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Aberdeen is awarded “Thailand Fund House of the Year” 
May 18, 2007

Bangkok-18 May 2007-Aberdeen Asset Management Co., Ltd. is selected to win “The Asian Investor Achievement Award 2007” in the Category of “Thailand Fund House of the Year” which is held by the renowned investor’s magazine “Asian Investor”. 

According to Robert Penaloza, CEO for Aberdeen Asset Management Co., Ltd., it is obvious that the repeating award winning by Aberdeen confirms the company’s efficiency in terms of process and discipline for investment profession which is the unique characteristic of the company. The key issue is investing in only securities of good fundamental factors, followed by Aberdeen’s trustworthy management and good understanding in the invested assets.  The goal to generate long-term income to investors is paramount at Aberdeen.

The fund management modality is very important in selecting fund manager to be fit with the investment goal of each investor, further opined Robert.  By scrutinizing whether and how the selected fund management firm has clearly defined their method of fund management, for instance, how to allocate their investment, what kind of company to be invested, what their investment principle is, if it’s for long term or short term, and so on.  However, the bottom line will be, of course, the fund performance itself, under the investment risks, which is the real proof of the fund manager’s caliber.     

Aberdeen’s mutual funds have always proved to be in the good performance after benchmarked as details below :
Return in (%)
Fund 3 M 6M 12M Since Inception
Aberdeen Growth Fund 10.02 4.21 3.23 303.85
Aberdeen Long Termed Equity Fund 10.50 4.22 3.78 55.49
Bench Mark: SET 6.99 -2.72 -8.99 7.01
Aberdeen Flexible Capital Fund 7.98 4.65 4.83 104.90
Benchmak* SET, Thai BMA,1yr fixed deposit rate for 1 million baht quoted by BBL,KBANK,SCB 5.25 1.52 0.29 47.77
Aberdeen Asia Pacific Equity Fund 11.28 10.43 12.78 31.34
Benchmark: MSCI AC AP ex Japan THB 5.03 7.16 5.24 20.75
Aberdeen World Opportunities Fund 2.67 5.35 0.09 8.39
Benchmark: MSCI World Free THB 2.45 -0.62 0.01 0.53
Aberdeen European Growth Fund 6.30 0.00 n.a. 9.64
FTSE World Europe Index THB 4.71 0.00 n.a. 2.83
The fund performance is prepared in accordance with AIMC standards.

In year 2006, the total assets under the management of Aberdeen has risen 36% whose major increase has been from the equity funds that have invested in both inside and outside the country (FIF), i.e. Aberdeen Long Termed Equity Fund which already grew 15%,  Aberdeen World Opportunities Fund with 16% growth,  Aberdeen European Growth Fund, with 17% while there have been private funds which have been risen 21%**

What counts for such achievement is not only Aberdeen’s outstanding performance, but also the supports from our 23 distributors, who have always provided hands in giving valuable advices and services to all our investors countrywide.

And this year, Aberdeen will still focus on streamlining its service to be more responsive to the consistently increasing number of investors where in the second half year, new projects will be launched to enhance the corporate productivity, while easing the access to a broader spectrum of investors.  In addition, many more FIF funds in new looks will make debut in a bid to offer more alternatives to both institutional and private individual investors. 

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