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Aberdeen Japan Investment Trust PLC (formerly Aberdeen All Asia Investment Trust PLC)

Aberdeen Japan Investment Trust PLC (formerly Aberdeen All Asia Investment Trust PLC)

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


: | London Stock Exchange: AJIT


The Company’s investment mandate was changed on 7 October 2013 following approval by Shareholders. The new investment objective is to achieve long-term capital growth principally through investment in listed Japanese companies which are believed by the Investment Manager to have above average prospects for growth. The new investment policy also provides for the underlying Yen net exposure to be appropriately Sterling hedged at levels to be determined from time to time by the Board in consultation with the Investment Manager.

Objective of Aberdeen Japan Investment Trust PLC: To achieve long-term capital growth principally through investment in listed Japanese companies which are believed by the Investment Manager to have above average prospects for growth.

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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Executives

Neil Gaskell, Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director
Neil Gaskell, appointed a director on 31 March 2004 and Chairman on 24 September 2008, is formerly treasurer of the Royal Dutch Shell Group and a Director of Shell International. During the course of his career he was Shell’s finance manager in Brunei and its representative Director in Showa Shell KK, Japan. He is also Deputy Chairman of HydroDec Group and a Non-executive director of Integra Group and Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust plc.
Kevin Pakenham, Independent Non-Executive Director
Kevin Pakenham, appointed a director on 1 August 2007, is Director of Pakenham Partners Limited. Prior to that he was Managing Director in London of Jefferies International Limited from 2007 to 2011. He was CEO of John Govett & Co. from 1988 to 2000, including under its ownership by Allied Irish Banks. He was Managing Director of F&C Management from 1983 to 1988, and has served on a wide variety of investment boards in Europe, the USA and the Asia Pacific region.
Sir Andrew Burns, ndependent Non-Executive Director
Sir Andrew Burns, appointed a Director on 27 February 2008, was a career British diplomat from 1965 until 2003 and has extensive experience of Asia, including the Indian subcontinent and South-East Asia as well as greater China. He was British Consul-General in Hong Kong and Macau from 1997 to 2000 and High Commissioner to Canada from 2000 to 2003. He is currently UK Envoy for Post-Holocaust Issues and a Non-executive director of JPMorgan Chinese Investment Trust.
Karen Brade, Independent Non-Executive Director
Karen Brade, appointed on 1 May 2013, has over 20 years of investment experience in a range of sectors and markets. She began her career at Citibank, working on various multi-national project finance transactions. She was an investment principal at the Commonwealth Development Corporation (later Actis), a leading emerging markets private equity firm, where she directed equity and debt investing, portfolio management, fund raising and investor development including India, South Asia and China. Since 2005 she has been an adviser to hedge funds, family offices and private equity houses. She is also a non-executive director of Crown Place VCT PLC, CP1 VCT PLC and CP2 VCT PLC.

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