Aberdeen Standard in key smaller cap fund moves

Abby Glennie

Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has this week announced a number of key appointments in its funds invested in smaller companies.

Abby Glennie has been appointed as co-manager to the Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Investment Trust, the ASI UK Smaller Companies Fund and the ASI (AAM) UK Smaller Companies Fund. 

Amanda Yeaman has been appointed as co-manager of the Aberdeen Smaller Companies Income Trust and deputy manager of the ASI UK Mid Cap Fund and ASI UK Opportunities Fund.

Since joining the team five years ago, Glennie has worked closely with smaller company investment guru Harry Nimmo.

Yeaman joined the team in June 2019 with 10 years’ experience within smaller companies.

Since then she has worked closely with Glennie and Nimmo across the UK small and mid-cap strategies.

ASI also made two new analyst appointments to its smaller companies team.

Tzoulianna Leventi and Liam Patel have been appointed as investment analysts creating an eight-strong team covering the range of small-cap and mid-cap funds.

Leventi joined ASI in 2018 as a graduate.

Her main responsibilities will be working with the team on all ESG-related research and engagement as well as stock research in Southern European small-caps and mid-caps.

Patel recently joined ASI after four years’ experience as a global emerging markets analyst for the British Airways Pension Fund.

His responsibilities will be researching new and existing small and mid-cap ideas within Asia Pacific ex Japan and Emerging Markets.

He will work closely with Kirsty Desson, co-manager of Global Smaller Companies as well as the wider global small and mid-cap team. 

Aberdeen Standard Investments is the asset management business of Edinburgh-based Standard Life Aberdeen and it manages £456 billion of assets worldwide.

Andrew Paisley, head of smaller companies at Aberdeen Standard Investments, said: “Our dedicated smaller companies team has a track record of success across UK, European and Global strategies.

“Our strengthened team and extensive experience will ensure we continue to deliver for our clients.”