R. Whit Matthews is a Senior Investment Director focused on Aberdeen Standard Investment’s Private Equity strategies and a member of its US investment committee. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including portfolio construction and the due diligence and ongoing monitoring of existing and prospective fund commitments, co-investments and secondaries. Whit joined Aberdeen Standard Investments (SL Capital Partners) in 2009. Previously, he was an Investment Analyst at the University of Pennsylvania endowment allocating to private equity, venture capital, and hedge fund opportunities.
Whit has spent the bulk of his career investing in the North American middle and lower-middle market. He holds (and/or has held) numerous limited partner advisory board seats for various fund commitments and is a regular speaker at industry conferences and events.
Whit earned a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Villanova University School of Business, and holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation. Whit also holds Series 7 and 63 licenses with FINRA.