Aberdeen Asian Income Fund Ltd.

Aberdeen Asian Income Fund Ltd.

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

: | London Stock Exchange: AAIF

Objective of Aberdeen Asian Income fund Limited: The objective of Aberdeen Asian Income Fund Limited is to provide investors with a total return primarily through investing in Asian Pacific securities, including those with an above-average yield. The Company does not expect, at least initially, to have any significant Japanese exposure.

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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Peter Arthur, Chairman
Peter Arthur (chairman) qualified as a solicitor and chartered secretary and was for five years an executive director of ISIS Asset Management plc until its acquisition of F & C Asset Management Limited in October 2004 where most recently he was managing director with responsibility for the group’s investment trust and institutional businesses. Prior to this, he was chief legal counsel, Europe for Franklin Templeton Global Investors Ltd. He had previously served 14 years with Edinburgh Fund Managers plc, latterly as joint managing director. He is a non executive director of the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) and a director of Proven Health VCT PLC.
Andrey Berzins, Senior Independent Director
Andrey Berzins qualified as a chartered accountant in England, and worked for KPMG in Hong Kong. In 1989 he joined the Suez Group’s Asian private equity division, becoming a Managing Director in 2002. He has been resident in Asia since 1984 and a Singapore resident since 1996. Over the past 20+ years he has been involved in numerous Asian private equity transactions covering a variety of industries and countries. He also holds several directorships of private equity-backed companies and is a director of Ocean Wilsons Holdings Limited.
Charles Clarke, Audit Committee Chairman
Charles was appointed to the Board on 29 March 2012 and is a Jersey residentially-qualified graduate chartered accountant and former senior partner of KPMG in the Channel Islands who had previously worked for KPMG in Kuala Lumpur. Charles has a portfolio of independent NED appointments and runs an offshore corporate governance consultancy.
Hugh Young , Non-Executive Director
Hugh Young was an investment manager with Fidelity International and MGM Assurance prior to joining what is now Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited in December 1985. He is managing director of Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited, responsible for all the Aberdeen Group’s investments in Asia. He is also a director of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC, Aberdeen New Thai Investment Trust PLC, Aberdeen Australia Equity Fund Inc., Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Investment Company Limited, Aberdeen Asian Income Fund Limited, Aberdeen Asian Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC (alternate) and The India Fund Inc.
Krystyna Nowak, Non-Executive Director
Krystyna is Managing Director of the Board Practice and a Member of the Executive Management Team at Norman Broadbent and studied at Oxford University, before joining Citibank, originally in London followed by nine years in the Far East in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Ian Cadby, Non-Executive Director
Appointed to the Board with effect from 11 May 2016. Ian is a board executive and investment manager with over 27 years’ experience within the hedge fund and derivatives trading industry spanning a number of jurisdictions including Asia, USA, UK and Jersey and has extensive experience in board strategy, corporate governance and risk management. Ian is the former Group CEO of Ermitage Ltd and has held senior positions at Cadby Wauton, Regent Pacific and Citibank.

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