Aberdeen Asset Management has seen the departure of Michiel Timmerman, chief investment officer of multi-manager investments, who joined earlier this year from RBS Asset Management. Timmerman co-founded the Orbita alternative investment business with Robert Dawkins in 1998 when the team was located in the RBS-owned private bank Coutts.
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Dawkins is said to have left even before the ink was dry on the acquisition of RBS’ asset management business. Dawkins has since joined Towry although Timmerman’s plans are currently not known. To replace Timmerman, Aberdeen has