Columbia Threadneedle’s Fleming to succeed Brett at Aberdeen

Aberdeen Asset Management has named Campbell Fleming to head up its global distribution operations, succeeding John Brett.

Aberdeen announced Brett’s plans to leave the asset manager last October.

Fleming, pictured, joins Aberdeen from Columbia Threadneedle, where he had been chief executive of its Europe, Middle East and Africa business, and global chief operating officer.

At Aberdeen, he reports to the company’s chief executive Martin Gilbert, and will also join Aberdeen’s group management board, Aberdeen said in a statement.

As Aberdeen’s new global head of distribution, Fleming will be responsible for the company’s global distribution platform, managing people across various Aberdeen teams, including business development, marketing and client services. He will also work alongside the company’s investment operation’s senior management, Aberdeen said.

Gilbert, who was involved in the founding of Aberdeen in 1983, through the management buyout of an investment trust, said Campbell would be a good fit for the company.

Prior to joining Threadneedle in 2009, Fleming headed up distribution operations at JP Morgan.

Gary Robinson
Head of Video and Ezines at Open Door Media Publishing. Deputy Editor, International Investment. An experienced journalist and filmmaker with more than 20 years' financial services experience, both as journalist and originally as a fully qualified IFA, Gary works across both International Investment and InvestmentEurope titles. Previous video production credits include projects on BBC, C4 and SKY.

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