Aviva infra debt team appoints director

The global asset manager of insurance group Aviva has expanded its infrastructure debt team with the appointment of Florian de Chaisemartin.

Aviva Investors, the global asset management arm of UK-headquartered insurance group Aviva, has confirmed the appointment of Florian de Chaisemartin as a director in its infrastructure debt team.

The infrastructure debt group, which targets investments in Europe, manages around £3.5 billion (€4.4 billion; $5 billion). The group is led by Laurence Monnier who manages a team of 17 employees.

“We continue to expand our footprint across the infrastructure debt spectrum, with a number of major projects currently underway. I am certain [Florian] will make a strong contribution to the team as we take these forward,” Monnier said in a statement.

De Chaisemartin previously worked as senior investment manager at Legal & General Investment Management, where he was responsible for structuring and originating infrastructure debt deals. Before joining Legal & General, de Chaisemartin worked on the infrastructure finance team at the investment bank DEPFA and credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s.

The infrastructure debt team recently concluded a transaction providing new trains linking Moorgate to Welwyn, Hertford, Stevenage and Letchworth and providing funding for the refurbishment of almost 50 schools in the UK as part of the government’s Priority School Building Programme.

Aviva Investors works in 15 countries across the globe and as of 31 December held £290 billion in assets under management.