Aberdeen Asset Management PLC is a United Kingdom-based global asset management company engaged in the active management of financial assets. It manages assets for both institutional and retail clients. The Company's institutional clients include pension funds, corporates, sovereign wealth funds, government agencies and insurance companies. It also sells to retail clients through intermediaries, such as private banks, financial advisers, wealth managers and platforms. It invests across the asset classes, including equities, fixed income, property and Aberdeen solutions. The Company is focused on growing assets under management (AUM) by servicing its clients well, delivering investment expertise across all asset classes, recruiting and retaining employees, and creating long-term value for its shareholders. Its other assets include open-ended funds, other institutional, closed-end funds and central banks. The Company operates approximately 40 offices in approximately 25 countries.