Ashish Dafria, CFA

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Ashish Dafria, CFA

Ashish is the Chief Investment Officer for Aviva, managing over £250bn of assets. As CIO, Ashish is responsible for defining the investment strategy, delivering Aviva’s sustainable investments ambitions, helping develop customer investment solutions, and for delivering the investment performance for shareholder and customer investments. Previously, Ashish led the formation of Aviva Investors’ first Global Research team and before that was Head of Credit Research for Aviva Investors North America.

Prior to joining Aviva, Ashish was a Director with UBS Investment Bank in New York and Chicago, and previously was a Senior Ratings Analyst with the Indian rating agency, Crisil.

Ashish is a CFA charterholder and earned his MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University, where he graduated at the top of his class. Ashish also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Indore, India.