Bev Hendry, Aberdeen Asset Management’s Co-Head and CFO for the Americas region, welcomed a large group of investors in Miami last Thursday to celebrate the traditional “Burns Supper”, a Scottish festival which celebrates the life of poet Robert Burns.
The event consisted of a cocktail and a typical Scottish dinner in which there was no shortage of whiskey tasting, hosted by the whiskey tasting expert Nick Pollachi, Whisky Master and owner of The Whisky Dog. The evening was enlivened by Canadian piper Robert Ritchie and musical threesome Avalon.
“Our headquarters are still in the city of Aberdeen, in northeast Scotland, and our roots date back to 1875,” explained Hendry. “Our Scottish heritage is an essential part of the identity of Aberdeen AM, and we hope our customers enjoy aspects of our tradition, such as those we celebrate tonight,” added Hendry.
Aberdeen AM celebrates its traditional Burns Supper in cities around the world around the 25th January, to coincide with the birth, in 1759, of Robert Burns, poet, and author of more than 600 poems amongst them some as famous as “Auld Lang Syne”, used each year throughout the English-speaking world to bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new. This year, Aberdeen has celebrated its Burns Supper in 4 cities across North America: Toronto, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Miami. It is the fourth consecutive year in which Aberdeen AM celebrates this event in Miami.
Aberdeen Asset Management is present in over 25 countries in Europe, Asia, and America. As of September 30th 2014, it had US$525.9bn in assets under management. In Miami, Maria Eugenia Cordova, deals with the offshore business which has its epicenter in this city. Maria Eugenia reports to Menno de Vreeze, Head of the US offshore business, whose team is completed by Damian Zamudio and Andrea Ajila, all three based in New York. Linda Cartusciello, who is also based in Miami, is at the helm of all the institutional business in Latin America.