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Aberdeen appoints two from Cazenove to head private client office

Aberdeen Asset Management is appointing Simon Akroyd and James Thompson to establish a London private client office.

Akroyd and Thompson both join from Cazenove, where Akroyd was head of the private unit trusts and Thompson was head of private client business development.

Aberdeen Asset Management director Gary Marshall says: “With £1 billion already under management, Simon and James have a firm foundation from which to accelerate Aberdeen’s development into a major player in the private client arena.”

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