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Pertti Vanhanen

Global Head of Property at Aberdeen Standard Investments


Pertti Vanhanen is Global Co-Head of Real Estate and a member of the Aberdeen Standard Investments’ Investment Management Committee. Pertti was appointed to this position in November 2013 having been involved in the strategic development of Aberdeen’s global property products and processes as Head of Fund Management – Property since 2010. Prior to this Pertti served as Head of Direct Property and Head of Nordic and Eastern Europe Property. Pertti joined Aberdeen Standard Investments as a result of the merger between Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life in August 2017. Pertti joined Aberdeen in 2000 following the company’s major expansion into the Finnish market. Prior to this he held senior positions in several companies including Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company subsidiary and Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company subsidiary.

 Pertti began working in the industry in 1988 and has been a key driver in the launch of several non-listed property funds. Pertti holds an Executive MBA, is a Certified Real Estate Manager, a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) and a member of the British Property Federation Policy Committee.