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Daniel James

Daniel James

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About Daniel James

Daniel James has been chief investment officer of Fixed Income London and Global Head of Rates in Aviva since 2010, as well as being responsible for the performance, growth, governance and development of all fixed income strategies. Prior to joining Aviva Investors, Daniel was chief investment officer for absolute return/portable Alpha strategies and aggregate fixed income at FFTW, a subsidiary of BNP Asset Management. Before joining FFTW, Daniel held several roles at both Fortis Investment Management and ABN AMRO Asset Management - including Head of absolute return and portable Alpha strategies and Head of Global Aggregate Fixed income, Head of the short-term asset group and Head of Credit. Before joining ABN AMRO Asset Management in 1998, Daniel began his career as a portfolio manager for global high net worth clients at Mercury Asset Management in London. He studied at Kings School Rochester and holds an Investment Management Certificate from the CFA Society of the UK. In his spare time he enjoys sports like skiing, shooting and rugby and also going to the cinema and the theatre.

Invests in own strategies

Runs institutional money

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Citywire Rating: Not Rated


  • ARated AA in Apr 2014
  • MRated AA in May 2014
  • JRated AA in Jun 2014
  • JRated AA in Jul 2014
  • ARated AA in Aug 2014
  • SRated AA in Sep 2014
  • ORated AA in Oct 2014
  • NRated AA in Nov 2014
  • DRated AA in Dec 2014


  • JRated AA in Jan 2015
  • FRated AA in Feb 2015
  • MRated AA in Mar 2015
  • ARated AA in Apr 2015
  • MRated AA in May 2015
  • JRated A in Jun 2015
  • JRated A in Jul 2015
  • ARated A in Aug 2015
  • SRated A in Sep 2015
  • ORated A in Oct 2015
  • NRated A in Nov 2015
  • DRated A in Dec 2015


  • JRated Plus in Jan 2016
  • FRated Plus in Feb 2016
  • MRated Plus in Mar 2016
  • ARated A in Apr 2016
  • MNot rated in May 2016


over : 30/04/2015 - 30/04/2016
Rank 29/111 Bonds - Global
Manager Return
27 Geoff Hitchin 3.0%
27 Nicholas Cooling 3.0%
29 David Tan 2.9%
29 Dirk Frohnert 2.9%
29 Daniel James 2.9%

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2016 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2016 3.8%
2015 1.7% 3.6% -2.7% 0.9% 0.1%
2014 9.3% 2.8% 2.9% 1.0% 2.4%
2013 1.3% 2.8% -3.1% 1.2% 0.6%
2012 6.9% 1.2% 1.9% 1.8% 1.8%
2011 2.2% 1.8%

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