Abrdn Personal Wealth hires Deaves from Schroders

Sarah Deaves

Edinburgh investment firm Abrdn announced that Sarah Deaves has joined its Personal Wealth business as head of financial planning from Schroders Personal Wealth.

Deaves will report directly to Caroline Connellan, Abrdn’s CEO of Personal Wealth.

“She is responsible for leading the financial planning business supporting the ambition to help clients have financially secure futures in a way that works for them,” said Abrdn.

“Sarah will work closely with Paul Titterton, who recently joined as Head of Digital Solutions, to explore how digital can enhance our financial planning offering.

“Sarah has many years of experience in wealth management, joining from Schroders Personal Wealth, where she was MD, Client Relationships and Wealth Advice.

“Previously she held the role of UK Wealth Director at Lloyds Banking Group and is a former CEO of Coutts & Co.”

Connellan said: “I’m delighted to welcome Sarah to Abrdn, Personal Wealth.

“As a customer champion with a great track record of leadership of client facing teams and innovation in client experience, she’s a great addition to our team.”

Deaves said: “At such a key time for Abrdn, I’m excited to be working with Caroline and the wider leadership team in Personal Wealth to help deliver for our clients and grow our business.”