Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has promoted Robert McKillop to the newly created role of global head of product & client solutions, as it creates a client solutions arm.
The new division will operate globally and incorporate Robert's current UK proposition, digital advice, product development and management, and product strategy responsibilities, as well as broader responsibility for solutions.
The client solutions group will be led by Ian MacDonald, who will report to McKillop, and includes the existing the outcome based product strategies.
McKillop was previously the global head of product & investment specialists at ASI. He joined Standard Life Investments in 1997 to start his career as a portfolio manager within the Japanese equity team and went on to become head of Japanese equities in 2002, and head of EAFE funds, before joining the global client group management team in 2010 and subsequently the global head of product.
Rod Paris, CIO at ASI, said: "We have been looking at our structure around solutions for some time across the two key components of client engagement and portfolio management.
"We believe there is a significant opportunity in bringing together our collective expertise to understand the needs of clients, customers and advisors, as the trend towards more tailored and outcome orientated solutions continues.
"In line with this, I am delighted that Robert will take on a new role as global head of product and client solutions."