People Moves: Aberdeen Life, SL Capital, SPGB Hambros/Barings, ETF securities
Aberdeen Life appoints COO, SL Capital Partners makes promotion, SPGB Hambros completes Barings acquisition, ETF securities eyes German and Austrian sales
Aberdeen Asset Management’s life and pensions division has appointed Helen Webster as its chief operating officer.
Previously, Webster was responsible for product development and distribution at Aegon Asset Management. She was also a director of that firm’s offshore funds business. Webster has worked at Aegon Group for 17 years, with five of those spent at Scottish Equitable and the remainder at its asset management arm.
At Aberdeen Life, Webster will oversee operational management and service provision, and work on strategic development of that business within Aberdeen Group. She reports to Alan Blakeley, Aberdeen Life’s chief executive.
Currently, Aberdeen Life manages £1.9bn of assets for a range of pension scheme and insurance clients, using equity, fixed income and property products.
SL Capital Partners
Private equity fund of funds manager SL Capital Partners has promoted Graeme Dunbar from investment manager to director.
Based in Edinburgh, Dunbar will be responsible for the team’s primary fund investments, secondary investments and direct co-investments, with a focus on the Nordics.
Dunbar has worked for SL Capital since 2008. Graeme spent 10 years at KPMG in the UK and Australia, latterly as corporate finance manager. He is a chartered accountant.