Aberdeen Standard European Logistics Income PLC


Fund objective

To aim to provide a regular and attractive level of income return together with the potential for long term income and capital growth from investing in high quality European logistics real estate.


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Key people

Everet Castelein

Evert Castelein

Fund Manager

Education and Experience

Evert has been one of the key persons responsible for the launch of ASELI in December 2017. Before this he worked for six years as Fund Manager of the Aberdeen European Balanced Property Fund. Evert joined Aberdeen in 2008 as a senior analyst within the property research and strategy team. Besides research and portfolio analysis, Evert has been responsible for the asset management of a small German and Swedish Fund. Previously, he worked for FGH Bank, a market leader in the financing of Dutch commercial real estate, as a research analyst.
Evert graduated with a Masters degree in Economic Geography from the University of Groningen and has a Masters of Science in Real Estate (MSRE). He speaks Dutch, English, French, German and Frysian.

Attlia Molnar

Attila Molnár

Deputy Fund Manager

Education and Experience

Attila is deputy Fund Manager of ASELI and based in Frankfurt. Attila joined Dresdner Bank’s property fund management business (DEGI) in 2006, shortly before the business was acquired by heritage Aberdeen Asset Management. Attila has been involved in the planning and establishment of new product lines for institutional clients and has been part of the management teams of those funds. Prior to that Attila worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was responsible for a diverse range of audit and due diligence projects in the property funds sector.
Attila graduated with a MSc in Accounting and Finance from Budapest University of Economics and speaks English, German and Hungarian.

James Whyte

James Wythe

Deputy Fund Manager

James is deputy Fund Manager of ASELI and based in Amsterdam. He joined heritage Standard Life Investments in 2016, just before the merger, to assist with the management of a balanced Dutch and Swedish portfolio. He took over responsibility for managing the Portfolio during 2018 before joining ASELI in 2019.
James graduated with a BSc in Biology from The University of Nottingham and has an MSc in Real Estate from the University of Reading. He is also a member of the RICS.

  • Evert Castelein

    Fund Manager

    Education and Experience

    Evert has been one of the key persons responsible for the launch of ASELI in December 2017. Before this he worked for six years as Fund Manager of the Aberdeen European Balanced Property Fund. Evert joined Aberdeen in 2008 as a senior analyst within the property research and strategy team. Besides research and portfolio analysis, Evert has been responsible for the asset management of a small German and Swedish Fund. Previously, he worked for FGH Bank, a market leader in the financing of Dutch commercial real estate, as a research analyst.
    Evert graduated with a Masters degree in Economic Geography from the University of Groningen and has a Masters of Science in Real Estate (MSRE). He speaks Dutch, English, French, German and Frysian.

  • Attila Molnár

    Deputy Fund Manager

    Education and Experience

    Attila is deputy Fund Manager of ASELI and based in Frankfurt. Attila joined Dresdner Bank’s property fund management business (DEGI) in 2006, shortly before the business was acquired by heritage Aberdeen Asset Management. Attila has been involved in the planning and establishment of new product lines for institutional clients and has been part of the management teams of those funds. Prior to that Attila worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was responsible for a diverse range of audit and due diligence projects in the property funds sector.
    Attila graduated with a MSc in Accounting and Finance from Budapest University of Economics and speaks English, German and Hungarian.

  • James Wythe

    Deputy Fund Manager

    James is deputy Fund Manager of ASELI and based in Amsterdam. He joined heritage Standard Life Investments in 2016, just before the merger, to assist with the management of a balanced Dutch and Swedish portfolio. He took over responsibility for managing the Portfolio during 2018 before joining ASELI in 2019.
    James graduated with a BSc in Biology from The University of Nottingham and has an MSc in Real Estate from the University of Reading. He is also a member of the RICS.

Tony Roper

Chairman

Tony started his career as a structural engineer with Ove Arup and Partners in 1983. In 1994 he joined John Laing plc to review and make equity investments in infrastructure projects both in the UK and abroad and then in 2006 he joined HSBC Specialist Investments (‘HSIL’) to be the fund manager for HICL Infrastructure Company Limited. In 2011, Tony was part of the senior management team that bought HSIL from HSBC, renaming it InfraRed Capital Partners. Tony was a Managing Partner and a senior member of the infrastructure management team at InfraRed Capital Partners until June 2018. He remains a non-executive director for them on Affinity Water Limited. He holds a MA in Engineering from Cambridge University and is an ACMA.

Caroline Gulliver

Audit Chair & Senior Independent Director

Caroline Gulliver is a chartered accountant with over 25 years’ experience at Ernst & Young LLP, latterly as an executive director before leaving in 2012. During that time, she specialised in the asset management sector and developed an extensive experience of investment trusts. She is currently a non-executive director of JP Morgan Global Emerging Markets Income Trust plc, International Biotechnology Trust plc and Civitas Social Housing PLC.

John Heawood

Non-Executive Director

John has 40 years’ experience as a Chartered Surveyor advising a broad range of investors, developers and occupiers. He was a partner, and subsequently a director, of DTZ responsible for the London-based team dealing with industrial, logistics and business park projects across the UK. In 1996 he was appointed to the board of SEGRO plc and was responsible for its UK business for the next 12 years. From 2009-2013 he was managing director of the Ashtenne Industrial Fund, a £500 million multi-let industrial and logistics portfolio managed by Aviva on behalf of 13 institutional investors. John is currently a non-executive director of Place Partnership Limited, a member of the finance and general purposes committee of the Royal Veterinary College and a trustee of Marshalls Charity.

Diane Wilde

Non-Executive Director

Diane was managing director at Gartmore Scotland Ltd, managing investment trust assets from 1993 – 2000. Following a period of managing similar assets at Aberdeen Asset Managers between 2000 and 2003, she joined Barclays Wealth as Head of Endowment Funds in Scotland, and managing clients in the multi asset space until 2014. She was an adviser at Allenbridge, an investment consulting firm until May 2018. She is also a board member of the Social Growth Fund, managed by Social Investment Scotland (SIS), a leading social enterprise and impact investor in Scotland and the United Kingdom.

  • Tony Roper

    Chairman

    Tony started his career as a structural engineer with Ove Arup and Partners in 1983. In 1994 he joined John Laing plc to review and make equity investments in infrastructure projects both in the UK and abroad and then in 2006 he joined HSBC Specialist Investments (‘HSIL’) to be the fund manager for HICL Infrastructure Company Limited. In 2011, Tony was part of the senior management team that bought HSIL from HSBC, renaming it InfraRed Capital Partners. Tony was a Managing Partner and a senior member of the infrastructure management team at InfraRed Capital Partners until June 2018. He remains a non-executive director for them on Affinity Water Limited. He holds a MA in Engineering from Cambridge University and is an ACMA.

  • Caroline Gulliver

    Audit Chair & Senior Independent Director

    Caroline Gulliver is a chartered accountant with over 25 years’ experience at Ernst & Young LLP, latterly as an executive director before leaving in 2012. During that time, she specialised in the asset management sector and developed an extensive experience of investment trusts. She is currently a non-executive director of JP Morgan Global Emerging Markets Income Trust plc, International Biotechnology Trust plc and Civitas Social Housing PLC.

  • John Heawood

    Non-Executive Director

    John has 40 years’ experience as a Chartered Surveyor advising a broad range of investors, developers and occupiers. He was a partner, and subsequently a director, of DTZ responsible for the London-based team dealing with industrial, logistics and business park projects across the UK. In 1996 he was appointed to the board of SEGRO plc and was responsible for its UK business for the next 12 years. From 2009-2013 he was managing director of the Ashtenne Industrial Fund, a £500 million multi-let industrial and logistics portfolio managed by Aviva on behalf of 13 institutional investors. John is currently a non-executive director of Place Partnership Limited, a member of the finance and general purposes committee of the Royal Veterinary College and a trustee of Marshalls Charity.

  • Diane Wilde

    Non-Executive Director

    Diane was managing director at Gartmore Scotland Ltd, managing investment trust assets from 1993 – 2000. Following a period of managing similar assets at Aberdeen Asset Managers between 2000 and 2003, she joined Barclays Wealth as Head of Endowment Funds in Scotland, and managing clients in the multi asset space until 2014. She was an adviser at Allenbridge, an investment consulting firm until May 2018. She is also a board member of the Social Growth Fund, managed by Social Investment Scotland (SIS), a leading social enterprise and impact investor in Scotland and the United Kingdom.

Financial calendar

Year End 31 December
Accounts published April
Annual General Meeting 11 June 2019
Dividend Paid March, July, October, December

Trust details

Aberdeen Standard European Logistics Income PLC

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

The Company was incorporated in England and Wales on 25 October 2017 with registered number 11032222

Contact us for further information:
Luke Mason
Office: +44 (0)207 463 5971
luke.mason@aberdeenstandard.com

Launch Date: 15 December 2017

The company seeks to tap into the rapid growth of e-commerce across Europe by investing in European logistic properties such as large ‘big box’ ultra-modern warehouses and local ‘last mile’ distribution centres. Occupier demand is strengthening and, typically, these properties benefit from long-term continuous leases which are annually inflation linked, thereby providing solid rental income alongside the potential for capital growth.

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