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Aberdeen Standard Capital hires ex-Rowan Dartington Bristol head

Aberdeen Standard Capital hires ex-Rowan Dartington Bristol head

Rowan Dartington's former Bristol head Kevin Bowhay has joined Aberdeen Standard Capital, while its head of intermediaries Bryan Parkinson has exited. 

Bowhay, head of Bristol discretionary and Cheltenham left the firm in August 2018. According to his LinkedIn page, he has joined Aberdeen Standard Capital, formerly Standard Life Wealth, as a senior client portfolio manager. 

His appointment follows a rebrand in January in a move that had been on the cards since the 2017 merger of Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management. 

The name change aimed to both better reflect what the company does as well as its ties with £557 billion institutional asset management giant Aberdeen Standard Investments.

While at Rowan Dartington he was responsible for a significant volume of assets and and clients, Wealth Manager understands.

Managing director of intermediary and international distribution Bryan Parkinson has also resigned.

Parkinson joined the firm in 2016 having been head of private clients at Barclays Wealth for three years. He had served as head of the IFA sales division since August last year.

Bowhay joined the firm in 2012 as a discretionary fund manager and became head of the Bristol branch a year later. 

The firm has confirmed the departures. 

The private client broker, which now has  £2.3 billion in assets under management (AUM),has undergone a rapid expansion since it was purchased by St James's Place in 2015.

Following the acquisition the firm has opened regional offices and bolstered its investment teams across the country, latterly by hiring three investment managers across its network.

It also hired Lloyds director Glen Wilson to oversee its business in the North of England from a base in Leeds in October 2018. Last month, SJP said it will be broadening the range of services Rowan Dartington offers. 

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