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Abrdn appoints London-based CEO of wealth unit

Edinburgh-based Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA) — currently changing its name to Abrdn — has announced the appointment of Caroline Connellan as chief executive officer of Personal…


Gilbert’s AssetCo buys Saracen Fund Managers

Martin Gilbert’s investment vehicle AssetCo plc announced it agreed to acquire Edinburgh-based Saracen Fund Managers Limited for £2.75 million in shares and cash. “The acquisition…







Martin Gilbert group buys 29% of AssetCo

London-listed investment vehicle AssetCo plc said on Monday that a “concert party” of Martin Gilbert, Peter McKellar, various associates and funds managed by Toscafund Asset…



Euan Munro joins BNY Mellon’s Newton as CEO

Newton Investment Management, part of BNY Mellon Investment Management, announced on Wednesday the appointment of former Aviva Investors and Standard Life Investments executive Euan Munro as…



















Phoenix makes Edinburgh change as profit rises

Closed life and pension fund consolidator Phoenix Group Holdings plc, owner of Edinburgh-based Standard Life Assurance, announced on Monday that Jim McConville, group finance director…


Skeoch new chair at Investment Association

Standard Life Aberdeen CEO Keith Skeoch has been appointed chair of the Investment Association (IA) board. The IA champions the UK asset management industry. Its…





Martin Gilbert confirmed as chairman at Revolut

Digital bank account provider Revolut has confirmed long-standing speculation by announcing it has appointed former Standard Life Aberdeen co-chief executive Martin Gilbert as its chairman….


SLA offers nine months full paid parental leave

Edinburgh-based investment giant Standard Life Aberdeen — one of Scotland’s biggest employers — has introduced a new parental leave policy that allows all parents, regardless…














Sandy Crombie joins LendingCrowd as chairman

Sandy Crombie, the former Standard Life CEO and Royal Bank of Scotland senior independent director, has joined Scottish fintech lender LendingCrowd as chairman. Launched in late…






Tesco Bank customer deposits up to £8.9bn

Edinburgh-based Tesco Bank said its profit before tax rose 143.9% to £112.2 million in the six months ended August 31, “reflecting the impact of payment protection…









Aberdeen Asset CEO Gilbert joins Glencore board

Mining and commodities trading multinational Glencore said it appointed Aberdeen Asset Management CEO Martin Gilbert as an independent non-executive director of Glencore with immediate effect. Aberdeen Asset Management is…



Gilbert explains CEO job split with Skeoch

Aberdeen Asset Management CEO Martin Gilbert said in an interview on Friday he will focus on external affairs after his company merges with Edinburgh-based Standard Life to create the UK’s largest…


Murdochs agree £11.7bn deal to buy rest of Sky

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox said it reached an agreement with Sky plc to buy the 61% of the British pay-TV firm it doesn’t already own for £10.75 a share — or roughly £11.7…


Nish touted as contender for HSBC chairman

Speculation has been mounting in recent days that former Standard Life chief executive David Nish could be a strong internal candidate to succeed fellow Scot Douglas Flint as chairman…


Regulator calls for asset management reforms

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published critical interim findings from its market study into the UK’s £7 trillion asset management industry, saying that “price competition is weak” and that profits remain…




Pound plunges amid hard Brexit fears for UK

Sterling fell to a 31-year-low early on Friday with some traders blaming a “flash crash” that was triggered by computer-generated trading. With fears growing that the UK Government will…