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Ian Pizer, Ph.D., CFA

Ian Pizer, Ph.D., CFA

Head of Investment Strategy
Aviva Investors

Ian Pizer is the head of investment strategy at Aviva Investors, where he is responsible for formulating the firm’s “House View” and risks to that view. He is also a senior fund manager on the multi-assets team. Mr. Pizer serves as co-portfolio manager of the Virtus Multi-Strategy Target Return Fund, which is subadvised by Aviva.

Prior to joining Aviva in 2014, Mr. Pizer spent over 10 years at Standard Life Investments, where he was investment director, multi-asset investing, and managed the firm’s flagship Global Absolute Return Strategies (GARS) fund and Absolute Return Bond Strategy fund.

Mr. Pizer earned a Ph.D. in mathematical logic from Bristol University. He is also a CFA charterholder.

Mr. Pizer began his career in the investment industry in 2002.

Aviva Investors Americas LLC (AIA) is the named subadviser to the Virtus Multi-Strategy Target Return Fund and utilizes the services of Aviva Investors Global Services Limited (AIGSL) and its other affiliates (collectively, Aviva Investors) to manage the Fund. Each affiliate entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with AIA and these affiliates are Participating Affiliates as that term is used in relief granted by the SEC. The investment professionals listed are located in London and are employees of AIGSL.