Aberdeen New India Investment Trust PLC


Fund objective

To achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing in companies which are incorporated in India or which derive significant revenue or profit from India, with dividend yield from the company being of secondary importance.


Morningstar rating:
5 out of 5

An investment trust with a concentrated portfolio of locally-researched Indian equities.

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Key people

Kristy Fong

Kristy Fong

Investment Director

Kristy Fong is an investment manager on the Asian equities team. Kristy joined Aberdeen in 2004 from UOB KayHian Pte Ltd where she was an analyst.

Kristy graduated with a BA (Hons) in Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She is a CFA Charterholder.

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James Thom

James Thom

Investment Director

Personal Details

Joined AAM: August 2010

Nationality: British

Location: Singapore

Education and Experience

James Thom is an investment manager on the Asian Equities Team. James joined Aberdeen in 2010 from Actis, the emerging markets Private Equity firm, based in Singapore and covering Southeast Asia.

James graduated with an MBA from INSEAD, an MA from Johns Hopkins University and a BSc from University College London.

  • Kristy Fong

    Investment Director

    Kristy Fong is an investment manager on the Asian equities team. Kristy joined Aberdeen in 2004 from UOB KayHian Pte Ltd where she was an analyst.

    Kristy graduated with a BA (Hons) in Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She is a CFA Charterholder.

    CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are trademarks owned by CFA Institute.

  • James Thom

    Investment Director

    Personal Details

    Joined AAM: August 2010

    Nationality: British

    Location: Singapore

    Education and Experience

    James Thom is an investment manager on the Asian Equities Team. James joined Aberdeen in 2010 from Actis, the emerging markets Private Equity firm, based in Singapore and covering Southeast Asia.

    James graduated with an MBA from INSEAD, an MA from Johns Hopkins University and a BSc from University College London.

Hasan Askari

Hasan Askari

Chairman

Mr Askari began his career as an investment banker in the City of London in 1975 at S.G. Warburg & Co. Ltd (now UBS) and has subsequently worked, as Managing Director, in JP Morgan Chase Investment Bank in HongKong and in Barclays Capital (previously BZW) in Tokyo and London. Most recently, he was at Old Mutual plc, London as a member of the Executive Committee responsible for Old Mutual’s operations in the U.K., Europe and Asia-Pacific. He is a director of Lloyd George Indian Ocean Fund, Hong Kong.
Rachel Beagles

Rachel Beagles

Senior Independent Director

Rachel Beagles worked in financial markets, primarily in equity research and sales from 1990 until 2003. She was co-head of the Pan European Banks Equity Research and Sales Team and a Managing Director of Corporate and Investment Banking Group Division at Deutsche Bank AG from 2000 to 2003.

She is a non-executive director of Blackrock Emerging Europe plc, Schroder UK Mid Cap Fund plc,Gresham House plc and chairman of Securities Trust of Scotland plc.

Michael Hughes

Michael Hughes

Non-Executive Director

Mr Hughes joined the Board on 7 September 2016. He is a Director of T. Bailey Asset Management Limited and acting investment consultant to various family offices and charities. He was a Director of Baring Asset Management Limited from 1998, and Chief Investment Officer from 2000, until his retirement in 2007. Prior to this, he was Managing Director of Barclays Capital (previously BZW) and Chairman of the Board of pension trustees. Before ‘Big Bang’ he was a Partner at stockbrokers de Zoete and Bevan.

Mr Hughes is a director of JPMorgan Mid Cap Investment Trust plc.

Stephen White

Stephen White

Chairman of Audit Committee

Appointed a Director on 26 September 2013, Stephen became Chairman of the Audit Committee on 11 September 2014. He is Head of European and US equities at British Steel Pension Fund, responsible for the day to day management of the Fund's Europe ex-UK and US equity portfolios. He is a Chartered Accountant. He was formerly a non-executive director of Global Special Opportunities Trust Plc. He was formerly Director and Head of European Equities at Foreign & Colonial Investment Management, Manager of Foreign & Colonial Eurotrust PLC and Deputy Manager of the Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust Plc. Prior to joining Foreign & Colonial in 1985, he held positions at Hill Samuel Asset Management, Phillips & Drew and Price Waterhouse. Stephen is a non-executive director of Blackrock Frontiers Investment Trust plc, JP Morgan European Smaller Companies Trust plc and Polar Capital Technology Trust plc.

  • Hasan Askari

    Chairman

    Mr Askari began his career as an investment banker in the City of London in 1975 at S.G. Warburg & Co. Ltd (now UBS) and has subsequently worked, as Managing Director, in JP Morgan Chase Investment Bank in HongKong and in Barclays Capital (previously BZW) in Tokyo and London. Most recently, he was at Old Mutual plc, London as a member of the Executive Committee responsible for Old Mutual’s operations in the U.K., Europe and Asia-Pacific. He is a director of Lloyd George Indian Ocean Fund, Hong Kong.
  • Rachel Beagles

    Senior Independent Director

    Rachel Beagles worked in financial markets, primarily in equity research and sales from 1990 until 2003. She was co-head of the Pan European Banks Equity Research and Sales Team and a Managing Director of Corporate and Investment Banking Group Division at Deutsche Bank AG from 2000 to 2003.

    She is a non-executive director of Blackrock Emerging Europe plc, Schroder UK Mid Cap Fund plc,Gresham House plc and chairman of Securities Trust of Scotland plc.

  • Michael Hughes

    Non-Executive Director

    Mr Hughes joined the Board on 7 September 2016. He is a Director of T. Bailey Asset Management Limited and acting investment consultant to various family offices and charities. He was a Director of Baring Asset Management Limited from 1998, and Chief Investment Officer from 2000, until his retirement in 2007. Prior to this, he was Managing Director of Barclays Capital (previously BZW) and Chairman of the Board of pension trustees. Before ‘Big Bang’ he was a Partner at stockbrokers de Zoete and Bevan.

    Mr Hughes is a director of JPMorgan Mid Cap Investment Trust plc.

  • Stephen White

    Chairman of Audit Committee

    Appointed a Director on 26 September 2013, Stephen became Chairman of the Audit Committee on 11 September 2014. He is Head of European and US equities at British Steel Pension Fund, responsible for the day to day management of the Fund's Europe ex-UK and US equity portfolios. He is a Chartered Accountant. He was formerly a non-executive director of Global Special Opportunities Trust Plc. He was formerly Director and Head of European Equities at Foreign & Colonial Investment Management, Manager of Foreign & Colonial Eurotrust PLC and Deputy Manager of the Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust Plc. Prior to joining Foreign & Colonial in 1985, he held positions at Hill Samuel Asset Management, Phillips & Drew and Price Waterhouse. Stephen is a non-executive director of Blackrock Frontiers Investment Trust plc, JP Morgan European Smaller Companies Trust plc and Polar Capital Technology Trust plc.

 

Financial calendar

Year End 31 March
Accounts Published July
Annual General Meeting September
Dividend Paid n/a

Trust details

Aberdeen New India Investment Trust PLC

Registered Office:
Bow Bells House,
1 Bread Street,
London
EC4M 9HH

Registered in England and Wales as an Investment Company Number 2902424

Launch Date: February 1994
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