Edinburgh Dragon Trust plc


To achieve long term capital growth through investment in Asia. The company’s benchmark is the MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Index. Investments are made mainly in stock markets in the region, with the exception of Japan and Australasia, principally in large companies. When appropriate, the trust will utilise gearing to maximise long term returns.

Morningstar rating:
4 out of 5

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Key people

Allan McKenzie

Chairman

Allan McKenzie (Chairman), appointed on 1 September 2006, is former Chief Operating Officer and a Managing Director of Blackrock International Limited prior to his retirement in 2006. Between 1972 and 1991 he was actively involved in fund management, specialising in Asian equity markets. Since 1991 his role was in marketing and client relationship management at both Scottish Widows Investment Management and Blackrock International Limited. Formerly he was Chairman of Impax Asian Environmental Markets plc, director of Blackrock Global Series plc and chairman and director of the Thailand International Fund Limited.

Kathryn Langridge

Non-Executive Director

Kathryn Langridge, appointed on 29 October 2012, has 30 years’ experience in the investment industry. She is currently head of global emerging markets equity at Manulife. She was previously fund management director for global emerging equities at Jupiter Asset Management, head of global emerging markets team at Lloyd George Management, where she was responsible for developing investment strategy and managing equity portfolios across a range of emerging markets. She also worked at INVESCO Perpetual for 17 years where she had been head of Asian investments and head of international equity products. She began her career in Asia with Jardine Fleming.

Peter Maynard

Non-Executive Director

Peter Maynard qualified as a solicitor and was Group Legal Director at Prudential plc from 1998 to 2009 and Company Secretary from July 1999. Prior to that he was with HSBC for 14 years during which time he was variously a Director of HSBC Investment Bank, President and Chief Executive Officer of James Capel Inc in New York and finally Deputy Group Legal Adviser. Recently he has been the Head of Group Governance and Regulatory Compliance at Old Mutual plc. He is a former chairman of the GC100 and was a supervisory board member of the London Business School Centre for Corporate Governance. He is a non-executive director of Brunner Investment Trust plc .

Iain McLaren

Non-Executive Director

Iain McLaren, appointed on 6 September 2010, is a chartered accountant and was a Partner at KPMG for 27 years, including Senior Partner in Scotland from 1999 to 2004, retiring from the firm in 2008. He is the Senior Independent Director and Audit Committee Chairman of Cairn Energy Plc. He is also Chairman of F&C UK High Income Trust Plc and a non-executive director of Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon Plc, Ecofin Global Utilities and Infrastructure Trust plc and a director of a number of other companies. He is a former President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Charlie Ricketts

Independent Non-Executive Director

Charlie Ricketts, appointed on 19 April 2016, has over 30 years’ experience within the investment funds arena. He was, until 2014, the head of investment funds at Cenkos Securities, providing equity capital markets services to the fund management industry and to investment trust companies. He founded Crix Capital, a consultancy, enterprise philanthropy and venture funding business. He was previously a managing director of UBS Investment Bank and head of investment funds. He began his investment career as an investment director of Johnson Fry and head of marketing and investment product development at Gartmore Investment Management.
James Will

James Will

Independent Non-Executive Director

James Will, appointed on 1 October 2018, is a former Chairman of law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP where he was a senior corporate partner, heading its financial sector practice. He has experience of working with companies in a wide range of industry sectors including financial services, technology, energy and life sciences. He is Chairman of The Scottish Investment Trust plc and Audit Chairman of Herald Investment Trust plc.
  • Allan McKenzie

    Chairman

    Allan McKenzie (Chairman), appointed on 1 September 2006, is former Chief Operating Officer and a Managing Director of Blackrock International Limited prior to his retirement in 2006. Between 1972 and 1991 he was actively involved in fund management, specialising in Asian equity markets. Since 1991 his role was in marketing and client relationship management at both Scottish Widows Investment Management and Blackrock International Limited. Formerly he was Chairman of Impax Asian Environmental Markets plc, director of Blackrock Global Series plc and chairman and director of the Thailand International Fund Limited.
  • Kathryn Langridge

    Non-Executive Director

    Kathryn Langridge, appointed on 29 October 2012, has 30 years’ experience in the investment industry. She is currently head of global emerging markets equity at Manulife. She was previously fund management director for global emerging equities at Jupiter Asset Management, head of global emerging markets team at Lloyd George Management, where she was responsible for developing investment strategy and managing equity portfolios across a range of emerging markets. She also worked at INVESCO Perpetual for 17 years where she had been head of Asian investments and head of international equity products. She began her career in Asia with Jardine Fleming.
  • Peter Maynard

    Non-Executive Director

    Peter Maynard qualified as a solicitor and was Group Legal Director at Prudential plc from 1998 to 2009 and Company Secretary from July 1999. Prior to that he was with HSBC for 14 years during which time he was variously a Director of HSBC Investment Bank, President and Chief Executive Officer of James Capel Inc in New York and finally Deputy Group Legal Adviser. Recently he has been the Head of Group Governance and Regulatory Compliance at Old Mutual plc. He is a former chairman of the GC100 and was a supervisory board member of the London Business School Centre for Corporate Governance. He is a non-executive director of Brunner Investment Trust plc .
  • Iain McLaren

    Non-Executive Director

    Iain McLaren, appointed on 6 September 2010, is a chartered accountant and was a Partner at KPMG for 27 years, including Senior Partner in Scotland from 1999 to 2004, retiring from the firm in 2008. He is the Senior Independent Director and Audit Committee Chairman of Cairn Energy Plc. He is also Chairman of F&C UK High Income Trust Plc and a non-executive director of Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon Plc, Ecofin Global Utilities and Infrastructure Trust plc and a director of a number of other companies. He is a former President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
  • Charlie Ricketts

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Charlie Ricketts, appointed on 19 April 2016, has over 30 years’ experience within the investment funds arena. He was, until 2014, the head of investment funds at Cenkos Securities, providing equity capital markets services to the fund management industry and to investment trust companies. He founded Crix Capital, a consultancy, enterprise philanthropy and venture funding business. He was previously a managing director of UBS Investment Bank and head of investment funds. He began his investment career as an investment director of Johnson Fry and head of marketing and investment product development at Gartmore Investment Management.
  • James Will

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    James Will, appointed on 1 October 2018, is a former Chairman of law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP where he was a senior corporate partner, heading its financial sector practice. He has experience of working with companies in a wide range of industry sectors including financial services, technology, energy and life sciences. He is Chairman of The Scottish Investment Trust plc and Audit Chairman of Herald Investment Trust plc.

Adrian Lim

Senior Investment Manager

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, Aberdeen Asset Management Asia

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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Christopher Wong

Senior Investment Manager

Christopher Wong is a senior investment manager on the Asian Equities Team. Chris joined Aberdeen in 2001 in the Private Equity Unit. Previously, Chris worked for Andersen Corporate Finance as an associate director advising clients on mergers and acquisitions in South East Asia.

Chris graduated with a BA in Accounting and Finance from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Chris is a Fellow of the Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and a CFA Charterholder.

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

  • Adrian Lim

    Senior Investment Manager

    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

  • Flavia Cheong

    Head of Equities - Asia Pacific ex Japan, Aberdeen Asset Management Asia

    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.

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

  • Christopher Wong

    Senior Investment Manager

    Christopher Wong is a senior investment manager on the Asian Equities Team. Chris joined Aberdeen in 2001 in the Private Equity Unit. Previously, Chris worked for Andersen Corporate Finance as an associate director advising clients on mergers and acquisitions in South East Asia.

    Chris graduated with a BA in Accounting and Finance from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Chris is a Fellow of the Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and a CFA Charterholder.

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

Financial calendar

Event Date
Year End 31 August
Accounts Published November
Annual General Meeting December
Dividend Paid December

Trust details

Edinburgh Dragon Trust plc

Registered Office:
40 Princes Street,
Edinburgh
EH2 2BY

Registered in Scotland as an Investment Company Number SC106049

Launch Date: September 1987

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