Mr McKillop has almost 30 years of experience in asset management leadership across investment, distribution and product functions, spanning geographic regions and client channels. He has a diverse skillset and a proven history of building high performance teams, driving business growth and client-focused innovation. Based in London, Mr McKillop will report to the global CEO of the BFM Group, Craig Bingham. The BFM Group operates as BennBridge in the UK and US, and Bennelong Funds Management in Australia.
Prior to joining BennBridge, Mr McKillop spent over a decade as global head of product and client solutions at Aberdeen Standard Investments (formerly Standard Life Investments and recently rebranded Abrdn). He joined Standard Life in 1997 working in a range of senior roles including head of Europe, Australasia and the Far East (EAFE) Funds in the global equities team, and head of Japanese equities.
Mr Bingham said Mr McKillop’s wealth of global experience makes him a perfect fit to serve as BennBridge UK’s CEO.
“Robert is a highly experienced and knowledgable leader in the funds management industry with exceptional global credentials.
“His expertise will be an invaluable asset as we focus on further expansion in the UK and European markets,” said Mr Bingham.
Mr McKillop said he is looking forward to joining the experienced leadership team at BennBridge and the broader BFM Group, and working with the business’s boutique partners.
“I’m very excited to be joining a high-quality team during a time of accelerated business growth. The business’s clear strategic plan allows us to remain focused yet nimble and open to new opportunities,” Mr McKillop said.
Mr McKillop holds a Masters of Science in Investment Analysis at the University of Stirling and is a CFA Charterholder.