Aberdeen Asset Management

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Aberdeen Asset Management
Type Public (LSEADN)
Industry Investment Management
Founded 1983
Headquarters Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Key people Roger Cornick, Chairman
Martin Gilbert, CEO
Hugh Young, Head of Equities
Products Equities, Fixed Income and Property asset classes
Revenue £1,078.5 million (2013)[1]
Operating income £489.2 million (2013)[1]
Net income £328.8 million (2013)[1]
Employees C. 2,050
Website www.aberdeen-asset.com

Aberdeen Asset Management PLC is an international investment management group, managing assets for both institutions and private investors from offices around the world. Its head office is in Aberdeen, Scotland. The company is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

History[edit]

The company was established in 1983 through a management buy-out of an investment trust.[2] It was then listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1991.[2] In recent years, it has seen significant growth from acquisitions. In 2000 it acquired Murray Johnstone, followed by Edinburgh Fund Managers in 2003, parts of Deutsche Asset Management in 2005 and 2007,[3][4] Glasgow Investment Managers in 2007, Goodman Property Investors in 2008, certain investment businesses of Credit Suisse Asset Management in 2009, and certain contracts and assets from RBS Asset Management in 2010.[2] In March 2012 it joined the FTSE 100 Index.

The Company sponsored The Boat Race between 1999 and 2001.[5] In 2010 it signed a four year sponsorship agreement with the Dad Vail Regatta to be title sponsor until 2013, the event’s 75th Anniversary. The agreement has helped to keep the famous college rowing regatta in Philadelphia, the Group's North American headquarters.[6] In March 2012 it took over sponsorship of golf's Scottish Open for the following three years. Other sponsorships include the Cowes Week sailing regatta, Aberdeen Brunei Senior Masters Golf Tournament,[7] Edinburgh Rugby club,[8] professional golfers Colin Montgomerie and Paul Lawrie,[9] and Formula 1 driver Paul Di Resta.[10]

In November 2013, Lloyds Banking Group sold Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) to Aberdeen Asset Management in a £660m deal.[11] The deal made Aberdeen Asset Management the largest listed fund manager in Europe, managing £520 billion.[12]

Operations[edit]

The company operates mainly in the United Kingdom but has a growing presence worldwide, particularly Asia, Oceania and the Americas, with over 2,000 staff, across 33 offices in 25 countries. Its headquarters are in the city of Aberdeen, where Group functions including legal, group information and human resources are located, and has its major investment desks in London, Philadelphia and Singapore.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Annual Report 2013". Aberdeen-asset.com. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Aberdeen Asset Management History". Aberdeen-asset.com. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Deutsche Bank signs agreement with Aberdeen Asset Management", Press Release, Deutsche Bank, 7 July 2005
  4. ^ "Deutsche Bank to accelerate Australian Asset Management growth through alternative and global product focus", Press Release, Deutsche Bank, 23 March 2007
  5. ^ "The Xchanging Boat Race: How it began". Theboatrace.org. 1 April 1915. Archived from the original on 14 May 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta – Aberdeen Sponsorship". Aberdeen Asset Management. Archived from the original on 6 December 2010. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  7. ^ Aberdeen Senior Masters 2010[dead link]
  8. ^ "Edinburgh Rugby". Edinburgh Rugby. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  9. ^ "Aberdeen Asset Management Sponsor Colin Montgomerie". Scottishgolfview.com. 12 January 2007. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  10. ^ "Paul di Resta signs Aberdeen Asset Management deal". Scotsman.com. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  11. ^ Lloyds sells Scottish Widows Investment in £660m deal BBC, 18 November 2013
  12. ^ Aberdeen Asset Management becomes largest fund manager BBC, 18 November 2013

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