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Standard Life Aberdeen Plc

Standard Life Aberdeen Plc

Sector: Investment Advice Region: United Kingdom

: | London Stock Exchange: SLA

Standard Life Aberdeen plc was formed in August 2017 from the merger of two leading financial services companies: Standard Life plc and Aberdeen Asset Management PLC. Headquartered in Scotland, we have staff located in 50 offices worldwide. In terms of assets under administration, we are now the largest active manager in the UK and the second largest in Europe. To be world class, we aim for excellence in everything we do. Whether it’s looking after our clients’ investments, offering our employees a rewarding career path, or helping ensure we’re operating sustainably and for the long term good of our planet. It's a commitment that's helped us become a trusted partner to individual and institutional investors around the world.

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Sir Gerry Grimstone, Chairman
Appointed Chairman in May 2007, having been Deputy Chairman since March 2006. Sir Gerry became a director of The Standard Life Assurance Company in July 2003. Sir Gerry is also Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director of Barclays PLC, an Independent Non-Executive of Deloitte LLP and the Lead Non-Executive at the Ministry of Defence. Previously, he held senior positions within the Department of Health and Social Security and HM Treasury until 1986. He then spent 13 years with Schroders in London, Hong Kong and New York, and was Vice Chairman of Schroders’ worldwide investment banking activities from 1998 to 1999.
Simon Troughton, Deputy Chairman
Appointed Deputy Chairman on 14 August 2017, having been a Non-Executive Director of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC since July 2009 and Chairman since October 2016. Simon is also Chairman of Redburn (Europe) Limited. Previously, he was a Partner at Cazenove and Company Limited before moving to Fauchier Partners in 2003 where he became Chief Operating Officer.
Martin Gilbert, Co-Chief Executive
Appointed Director on 14 August 2017, Martin is Co-Founder of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC and Chief Executive and Director since 1983. He is Deputy Chairman of Sky PLC, Non-Executive Director of Glencore plc, Chairman of the Prudential Regulation Authority’s Practitioner Panel and Board Member of the Institute of International Finance, as well as a member of the International Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the International Advisory Board of British American Business.
Keith Skeoch, Co-Chief Executive
Appointed Chief Executive of Standard Life plc on 5 August 2015, having been a Director since 2006 and Chief Executive of Standard Life Investments since 2004. Keith joined Standard Life Investments Limited in 1999 as Chief Investment Officer after nearly 20 years’ investment experience at James Capel & Company Limited in a number of roles, including Chief Economist and Managing Director International Equities. He is also a Non-Executive Director of the Financial Reporting Council.
Rod Paris, Chief Investment Officer
Appointed Director on 14 August 2017. Rod joined Standard Life Investments in 2002 as Head of Global Fixed Income and was appointed Chief Investment Officer in 2007. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, having earlier joined Mercury Asset Management in 1984. Rod is also Non-Executive Director of ICE Benchmark Administration Limited.
Bill Rattray, Chief Financial Officer
Appointed Director and Chief Financial Officer on 14 August 2017, having been Finance Director of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC since January 1991. Bill is also Non-Executive Director of Curtis Bank Group plc. Prior to joining the Aberdeen Group, Bill trained as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Whinney, qualifying in 1982.

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