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First top appointment at merged firm

Lowe takes key role at Aberdeen Standard Investments

Jacqueline LoweAberdeen Standard Investments has made its first key appointment since the merger, naming Jacqueline Lowe as head of UK distribution.

Ms Lowe will report to global head of distribution Campbell Fleming.

It is the first senior role to be filled following the £11 billion merger of Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management last month. Standard Life Investments was renamed Aberdeen Standard Investments.

The company said Ms Lowe, who was previously head of UK wholesale & retail business for Standard Life Investments, will have overall responsibility for institutional, wholesale and retail distribution and clients in addition to the liquidity business.

She joined Standard Life in 1988 and has held a number of leadership roles at SLI as well as being a board member of Standard Life Investments Mutual Funds since 2004.

More recently in her head of UK wholesale role, she was responsible for the retail and distribution business strategy in addition to having key input into product development, product management and fund governance.

She was manager of the Standard Life Investments Dynamic Distribution Fund.

Mr Fleming joined Aberdeen last year and has made a number of changes to the distribution team. These include include hiring Richard Pursglove and John Campbell.

He said: “The newly-combined business has created a strong distribution capability across the globe but our home market remains of paramount importance to us.

“Jacqueline’s appointment is key to the planning and execution of our UK distribution efforts, helping us achieve our key priorities of building upon our client focus, accelerating sales momentum and improving overall service in the UK.”

Earlier this year, Martyn Gilbey left as head of UK distribution at Aberdeen to become head of UK for Franklin Templeton.

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