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Exclusive: Aberdeen's Martin Gilbert on Standard Life mega merger

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 businesses are very complementary and as far as the Hugh Youngs or Devan Kaloos of the firms are concerned, they will have an even bigger role in this combined organisation,' he said.

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.

 

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