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Aberdeen names head of Asia-Pac multi-asset

The firm plucked Irene Goh from Alliance Bernstein's multi-asset business.

In her new role, Goh will lead the regional effort to design and manage multi-asset solutions for both retail and institutional distribution. She will be based in Hong Kong and will start on 3 May.

“Goh will lead and build a small team in Asia, primarily based in Hong Kong,” Alex Boggis, managing director in Hong Kong, told FSA. “They will be supported by the team in Edinburgh and London.”

The appointment reflects Aberdeen’s aim to establish a regional multi-asset business following the integration of the Scottish Widows Investment Partnership in the UK two years ago, the firm said in a statement.

“We have high hopes to grow our Asian presence in multi-asset solutions – an area that has become increasingly relevant and competitive, as clients seek new sources of return in this continued low interest rate, low growth environment,” said Archie Struthers, the firm’s global head of investments solutions said in the statement.

Goh has 20 years of experience in asset management. Before joining the firm, she was the Asia-Pacific head of multi-asset investment at Alliance Bernstein.

Prior to that, she worked at the Government Investment Corporation and UBS Global Asset Management.

Until now, Aberdeen has distributed two multi-asset growth and income funds in Australia, for which it has a product specialist based in Sydney.

The firm also distributes similarly managed Luxembourg-listed UCITS multi-asset growth and multi-asset income funds to private banks in Asia.

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