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Aberdeen Asset Management Inc. is a one of the world's largest, independent asset managers, investing nearly US $315 billion for both institutions and private individuals around the world as of December 31, 2012.

Aberdeen knows global markets from the local level upwards, drawing on more than 1,900 staff, across 31 offices in 23 countries.  Our investment teams are based in the markets or regions in which they invest, which we believe provides our clients with access to local knowledge backed by a global perspective.

Our funds are grounded in first-hand research and rigorous due diligence. Asset management is our sole focus bringing independence and objectivity to our strategies.

In addition to being one of the largest independent asset management houses investing in the Asia-Pacific region, Aberdeen Group is the largest manager of emerging market closed-end funds offered around the world by both value and number.[1]

Learn more about how Aberdeen invests around the world through our suite of funds by visiting www.aberdeen-asset.us/cef

Closed-end funds are traded on the secondary market through one of the stock exchanges. The Fund’s investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares may be worth more or less than the original cost. Shares of closed-end funds may trade above (a premium) or below (a discount) the net asset value (NAV) of the fund’s portfolio. There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

In the United States, Aberdeen Asset Management (AAM) is the marketing name for the following affiliated, registered investment advisers: Aberdeen Asset Management Inc., Aberdeen Asset Management Investment Services 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.

[1] Fund Consultants LLC, February 2013. Based on analysis of emerging market closed-end funds offered in multiple jurisdictions as of December 31, 2012; data provided by Morningstar Inc. Closed-end funds are defined as investment companies that are 1) listed on a recognized exchange; 2) possess fixed share capital and; 3) were formed via subscriptions from the public via an open offer or placement. Criteria for inclusion in the emerging markets category is based on the World Bank’s definition of emerging countries as measured by lower and middle income per capita. Criteria for fund inclusion is 1) at least 75% of gross assets invested in emerging markets; 2) funds with under 25% exposure to Asian developed markets.

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 Since its founding in 1899 in Baltimore, Maryland, Legg Mason has evolved into one of      the largest asset management firms in the world, serving individual and institutional    investors on six continents.

Today's Legg Mason is a diversified group of global asset management firms ("affiliates") who are recognized for their proven investment expertise and long-term performance. The principal investment affiliates of Legg Mason are among the industry leaders in their respective areas of specialization, with unique investment approaches that have been developed over decades. The distinctive Legg Mason “multi-affiliate” business model provides clients with a broad spectrum of Equity, Fixed Income, Liquidity and Alternatives solutions, from mutual funds to college savings plans to variable annuities to separately managed accounts.

Legg Mason affiliates operate with investment autonomy, with each affiliate pursuing its own unique investment philosophy and process and maintaining its own investment culture, in order to create sustainable value for its clients. Legg Mason provides global distribution and invests in growth through core strategic services including capital allocation for product development, investing in our existing affiliates and making new acquisitions. 

The diversification and balance of Legg Mason have fueled the company’s performance over its twenty-nine year history as a public company. Legg Mason is one of the largest asset managers in the world, with assets under management of $645 billion as of June 30, 2013.

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Nuveen Investments offers industry leadership since 1898, investment affiliates with specialized expertise, and a deep commitment to supporting financial advisors as they help their clients progress toward sustained financial well-being. 

Today, Nuveen Investments comprises seven independent affiliates: Nuveen Asset Management, Symphony Asset
Management, NWQ Investment Management Company, Santa Barbara Asset Management, Tradewinds Global Investors, Winslow Capital Management and Gresham Investment Management. Each offers a world-class institutional reputation and a proven ability to deliver strong, consistent results over market cycles.

As a leading sponsor of closed-end funds, Nuveen Investments draws upon its deeply specialized investment teams to help provide investors the tools they need to address their long-term income needs. With capabilities across every major asset class, Nuveen Investments has more than $218 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2012.
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Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C. was founded in 2002 by an experienced team of investment professionals to provide energy investment management services to individual and institutional investors. We manage publicly-traded closed-end funds, mutual funds and separate accounts.

 
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