Aberdeen Asset Management began life 1983 through a management buyout of the investment management contract for a small investment trust. Over the years the company has expanded through a combination of acquisitions and organic growth. Throughout its expansion, asset management has remained its sole business.
Assets under management (AUM) have grown to around £170 billion. While the majority of this is in traditional assets – around 35% in equities, 34% in fixed income and 13% in property – 18%