Standard Life hires head of Investments from Aberdeen

Standard Life hires head of Investments from Aberdeen

Standard Life Investments has appointed Archie Struthers to the role of head of Investments.

Struthers will join Standard Life Investments on 9 January from Aberdeen Asset Management, where he was global head of Investment Solutions. Struthers will report to Rod Paris, CIO with responsibility for investment governance, the investment operating platform, MyFolio and derivatives counterparty management.

He will assume the responsibilities of Bill Lambert, head of Investment Process who is retiring in March 2017 after 13 years at Standard Life and 27 years in the investment industry.

As director of investment governance, Lambert established the function which is responsible for ensuring that the company’s investment processes are applied by all the investment teams and that investment activity is consistent with both regulatory requirements and investment guidelines. More recently, as head of Investment Process, Lambert has had a broader leadership role within the investment team.

“Archie has a blend of direct investment experience and client relationship management, across geographies, asset classes and investment channels which will equip him well for this broad investment management leadership role. His expertise from working in a multi-asset solutions role over the past 15 years is also an ideal fit for Standard Life Investments,” Paris said.

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