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Graham McDonald

Global Head of Private Equity at Aberdeen Standard Investments


Graham McDonald is Global Head of Private Equity and is responsible for the Private Equity business within the Alternatives Division. Graham joined Aberdeen Standard Investments as a result of the merger between Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life in August 2017. Graham joined Aberdeen in 2014 as part of SWIP heritage where he also led the Private Equity business. He has extensive experience in the private equity sector with a strong network with leading private equity funds and sits on a number of advisory committees. Graham is chairman of the investment and portfolio committees and is also regular speaker on private equity. Previously, Graham worked for Lloyds Banking Group and HBoS leading and having responsibility for their Fund Investment businesses and leveraged buyout teams. Graham is a Chartered Banker and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (Scotland).