Temporary CEO at Standard Life in HK

Kevin Smith has joined ABN AMRO so James Aird has arrived to manage the office.

Kevin Smith, who established Standard Life Investments' Hong Kong office in 2000, has left the firm to join ABN AMRO Asset Management in London, where he will sell its equities capabilities to global clients.

James Aird will take the reins as acting CEO for SLI in Hong Kong. He arrived from Edinburgh last week. He says the firm is using a recruitment firm to find a permanent CEO and will interview candidates both from Hong Kong and across the region.

Aird headed the firm's business development and marketing from its Edinburgh headquarters, as well as took responsibility for SLI's asset management joint venture in India with...

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