Ex-Axa Elevate boss joins Aberdeen as digital head

Ex-Axa Elevate boss joins Aberdeen as digital head

Former Axa Elevate managing director Martin Jennings has been hired by Aberdeen Asset Management to focus on the use of new technology in the industry.

Aberdeen said Mr Jennings, who joins as head of digital, will look to capitalise on changes which new technology is bringing to the fund management industry.

He will also be responsible for discretionary fund management provider Parmenion, acquired by the fund manager last year, and oversee Aberdeen’s savings platform joint venture with pensions consultancy Hymans Robertson.

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Mr Jennings spent nine years at Axa and subsequently served as chief executive of investment platform technology provider FNZ in the UK and Australia.

He will report to Aberdeen chief executive Martin Gilbert and Iain Plunkett, chief operating officer and chief technology officer.