Savills IM appoints Kevin Aitchison to the new role of managing director – equity investments UK and Europe
Savills Investment Management has appointed Kevin Aitchison to the new role of managing director – equity investments United Kingdom and Europe.
He joins from Knight Frank Investment Management (KFIM), where he has held the position of chief executive for more than 11 years. Prior to this, he was at ING Real Estate Investment Management U.K. for 11 years, initially as a fund director and then chief executive.
Aitchison will take on business management responsibility of Savills IM’s Equity Investment teams across its U.K. and European platform. The new role of managing director – equity investments U.K. and Europe has been created in anticipation of the retirement of Kiran Patel from the role of deputy chief executive and global CIO from April 2024. Going forward, Patel’s responsibilities will be split between Aitchison and a new global CIO; for the latter position, a hiring process has already begun.
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