Listed investment company Aberdeen Leaders has appointed David Sokulsky as its new chief executive and chief investment officer.
Dr Sokulsky joins Aberdeen from Crestone Wealth Management, where he will be replaced as CIO by former UBS chief economist Scott Haslem.
According to a statement to the ASX, Dr Sokulsky will join as CEO and CIO in January 2018 and is described as “one of Australia’s premier wealth managers for high and ultra-high-net-worth clients”.
Prior to joining Crestone, Dr Sokulsky was head of investment strategy at UBS Wealth Management and an analyst with a US-based hedge fund. He holds a doctorate in applied finance from RMIT.
The appointment of Dr Sokulsky follows the LIC's decision to "internalise" the management of its investment process, following the merger of its previous manager, Aberdeen Asset Management, with Standard Life Investments.
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