Andrew McCaffery, Global Head of Alternatives, ABERDEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT

Andrew McCaffery is global head of hedge funds and is responsible for the fund of hedge fund business and pan-alternatives mandates within Aberdeen Asset Management. He is chairman of the hedge fund investment committee and a senior member of the global strategy committee within Aberdeen's solutions division.

McCaffery joined Aberdeen in 2011 from BlueCrest Capital Management where he was a founder member of the alignment investors division.

Before joining BlueCrest in 2008, he was head of absolute return strategies at Aberdeen. Prior to that he was CEO of Attica Alternative Investments in London, a fund of hedge funds business.Earlier he had been a managing director at UBS overseeing global coverage of hedge fund investors and an architect of the investment bank's hedge fund business planning as well as a member of its proprietary risk committee. Joining the industry in 1983, McCaffery held senior roles in fixed income and capital markets prior to joining UBS.

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