Aviva has ‘tremendous appetite’

15 June 2017 Exclusive: Aviva Investors has a “tremendous appetite” to deploy more capital, according to its new head of infrastructure debt.

Darryl Murphy has told Partnerships Bulletin that the investor is looking overseas to invest in PPP-type projects, but is also focused on developing new opportunities in the UK.

“For something like PPP – we have an enormous appetite for more of that type of asset class,” he said.

“But we’ve had to diversify given the pipeline, so what has struck me is the breadth of what we’re looking at.”

Murphy, who arrived at Aviva Investors in April from KPMG, pointed to things like rolling stock, renewables and regulated utilities as examples of the way in which the firm is diversifying.

He also pointed to Europe as a potential growth market, adding: “We have already deployed a European fund and a lot of our new clients have a strong appetite for exposure to European as well as UK infrastructure.”

An in-depth interview with Darryl Murphy will feature in the upcoming July/August edition of Partnerships Bulletin 


This page was last updated on:
15 December 2017.


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