Aberdeen Smaller Companies High Income Trust Plc

Aberdeen Smaller Companies High Income Trust Plc

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

: | London Stock Exchange: ASCH

Objective of Aberdeen Smaller Companies High Income Trust Plc: The objective of the Company is to provide a high and growing dividend and capital growth from a portfolio invested principally in the ordinary shares of small companies and UK fixed income securities.

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.


Carolan Dobson, Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director
Carolan Dobson, appointed in September 2005, is a reporting panel member and chair of the Cost of Capital Group of the Competition Commission, chairman of JPMorgan European Smaller Companies Trust plc, trustee of Avon Pension Fund and Vaillant Pension Fund and trustee or adviser to a number of other pension funds. Formerly head of UK equities at Abbey Asset Managers Limited and Murray Johnstone Limited, non-executive director of The Securities and Investment Institute, AIC and British Waterways.
Robert Lister, Independent Non-Executive Director
Robert Lister, appointed in March 2012, is a non-executive director of Investec Wealth and Investment Limited. He has over 20 years' experience of investment management and formerly global head of equities at Dresdner Kleinwort and head of European equities at Barclays de Zoete Wedd.
Barry M. Rose, Independent Non-Executive Director
Barry Rose, appointed in March 2011, is Chairman of Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon PLC and a non-executive director of Optos plc and chairman of Dimensional Imaging Ltd and the Scottish charity, Circle. He has extensive investment experience and is a former director of Scottish Provident Institution and Chief Executive of Scottish Provident UK.
David Fletcher, Independent Non-Executive Director
David Fletcher, appointed on 1 August 2016, is Group Finance Director of Stonehage Fleming Family & Partners, a leading independently owned family office, having joined in 2002. Prior to that, he spent 20 years in investment banking in London, Hong Kong and Japan with JPMorgan Chase, Robert Fleming & Co. and Baring Brothers & Co Limited, latterly focused on financial services in the UK (asset management and life insurance). He started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers and is a chartered accountant. He is also an independent non-executive director of JP Morgan Claverhouse Investment Trust plc.

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