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Patrick Knechtli
Head of Secondaries, Private Markets at Aberdeen Standard Investments


Based in Edinburgh, Patrick heads up the secondaries team of Aberdeen Standard Investments, is a voting member of ASI’s private equity investment committee, and is involved across the private markets activities of the firm. He joined predecessor firm SL Capital Partners in 2009, which then merged with Aberdeen Asset Management’s private markets business in 2017.  Prior to joining SL Capital, Patrick spent eight years at Coller Capital in London, where he worked on numerous secondary portfolio transactions. His early career consisted of seven years in investment banking, first at Baring Brothers and then at ABN Amro Corporate Finance. Patrick has a MA (Hons) in Modern Languages from the University of Exeter and is fluent in French and Spanish.

Agenda Sessions

  • The first cohort of transactions post the COVID-19 pandemic: who has been asleep at the switch?