John Dickie was named co-head of U.S. private equity at Aberdeen Asset Management, while Whit Matthews was named senior investment manager for the U.S. private equity team, spokeswoman Katie Cowley said.
The positions are new. Mr. Dickie will run the firm's U.S. private equity team alongside Scott Reed. Messrs. Matthews and Dickie will both be based in Boston and report to Graham McDonald, head of private equity at Aberdeen.
Mr. Matthews was an investment director at SL Capital Partners, focused on middle-market buyout funds, while Mr. Dickie was a senior investment manager within Aberdeen U.S. private equity team. It could not be learned by press time if Mr. Matthews was replaced; SL Capital spokeswoman Hilda Stewart could not be immediately reached for comment. Mr. Dickie will continue to oversee his current responsibilities.
Aberdeen Asset Management had £301 billion ($400 billion) in assets under management as of June 30. The firm's global alternatives division currently has $32 billion in AUM.