1. Introduction

www.abrdn.com/corporate is provided by abrdn plc (previously known as Standard Life Aberdeen plc).

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In this Notice and the pages of this site, any reference to "abrdn", "we", "our" or "us" means the abrdn Group (being abrdn plc and its subsidiaries), unless otherwise indicated. On the pages of this site, we often refer to the abrdn Group companies without including the word "Limited".

 

2. Company and regulation details

Parent and service companies:

abrdn plc (SC286832) and Aberdeen Corporate Services Limited (SC271355) are both registered in Scotland at 1 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2LL.

abrdn group key client-facing and operational entities in the UK and worldwide as at 29 November 2021. abrdn group comprises abrdn plc and its subsidiaries

United Kingdom

abrdn plc (SC286832); Aberdeen Standard Alternative Funds Limited (SC111488), abrdn Capital Limited (SC317950), Ignis Asset Management Limited*(SC200801), Ignis Investments Services Limited (SC101825), Aberdeen Corporate Services Limited (SC271355), abrdn Client Management Limited (SC193444), Standard Life Savings Limited (SC180203), abrdn Investment Management Limited (SC123321), abrdn Capital Partners LLP (S0301408), abrdn Private Equity (Europe) Limited (SC184076), Standard Life Investments (Mutual Funds) Limited (SC123322), SLTM Limited (SC075550), all registered in Scotland at 1 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2LL.

Aberdeen Asset Management PLC (SC82015), Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited (SC108419), Aberdeen Investment Solutions Limited (SC106723 all registered in Scotland at 10 Queen’s Terrace, Aberdeen, AB10 1XL.

Aberdeen Asset Investments Limited (00794936), Aberdeen Standard Investments Life and Pensions Limited* (03526143), Aberdeen Standard Fund Managers Limited (00740118) all registered in England at Bow Bells House, Bread Street, London, EC4M 9HH.

abrdn Financial Planning and Advice Ltd (01447544), registered at 14th Floor 30 St. Mary Axe, London EC3A 8BF.

All entities are authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority with the exception of abrdn plc, Aberdeen Asset Management PLC, Ignis Asset Management Limited and Aberdeen Corporate Services Limited. *Also regulated by the UK Prudential Regulation Authority.

The Financial Conduct Authority Register can be found at https://register.fca.org.uk/. Financial Conduct Authority Register Reference numbers:

  • abrdn Capital Limited 435970
  • abrdn Client Management Limited 435970
  • Aberdeen Asset Investments Limited 193707
  • Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited 121891
  • Aberdeen Investment Solutions Limited 122130
  • Aberdeen Standard Alternative Funds Limited 143445
  • Aberdeen Standard Fund Managers Limited 121803
  • Aberdeen Standard Investments Life and Pensions Limited 187323
  • Ignis Investments Services Limited 121895
  • abrdn Investment Management Limited 188406
  • abrdn Capital Partners LLP
  • Standard Life Investments (Mutual Funds) Limited 146477
  • abrdn Private Equity (Europe) Limited 755580
  • Standard Life Savings Limited 188796
  • SLTM Limited 119366

Standard Life Charity Fund is limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland (SC213596) at 1 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2LL, and registered as a Scottish charity (SC030702).

Channel Islands

abrdn Capital International Limited (38918) and abrdn Capital (CI) Limited (5769) registered in Jersey at 1st Floor, Sir Walter Raleigh House, 48-50 Esplanade, St Helier, Jersey JE2 3QB. Aberdeen Standard Capital Offshore Strategy Fund limited registered in Jersey at IFC 1, The Esplanade, St Helier, Jersey JE1 4BP. The above companies are regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission under the Financial Services (Jersey) Law 1998 (as amended) for the conduct of investment business and fund business.

Worldwide

Europe, Middle East and Africa

Austria, Germany: Aberdeen Standard Investments Deutschland AG, incorporated in Germany (Company No. DE 114 104 974) at Bockenheimer Landstraße 25, 60325 Frankfurt am Main. Aufsichtsbehörde: Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht, Marie-Curie-Straße 24-28, 60439 Frankfurt am Main.

Denmark: Aberdeen Standard Investments Ireland Limited Denmark, filial af Aberdeen Standard Investments Ireland Limited. Registered with the Central Business Register (Company No. 39979543).

France: Aberdeen Standard Investments Ireland Limited, Succursale en France. Washington Plaza, 29 rue de Berri 75008 Paris, France. Registered with the R.C.S of Paris (Company No. 844 151 209).

Ireland: Aberdeen Standard Investments Ireland Limited. Registered in Republic of Ireland (Company No.621721) at 2-4 Merrion Row, Dublin D02 WP23. Regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Italy: Aberdeen Standard Investments Ireland Limited, Succursale Italiana. Via Dante 16, 6 th Floor, 20121 Milan, Italy. Codice Fiscale/Partita IVA IT10519210966 – Codice Fatturazione Elettronica: USAL8PV ; PEC aberdeenstandardinvestmentsil@legalmail.it Iscritta nel Registro delle Imprese di Milano (n. 10519210966), R.E.A. MI - 2537761. Iscritta nell’Elenco delle Imprese di Investimento Comunitarie con Succursale tenuto dalla CONSOB (n. 171).

Luxembourg: Aberdeen Standard Investments Luxembourg S.A. 35a, Avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg. No.B27471. Authorised in Luxembourg and regulated by CSSF.

Netherlands: Aberdeen Standard Investments Ireland Limited, Netherlands Branch. WTC H-Tower, 20th Floor Zuidplein 166, 1077 XV Amsterdam, The Netherlands P.O. Box 79074, 1070 NC Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Registered with the trade register of the Chamber of Commerce of Amsterdam (Company No. 72893079).

Spain: Aberdeen Standard Investments Ireland Limited, Sucursal en España. Calle Barbara de Braganza, No 2, 2C, 28004 Madrid, Spain. Inscrita con el número 118 en la Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores en España (“CNMV”) como Empresas de Servicios de Inversión del Espacio Económico Europeo con Sucursal.

Sweden: Aberdeen Standard Investments Ireland Limited, filial Sverige. Registered with the Swedish Companies Registration Office No 516411-7060.

Switzerland: Aberdeen Standard Investments (Switzerland) AG. Registered in Switzerland (CHE-114.943.983) at Schweizergasse 14, 8001 Zürich.

Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”): Aberdeen Asset Middle East Limited, 6th floor, Al Khatem Tower, Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, Al Maryah Island, P.O. Box 764605, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Regulated by the ADGM Financial Services Regulatory Authority. For Professional Clients and Market Counterparties only.

Asia-Pacific

Australia and New Zealand: abrdn Australia 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).

Hong Kong: abrdn Hong Kong Limited.

Japan: abrdn Japan Limited Financial Instruments Firm: Kanto Local Finance Bureau (Kinsho) No.320 Membership: Japan Investment Advisers Association, The Investment Trusts Association, Type II Financial Instruments Firms Association, Japan Securities Dealers Association.

Malaysia: abrdn Malaysia Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Aberdeen Standard Investments (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd), Company Number: 200501013266 (690313-D). This document has not been reviewed by the Securities Commission of Malaysia.

Singapore: abrdn Asia Limited, Registration Number 199105448E. abrdn Asia Limited is registered in Singapore (199105448E) at 21 Church Street, #01-01 Capital Square Two, Singapore 049480. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC. It is registered with and regulated in Singapore by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. abrdn Asia Limited is also registered as an Investment Adviser with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

South Korea: abrdn Korea Co. Ltd.

Taiwan: Aberdeen Standard Investments Taiwan Limited, which is operated independently, 8F, No.101, Songren Rd., Taipei City, Taiwan Tel: +886 2 87224500.

Thailand: Aberdeen Asset Management (Thailand) Limited.

The People’s Republic of China (“PRC”): abrdn Private Fund Management (Shanghai) Company Limited (formerly known as Aberdeen Standard Asset Management (Shanghai) Company Limited) in the PRC only. Registered by Asset Management Association of China (AMAC) with the number of P1065987.

Americas

Brazil: abrdn is the marketing name in Brazil for Aberdeen do Brasil Gestão de Recursos Ltda. which is an entity duly registered with the Comissão de Valores Mobiliários (CVM) as an investment manager.

Canada: Aberdeen Standard Investments (“ASI”) is the registered marketing name in Canada for the following entities, which now operate around the world under the abrdn brand: Aberdeen Standard Investments (Canada) Limited, Aberdeen Standard Investments Luxembourg S.A., abrdn Private Equity (Europe) Limited, abrdn Capital Partners LLP, abrdn Investment Management Limited, Aberdeen Standard Alternative Funds Limited, and Aberdeen Capital Management LLC. Aberdeen Standard Investments (Canada) Limited, is registered as a Portfolio Manager and Exempt Market Dealer in all provinces and territories of Canada as well as an Investment Fund Manager in the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

United States: abrdn is the marketing name for the following affiliated, registered investment advisers: Aberdeen Standard Investments Inc., Aberdeen Asset Managers Ltd., abrdn Australia Ltd., abrdn Asia Limited, Aberdeen Capital Management LLC, Aberdeen Standard Investments ETFs Advisors LLC and Aberdeen Standard Alternative Funds Limited. Aberdeen Standard Investments Inc. is registered in the US at 1735 Market Street, 32nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC. It is registered as an Investment Adviser with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

3. Overseas Persons

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4. General Disclaimers and terms

While we have taken all reasonable care to ensure that the information contained within the pages of this site is accurate, current and complies with relevant UK legislation and regulations as at the date of issue, errors or omissions may occur due to circumstances outside our control.

We reserve the right to change the content, presentation, performance, facilities and availability of all or part of the pages of this site at our sole discretion and without prior notice. We make no warranty or representation that the pages of this site can be accessed at all times during the UK hours of business stated on this site. This site may be temporarily unavailable or restricted for administrative or other reasons. We will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the loss of the use of this site.

We include hypertext links from the pages of this site to third party sites that you might want to visit. We do not vet these sites, nor do we control their content. We accept no responsibility for information contained in any other sites which can be accessed by hypertext link from the pages of this site, or for these other sites not being available at all times. The links to these sites are provided for general information purposes only and the sites concerned and their contents are not endorsed or promoted by us in any way, unless otherwise stated. Please note that when you click on a hypertext link to one of these websites, you will leave our site and access the other website at your own risk.

 

5. Advice

Nothing on the pages of this site shall be deemed to constitute financial or other professional advice in any way and you should consult your financial adviser or other professional adviser if you require any financial or other professional advice.

 

6. Copyright and trade mark

Copyright © abrdn plc 2021. All rights reserved.

Copyright in the pages of this site, in the screens displaying the pages and in the information and material contained therein and their arrangement, is owned by Aberdeen Corporate Services Limited, or such other member of the abrdn Group as Aberdeen Corporate Services Limited may direct, unless otherwise indicated.

Certain images and content used in the pages of this site are reproduced under licence.

"abrdn" and the " abrdn" logo are registered trade marks of Aberdeen Corporate Services Limited. Aberdeen Corporate Services Limited and other members of the abrdn Group may also claim trade mark and service mark rights in other marks contained within the pages of this site.

Reproduction of these pages in whole or in part without the prior written consent of Aberdeen Corporate Services Limited, or such other member of the abrdn Group as Aberdeen Corporate Services Limited may direct, is strictly prohibited unless for private, non-commercial viewing purposes.

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7. Email

Please note that there is no guarantee that any email sent will be received, or that the contents of any such email will remain private during Internet transmission. If you have any such concerns, you may prefer to telephone or write to us instead. We accept no liability for any damages you or others may suffer as a result of the alteration or loss of confidentiality of any such information sent by email.

We reserve the right to monitor the use and content of emails which are sent from and received by us for the purposes of ensuring compliance with our own email policy, and identifying and taking action against unlawful or improper use of our systems.

 

8. Computer misuse

We recommend that you employ reasonable virus detection and protection measures when accessing the pages of this site. We will not be liable for any loss or damage resulting from any attack by a third party on our systems or for any computer virus or other malicious or technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of this site.

 

9. Downloads

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10. Governing Law

The terms of this Notice and the use of the pages of this site shall be governed by the laws of Scotland unless otherwise stated, and the Scottish courts shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction in the event of a dispute.

 

11. Summary of investor Rights applicable to Luxembourg SICAVs

Please be aware that this note is intended as a short summary of your key rights as a shareholder in a SICAV company for the purposes of the European Union Cross Border Distribution Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2019/1156). It is not intended to be and cannot be an exhaustive list of all rights which shareholders may have in respect of the company. Please refer to the company’s prospectus for further details in respect of the company.

  • Right to Participate in the Investments of the company – Each shareholder has the right to participate in the gains or losses in accordance with the investment objective and policy of the relevant fund and proportionate to the shareholder’s shareholding in such fund. Shareholders do not have any direct rights on the assets held within the portfolio of the funds but can only participate indirectly in the variation of the value of these assets through their holding of shares. Although the company constitutes one single entity, the assets of a fund are exclusively available to investors and creditors of that fund. Full details of each fund’s investment objective and policy are set out in its prospectus.
  • Right to Receive Income – Each shareholder has the right to a proportionate share of the income (if any) of the fund in which the shareholder has invested. Depending on the nature of the shares held by the shareholder, such income may either be accumulated into the net asset value of the shareholder’s shares or distributed to the shareholder as a dividend payment, in accordance with the terms of the prospectus of the company.
  • Right to Receive Information – Each shareholder has the right to receive certain information about the company and the fund(s) in which the shareholder has invested. This information will include the company’s annual and semi-annual financial statements and further information may be available upon request. Further details in this respect are contained in the latest prospectus of the company.
  • Right to Attend and Vote at Shareholder Meetings – Each shareholder has the right to receive notice of, attend in person or by proxy and vote at general meetings of the company and any meetings of the shareholders of the particular fund or share class in which the shareholder has invested, if the investor is registered herself/himself/itself and in her/his/its own name in the register of shareholders of the fund. Subject to any special rights or restrictions for the time being attached to any share class, each shareholder has the right to one vote at general meetings for each whole share held. To the extent permitted by law, the board of directors of the company may suspend the right to vote of any shareholder which does not fulfil its obligations under the prospectus, articles of incorporation or any document (including any application form) stating its obligations towards the fund and/or the other shareholders.
  • Right to Redeem Shares – Each shareholder has the right to request the company to redeem either a specific number of the shareholder’s shares or shares of a specified value on any dealing day at their net asset value per share on such dealing day, subject to any applicable charges and the terms of the redemption process set out in the prospectus. In order to redeem shares as of any particular dealing day, shareholders must submit a properly completed redemption form to the transfer agent of the company before the relevant dealing deadline.
  • Right to Data Privacy – Each shareholder should note that by applying for shares, the shareholder has provided or will provide information to the company, which may constitute personal data within the meaning of the relevant data protection legislation and should be aware that this personal data will processed by the company in accordance with its privacy statement.
  • Right to Complain – Each shareholder which is not satisfied with its experience as an investor in the company is entitled to bring a complaint to the company in accordance with the applicable complaints handling policy. Shareholders may also have the right to complain to the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier. In addition, Directive (EU) 2020/1828 of 25 November 2020 on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers provides for a collective redress mechanism which applies, in case of infringements by traders of the provisions of amongst others Directive 2009/65/EC relating to undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) including such provisions as transposed into national law that harm or may harm the collective interests of consumers. Directive (EU) 2020/1828 shall be transposed by Member States, including Luxembourg, by 25 December 2022 at the latest and the provisions shall be applicable from 25 June 2023. Luxembourg has not yet implemented Directive (EU) 2020/1828 but a bill of law is currently pending.

This summary of key rights is not and does not purport to be exhaustive and shareholders should review the prospectus in its entirety and consult with their professional advisers to understand their rights more fully.