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


Battling the risks

Pensions Aspects, October 2019
Sir Richard Shirreff, Pascal Hogenboom and Paul Boerboom consider what investors and pension funds can learn from the military’s approach to risk and crisis management

How can scenario planning help trustee boards?

Mallowstreet, October 2019
Bart Heenk comments on scenario planning and crisis management in this Mallowstreet article by Sandra Wolf

Ein Kritischer Erfolgsfaktor in der kapitalbasierten bAV

IPE D.A.CH Jarhbuch 2019
An article by Dorothee Franzen

Is a pancake a cake? Fight for scale has Dutch fund in bitter dispute over batter

Mallowstreet, August 2019
Bart Heenk comments on industry-wide schemes in the Netherlands

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.

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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.

Read more about our approach & results in Case Studies.

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232x150 Events


‘Born to be active: adding value through skill, conviction and engagement’ – Morgan Stanley

Simone Lavelle attended this seminar

Date: 26 September 2019
Location: Amsterdam

Fachtagung Aufsichtsrecht für EbAV and Tagung der Fachvereinigung Pensionkassen

Dorothee Franzen attended this event.

Date: 9-10 September 2019
Location: Bonn

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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London Office

Avida International Organisational Performance & Governance Ltd
40 Queen Anne Street
London W1G 9EL

T +44 203 637 5759
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Companies House 8731995

Amsterdam office

Avida International BV

Barbara Strozzilaan 201
1083 HN Amsterdam

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Munich office

Avida International GmbH

Theresienstraße 1
80333 München

T +49 89 205 008 5020
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