Aberdeen AM and Standard Life combined
Edinburgh-based Aberdeen Standard Investments is a global asset manager specialising in equities, fixed income, property and alternatives. It offers a range of investment capabilities on behalf of clients in 80 countries, employing more than 1,000 investment professionals with 50 offices and investment centres in 24 locations. Aberdeen Standard Investments was created by the merger of Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life on 14 August 2017. As of 31 December 2018, the company claims to have €648.5bn in invested assets. It recently made its first foray into the smart beta world with the introduction of proprietary SMARTER Beta multifactor equity indices.
Unlikely to announce significant change in 20-minute statement
Managed by quantitative investment strategy team
Matthews joins amid discretionary-growth drive
Challenge to competitors like Standard Life Aberdeen
Currently a 42% weighting
Offer improving cashflow and dividend
Subject to regulatory approval
Continuing Square Mile’s series of informal interviews
Bonuses were 70% higher for men
Possible three hikes in 2018
Forecasts 'enormously' under-predict growth in life expectancy
Group in second place in terms of assets
Managed by Lesley Duncan
Growth of 1.8% over the year
Deals worth $41bn in 2017
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Lowe previously announced as head of UK distribution
Completed merger in August
First day of trading on 15 December
Joining as chief investment officer, equities
Active and passive provider deals