Standard Life Investments, the global investment manager, has appointed Archie Struthers to the role of Head of Investments.
Struthers will join Standard Life Investments on 9 January from Aberdeen Asset Management, where he was Global Head of Investment Solutions. Archie will report to Rod Paris, Chief Investment Officer with responsibility for investment governance, the investment operating platform, MyFolio and derivatives counterparty management.
Struthers will assume the responsibilities of Bill Lambert, Head of Investment Process who is retiring in March 2017 after 13 years at Standard Life Investments and 27 years in the investment industry.
As Director of Investment Governance, Bill established the function which is responsible for ensuring that the company’s investment processes are applied by all the investment teams and that investment activity is consistent with both regulatory requirements and investment guidelines. More recently, as Head of Investment Process, Bill has had a broader leadership role within the investment team.
Rod Paris, Chief Investment Officer, Standard Life Investments, said: “Archie has a blend of direct investment experience and client relationship management, across geographies, asset classes and investment channels which will equip him well for this broad investment management leadership role. His expertise from working in a multi-asset solutions role over the past 15 years is also an ideal fit for Standard Life Investments, as a market leader in multi asset investing and investment solutions.
“I would like to thank Bill for his leadership and guidance in this important area of our business and for his significant contribution to Standard Life Investments, where he has played a major role helping to build a robust governance and investment management framework. I wish him a very long and happy retirement.”
Lambert will continue in his existing role until he retires on 31st March 2017, and over the next three months he will work with Struthers to ensure a smooth transition.