Standard Life/Aberdeen

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Standard Life Aberdeen faces $10bn in withdrawals since merger

Merger and performance concerns have led $10bn (£7.6bn) in outflows from Standard Life Aberdeen, according to a new analysis. Standard Life Aberdeen was the worst-selling fund house this September, the month after the pair merged, according to research from Morningstar and the Financial Times. Its record over the first nine months of the year is […]

Aberdeen Standard Investments manager warns against Brexit ‘obsession’

Aberdeen Standard Investments fund manager Harry Nimmo has warned investors against becoming obsessed with Brexit as his UK smaller companies investment trust delivers share price returns of 38.9 per cent. Since the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, Nimmo has slanted the portfolio “significantly” towards companies with international operations with 55 per cent of […]

Standard Life Aberdeen chiefs pledge decade at helm

Martin Gilbert and Keith Skeoch have pledged to lead Standard Life Aberdeen for the next 10 years as they assume their roles as co-chief executives of the newly merged company. The merger completed this week creating the UK’s largest asset manager with the group’s investment business operating as Aberdeen Standard Investments and managing £583bn. Standard […]

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Standard Life Aberdeen: ‘ We will create a UK financial services champion’

Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management have completed their merger, creating a combined business running £670bn in assets. Writing in the Daily Telegraph at the weekend, Standard Life Aberdeen co-chief executive Martin Gilbert said the businesses “will combine our strengths and create a UK-based financial services champion.” He said: “Standard Life Aberdeen begins life at […]

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FCA approves Standard Life Aberdeen merger

The FCA has approved the merger of Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management. In an announcement this afternoon, the companies stated that the regulator, along with the Prudential Regulation Authority, has confirmed its approval. With the deal due to complete in three weeks’ time, it still remains subject to regulatory approvals in other jurisdictions and to […]

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Competition regulator approves Standard Life/Aberdeen merger

The Competition Markets Authority has given the £11bn Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management merger the green light putting the deal on schedule to complete before the end of summer. A regulatory note on the London Stock Exchange confirms the transaction has been cleared unconditionally. The merger, which was approved by shareholders on Monday, will […]

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Aberdeen’s Gilbert defends co-CEO role ahead of Standard Life merger

Aberdeen Asset Management chief executive Martin Gilbert has defended the co-chief executive arrangements planned following the company’s merger with Standard Life, arguing both jobs will be on the line if it doesn’t work out. Gilbert argues his own strengths lie in distribution and strategy while Keith Skeoch’s skill set lies on asset management itself, CNBC reports. “We get […]

Competition regulator to investigate Standard Life Aberdeen deal

CMA to investigate competition fallout from mega-merger The Competition and Markets Authority is investigating Standard Life’s proposed takeover of Aberdeen Asset Management. The pair released their full merger prospectus earlier this month after agreeing an £11bn mega-merger in March. Plans include reducing headcount by 800, “combining” their platforms and premises, and a new board to […]