Aberdeen Standard Investments
Aberdeen Standard Investments is a leading global asset manager dedicated to creating long-term value for clients. To achieve this, we offer a comprehensive range of investment capabilities, as well as the highest levels of service.
Overall, we manage worldwide assets worth £583 billion* on behalf of clients in 80 countries. In managing these assets, we employ over 1,000 investment professionals and provide client support from 50 client relationship offices globally.
The Aberdeen Standard Investments brand was created in connection with the merger of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC and Standard Life Plc on 14 August 2017 to form Standard Life Aberdeen plc.
The Merchants Trust PLC
The Merchants Trust focuses on delivering high and rising income together with capital growth for its shareholders. The Trust is managed by Simon Gergel, Chief Investment Officer, UK Equities at Allianz Global Investors. Merchants’ aim is to provide shareholders with an above-average level of income and income growth with long term capital growth, through a policy of investing mainly in higher yielding large UK companies. Merchants is benchmarked against the FTSE All- Share Index. Although past performance is no guide to the future, Merchants is one of the highest yielding UK equity income investment trusts, currently yielding 4.9%.