Legal and regulatory information

Legal and regulatory information

Investment involves risk. The value of investments, and the income from them, can go down as well as up and an investor may get back less than the amount invested.  Past performance is not a guide to future results.

Aberdeen Standard Investments is a brand of the investment businesses of Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life Investments.

Standard Life Aberdeen plc is registered in Scotland (SC286832) at Standard Life House, 30 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2DH. www.standardlifeaberdeen.com.

The information contained in this website is of a general nature on the activities carried out by the entities listed below. This information is therefore only indicative and does not constitute any form of contractual agreement, nor is it to be considered as an offer or solicitation to deal in any financial instruments or engage in any investment service or activity.  No warranty whatsoever is given and no liability whatsoever is accepted for any loss arising whether directly or indirectly as a result of the reader, any person or group of persons acting on any information, opinion or estimate contained in this website.

Please note that some of the investments referenced in this website are not authorised for distribution in all of those jurisdictions in which we operate. For further information, please speak to your usual contact or visit our websites www.standardlifeinvestments.com and www.aberdeen-asset.com.

Risks of investing:

Equities: Foreign securities may be more volatile, harder to price and less liquid than domestic securities. They are subject to different accounting and regulatory standards, and political and economic risks. These risks may be enhanced in emerging markets countries.

Fixed Income: Fixed income securities are subject to certain risks including, but not limited to: interest rate, credit, prepayment, and extension.

Property: Investments in property may carry additional risk of loss due to the nature and volatility of the underlying investments. Real estate investments are relatively illiquid and the ability to vary investments in response to changes in economic and other conditions is limited. Property values can be affected by a number of factors including, inter alia, economic climate, property market conditions, interest rates, and regulation.

Alternatives: Alternative investments may engage in speculative investment practices; involve a high degree of risk; and are generally considered to be illiquid due to restrictions on transferring interests.  An investor could lose all or a substantial portion of their investment. Investors must have the financial ability, sophistication / experience and willingness to bear the risks of such an investment.

Diversification does not necessarily ensure a return or protect against a loss.

This is not a complete list or explanation of the risks involved and investors should read the relevant offering documents and consult with their own advisors investing.

This website is available for distribution by the following Aberdeen Asset Management affiliates in the relevant countries:

In the United States, Aberdeen Standard Investments is the marketing name for the following affiliated, registered investment advisers: Aberdeen Asset Management Inc., Aberdeen Asset Managers Ltd, Aberdeen Asset Management Ltd, Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Ltd and Aberdeen Capital Management, LLC.

Aberdeen Standard Investments is the marketing name in Canada for the following affiliated registered entities: Aberdeen Asset Management Inc., Aberdeen Fund Distributors, LLC, and Aberdeen Asset Management Canada Limited. Aberdeen Asset Management Inc. is registered as a Portfolio Manager in the Canadian provinces of Ontario, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia and as an Investment Fund Manager in the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Aberdeen Asset Management Canada Limited is registered as a Portfolio Manager in the province of Ontario. Aberdeen Fund Distributors, LLC, operates as an Exempt Market Dealer in all provinces and territories of Canada.

Aberdeen Standard Investments is the marketing name in Brazil for Aberdeen Asset Management Inc. and Aberdeen do Brasil Gestão de Recursos Ltda. Aberdeen do Brasil Gestão de Recursos Ltda. is an entity duly registered with CVM as an investment manager.

United Kingdom, Norway and EU Countries by Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom. Registered Office: 10 Queen’s Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1YG. Registered in Scotland No. 108419.

Switzerland by Aberdeen Asset Managers Switzerland AG (AAMS).Registered in Switzerland No. CH-020.3.033.962-7. Registered Office: Schweizergasse 14, 8001 Zurich. Authorised by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).

Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”) by Aberdeen Asset Middle East Limited. Regulated by the ADGM Financial Services Regulatory Authority.  Aberdeen Asset Middle East Limited, Al Sila Tower, 24th Floor, Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, Al Maryah Island, PO Box 5100737, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Singapore by Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited, Registration Number 199105448E.

Hong Kong by Aberdeen International Fund Managers Limited. This website has not been reviewed by the Securities and Futures Commission.

The People’s Republic of China (“PRC”) by Aberdeen Asset Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd in the PRC only.

Australia and New Zealand by Aberdeen Asset Management Limited ABN 59 002 123 364, AFSL No. 240263.  In New Zealand to wholesale investors only as defined in the  Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (New Zealand).

Malaysia by Aberdeen Asset Management Sdn Bhd, Company Number: 690313-D and Aberdeen Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd, Company Number: 827342-W.

Thailand by Aberdeen Asset Management Company Limited.

Japan by Aberdeen Investment Management K.K.

Taiwan by Aberdeen International Securities Investment Consulting Company Ltd (101Jin-Guan-Tou-Gu-Xin-Zi-Di No.33), which is operated independently, 8F, No.101, Songren Rd., Taipei City, Taiwan, Republic of China Tel: +886 2 87224500.

This website is available for distribution by the following Standard Life Investments companies:

Standard Life Investments Limited is registered in Scotland (SC123321) at 1 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2LL. Standard Life Investments Limited is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Standard Life Investments (Hong Kong) Limited is licensed with and regulated by the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Standard Life Investments Limited.

Standard Life Investments Limited (ABN 36 142 665 227) is incorporated in Scotland (No. SC123321) and is exempt from the requirement to hold an Australian financial services licence under paragraph 911A(2)(l) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (the ‘Act’) in respect of the provision of financial services as defined in Schedule A of the relief instrument no.10/0264 dated 9 April 2010 issued to Standard Life Investments Limited by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. These financial services are provided only to wholesale clients as defined in subsection 761G(7) of the Act. Standard Life Investments Limited is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority under the laws of the United Kingdom, which differ from Australian laws.

Standard Life Investments Limited, a company registered in Ireland (904256) 90 St Stephen’s Green Dublin 2, is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Standard Life Investments (USA) Limited is registered as an Exempt Market Dealer with the Ontario Securities Commission and as an Investment Adviser with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Standard Life Investments (Corporate Funds) Limited is registered as an Investment Adviser with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Standard Life Investments (Japan) Limited, registered to Head of Kanto Local Financial Bureau (financial instrument business 2913) is licensed with and regulated by the Financial Services Agency in Japan, and is an association member of Japan Investment Advisers Association, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Standard Life Investments Limited.

Standard Life Investments (Singapore) Pte. Ltd  is regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and licensed under the Securities and Futures Act (License No.: CMS100581-1), and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Standard Life Investments Limited.