Aberdeen New Thai Investment Trust PLC


To provide a high level of long-term, above-average capital growth through investment in Thailand.

Morningstar rating:
3 out of 5

The only investment trust investing exclusively in Thailand.

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Key people

Nicholas Smith

Nicholas Smith

Chairman

Appointed a Director on 1 March 2013 and Chairman on 26 June 2013, Nic joined the Jardine Fleming Group in 1986 in Hong Kong and served from 1993 to 1997 as Chief Financial Officer and as a member of the Executive Committee. After returning to the UK, he became a director of Robert Fleming International Ltd in 1998, and the Director of Origination - Investment Banking, serving until 2000. He is currently Chairman of Schroder AsiaPacific Fund Plc and a non-executive director of JP Morgan European Smaller Companies Trust Plc.

Clare Dobie

Senior Independent Director

Appointed a Director on 13 December 2013. Clare Dobie joined Barclays Global Investors in 1993 with a variety of responsibilities including Head of Marketing and Head of Clients. She then moved to GAM in 2001 as Group Head of Marketing. Leaving GAM in 2005, Clare is now a Director at Braxted Marketing Measures, a marketing and client services consultancy working with, amongst others, investment consultants and asset management organisations. She was, until recently, Deputy Chairman for Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Clare is a non-executive director of Alliance Trust plc, F&C Capital & Income Trust plc and of Schroder UK Mid Cap Fund plc.

Sarah MacAulay

Non-Executive Director

Sarah MacAulay was appointed a Director of the Company on 1 January 2017. She brings to the Board over twenty years of Asian investment experience as a fund manager in London and Hong Kong, including the management and marketing of Thai equity portfolios. More recently she has spent thirteen years on the board of an educational charitable trust, with involvement in risk management, regulation, compliance and governance. Sarah is currently a non-executive director of Fidelity Japanese Values plc, JPMorgan Income & Capital Trust PLC and Schroder Asian Total Return Investment Company Limited.
Sarah Mccarthy

Sarah McCarthy

Non-Executive Director

Sarah McCarthy was appointed a Director of the Company on 1 March 2019. She brings to the Board twenty years’ experience in financial services, fifteen years of which have been focused on investment marketing. She has a wealth of communications and marketing campaign knowledge gained across a wide range of investment products and client types. Sarah also Chairs the Board of a Multi Academy Trust in South West London where she is responsible for financial oversight, risk management, strategic direction and Trust performance.

Andy Pomfret

Chairman of Audit Committee

Andy Pomfret was appointed a Director on 1 September 2014 and appointed Chairman of the Audit and Management Engagement Committee on 1 November 2014. He spent over 13 years with Kleinwort Benson as a corporate financier, venture capitalist and finance director of the investment management and private banking division. In 1999 he joined Rathbone Brothers Plc as finance director and served as chief executive from 2004 until February 2014. He is currently a non-executive director of ICG Enterprise Trust PLC, Sanne Group plc, Sabre Insurance Group plc and non-executive Chairman of Miton UK Micro Cap Trust plc.

  • Nicholas Smith

    Chairman

    Appointed a Director on 1 March 2013 and Chairman on 26 June 2013, Nic joined the Jardine Fleming Group in 1986 in Hong Kong and served from 1993 to 1997 as Chief Financial Officer and as a member of the Executive Committee. After returning to the UK, he became a director of Robert Fleming International Ltd in 1998, and the Director of Origination - Investment Banking, serving until 2000. He is currently Chairman of Schroder AsiaPacific Fund Plc and a non-executive director of JP Morgan European Smaller Companies Trust Plc.
  • Clare Dobie

    Senior Independent Director

    Appointed a Director on 13 December 2013. Clare Dobie joined Barclays Global Investors in 1993 with a variety of responsibilities including Head of Marketing and Head of Clients. She then moved to GAM in 2001 as Group Head of Marketing. Leaving GAM in 2005, Clare is now a Director at Braxted Marketing Measures, a marketing and client services consultancy working with, amongst others, investment consultants and asset management organisations. She was, until recently, Deputy Chairman for Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Clare is a non-executive director of Alliance Trust plc, F&C Capital & Income Trust plc and of Schroder UK Mid Cap Fund plc.
  • Sarah MacAulay

    Non-Executive Director

    Sarah MacAulay was appointed a Director of the Company on 1 January 2017. She brings to the Board over twenty years of Asian investment experience as a fund manager in London and Hong Kong, including the management and marketing of Thai equity portfolios. More recently she has spent thirteen years on the board of an educational charitable trust, with involvement in risk management, regulation, compliance and governance. Sarah is currently a non-executive director of Fidelity Japanese Values plc, JPMorgan Income & Capital Trust PLC and Schroder Asian Total Return Investment Company Limited.
  • Sarah McCarthy

    Non-Executive Director

    Sarah McCarthy was appointed a Director of the Company on 1 March 2019. She brings to the Board twenty years’ experience in financial services, fifteen years of which have been focused on investment marketing. She has a wealth of communications and marketing campaign knowledge gained across a wide range of investment products and client types. Sarah also Chairs the Board of a Multi Academy Trust in South West London where she is responsible for financial oversight, risk management, strategic direction and Trust performance.

  • Andy Pomfret

    Chairman of Audit Committee

    Andy Pomfret was appointed a Director on 1 September 2014 and appointed Chairman of the Audit and Management Engagement Committee on 1 November 2014. He spent over 13 years with Kleinwort Benson as a corporate financier, venture capitalist and finance director of the investment management and private banking division. In 1999 he joined Rathbone Brothers Plc as finance director and served as chief executive from 2004 until February 2014. He is currently a non-executive director of ICG Enterprise Trust PLC, Sanne Group plc, Sabre Insurance Group plc and non-executive Chairman of Miton UK Micro Cap Trust plc.

Flavia Cheong

Head of Equities - Asia Pacific ex Japan

Flavia Cheong is Head of Asia Pacific ex Japan Equity on the Asian Equities team, where, as well as sharing responsibility for company research, she oversees regional portfolio construction. Before joining Aberdeen in 1996, she was an economist with the Investment Company of the People’s Republic of China, and earlier with the Development Bank of Singapore. Flavia graduated with a BA in Economics and an MA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Auckland. She is a CFA charterholder.

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Pruksa Iamthongthong

Investment Director

Pruksa Iamthongthong is an Investment Director on the Asian Equities team.

Pruksa graduated with a BA in Business Administration from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and is a CFA Charterholder.

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Adrian Lim

Investment director

Adrian Lim is a senior investment manager on the Asia Pacific (ex Japan) equity team. Adrian originally joined Aberdeen in 2000 as a manager in private equity, on the acquisition of Murray Johnstone, but transferred to his current post soon afterwards. Previously, Adrian worked for Arthur Andersen LLP as an associate director advising clients on mergers & acquisitions in the region.

Adrian graduated with a BAcc from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is a CFA Charterholder.

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  • Flavia Cheong

    Head of Equities - Asia Pacific ex Japan

    Flavia Cheong is Head of Asia Pacific ex Japan Equity on the Asian Equities team, where, as well as sharing responsibility for company research, she oversees regional portfolio construction. Before joining Aberdeen in 1996, she was an economist with the Investment Company of the People’s Republic of China, and earlier with the Development Bank of Singapore. Flavia graduated with a BA in Economics and an MA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Auckland. She is a CFA charterholder.

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  • Pruksa Iamthongthong

    Investment Director

    Pruksa Iamthongthong is an Investment Director on the Asian Equities team.

    Pruksa graduated with a BA in Business Administration from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and is a CFA Charterholder.

    CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are trademarks owned by CFA Institute

  • Adrian Lim

    Investment director

    Adrian Lim is a senior investment manager on the Asia Pacific (ex Japan) equity team. Adrian originally joined Aberdeen in 2000 as a manager in private equity, on the acquisition of Murray Johnstone, but transferred to his current post soon afterwards. Previously, Adrian worked for Arthur Andersen LLP as an associate director advising clients on mergers & acquisitions in the region.

    Adrian graduated with a BAcc from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is a CFA Charterholder.

    CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are trademarks owned by CFA Institute

Orsen Karnburisudthi

Investment Manager

Orsen Karnburisudthi is an investment manager on the Thailand equity team. Orsen joined Aberdeen in 2006 from Kasikornbank PCL, a Thai commercial bank, where he was responsible for coverage of the bank's large corporate accounts. Previously, Orsen worked for Merrill Lynch Investment Managers as an investment analyst covering south-east Asian stocks. Prior to that, Orsen was an equity analyst at SBC Warburg (now UBS Securities) in Bangkok.

Orsen graduated with a BS in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a MBA from Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Orsen is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.

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Adithep Vanabriksha

Adithep Vanabriksha

Chief Investment Officer

Adithep Vanabriksha is a chief investment officer on the Thailand equity desk, where he has joint responsibility for analysing companies, stock selection and portfolio construction for various pooled and segregated products. Adithep joined Aberdeen in 2002 from HSBC where he was an assistant vice president in credit risk management, screening proposals for corporate and financial institutions. Previously, he worked for Merrill Lynch Phatra Securities, primarily in equity syndication and IPOs, and TelecomAsia.

Adithep graduated with a BA in Business & Management from the University of Maryland and holds an MBA from Boston University.

  • Orsen Karnburisudthi

    Investment Manager

    Orsen Karnburisudthi is an investment manager on the Thailand equity team. Orsen joined Aberdeen in 2006 from Kasikornbank PCL, a Thai commercial bank, where he was responsible for coverage of the bank's large corporate accounts. Previously, Orsen worked for Merrill Lynch Investment Managers as an investment analyst covering south-east Asian stocks. Prior to that, Orsen was an equity analyst at SBC Warburg (now UBS Securities) in Bangkok.

    Orsen graduated with a BS in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a MBA from Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Orsen is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.

    CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are trademarks owned by CFA Institute

  • Adithep Vanabriksha

    Chief Investment Officer

    Adithep Vanabriksha is a chief investment officer on the Thailand equity desk, where he has joint responsibility for analysing companies, stock selection and portfolio construction for various pooled and segregated products. Adithep joined Aberdeen in 2002 from HSBC where he was an assistant vice president in credit risk management, screening proposals for corporate and financial institutions. Previously, he worked for Merrill Lynch Phatra Securities, primarily in equity syndication and IPOs, and TelecomAsia.

    Adithep graduated with a BA in Business & Management from the University of Maryland and holds an MBA from Boston University.

Financial calendar

Event Date
Year End 28 February
Accounts Published May
Annual General Meeting June
Dividend Paid June

Trust details

Aberdeen New Thai Investment Trust PLC

Registered Office:
Bow Bells House,
1 Bread Street,
London
EC4M 9HH

Registered in England and Wales as an Investment Company Number 02448580

Launch Date: December 1989

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