Aberdeen Asset Management has appointed Campbell Fleming as Global Head of Distribution.
Fleming (pictured) will be responsible for Aberdeen’s global distribution platform encompassing 450 people across business development, product specialists, marketing and client service. He will also work closely with the senior management of all of Aberdeen’s investment capabilities.
Fleming is currently Chief Executive – EMEA of Columbia Threadneedle as well as Global Chief Operating Officer. He joined Threadneedle from JP Morgan in 2009 as Head of Distribution. He has in-depth knowledge of markets in Asia, Europe and the Americas and has an enviable track record of successfully managing distribution teams across a range of client channels. Last October, Campbell was named CEO of the Year at the Financial News Asset Management Awards.
Fleming succeeds John Brett who stepped down from the role late last year. He will report to Martin Gilbert, Chief Executive and will join Aberdeen’s Group Management Board.
Martin Gilbert, Chief Executive at Aberdeen Asset Management, says: “We are delighted to attract someone of Campbell’s calibre – this reflects the appeal of our global platform and our full-service capability across asset classes and strategies. After an in-depth worldwide search process, Campbell was identified as the outstanding candidate given his expertise and experience across client channels globally, including North America which is a key focus for us.”