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.



Mallowstreet University 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.

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

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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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Managing through crisis (Avida online roundtable - session 5)

Date: 21 May 2020
Location: Online

This online roundtable will start at 10am BST. Contact us for more information. 

Vertrouwen houden in onzekere tijden

De Corona-crisis is een feit. De spanningen op het financiële vlak blijven toenemen. Onzekerheid lijkt het nieuwe ‘normaal’ te worden.

Date: 12 May 2020
Location: Online

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

This digital roundtable covered topics including what you need to have in place in order to lead effectively in a crisis, what you can learn from previous mistakes, muscle memory and resilience. 

Date: 7 May 2020
Location: Online

ESG: box ticking or genuine impact

Online roundtable with Dame Elizabeth Corley, Chair of the Impact Investing Institute

Date: 21 April 2020
Location: Online

Managing through crisis (Avida online roundtable – session 4)

This online roundtable focused on the strategic challenge facing leaders and the challenges facing organisations.

Date: 17 April 2020
Location: Online

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