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Edinburgh Dragon Trust Plc

Edinburgh Dragon Trust Plc

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

: | London Stock Exchange: EFM

Objective of Edinburgh Dragon Trust Plc: The objective of Edinburgh Dragon Trust plc is to achieve long term capital growth through investment in the Far East. The company’s benchmark index is the MSCI All Country Asia (ex Japan) Index. Investments are made in stock markets in the region, with the exception of Japan and Australasia, principally in large companies. When appropriate, the trust will utilise gearing to maximise long term returns.

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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Allan McKenzie, Chairman
Allan McKenzie (Chairman), appointed on 1 September 2006, is former Chief Operating Officer and a Managing Director of Blackrock International Limited prior to his retirement in 2006. Between 1972 and 1991 he was actively involved in fund management, specialising in Asian equity markets. Since 1991 his role was in marketing and client relationship management at both Scottish Widows Investment Management and Blackrock International Limited. Formerly he was Chairman of Impax Asian Environmental Markets plc, director of Blackrock Global Series plc and chairman and director of the Thailand International Fund Limited.
Kathryn Langridge, Non-Executive Director
Kathryn Langridge, appointed on 29 October 2012, has 30 years’ experience in the investment industry. She is currently fund management director at Jupiter Asset Management responsible for running the Jupiter Global Emerging Markets Fund. She was previously the Head of the Global Emerging Markets team at Lloyd George Management, where she was responsible for developing investment strategy and managing equity portfolios across a range of emerging markets. Prior to this, she was at INVESCO Perpetual for 17 years, holding positions that included Head of Asian investments and Head of International Equity Products. She began her career in Asia with Jardine Fleming.
Peter Maynard, Non-Executive Director
Peter Maynard, appointed on 12 October 2011, qualified as a solicitor and was Group Legal Director at Prudential plc from 1998 to 2009 and Company Secretary from July 1999. Prior to that he was with HSBC for 14 years during which time he was variously a Director of HSBC Investment Bank, President and Chief Executive Officer of James Capel Inc in New York and finally Deputy Group Legal Adviser. Recently he has been the Head of Group Governance and Regulatory Compliance at Old Mutual plc. He is a former chairman of the GC100 and was a supervisory board member of the London Business School Centre for Corporate Governance. He is a non-executive director of Brunner Investment Trust plc.
Iain McLaren, Non-Executive Director
Iain McLaren, appointed on 6 September 2010, is a chartered accountant and was a Partner at KPMG for 27 years, including Senior Partner in Scotland from 1999 to 2004, retiring from the firm in 2008. He is the Senior Independent Director and Audit Committee Chairman of Cairn Energy Plc. He is also Chairman of Investors Capital Trust PLc and a non-executive director of Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon Plc, Eciofin Water & Power Opportunities plc and a director of a number of other companies. He is a fomer President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
Charlie Ricketts, Independent Non-Executive Director
Charlie Ricketts, appointed on 19 April 2016, has 30 years’ experience within the investment funds arena. He was until 2014, the head of investment funds at Cenkos Securities, providing equity capital markets services to the fund management industry and to investment trust companies. He recently founded Crix Capital, a consultancy, enterprise philanthropy and venture funding business. Prior to this he was a managing director of UBS Investment Bank and head of investment funds. He began his investment career as an investment director of Johnson Fry and head of marketing and investment product development at Gartmore Investment Management.

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