Avida International was founded in 2006. We are independent specialists in investment governance and client servicing. We help providers of investment management services and their institutional clients in getting the best out of their organisations. To date, we have advised over 70 major pension funds and institutional clients. Avida's team is a unique combination of high calibre and seasoned professionals, all of whom have leadership and operational experience in the asset management, pensions and insurance industries.

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Our multi-disciplinary approach is best practice based and – through advice and implementation – we help asset managers and asset owners extract maximum value out of their organisations and relationships.

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Avida’s core services consist of advice, interim management and coaching to enhance the performance and quality of our clients’ organisations. Key themes include:

* Client retention.
* Improved investment governance.
* Strategic partnering and M&A.
* Business growth strategies.

We also produce market and profitability studies.

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The independent specialist in getting the best out of investment organisations.



Professor Christian Schmitt has joined Avida International

Financial Investigator, May 2019
Professor Christian Schmitt joins Avida team

A la carte lijkt beste business model voor fiduciairs

Financial Investigator, No. 1 2019
Karin Roeloffs chaired this roundtable on fiduciary business models

Beatrice N. Herrmann joins Avida International

Financial Investigator, March 2019
Beatrice Herrmann joins Avida team

Fees & costs: The price worth paying

I&PE, February 2019
Sally Bridgeland comments on transparency.

Fiduciair management: bron van innovatie

Financial Investigator, No. 1, 2019
Paul Boerboom and Tim Juling look back on the development of fiduciary management

The impact of climate change on rural livelihoods in East Africa

Financial Investigator, No. 7, 2018
Paul Boerboom looks at ESG and impact investing via a real life case study from Uganda

Karin Roeloffs joins Avida International

Financial Investigator, Schade Magazine and Risk & Business & Claims, November 2018
Karin Roeloffs joins Avida team

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Selection of a sole corporate trustee

Client request
The CFO of this GBP 100m financial services pension scheme wanted to improve the governance of the DB and DC scheme by replacing the board of trustees with a Sole Trustee. The aim was to further professionalise the oversight of the scheme and to formulate a cost-effective strategy towards self-sufficiency.

Read more about our approach & results in Case Studies.

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Institutional Investor Summit UK & Ireland

Sally Bridgeland co-speaker on the topic of “Is more governance good governance?”

Date: 20-21 June 2019
Location: Syon Park

RI Europe 2019

Sally Bridgeland speaks at ESG plenary

Date: 11-12 June 2019
Location: London

Ausgewählte themen des kapitalmarkets und er kapitalanlage

Dorothee Franzen participated in this event by the Eberbacher Kreis.

Date: 7 June 2019
Location: Berlin

Aba Jahrestagung 2019

Dorothee Franzen attended the annual meeting of the German pension fund association aba Jahrestagung.

Date: 7-8 May 2019
Location: Bonn

Avida hosts: Pooling risk management resources

Avida hosted this breakfast roundtable on the pros and cons of sharing risk management resources with fellow pension funds.

Date: 26 March 2019
Location: London


Bart Heenk attended this event on ‘Catalysing collaboration to solve complex problems in private markets’.

Date: 18-19 March 2019
Location: London

Social partner models now!

Dorothee Franzen attended this invitation-only event.

Date: 7 March 2019
Location: Berlin-Mitte

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