and renewable energy. 

Berry, to be based in London, will report to Ben Stirling, managing director of Continental European real estate. Berry will oversee the development of Aviva Investors’ infrastructure capability as well as be fund manager of the Aviva Investors European Renewable Energy Fund. He will also be involved in the management of Aviva Investors’ existing infrastructure and PFI/PPP investments. 

Berry joins Aviva Investors from BlueCrest Capital Management, where he has been an investment director since January 2007 and responsible for indentifying infrastructure-related investment opportunities in the renewable energy sector. 

Berry has over ten years experience in infrastructure finance, both equity and debt-related, having started his career at Deutsche Bank in 1997 in the project finance team. He has also worked at Ambac Assurance UK. 

Stirling says: ‘Ian is an experienced fund manager who has proven his investment credentials in the renewables and infrastructure sectors and I am delighted with his appointment. Infrastructure investment is a strategy that Aviva Investors is looking to further develop over the long term, and Ian will play a crucial role in laying the framework for this growth and building Aviva Investors capability and track record in this area.’

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