Investment Management Committee

The Investment Management Committee brings together the heads of the main investment areas within Aberdeen Standard Investments. It comprises our senior investment staff, who are in overall charge of specific investment capabilities, operations (such as investment execution and governance) and asset classes.

The Committee members are our most talented senior executives, drawn from across the combined business.

Rod Paris
Chief Investment Officer, Standard Life Aberdeen plc

Rod started his career at Standard Life Investments as Head of Global Fixed Income in May 2002, was appointed to the Board in June 2004 and has been Chief Investment Officer since 2007. He was previously Managing Director and Head of the Global Fixed Income team at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers. Prior to this, Rod was a director of Mercury Asset Management and also worked with Warburg Asset Management and Chase Manhattan Bank. Rod was appointed to the board of Standard Life Aberdeen plc in August 2017.

Brian Fleming
Global Head of Structured Solutions

Brian joined Standard Life Investments 2002, having started his career as a quantitative analyst. He previously held the position of Head of Multi-Asset Risk and Structuring managing several types of investment strategies, including liability driven investment (LDI) and absolute return. With the merger, Brian was appointed Global Head of Structured Solutions.

Devan Kaloo
Global Head of Equities

Devan started with Aberdeen Asset Management in 2000 as part of the Asian equities team in Singapore, before transferring to London, where he took up the position of Head of Global Emerging Markets Equities in 2005. In 2015 he was promoted to Global Head of Equities.

Craig MacDonald
Global Head of Fixed Income

Prior to joining Standard Life Investments as an Investment Director in 2002, Craig was a Director responsible for non-local government European public finance at Standard & Poor’s. At Standard Life Investments, Craig has been involved in developing and articulating the investment grade credit process. Craig has 15 years’ experience with the company and is currently Global Head of Fixed Income.

Andrew McCaffery
Global Head of Client-Driven and Multi-Manager Solutions

Andrew joined Aberdeen Asset Management in 2011 from BlueCrest Capital Management, where he was a founder member of the Alignment Investors division. Prior to that, Andrew was CEO of Attica Alternative Investments Limited in London, a fund of hedge funds business. Earlier, he had been a Managing Director at UBS overseeing global coverage of hedge fund investors, and held senior roles in fixed income and capital markets prior to joining UBS.

Peter McKellar
Global Head of Private and Infrastructure Equity

Peter is Global Head of Private Equity and Infrastructure Equity at Aberdeen Standard Investments. In addition, he has oversight of real assets, strategic credit fund investing and private markets solutions. Peter is based in the Edinburgh office. Peter joined Standard Life Investments in 1999. Starting his career in investment banking at JP Morgan in 1987 and working in corporate finance, Peter moved into industry in 1995 as Corporate Development Director and then Group Finance Director of Clydeport plc, a London listed company and former Montagu buyout. He has a LLB (Hons) degree in Law from The University of Edinburgh.

David Paine
Global Co-Head of Real Estate

With over 34 years’ experience in the real estate investment industry, David has extensive knowledge across global property markets. David has been with Standard Life Investments since its inception, having initially joined Standard Life plc in 1982. Formerly head of Real Estate at Standard Life Investments, David is now Global Co-Head of Real Estate of the newly merged business.

Sean Phayre
Global Head of Quantitative Investing

Sean has been with Aberdeen since 2014, having joined as part of the SWIP transaction. Sean led the development and management of quantitative strategies and structured product capabilities in both Equities and Fixed Interest. He began his investment career at Edinburgh Fund Managers (EFM). He established quantitative investment teams at both EFM and SWIP.

Mandy Pike
Global Head of Investment Execution

Mandy joined Aberdeen Asset Management in 2001. Prior to that, Mandy was an Investment Dealer at F&C Investment Management. Before that, Mandy worked at BNP Capital Markets. Her City career began at Grieveson Grant in the private client department. Mandy has a wealth of experience and is widely recognised across the industry as one of the most experienced and insightful dealing practitioners.

Guy Stern
Global Head of Multi-Asset and Macro Investing

As Global Head of Multi-Asset and Macro Investing, Guy is responsible for the oversight of asset allocation within our multi-asset portfolios. With 34 years industry experience Guy held a variety of roles prior to joining Standard Life Investments in 2008. These include CIO of Multi-Asset Class Solutions at Credit Suisse Asset Management and positions with Jefferies & Co and Smith Barney in New York.

Archie Struthers
Global Head of Investment Governance and Oversight

Archie joined Standard Life Investments in January 2017 as Head of Investments, having previously been Global Head of Investment Solutions at Aberdeen Asset Management. Prior to this he was Managing Director of Investment Solutions at SWIP and Chief Operating Officer of Multi-Asset Client Solutions at Blackrock. He was appointed Global Head of Investment Governance & Oversight in August 2017.

Pertti Vanhanen
Global Co-Head of Real Estate

Pertti joined Aberdeen in 2000 as Head of Fund Management – Property. Prior to this he held senior positions in several companies including Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company subsidiary and Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company subsidiary. Pertti began working in the industry in 1988 and has been a key driver in the launch of several non-listed property funds.