abrdn has made three new appointments to its real assets team, building on existing expertise and client reach by  bringing new senior talent into the business. The appointments support the company’s ambitious growth agenda and strengthens the focus on delivering best in class capabilities to our global client base.

Tom Stenhouse has joined as Head of Real Estate Strategic Capital from Patrizia. Tom is based in London and will  focus on developing bespoke mandates for key institutional clients. Tom will also take on management of existing segregated mandates for some of our existing larger Asian clients.

Satyan Sanghrajka joins as Head of APAC Real Estate Business Strategy & Investment Specialists. Stayan will be be based in Singapore and joins from UBS with a dual remit to deliver growth in our Asia Pacific real estate business, along with accelerating the flow of Asia Pacific capital into our UK & European capabilities.

Andrea Goss has also joined the Investment Specialist team from Eastdil Secured. Andrea is an Investment Director and will be working with our global client base  across a broad range of strategies, both existing and new.

These appointments offer even greater expertise across our Real Estate business, offering the opportunity for deeper connections with both existing and new clients. They will enable us to better serve the constantly evolving needs of global real estate investors. We continue to expand our capabilitiesas evidenced by our stake in Tritax, leading to an increased opportunity set across the UK & European logistics space for our clients. Additionally, through our leading European residential platform, we see continued demand for residential exposure whilst, more broadly, we are working with clients on low carbon office transition and Natural Capital strategies, using our extensive expertise in the office and  sustainability space.

Neil Slater, Global Head of Real Assets commented: I’m excited to announce these three fantastic new hires. Tom, Satyan and Andrea add to the terrific pool of talent we already have here at abrdn. By bringing new experience into the business, it allows us to continue innovating and further grow  our £50bn real assets franchise though extending our capabilities, client connectivity and delivering our strategic priorities. 

Neil Meikle, Global Head of Real Estate Product Strategy & Specialists, added: “We continue to grow our real estate client facing team as we deepen our relationships with global real estate investors. The evolution of institutional client demand towards focussed mandates will continue, and being close to our key clients will allow us to cater to their needs”


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About abrdn:

At abrdn, we enable our clients to plan, save and invest for their futures.

We structure our business into three areas – and together they reflect our focus on enabling our clients to be better investors:

  • Investments: We work with clients to create solutions across asset classes, regions and markets globally – combining multi-layered research and market insights with technology and diverse thinking.
  • Adviser: We offer market-leading platform technology and tools that enable UK wealth managers and financial advisers to create more opportunity for their business and their clients.
  • Personal: We help people throughout the UK plan for their financial futures – through our financial planning business and our digital investing services.

Across our investments, adviser and personal businesses we manage and administer £532 billion of assets for our clients, and abrdn plc has over 1 million shareholders. (Figures as at 30 June 2021)

Our investments are built on an insight strength that comes from multi-layered research and a large global footprint. Our teams collaborate across multiple capabilities, to create forward-thinking solutions that aim to meet our clients’ needs and deliver more sustainable outcomes. Our investments business manages £456.6 billion on behalf of individuals, governments, pension funds, insurers, companies, charities and foundations (as at 30 June 2021) – with support and expertise from 800 investment specialists in over 30 locations.

abrdn is the single global brand for all areas of our business. In July 2021 our plc listing became abrdn plc. In September our investments business, formerly Aberdeen Standard Investments, became abrdn.


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