Aberdeen Asset Management has appointed Graham Duce as its new global client senior director.

In the new role, Duce will be responsible for improving the promotion of the firm’s capabilities, services as well as engagement with clients. He will report to global head of distribution Campbell Fleming.

Duce joined Aberdeen in 2009 after its takeover of majority of Credit Suisse's fund management business. At Aberdeen, he previously served as a director in the multi-asset team, with responsibility of the wealth arm of portfolio management.

Prior to joining Aberdeen, he held the role of co-head of multi-manager at Credit Suisse from 2002.

Prior to his spell at Credit Suisse, he worked at Towry Law Investment Management, Lacomp and Richards Longstaff.

"Graham was the first appointment I made when I joined Aberdeen. He brings to the distribution team a wealth of product and investment knowledge as well as vital client relationship experience," Fleming said.

Duce's multi-asset responsibilities will now be taken over head of manager research Simon Wood and the firm's six-member team.