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Aviva hires Felix to market fund of funds in US

The former Institutional Real Estate Letter managing director, Steve Felix, has been appointed as Aviva Investors’ head of marketing for its North America real estate multi-manager platforms.

Aviva Investors has hired former Institutional Real Estate Letter managing director Steve Felix as head of marketing for its North America multi-manager funds.

Felix will work with Aviva’s global multi-manager real estate team, including its fund of funds group, in building investor relations and promoting funds. Aviva’s real estate operations have more than $12.8 billion under management, according to a statement.

Felix is a real estate writing veteran and was particularly well-known for his “On the Road” column. Latterly, he has also written for PERE.

Aviva Investors chief investment officer, multi-manager real estate, Ed Casal, said the appointment was timely as the current credit crisis would create “significant opportunities” in North America over the coming months.

The multi-manager real estate group has reviewed more than 800 funds covering core, value-added, opportunistic and secondary real estate strategies, the statement added. The group has 13 investment professionals in New York, London and Singapore.