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Managing Benchmark Regulation Reform in Financial Markets
12th November 2019
Le Méridien Piccadilly HotelLondon, UK

Robert de Roeck
Head of Structured Solutions, Investment Innovation at Aberdeen Standard


Robert leads a team of around twenty front office professionals and fund managers responsible for the design, modelling, and management of more sophisticated investment portfolios and products. As well as on-going portfolio management responsibility for ASI's Liability Aware mandates (c. £50bn), the team's remit spans the asset classes in both funded and derivative instruments to deliver client-focused investment solutions. Accordingly, as the place where investment solution design meets portfolio management, the team plays an important role in connecting and enabling broader business capabilities, as well as influencing and directing innovative product design across the firm.

Robert holds a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Edinburgh, an M.Sc. in Financial Mathematics from Kings College London, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge. After completing his Ph.D., Robert was recruited directly from university into ABN AMRO's derivatives structuring group. During his time at ABN, he helped establish the Relative Value (prop) Trading desk, and spent time as a market maker in Danish mortgage-backed bonds. Robert then moved to J.P. Morgan to join a Credit Derivatives Structuring team in New York, where he focused on the more technical side of credit derivative pricing and trading. Upon his return to London, Robert worked in the Rates and Inflation Structuring team at Lloyds Banking Group, where he gained experience in inflation derivative pricing. In January, 2010, Robert joined Standard Life Investments where he subsequently became Head of the Structured Solutions Team.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: Stakeholder Education and Communication in a Time of Transition