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ASI Private Markets expands ESG capabilities

09 Oct 2020

Aberdeen Standard Investments (“ASI”) has today announced the appointment of Alexis Crusey to its Product Strategy team within Private Markets.

Alexis joins as an Investment Director, following seven years at LeapFrog Investments, a leading impact investing private equity manager, where she played a key role in shaping business and product strategy. At ASI, Alexis will be responsible for leading product and commercial strategy for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and impact-oriented solutions across Private Markets. She will be working closely with a team of others in the ASI Private Markets business who are dedicated to advancing ESG matters, as well as the long-established central ESG team.

Barry Fricke, Global Head of Product, Private Markets, said: “Client demand for products that are ESG-aware and that make a positive impact on society and the environment is increasing. Alexis brings over 10 years’ experience in ESG focused roles within asset management. Her deep understanding of private markets ESG and impact investing, and her extensive client experience, make her ideally suited to ensuring we are able to meet clients’ evolving needs through new products and solutions.”

Alexis Crusey added: “I am delighted to be joining ASI, a market-leading asset manager with a long history of ESG embedded in its DNA. Building on my prior experience in the impact industry, I look forward to working with ASI’s clients and private markets teams to think critically about investment strategies and opportunities that meet clients’ evolving ESG and impact investing needs and offer solutions to address some of the world’s most pressing issues.”

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Notes to editors

  • Aberdeen Standard Investments is a global asset manager dedicated to creating long-term value for our clients. With over 1,000 investment professionals, we manage £455.6 billion* of assets worldwide. We have clients in c.80 countries supported by over 40 offices globally. This ensures we are close to our clients and the markets in which we invest. (*as of 30 June 2020)
  • The private markets team at ASI manages over £18 billion assets (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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Alexis Crusey CV

  • Over ten years’ experience in financial services ESG & Impact investing, with a focus on investor relations, business development and product design and distribution
  • Formerly a Senior Manager at LeapFrog Investments, a leading impact investing private equity manager, where she played a key role in shaping business and product strategy for the firm
  • At LeapFrog, she was responsible for business development and investor relations, helping to drive the oversubscribed fundraisings and other strategic partnerships
  • Previously at Parnassus Investments, the largest pure-play ESG fund company in the US, where she played a key role in US distribution to platforms and institutional partners

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