PHILADELPHIA, March 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Investment Company Limited (TSX: FAP) (the "Company"), announced today an internal reorganization, that Aberdeen Asset Management PLC has merged Aberdeen Fund Management Limited ("AFML"), into Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited ("AAML"), effective March 1, 2012. Therefore, effective March 1, 2012, AAML replaced AFML as Investment Sub-Adviser to the Company. There will be no change to the portfolio management team or the level or nature of the services provided to the Company and the same resources available to AFML for the management and compliance oversight of the Company will be available to AAML. AAML, a Scottish company that is authorized and regulated in the UK by the Financial Services Authority and acts as Aberdeen's main operating company in the UK. AAML will continue to conduct the businesses previously conducted by AFML as its successor and will have all necessary regulatory licenses, authorizations and permissions in order to carry on the business of AFML.
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The Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Investment Company Limited is a closed-end investment company established under the laws of the Cook Islands with its ordinary shares listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange.
In the United Sates, Aberdeen Asset Management (AAM) the marketing name for the following affiliated, registered investment advisers: Aberdeen Asset Management Inc., Aberdeen Asset Managers Ltd, Aberdeen Asset Management Ltd and Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Ltd, each of which is wholly owned by Aberdeen Asset Management PLC. "Aberdeen" is a U.S. registered service mark of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC.). Aberdeen" is a U.S. registered service mark of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC.
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