Montag, 20. November 2017


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Aberdeen Asset Management Deutschland tops last year's good result

Gross funds raised total more than 2.5 billion euros / Special property fund segment expanded

Frankfurt am Main, (lifePR) - In fiscal 2011/2012, Aberdeen Asset Management Deutschland AG recorded some 2.5 billion euros (previous year: 1.5 billion) in gross inflows to the Aberdeen investment funds that it sells in Germany. Of this volume, the Wholesale business segment accounted for about 1.8 billion euros. Since commencing operations in 2007, the German arm of Aberdeen, which is headed by Dr. Hartmut Leser, has accumulated some five billion euros in total of assets under management in the securities segment. Property assets account for a further four billion euros. With total assets under management in excess of nine billion euros, Aberdeen has established itself as one of the largest foreign fund management companies in the German marketplace. The German results are in line with the success of the overall Group, which manages assets totalling some 236 billion euros worldwide (previous year: EUR 208 billion) and reported one of the best ever financial years in the history of the company since 1983. Throughout Europe, Aberdeen manages some 24 billion euros of property assets, making it one of the four largest real estate managers in the region.

German institutional investors have engaged the company, above all, to manage assets in the classes of emerging market bonds, European corporate bonds and global equities. The company has been particularly successful in Germany with its existing and newly launched special property funds. In May 2012, a German special fund for residential property was launched for institutional investors and was already reporting net assets of around 90 million euros by 31.12.2012. A special residential property fund launched back in 2009 has meanwhile grown to a net asset volume of about 500 million euros. In the sales statistics for German special property funds that are published by BVI, Aberdeen climbed from third to second place in 2012 (as of 31.10.2012).

According to CEO Dr. Hartmut Leser:

In recent years, Aberdeen has been able to secure a very successful position in the German and Austrian markets, despite difficult conditions on the financial markets. Our success last year is attributable to robust institutional business coupled with increasingly strong activities with selected distribution partners. Focus centred on our interest spread products, such as emerging market debt and European credits, and on our global and European equity products that build on a careful selection process and quality screening. We are gaining more and more acceptance in institutional property business, both in Germany and throughout Europe.

For the coming financial year we expect, not only the established trends to continue, but also increasingly strong sales of emerging market debt, European equities and - in the property segment - German residential property and our Scandinavian commercial property fund.

The investment process adopted by Aberdeen is rigorously tailored to long-term product performance; the investment style is fundamentally oriented. In October 2012, Aberdeen Immobilien KAG was awarded a top rating of AAA-minus for its property investment process by rating agency TELOS. The German arm of Aberdeen netted a total of 20 awards in the classes of equities and bonds, several categories of which were awarded for the second consecutive year by rating agency Feri, including the award as "Best Asset Manager Emerging Markets". In its established fund compass ratings, business magazine Capital awarded Aberdeen five stars in the category "large fund providers" as the best foreign fund management company, and ranked the company third overall in its comparison of 63 fund management companies operating in Germany.

Aberdeen Asset Management belongs neither to an insurance nor banking group. The company answers only to its investors and manages some 236 billion euros of assets in total around the globe. All of the teams at the three management and investment centres in London, Singapore and Philadelphia adopt a homogeneous methodological approach and are integrated in equal measure into the global decision-making processes. Clearly defined responsibilities and local decision-making powers ensure that fast and decisive action on the one side is coupled with a disciplined investment process involving direct, fundamental research, on the other. Aberdeen is one of only a few fund companies that has the advantage of a completely globalized portfolio management platform.

Aberdeen Asset Management Deutschland AG

Aberdeen Asset Management is a pure asset management company that has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1991 (and in the FTSE-100 since 2012). The company was originally incorporated in Aberdeen/Scotland in 1983. Aberdeen invests globally in the four main asset classes of equities, bonds, real estate and alternative investments on behalf of its clients. Nowadays the company and its 1,900 employees in 23 countries manage assets of about 236 billion euros.

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