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.



How can trustees and pension fund executives work well together?

Mallowstreet, February 2020
Sally Bridgeland comments on the trustee role.

Patrick Woods joins Avida International

I&PE, November 2019
Patrick Woods joins the Avida team

Chapter 17 - Pension investment governance

Saving the next billion from old age poverty - global lessons for local action
Dorothee Franzen co-wrote this chapter

Die erfolgreiche provider-search

IPE Quest, August 2019
Dorothee Franzen writes on the successful provider search

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

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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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NEDonBoard Panel: Corporate Governance Code

Sally Bridgeland was a guest panel speaker at this event. 

Date: 28 January 2020
Location: London

CIPFA Pensions Annual Conference

Bart Heenk spoke on the topic of "Growing your business starts with good governance"

Date: 13 November 2019
Location: London

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

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