Investors - NOVEMBER 15, 2017

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Aberdeen Standard Investments to launch European logistics investment company

by Andrea Waitrovich

Global asset manager Aberdeen Standard Investments is planning to launch a new U.K. investment trust in December 2017, Aberdeen Standard European Logistics Income PLC.

The new company will 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 centers. Occupier demand is strengthening and, typically, these properties benefit from long-term continuous leases that are annually inflation linked, thereby providing solid rental income alongside the potential for capital growth.

“The European logistics market is already sizeable but developing fast as e-commerce expands over the next three years, outpacing the United Kingdom and creating demand for new large distribution warehouses across the region,” said Andrew Allen, global head of real estate investment research, Aberdeen Standard Investments. “At the same time, as population growth

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