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Poised for the major league

Martin Gilbert, who survived one of the biggest financial scandals in the City of London in the early 2000s, is now steering Aberdeen Standard into a major player.

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"We will name a fund manager on a fund, but we don't allow them to promote themselves as fantastic stars because they're not. They're part of a team. They just happen to be the named fund manager on a particular fund. The Devan Kaloos of this world are only as good as the teams they work with.'' - Martin Gilbert.

MARTIN Gilbert, vice-chairman of Standard Life Aberdeen, says he was abysmal as a portfolio manager. But few could fault his dealmaking prowess.

Mr Gilbert, co-founder of Aberdeen Asset Management, was an architect of the firm's merger with Standard Life in 2017, creating at that time...

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