Aberdeen New Thai Investment Trust

Aberdeen New Thai Investment Trust

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

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Objective of Aberdeen New Thai Investment Trust Plc: The objective of Aberdeen New Thai Investment Trust PLC is to provide shareholders with a high level of long-term, above-average capital growth through investment in Thailand.

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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Nicholas Smith, Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed a Director on 1 March 2013 and Chairman on 26 June 2013. He joined the Jardine Fleming Group in 1986 in Hong Kong and served, from 1993 to 1997, as Chief Financial Officer and as a member of the Executive Committee. After returning to the UK, became a director of Robert Fleming International Ltd in 1998, and the Director of Origination - Investment Banking, serving until 2000. He is currently Chairman of Ophir Energy plc and a non-executive director of Asian Citrus Holdings Ltd and Schroder AsiaPacific Fund Plc.
Clare Dobie, Independent Non-Executive Director
Mrs Dobie joined Barclays Global Investors in 1993 with a variety of responsibilities including Head of Marketing and Head of Clients. She then moved to GAM in 2001 as Group Head of Marketing. Leaving GAM in 2005, Mrs Dobie is now a Director at Braxted Marketing Measures, a marketing and client services consultancy working with, amongst others, investment consultants and asset management organisations. She was, until recently, Deputy Chairman for Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Mrs Dobie is a non-executive director of F&C Capital & Income Trust plc and of Schroder UK Mid Cap Fund plc.
James Robinson, Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed a Director on 14 December 2006. Formerly with Henderson Global Investors whom he joined in 1990 as Head of Far East Equities and, from 2000 to 2004, Chief Investment Officer of Investment Trusts, including responsibility for Witan Investment Trust. He is also a Non-executive director of Invesco Asia Trust and Fidelity European Values.
Hugh Young, Non-Executive Director
Hugh was appointed to the Board on 22 March 2011. Hugh Young is managing director of Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited, the Aberdeen Group’s regional HQ and group head of equities as well as a member of the executive committee responsible for the Aberdeen Group’s day-to-day running.

He co-founded Singapore-based Aberdeen Asia in 1992, having been recruited in 1985 to manage Asian equities from London. Since then he has built the company into one of the largest managers of such assets globally. Singapore employs over 150 staff, while there are 65 investment managers stationed across the region, with offices also in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand over which Hugh is in overall charge.

Aberdeen’s regional funds have won many awards for performance over the years, including open ended and closed-end funds. Hugh is a regular commentator for the financial media. His early career included spells at Fidelity International and MGM Assurance.

Hugh graduated with a BA (Hons) in politics from Exeter University.

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