Martin Currie racks up the frequent flyer miles for its employees. The investment firm is known for sending its managers around the world to investigate potential investments and nearly 90% of its funds are invested internationally. The investment firm offers unit trusts (similar to mutual funds in the US) and investment trusts (closed-end funds) to investors in the UK and overseas. Martin Currie counts individuals and institutions among its clients, including pension funds, foundations, and charities. The employee-owned firm has some �5.5 billion ($8.6 billion) under management. International offices are in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America.