Anderson Strathern Asset Management appoints former Aberdeen boss as new chief executive

John Brett
John Brett

Former Aberdeen Asset Management global head of distribution, John Brett, has joined Anderson Strathern Asset Management (ASAM) as its new chief executive.

ASAM said Mr Brett will now lead it though its next phase of growth, overseeing strategy and managing the team and operations. With over 20 years’ experience in the investment scene, having held senior executive roles at Aberdeen Asset Management (AAM) and Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) - which was acquired by AAM in 2013 - Murray McCall, managing partner at Anderson Strathern said the appointment will inject “high-calibre expertise” into the firm. Mr Brett said: “Anderson Strathern Asset Management has a fantastic brand and first-class people and I am greatly looking forward to working with the team to help deliver the best possible proposition to clients. We are a nimble team with the ability to react quickly to a fast-changing wealth management market so we see great opportunities for the business and our clients alike.”

Mr Brett trained as and worked as a lawyer in Aberdeen and joined Aberdeen Asset Management (AAM) in 1997 where he was head of legal before joining Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) to hold director roles in legal risk and compliance and then sales and marketing.

He returned to Aberdeen Asset Management as global head of distribution at AAM and was on the Group Executive Committee and had responsibility for a 500-plus team based across 30 offices in 24 countries.

Murray McCall, managing partner of Anderson Strathern LLP and an Anderson Strathern Asset Management Board member, said: “John combines high-calibre expertise in the investment world with a client-first approach that makes him the perfect person to lead ASAM thorough its next phase of growth.”

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