Former multi-manager head Graham Duce has moved into a distribution role at Aberdeen Asset Management, reporting to global head of distribution Campbell Fleming.
Duce (pictured) is now global client senior director and will work with Aberdeen's regional heads of distribution around the world to improve the promotion of the group's capabilities, services and engagement with clients.
He was previously director in the multi-asset team for three years, responsible for the wealth division of portfolio management, after joining Aberdeen in 2009 as co-head of multi-manager, a position he filled for four years.
Prior to that he was co-head of multi-manager at Credit Suisse from 2002, until the business was bought by Aberdeen.
Simon Wood, head of manager research, and the firm's six-strong team will take over Duce's multi-asset responsibilities.
Fleming commented on Duce's new role: "Graham was the first appointment I made when I joined Aberdeen. He brings to the distribution team a wealth of product and investment knowledge as well as vital client relationship experience."
Duce added:"The chance to work with Campbell was compelling. Aberdeen has a great global distribution platform and my new role gives me the opportunity to help build on the strong foundations that have been established."
Aberdeen has recently made changes to its distribution team following Fleming's appointment in April 2016.
Former Artemis head of UK retail Richard Pursglove was hired in December on an interim, advisory basis to focus on the group's wholesale distribution strategy at a UK and global level, while industry veteran John Campbell was recruited as global head of strategic clients working between the firm's London and Edinburgh offices.
In addition, former BNP Paribas Investment Partners/FundQuest CEO Antony John has also started working for the group on an advisory basis to focus on institutional distribution while in the US, Jeff Klepacki joined as head of distribution - Americas, reporting to Bev Hendry, co-head of the Americas at Aberdeen, and Fleming.
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