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The Company currently conducts its affairs so that securities issued by Aberdeen Smaller Companies High Income Trust PLC can be recommended by financial advisers to ordinary retail investors in accordance with the FCA’s rules in relation to non-mainstream pooled investment products (NMPIs) and intends to continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
The Company’s securities are excluded from the FCA’s restrictions which apply to non-mainstream investment products because they are securities in an investment trust.
The Alternative Investment Fund Manager Directive (“AIFMD”) requires Aberdeen Fund Managers Limited, as the alternative investment fund manager of Aberdeen Smaller Companies High Income Trust PLC, to make available to investors certain information prior to such investors’ investment in the Company.
The AIFMD is intended to offer increased protection to investors in investment products that do not fall under the existing European Union regime for regulation of investment products known as “UCITS”.
Although we can’t offer financial advice, our Investor Helpline is here to answer any questions. If you need personalised guidance, we strongly advise that you speak to a qualified Independent financial adviser.
For more information on our company or products, please contact our client service team:
Investor Helpline Freephone: 0500 00 00 40
Brochure Request Line Freephone: 0500 00 40 00
Investor Helpline International 00 44 1268 448 222
International Fax 00 44 1268 44 1534
To contact us online, please complete our Contact Us form.
Please send any completed application forms to:
Aberdeen Investment Trusts,
PO Box 11020,
If you have a complaint about one of your investments with us or any aspect of the service you have received from Aberdeen you can write to us at the following address:
The Complaints Department
The Aberdeen Asset Management Group of Companies
10 Queen's Terrace
Alternatively, you can also make a complaint by:
Telephone: 0500 000 040
Fax: 01224 425 246
You may refer any complaint which we cannot settle to your satisfaction to the independent Financial Ombudsman Service.