APFI appoints ex-Aviva Investors multi manager in diversity push

The Association of Professional Fund Investors (APFI) has appointed former Aviva manager Bev Shah board adviser in a diversity push.

Shah is the founder of City Hive, a professional network for women in the fund and investment management industry.

She previously worked for Aviva, Aviva Investors, Merchant Securities (now part of San Lam UK), HSBC, Bear Stearns & Lehman Brothers.

Shah says: “Having previously dedicated my career to professional fund investment, I am immensely proud, now that my focus has moved away from direct investing to championing diversity, to continue to serve the Industry as a Board Advisor to the APFI alongside some of the greatest thought leaders in fund selection.”

UK-based Shah joins a trio of international appointments with Riad Daniels becoming lead for Africa and the Middle East and Adam Choppin APFI lead for the US.

UK director JB Beckett says: “By expanding the leadership team we can both reach into new markets and address key issues such as diversity. The role of the local leads are to build communities of Professional Fund Investors and engage the industry on key topics.”

Beckett says the association continues to look for local leads in Europe and Asia as it builds its advisory board over the coming months.