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Aberdeen Standard Capital appoints new Charities Specialist

01 February 2016

Aberdeen Standard Capital, the discretionary fund manager, has announced the appointment of Julie Hutchison as Charities Specialist. Julie, who will report to Patrick Trueman, Head of Charities, joins from Standard Life where she was Consumer Finance Expert. The new role of Charities Specialist creates a dedicated resource for the Charities Team at Aberdeen Standard Capital and recognises the distinct needs of charities, addressing both investment solutions and charity governance.

Commenting on the appointment, Patrick Trueman, Head of Charities, Aberdeen Standard Capital said:

"We are delighted that Julie has joined Aberdeen Standard Capital as Charities Specialist. As a Director of a charity she has first-hand experience of the governance issues facing charities and has published commentary in this area. She also sits on the Ethical Advisory Group at Aberdeen Standard Investments, which is part of the governance of its ethical funds."

"We have ambitious plans to grow our charity business and Julie will be working closely with both charity trustees and professional advisers to provide expert guidance. As a lawyer, Julie is well placed to liaise with law firms, accountants and other intermediaries as Aberdeen Standard Capital seeks to grow its presence in this specialist market."

Julie graduated with a First in Law from the University of Edinburgh and after qualifying as a lawyer, she specialised in tax and private client work, including philanthropy and the creation and management of charities. Since joining Standard Life in 2004, Julie has worked in a range of specialist roles across law, investments and financial planning before becoming Charities Specialist at Aberdeen Standard Capital. Julie sits on the Market Committee of UKSIF and is a member of STEP and its Special Interest Group for Charities.

Aberdeen Standard Capital, with offices in London, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Bristol and Leeds, provides both target return and conventional portfolios for charities and high net worth private clients.

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