Standard Life Investments has named Archie Struthers as the company’s next head of investments, to oversee the business’ investment governance and MyFolio platform.
Mr Struthers, who makes the transition from from Aberdeen Asset Management, will join the company on 9 January 2017 and will work alongside current head of investment process Bill Lambert for three months “to ensure a smooth transition”, the company said.
Mr Lambert will depart Standard Life Investments on 31 March 2017 after 13 years with the business, during which time he was responsible for ensuring consistency across the business’ investment process.
Standard Life Investments chief investment officer Rod Paris said Mr Lambert had played a significant role in the business during his time with the company.
“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,” he said.
Commenting on the new hire, Mr Paris said Mr Struthers was well equipped for the role.
“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,” he said.