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DomicileUnited Kingdom
Legal StructureUnit Trust
Inception Date05/05/2008
Fund Advisor(s)
abrdn Investment Management Limited
Fund ManagerKaty Forbes
Manager Start Date17/10/2019
University of Edinburgh, B.S.
Katy Forbes is an Investment Director in the Multi-Asset Investing team at Aberdeen Standard Investments. She is a member of the Strategic Investment Group and is a member of the GARS portfolio construction team. She joined the Government bond team in 2008 as a secondary manager on the inflation-linked bond funds and was appointed primary manager of UK inflation-linked funds in 2010. Katy joined Standard Life Investments in 2001 holding various roles on the Treasury team and as Asset and Liability Manager for Standard Life Bank. She holds a BSc (1st class honors) from the University of Edinburgh and is a CFA charterholder.
Fund ManagerDavid Sol
Manager Start Date17/10/2019
Career Start Year2003
David Sol has served as portfolio manager for Standard Life Investments since 2010. Prior to joining Standard Life, Mr. Sol had been a Partner for Ravenscourt Capital Partners since 2008. Mr. Sol has begun his business career since 2003.
Fund ManagerScott Smith
Manager Start Date17/10/2019
University of Glasgow, B.A.
University of Glasgow, M.A.
Scott Smith is an Investment Director within Multi-Asset Fund Management at Aberdeen Standard Investments and is a member of the Strategic Investment Group and the GARS portfolio construction team. Scott is also responsible for ensuring that asset allocation views are expressed effectively and consistently across a range of internal and third party funds. Previous experience involved implementation and oversight of derivative-based absolute return strategies across the business. Scott joined Standard Life Investments in 2006 as a performance analyst, working on a broad range of funds covering fixed-interest, equities and property. In 2010 he moved to the Multi-Asset Investing Team. Scott graduated with an MA (Hons) in Economics with Business Economics from University of Glasgow. He also has an MPhil in International Finance and Economic Policy from the University of Glasgow and has the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and is a CFA Charterholder.
Fund ManagerNeil Richardson
Manager Start Date17/10/2019
Career Start Year1985
Neil joined Standard Life Investments in October 2011, initially placed in the Credit team to gain experience of the asset class and our collaborative approach; he transitioned to the Multi Asset Investment Team in 2012. Neil is co-manager of Global Focused Strategies Fund and is a member of the GARS portfolio construction team and contributes to the asset allocation of other portfolios managed within the Multi-Asset Team. He also sits on the Strategic Investment Group. Before joining Standard Life Investments Neil was Head of UK Equities at Ignis, heading a 9-strong team managing £8bn. Prior to that he spent 4 years at Citi on the Pan European Equities sales desk, where he was responsible for a large number of accounts, with widely differing investment styles. At Threadneedle his strong fundamental analytical abilities were recognized with his promotion to Head of Pan European Research. His career encompasses over 20 years on the buy-side and four years on the sell-side, giving a broad and deep understanding of capital markets and the investment community. In total Neil has six years investment experience at Standard Life Investments with 33 years’ industry experience. He holds a MA(Hons) Modern History and Politics from the University of Edinburgh.
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