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Aberdeen equities head Whitley to exit

Aberdeen equities head Whitley to exit

Jeremy Whitley, Aberdeen's head of UK and European equities, is to leave after more than 13 years at the fund house in order to pursue other interests.

Mr Whitley, who joined Aberdeen in 2003 and took up his current role in 2009, will leave in March 2017, to be succeeded by his deputy Ben Ritchie.

In a statement the firm said: "Having built and nurtured a talented team of 18 investment professionals, Mr Whitley believes it is an appropriate time to step back and pursue other interests away from Aberdeen.

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"[He] will ensure a smooth handover of his responsibilities to Mr Ritchie over the next few months."

Mr Whitley's team currently oversees some £5.5bn in assets under management.

Mr Ritchie joined Aberdeen in 2002 and has spent his tenure in the UK and European equities team. He took up his role as Mr Whitley's deputy in June this year.

Mr Whitley served in Aberdeen's Asia Pacific and global equities teams, before taking on his current role.