Our only focus is on adding value to your business.


    Successful business is driven by successful relationships.


    A partner team with an average of over 20 years industry experience.

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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.

232x150 Publications


How consultants can prepare for scheme consolidation

Pensions Expert, July 2017
Bart Heenk explains why consultants should embrace scheme consolidation and how they can prepare for change.

Top 400: Market forces – coming together

I&PE, June 2017
Pension funds are consolidating. Bart Heenk considers what the consequences are for investment managers.

Guest viewpoint – fiduciary management

I&PE, June 2017
Dorothee Franzen, Paul Boerboom and Peter Kolthof give their ‘guest viewpoint’ on the state of play of fiduciary management.

Peter Kolthof chairs roundtables on fiduciary management

Financial Investigator, Vol 9, No. 1, 2017
Peter Kolthof chaired two roundtables on fiduciary management – one for providers and one for pension fund clients. During the roundtables the importance of soft factors (match in culture) next to hard results was stressed, as well as the continuous and independent evaluation of a fiduciary manager.

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232x150 Cases


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.

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232x150 Events


LGC Pension Fund Symposium

Sally Bridgeland participated in a Panel on Culture.

Date: Friday 30 June 2017
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon

Mallowstreet Educational Summit

Simone Lavelle attended this event

Date: Monday 26 – Wednesday 28 June 2017
Location: Castle Coombe

Avida hosts roundtable on ‘The Dynamic Executive Team vs. The Trustee Board’

On some occasions the trustee board of a pension fund is bigger than the executive team, leading to more ‘managers’ than ‘doers’. At our most recent breakfast roundtable we considered what the right mix might be and how the governance model should work.

Date: Thursday 8 June 2017
Location: London

15th International Conference on Pensions, Insurance and Savings

Dorothee Franzen chaired a session on Financial Literacy.

Date: Tuesday 23 – Wednesday 24 May 2017
Location: Paris

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London Office

Avida International Ltd
40 Queen Anne Street
London W1G 9EL

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Companies House 8731995

Amsterdam office

Avida International BV
Cruquiuskade 251
1018 AM Amsterdam

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KvK 20115066

Munich office

Avida International (representative office)
Theresienstraße 1
80333 München

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