Aberdeen Asset Management - United Kingdom
Best Global Asset Manager 2014
Aberdeen Asset Management is a global asset manager and a FTSE 100 company. We are based in over 25 countries with over 30 offices, over 600 investment professionals, and over 2,000 staff overall. Our assets under management were £331.2 billion as at 31 August 2014.
As a pure asset manager, without the distractions of other financial services activities, we are able to concentrate all our resources on our core business. We believe this is key to our performance. Assets are only managed for third parties, not our own balance sheet, which helps reduce conflicts of interest.
We dislike unnecessary obscurity and complexity so our investment processes strive to be simple and clear. We aim to seek out investments that display those qualities too. Finally, we focus on taking a long-term view of our investments.