Aberdeen Asset Management is a pure asset management group and is one of the largest publicly-quoted investment managers listed in the UK. It invests worldwide as a traditional, fundamental investor on behalf of institutional clients, advisers and individuals globally across major asset classes. The group had assets under management of over £180 billion as at end of March 2011. Aberdeen was founded in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1983 and today operates in 26 countries around the world, employing 1,800 staff. Aberdeen champions first-hand research and believes close teamwork is the best means to discover the best investments for clients’ portfolios.
Aberdeen participates in sponsorships where it can get actively involved and make a difference to an event and its accessibility. Aberdeen’s current sport sponsorship portfolio includes Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, the British Dragon Association and the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta in the US, as well as a number of golfing properties. The group is also involved with a number of cultural and arts sponsorships.
Commenting on the sponsorship engagement with Pacific 2012, Martin Gilbert, Chief Executive of Aberdeen Asset Management said, “We are delighted to support Charlie’s Pacific 2012 challenge and we are proud to be involved with what could be an incredible individual world record achievement.
“At Aberdeen we sponsor a number of sportsmen and sporting events and are excited to be involved with this feat of physical and mental endurance.”