We’ve continued to build on the strong foundation that our team in Japan has developed to support our growth in Asia Pacific – a strategic priority for our business.

Ken Yajima has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director of Aberdeen Standard Investments in Japan. Ken has significant experience in asset management, distribution and business management roles.

Ken succeeds Neil Slater, who has been appointed Deputy Head of Private Markets and Global Head of Real Estate. With private markets and real estate asset classes increasingly favoured by Japanese and Asia Pacific investors, Neil’s role means he will remain committed to supporting clients in the region.

Both appointments take effect in October 2019 – and they follow recent progress we’ve made with our plans to expand our business in Japan.

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