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Standard Life snags State Street's Carlson

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Opalesque Industry Update - Standard Life Investments, the global investment manager, has added to its North American client relations team with the appointment of Larry Carlson as Director of Strategic Relationships. This is a newly created position within the company and he will be based in Boston. In his new role, Larry will lead a growing team of investment relationship professionals who focus on Standard Life Investments' strategic partnerships.

Strategic relationships have played a key role in Standard Life Investments' expansion in North America and the firm has a strong track record of working with partners across the globe. Capabilities span equities, fixed income, real estate, private equity, multi-asset solutions and absolute-return strategies and the firm is known for strength in international and unconstrained investing.

Larry, who has over 35 years experience in the industry, joins the company from State Street Global Advisors where he held the role of Senior Managing Director, Team Leader since January 2012. He was also Co-Head of Relationship Management from 2005-2011. Prior to his 15+-year tenure at State Street, Larry held roles at Putnam Investments and Fleet Financial Group.

Larry will report to Jack Boyce, Managing Director, Head of North American Distribution, who said:

"Larry's wealth of relationship-building experience will prove an important addition to our team in North America. In charge of strengthening our client service model, Larry is well-suited to further build our Strategic Relationship capabilities, as we seek to enhance existing and develop new and enduring relationships."

Commenting on his appointment, Larry Carlson said:

"I am delighted to be joining Standard Life Investments, a firm that I've long admired for its client-focused work and solutions based approach. Throughout my career, I have sought to create lasting bonds with business partners, and I look forward to working with Standard Life Investments' current and prospective institutional partners."

Standard Life Investments continues to expand its reach in North America. Starting with just two employees in 2002, Standard Life Investments North America has grown to 105 professionals today. Standard Life Investments has offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto, in addition to its headquarters in Boston.

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