The Standard Life-Aberdeen deal stole the limelight in March, stunning the asset management industry because of its sheer size and breadth.
The mega-merger will create a company with over £660 billion in assets under management.
In a candid interview with Citywire chairman Lawrence Lever, Aberdeen CEO Martin Gilbert revealed what drove the merger decision and the reason behind his love for the profession.
The co-CEO of the combined firm also told Citywire what the names of the new divisions will be. Watch the video to find out more.