Aberdeen Standard Investments has appointed Jacqueline Lowe to the role of head of UK distribution for the newly-combined group, reporting to global head of distribution Campbell Fleming.
In the first announcement regarding people moves since the completed merger, the group said 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.
Fleming, who joined Aberdeen last year and has made a number of changes to the distribution team including the hire of Richard Pursglove and John Campbell, 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 his role as head of UK distribution at Aberdeen and is now head of UK for Franklin Templeton.
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