25 June 2020 – Following the resignation of Alan Rowsell, lead manager of the ASI Global Smaller Companies fund since launch in 2012, Aberdeen Standard Investments has announced that Harry Nimmo will become co-manager of the fund, working alongside recently appointed co-manager, Kirsty Desson.
Andrew Paisley, Head of Smaller Companies at Aberdeen Standard Investments, commented: “Harry launched the strategy in 2012 and was co-manager on the strategy between 2012 and 2017. Kirsty is a highly experienced portfolio manager and has been a key member of the Smaller Companies Team since 2012. She has been an important contributor to the Global Smaller Companies fund and has generated some of the best ideas for the strategy. She has worked in the industry for over 16 years.”
Darius McDermott, managing director of Chelsea Financial Services, added: “It’s a shame that Alan is leaving, but the fund could not be left in better hands. Harry was the co-manager at launch and has considerable experience and success running smaller companies funds. We’ve also been very impressed with Kirsty over her short tenure on the fund.”