Press release


08 Oct 2020

Alex Hoctor-Duncan has been appointed Global Head of Aberdeen Standard Investments. Alex will lead the global client-facing asset management distribution function and report directly to Stephen Bird, CEO Standard Life Aberdeen. Alex joined the business in September 2018 as Global Sales Director, responsible for co-ordinating global sales activity. Alex previously held a number of senior retail distribution roles at Blackrock.

Stephen Bird, CEO Standard Life Aberdeen commented:

“I am delighted to have Alex join my leadership team. It is important that our clients feel confident in the strength of our partnership and the value we can provide. We need to connect more as when we listen intently to our clients and fulfil their needs effectively, quickly and consistently – we will build a sustainable pattern of growth and achieve our purpose of investing for a better future”.

Commenting on his appointment Alex Hoctor-Duncan said:

“I am looking forward to working more closely with Stephen, and the rest of the Executive Leadership Team, as I take a razor sharp focus to delivering on our asset management business’ potential for growth. In my two years at Aberdeen Standard Investments, we’ve taken excellent steps forward and I’m delighted with what we’ve achieved for clients, particularly in the midst of a pandemic, but there’s much more we can do and I’m excited for the next stage”.


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Notes to editors

  • Aberdeen Standard Investments is a global asset manager dedicated to creating long-term value for our clients. We manage £455.6 billion(€501.2bn/$562.9bn)*of assets on behalf of governments, pension funds, insurers, companies, charities, foundations and individuals across 80 countries. With employees in more than 40 locations worldwide, our operations extend across global financial capitals and important regional centres (*as of 30 June 2020).
  • We are high-conviction, long-term investors who believe teamwork and collaboration are the key to delivering repeatable, superior investment performance.
  • Standard Life Aberdeen plc is headquartered in Scotland. It has around 1.2 million shareholders and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
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