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NMPI Status

The Company currently conducts its affairs so that securities issued by Aberdeen Asian Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC can be recommended by financial advisers to ordinary retail investors in accordance with the FCA’s rules in relation to non-mainstream Pooled investment products (NMPIs) and intends to continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

The Company’s securities are excluded from the FCA’s restrictions which apply to non-mainstream investment products because they are securities in an investment trust.

Hugh Young

Managing Director: Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited

Personal Details
Joined AAM: December 1985
Nationality: British
Location: Singapore


Hugh Young
Education and Experience

Hugh was appointed to the Board on 22 March 2011. Hugh Young is managing director of Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited, the Aberdeen Group’s regional HQ and group head of equities as well as a member of the executive committee responsible for the Aberdeen Group’s day-to-day running.

He co-founded Singapore-based Aberdeen Asia in 1992, having been recruited in 1985 to manage Asian equities from London. Since then he has built the company into one of the largest managers of such assets globally. Singapore employs over 150 staff, while there are 65 investment managers stationed across the region, with offices also in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand over which Hugh is in overall charge.

Aberdeen’s regional funds have won many awards for performance over the years, including open ended and closed-end funds. Hugh is a regular commentator for the financial media. His early career included spells at Fidelity International and MGM Assurance.

Hugh graduated with a BA (Hons) in politics from Exeter University.