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Aberdeen Asset Management

As at September 30th 2013 Aberdeen was managing £204bn of third party assets from their offices around the world. The following month they acquired Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIPS) in an all share deal worth £550m. Total assets now under management have increased by approximately £136bn to £340bn making them the largest fund managers in Europe.

Alliance Trust

Dundee based Alliance in July 2013 was managing total assets of £4.6bn.

Artemis Investment Management LLP

Headquartered in Edinburgh with a London office. As at 31 October 2013 they were managing funds of £16.6bn .

Baillie Gifford

As at September 2013 BG was managing £101bn of funds from its Edinburgh HQ.

Charlotte Square Managers


Dundas Global Investors


Edinburgh Partners

As at February 2013 they had funds under management in Edinburgh of  £8.2bn.

Martin Currie

Founded in 1881, and still headquartered in Edinburgh, they had funds under management of £5.2bn in 2013.

Murray Asset Management

As at September 2013, Edinburgh based Murray had funds under management of £207 bn.

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC

Baillie Gifford’s flagship investment trust.

Scottish Widows Investment Partnerships (SWIP’s)

As at January 2013 SWIP’s was running approximately £142bn of funds out of Edinburgh. In November 2013 they were acquired by Aberdeen Asset Management.

Standard Life Investments (SLI)

As at 30 September 2013, SLI had funds of £179.6bn under management in Edinburgh. It announced in February 2014 that funds under management had risen by 12% and were standing at £244 billion.

Value of Assets Under Management in Scotland

At the end of 2013 value of assets under management in Scotland stood at close to £800bn.

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