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Former SFE chairman joins Aberdeen

aberdeen-asset-managementAberdeen Asset Management has announced a number of appointments to strengthen its global distribution platform.

Former Scottish Financial Enterprise chairman John Campbell will join in early January as global head of strategic clients reporting to Campbell Fleming, global head of distribution.

He has spent the last 16 years at State Street, most recently as business head of global services UK, Middle East and Africa. He was awarded an OBE in 2008 for services to the financial services industry. 

In his new role he will focus on how Aberdeen works with its largest clients to help them achieve their financial goals.

Jeff Klepacki will join early in the New Year as head of distribution – Americas, reporting to Bev Hendry and Campbell Fleming.  The US is home to half of the world’s wealth and is of strategic importance to Aberdeen. Mr Klepacki will provide leadership for Aberdeen’s distribution efforts in the Americas where the group already manages around $65 billion.

He has a 23-year track record of leadership in financial services with a number of companies including Capital Group, Delaware Investments and Allianz Global Investors.

Antony John, former chief executive BNP Paribas Investment Partners/FundQuest, and Richard Pursglove, who has held senior distribution roles at a number of companies, will join on a consultancy basis to work with senior management on driving forward Aberdeen’s distribution strategy.

Mr Fleming said: “I am delighted that Aberdeen will be able to draw on the experience and expertise of John, Jeff, Antony and Richard. It says a lot about Aberdeen that we are able to attract individuals of such high calibre.” 

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