Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has appointed Robert McKillop to the newly created role of global head of Product & Client Solutions.
The new department will operate globally and incorporate McKillop's current UK proposition, digital advice, product development and management, and product strategy responsibilities, as well as broader responsibility for solutions.
As part of this, a new client solutions group has been created and will be responsible for engaging with clients on matters that impact their whole portfolio. The group will be led by Ian MacDonald, who will report to McKillop, and encompasses the existing the Outcome Based Product Strategy and Solutions and Strategic Client Solutions teams.
McKillop was previously the global head of Product & Investment Specialists for ASI. He joined Standard Life Investments in 1997 to start his career as a portfolio manager within our Japanese equity team; he was subsequently promoted to head of Japanese Equities in 2002. In 2008 he was appointed to head of EAFE funds, then in 2010 McKillop joined the Global Client Group management team and became global head of Product.