Advisers

Fund Management Function

The fund management function of Aberdeen Islamic World Equity Fund has been delegated to Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited.

The fund management function of Aberdeen Islamic Asia Pacific Ex-Japan Equity Fund has been delegated to Aberdeen Standard Investments (Asia) Limited.

Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited

The Manager has delegated the fund management function of the Fund to Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited. Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited’s duties include, amongst others, managing the Fund’s investments in accordance with the objective, investment strategy and policy, permitted investments and investment restrictions and limits of the Fund. Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited is the principal operating arm of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC, which has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1991. Regulated by the Financial Services Authority, the company manages corporate funds, investment trusts, unit trusts and life and pension funds and has been doing so since 1988.

As at 30 September 2016, Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited is not engaged in any material litigation and arbitration, including those pending or threatened, and is not aware of any facts likely to give rise to any proceedings which might materially affect the business/financial position of the Manager and any of its delegates.

Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited

The Manager has delegated the fund management function of the Fund to Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited which is regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited’s duties include, amongst others, managing the Fund’s investments in accordance with the objective, investment strategy and policy, permitted investments and investment restrictions and limits of the Fund. Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC, was established in Singapore in May 1992, as the regional headquarters of the Aberdeen Group to oversee all of its Asia-Pacific assets, including collective investment schemes. Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited has managed collective investment schemes and/or discretionary funds since May 1992.

As at 30 September 2016, Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited is not engaged in any material litigation and arbitration, including those pending or threatened, and is not aware of any facts likely to give rise to any proceedings which might materially affect the business/financial position of the Manager and any of its delegates.

Shariah Adviser

IBFIM is an industry-owned institute dedicated to produce well-trained, high calibre individuals and management teams with the required expertise in the Islamic finance industry.

IBFIM’s strength lies in the holistic approach of ensuring that our customers’ strategic goals are achieved through our result-oriented services. Based on the industry’s demands and customers’ needs, IBFIM provides complete A-to-Z assistance to their clients through a wide spectrum of inter-related services: training and professional development, Shariah business advisory and business consultancy, research and product development in Islamic finance.

IBFIM’s close relationship with the industry gives them the opportunity to share knowledge and resources. IBFIM also enjoys a strong network with local and international authorities and financial institutions. Having assisted numerous governments, financial institutions, and other organisations in this arena, IBFIM is propelled to serve the need for further enhancement and development of the industry in years to come.

IBFIM is registered with the SC to act as a Shariah Adviser for Shariah-based collective investment schemes and sukuk issuance. IBFIM is also involved in numerous Shariah-based private mandates as well as the Shariah Adviser for Islamic REITs and Islamic asset management houses.

IBFIM’s Shariah team consists of the following personnel;

Haji Azizi Che Seman; Chairman, IBFIM Shariah Committee.

Mohd Asyraf Sharunudin; Consultant – Shariah.

Muhammad Khairulnizam Alias; Consultant – Shariah.

For more information, please visit IBFIM websire

Warning
Risk warning – The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and you may get back less than the amount invested. Please refer to the risk factors in the prospectus for general and specific investment risks attached to the individual funds.