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Aberdeen Asian Smaller Companies Investment Trust

Aberdeen Asian Smaller Companies Investment Trust

Sector: Unit Investment Trusts, Face-Amount Certificate Offices, and Closed-End Management Investment Offices Region: United Kingdom

: | London Stock Exchange: AAS

Objective of Aberdeen Asian Smaller Companies Investment Trust Plc: The investment objective of the Company is to maximise total return to Shareholders over the long term from a portfolio of smaller quoted companies (with a market capitalisation of up to approximately US$1 billion at time of investment) in the economies of Asia and Australasia, excluding Japan.

About Aberdeen Asset Management Plc: Aberdeen Asset Management Plc is a global investment management group that manages assets for both institutional and retail clients from offices around the world. The company operates independently and only manages assets for third parties, allowing it to focus solely on their needs without conflicts of interest. Its clients access investment expertise across the three asset classes including equities, fixed income and property. The company was founded on July 1, 1983 and is headquartered in Aberdeen, UK.

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Nigel Cayzer, Chairman
Chairman of Oryx International Growth Fund Limited and a director of a number of other investment companies.
Randal Dunluce, Independent Non-Executive Director
Randal is a Partner of Sarasin & Partners LLP and is responsible for the management of private client and charity portfolios as well as self-invested personal pension schemes. He is chairman of Sarasin’s London partnership. He is also a non–executive director of a number of other companies.
Haruko Fukuda , Independent Non-Executive Director
Miss Fukuda was, previously chief executive of the World Gold Council. She was vice chairman of Nikko Europe PLC and a Partner of James Capel & Co. She was a non-executive director of the Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust PLC for seventeen years until May 2005 and has been a director of several other investment trust companies.
Martin Gilbert, Non-Executive Director
Martin Gilbert is a founder shareholder and Chief Executive of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC, the holding company of the fund management group that was established in 1983.

Martin is a director of a number of investment trusts, Chairman of FirstGroup PLC and a non-executive director of British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC. He is Adjunct Professor of Finance at Imperial College Business School and a member of the Scottish Government's Financial Services Advisory Board, the EFAMA President's Advisory Council and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. In December 2008, Martin was named European Personality of the Year at the Funds Europe Awards. In 2009, he was named Ernst & Young Overall Scotland Entrepreneur Of The Year. In 2011, he was named Scotland PLC CEO of the Year at the Business Insider/PWC Scotland PLC Awards.

Martin was educated in Aberdeen and has an MA in Accountancy and an LLB. He divides his time between Aberdeen, where the business has always been headquartered, and London, as well as overseeing the international operations of the Group.

He is married with three children and is a keen golfer and sailor.
Mark Hadsley-Chaplin, Independent Non-Executive Director
Mark is former Vice Chairman of UBS Securities (East Asia) Limited and was, until 2010, Chairman of RWC Investors Limited, a London based fund management firm specialising in hedge funds and long only funds, having founded the company in 2000. He is a non-executive director of a number of other companies including Advance Developing Markets Fund a London listed investment trust.
Chris Maude, Audit Committee Chairman
Chris Maude co-founded RWC Partners, an independent asset management company, in 2000 where he was until recently the finance director. He had spent the previous eleven years in Asia initially as finance director at James Capel in Hong Kong before being recruited by UBS Securities (East Asia) Limited as regional finance director in Singapore. He is a chartered accountant and holds a degree in engineering from Cambridge University.
Philip Yea, Independent Non-Executive Director
Philip was, until 2009, chief executive of 3i Group plc and prior to that served as a managing director at Investcorp Bank the Bahrain listed private equity firm and was group finance director at Diageo plc. He is currently a non-executive director of Vodafone Group Plc, a trustee director of the Francis Crick Institute, Chairman of the trustees of the British Heart Foundation and senior business adviser to H.R.H. The Duke of York.

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