Aberdeen Standard European Logistics Income PLC


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

Pascal Duval

Chairman

Education and Experience

Pascal Duval worked for Russell Investments in EMEA for 22 years, during which time he held multiple senior executive responsibilities across EMEA in wholesale and distribution, as well as with asset owners. He was appointed CEO of EMEA in 2011 and became a member of Russell Investment’s Global Executive Committee before leaving in January 2017 to found Duval Capital LLP, a research and advisory company in wealth and asset management.
He holds a BA in Law from Paris X University and is also a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po, Paris) and INSEAD.

Caroline Gulliver

Audit Chair & Senior Independent Director

Education and Experience

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

Education and Experience

John Heawood has 40 years’ experience as a Chartered Surveyor. In 1987 he became 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. He was appointed to the board of SEGRO plc in 1996 and was responsible for its UK business for the next 12 years. As a group director and member of the executive committee he was actively involved with SEGRO’s refocusing on the UK and Europe and the development of its logistics business in Continental Europe.
From 2009-2013 he was managing director of the Ashtenne Industrial Fund, a £500 million multi-let industrial and logistics portfolio. He holds a BSc in Estate Management and a MSc in Rural Planning Studies from the University of Reading.

Tony Roper

Non-Executive Director

Education and Experience

Tony Roper 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 till June 2018.
He holds a MA in Engineering from Cambridge University and is an ACMA-CGMA.

Diane Wilde

Non-Executive Director

Education and Experience

Diane Wilde has over 30 years’ experience of managing equity, balanced and multi asset funds in both the asset management and wealth management sectors.
She was managing director at Gartmore Scotland Ltd from 1993 – 2000 having worked for Aberdeen Asset Managers between 2000 and 2003 and joined Barclays Wealth as Head of Endowment Funds in Scotland, managing clients in the multi asset space until 2014.
She is currently a senior adviser at Allenbridge, an investment consulting firm providing independent mandate, manager reviews and research to the pensions and professional funds sectors and also a board member of the Social Growth Fund, a leading social enterprise and impact investor in Scotland and the United Kingdom.
She holds a BA in Economics and Social Administration from the University of Strathclyde.

  • Pascal Duval

    Chairman

    Education and Experience

    Pascal Duval worked for Russell Investments in EMEA for 22 years, during which time he held multiple senior executive responsibilities across EMEA in wholesale and distribution, as well as with asset owners. He was appointed CEO of EMEA in 2011 and became a member of Russell Investment’s Global Executive Committee before leaving in January 2017 to found Duval Capital LLP, a research and advisory company in wealth and asset management.
    He holds a BA in Law from Paris X University and is also a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po, Paris) and INSEAD.

  • Caroline Gulliver

    Audit Chair & Senior Independent Director

    Education and Experience

    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

    Education and Experience

    John Heawood has 40 years’ experience as a Chartered Surveyor. In 1987 he became 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. He was appointed to the board of SEGRO plc in 1996 and was responsible for its UK business for the next 12 years. As a group director and member of the executive committee he was actively involved with SEGRO’s refocusing on the UK and Europe and the development of its logistics business in Continental Europe.
    From 2009-2013 he was managing director of the Ashtenne Industrial Fund, a £500 million multi-let industrial and logistics portfolio. He holds a BSc in Estate Management and a MSc in Rural Planning Studies from the University of Reading.

  • Tony Roper

    Non-Executive Director

    Education and Experience

    Tony Roper 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 till June 2018.
    He holds a MA in Engineering from Cambridge University and is an ACMA-CGMA.

  • Diane Wilde

    Non-Executive Director

    Education and Experience

    Diane Wilde has over 30 years’ experience of managing equity, balanced and multi asset funds in both the asset management and wealth management sectors.
    She was managing director at Gartmore Scotland Ltd from 1993 – 2000 having worked for Aberdeen Asset Managers between 2000 and 2003 and joined Barclays Wealth as Head of Endowment Funds in Scotland, managing clients in the multi asset space until 2014.
    She is currently a senior adviser at Allenbridge, an investment consulting firm providing independent mandate, manager reviews and research to the pensions and professional funds sectors and also a board member of the Social Growth Fund, a leading social enterprise and impact investor in Scotland and the United Kingdom.
    She holds a BA in Economics and Social Administration from the University of Strathclyde.

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 Whyte

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 Whyte

    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.

Financial calendar

Event Date
Year End 31 December
Accounts published April
Annual General Meeting 11 June 2019
Dividend Paid Quarterly

Trust details

Aberdeen Standard European Logistics Income PLC

Registered Office:
1 George Street
Edinburgh
EH2 2LL

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

Contact us for further information:
Jonathon McManus
Office: +44 (0)20 7618 1444
jonathon.mcmanus@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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