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Global Head of Property, Aberdeen Asset Management, United Kingdom
Andrew Smith is Global Head of Property, and a member of the Group Management Board. He joined Aberdeen in 2002 as Head of Investment Strategy, and subsequently fulfilled a variety of fund management roles before taking up his current responsibilities in 2010.
Following a degree at the University of Birmingham, Andrew’s property career began in 1986 at Pearl Assurance plc in the UK, where he established one of the industry’s first institutional property research teams. The business subsequently became part of Henderson Global Investors, where he remained until moving to Aberdeen.
He has served on a variety of industry steering groups for organisations such as INREV, the Investment Property Forum, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the National Retail Planning Forum, the Investment Property Databank and the Bank of England Property Forum. He currently chairs the Investment Property Forum Research Committee and IPD’s Global Pooled Property Funds Consultative Group. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Property Investment and Finance, and is a regular contributor to conferences and seminars internationally.