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.

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



Mallowstreet University digital roundtable - back to business as unusual?

Mallowstreet, June 2020
Stuart Breyer of Mallowstreet on the recent conversation with the Mallowstreet community led by Avida.

Mallowstreet University digital roundtable - good leadership; learning from the crisis

Mallowstreet, May 2020
Stuart Breyer of Mallowstreet on the recent webinar Avida and our crisis management partners, Strategia Worldwide, presented to the Mallowstreet community.

Video - how will the crisis change the pensions industry?

Mallowstreet, April 2020
Sally Bridgeland talks to Mallowstreet about how to keep working in this environment, why advisers' response to the crisis matters for trustees, and the value of walking the floors of a prospective asset manager. (Accessible to Mallowstreet users only.)

Is Covid-19 pushing disaster planning up the board agenda?

Mallowstreet, April 2020
Bart Heenk talks about taking cues on disaster planning from the army.

Digitalisierung in der betrieblichen Altersvorsorge

Auszug aus Betriebliche Altersversorgung
Dr. Dorothee Franzen, Dr. Martin Lätsch,  Rainald Meyer und Jörg Paßmann die Auswirkungen der Digitalisierung auf die verschiedenen Bereiche der betrieblichen Altersvorsorge dar.

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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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Sally Bridgeland to serve as panelist at OMFIF launch

Avida's Sally Bridgeland will be a panelist at the OMFIF Global Public Pension virtual launch: The role of pension funds in the post-Covid recovery

Date: 19 November 2020
Location: Online


Mallowstreet digital indaba - opportunities in a COVID-19 world

Date: 21 July 2020
Location: Online

Avida's Sally Bridgeland and Bart Heenk presented the 10.45am session on 'Bottling the sense of crisis'.  

How 'crisis proof' are your client relationships? (Avida client retention masterclass)

Date: 2 July 2020
Location: Online

This masterclass on maintaining client relationships in challenging times, featured Mr Martin Reeves, Senior Partner and Managing Director in the New York Office of BCG and Chairman of the BCG Henderson Institute, BGC's think tank on business strategy.

Mallowstreet University digital roundtable - back to business as unusual

Date: 4 June 2020
Location: Online

This digital roundtable, led by Avida, looked at 'what happens next' - post coronavirus what will our operating environment look like, what are the key changes to be made, what lessons have been learned and what areas make us feel uncomfortable.

Managing through crisis (Avida online roundtable - session 5)

Date: 21 May 2020
Location: Online

This online roundtable focused on the people matters confronting leaders and the process challenges facing pension funds.

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