Aberdeen Asset Management plc operates as an international investment management company that manages assets for both institutional and retail clients from offices around the world. The company offers both traditional and improved products, combined with customer support. The company also provides asset management services. The company operates in two segments: investment management division and property asset management division. The company’s investment management division manages equity and fixed interest securities. Its property asset management division manages direct property portfolios for institutions and pooled vehicles, as well as provides certain ancillary services. Investment Management Division The company’s investment management division manages equity and fixed interest securities. The fixed interest team covers five principal areas of operation: global, emerging markets, Asia, high yield, and U.K. institutional, which covers both investment grade and government bonds. The investment management division has been expanded by the acquisition and integration of Edinburgh Fund Managers Group plc (EFM), while the scale and focus of the property division was changed the sale of the activities carried on from the U.K. and Amsterdam offices. The company’s institutional clients are pension funds, life assurance companies, banks, government agencies, charities and other financial institutions. Its institutional sales and client services teams are based primarily in the U.K., U.S., Singapore and Australia. Pooled Funds The company’s pooled funds include: U.K. Investment Trusts, U.K. Unit Trusts, OEICs, Dublin based UCITS, Luxembourg based SICAV, and Singapore Select fund. Aberdeen Global is the company’s range of Luxembourg-based funds. Aberdeen Global services clients and institutions in Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, and Latin America. Aberdeen Global is an umbrella fund that consists of a number of sub-funds covering investment objectives. Australian residents: The company manages one Australian closed end fund with assets investing in Australian equities. Canadian residents: The company manages three Canadian closed end funds with assets investing in fixed interest securities worldwide. Singapore residents: Aberdeen Asia has approximately 14 sub-funds under the Aberdeen Select Portfolio (Select). Each sub-fund has a different investment focus. Select offers private investors choice of Asian single country funds, regional and global funds, giving the customers access to all the world's major stock markets. United Kingdom residents: Aberdeen manages approximately 13 U.K. investment trusts and 5 closed end funds and Edinburgh Fund Managers manages 7 investment trusts. Aberdeen Unit Trust Managers has 12 unit trusts and 7 OEIC sub funds investing in both equities and fixed interest securities. Its Offshore fund range, Aberdeen International Fund PLC is an open-ended investment company incorporated in Ireland. The company comprises a number of classes of shares each representing approximately 12 different underlying funds. United States residents: The company manages three US closed end funds with assets investing in equities and fixed interest securities. Private Clients: Aberdeen manages segregated portfolios in private clients in the U.K., Jersey, and Singapore. U.K. Private Equity Aberdeen Murray Johnstone Private Equity (AMJPE) is the private equity division of Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited. Its products include limited partnerships, an investment trust, segregated portfolios, six venture capital trusts and work-outs. The company arranges equity finance for expansions, MBOs, MBIs, acquisition finance, refinancing bank debt, rescue/turnaround, secondary purchase/replacement capital and, occasionally start-ups. The company invests in industry sectors, focusing very much on the U.K. regions seeking to invest equity in small and medium sized transactions in the U.K. AMJPE have 21 investment executives and 12 portfolio management executives working from seven regional offices in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Glasgow, Inverness, Leeds, London and Manchester. Property Asset Management Division The company’s property asset management division manages direct property portfolios for institutions and pooled vehicles, as well as provides certain ancillary services. The company, through Aberdeen Property Investors Ltd (API), has a good presence in the Nordic property investment market. Property assets are concentrated in the Nordic Region but API can operate throughout Europe. The company manages assets on behalf of pension fund and other institutional clients.
aberdeen asset mgmt plc (ABDNF:OTC US)
10 Queen's Terrace
Aberdeen, AB10 1YG
Phone: 44 12 2463 1999
Fax: 44 12 2464 7010www.aberdeen-asset.com
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