Edison Issues Report on Aberdeen Investment Trusts

              Edison Issues Report on Aberdeen Investment Trusts

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, July 23, 2013

LONDON, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Edison Investment Research, a leading international investment research firm,
announces the publication of a report on the 16 UK-listed investment trusts
managed by Aberdeen Asset Management and Aberdeen Private Equity Fund, which
is managed by AberdeenSVG. The report gives an insight into the investment
processes used and discusses the investment outlook for the market areas
covered by the trusts.

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Edison has recently published a report, which provides an overview of the
UK-listed trusts managed by Aberdeen Asset Management and the
AberdeenSVG-managed Aberdeen Private Equity Fund. There are seven trusts
investing in the Asian region, six trusts with a range of UK mandates and
individual trusts addressing North American, Latin American, global and
private equity markets. Across this broad range of funds, Aberdeen operates a
team-based approach focusing on fundamental research, meeting management and
taking a long view. Financials analysts, Andrew Mitchell and Martyn King,
explore whether there is independent evidence to confirm that the investment
process produces results in line with this approach.

The findings include the following points:

On average, the trusts have fewer holdings than peers, which tends to confirm
the active stance taken by managers.

Portfolio turnover is lower than peers, in line with the long-term approach.

Although there are variations in performance, as expected, most of the trusts
have recorded risk-adjusted performance above peer averages for most periods
between one and five years.

The report includes two-page profiles of each of the trusts.

Fraser Thorne, Managing Director of Edison, said:

"As an award-winning investment research house, it seemed only right to take
up coverage of a stable of trusts run by Aberdeen, the award-winning
investment trust manager. Over the last three years, we have invested heavily
in our investment trust team, and with four analysts and dedicated Investor
Access support, we have grown our client list to more than 50 trusts and
investment companies, making us one of the largest teams in the City. We
continue to experience strong investor demand for our research, combined with
investor meetings, and we look forward to broadening our coverage of
investment trusts further."

For the full report see:

About Edison Investment Research

Edison, the investment intelligence firm, is the future of investor
interaction with corporates. Our team of over 100 analysts and investment
professionals works with leading companies, fund managers and investment banks
worldwide to support its capital markets activity. We provide services to more
than 400 retained corporate and investor clients from our offices in London,
New York, Berlin, Sydney and Wellington. All reports published by Edison are
available to download free of charge from its website.

Edison is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (
http://www.fsa.gov.uk/register/firmBasicDetails.do?sid=181584 ).

Edison is not an adviser or broker-dealer and does not provide investment
advice. Edison's reports are not solicitations to buy or sell any securities.

About Aberdeen Asset Management Group

Aberdeen Asset Management is a global investment group, managing assets for
both retail and institutional clients from offices around the world. Aberdeen
is one of the largest UK-listed independent asset managers with £212.3bn of
assets under management. Including non-UK-listed funds, Aberdeen's total
closed-end funds under management were £13.6bn. (All figures as at 31 March

For  more information  please contact:

Andrew Mitchell     Edison Investment Research     +44(0)20-3681-2500

Fraser Thorne       Edison Investment Research    

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