Gilbert says he hopes to be running Standard Life Aberdeen in 2027

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Barclays has based its forecasts on benchmarking Standard Life Aberdeen against six United Kingdom peers in the form of Ashmore (ASHM), Jupiter (JUP), Man (EMG), Schroders (SDR), Brewin Dolphin (BRW) and Rathbone Brothers (RAT). GBX 487.50's average target is 13.03% above currents GBX 431.3 stock price. Barclays Capital now has a GBX 510.00 target price on the stock.

With the confirmation of the completed merger also came news that Colin Clark, director of the global client group at Standard Life, and chief financial officer Luke Savage have both stepped down from their posts. Investec maintained NMC Health PLC (LON:NMC) on Tuesday, October 6 with "Buy" rating.

Aberdeen Asset Management, which has its headquarters in the same city it is named for, and Edinburgh-headquartered Standard Life announced the completion of their merger on August 14. Therefore 100% are positive. It has a market cap of over £11 billion (€12.1 billion).

About 3.94M shares traded.

Standard Life's flagship GARS fund suffered £5.6 billion of outflows in the first half of the year, but Barclays said the second quarter was flat against the first and Lipper data suggested improving momentum as the quarter progressed. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Its pensions and savings business, Standard Life, has around 4.5 million customers. Others include Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Exane BNP Paribas, Macquarie, Numis Securities and Royal Bank of Canada, according to information supplied by Standard Life Aberdeen.

ASOS plc (LON:ASC)'s stock had its "overweight" rating reissued by investment analysts at Barclays PLC in a report issued on Tuesday, August 1st.

The Group's investment business, Aberdeen Standard Investments, manages £583 billion (€641 billion) of assets.

Garrod said there was evidence that the underperformance of Standard Life Aberdeen's two key investment specialisms - Standard Life's flagship Global Absolute Return Strategies fund and Aberdeen's emerging markets expertise - was turning a corner.

The newly-merged fund manager confirmed the audit "would have to be addressed".

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