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While retaining distinct investment philosophies and processes, both Standard Life Investments and Aberdeen Asset Management share a set of common investment beliefs. These are the foundations for our investment approach:

  • Active investing can generate robust long-term performance
  • A team-based ethos is central
  • ESG should be embedded within the investment approach
  • Managers should leverage their expertise across investment capabilities.

These core beliefs run through all our investment teams and across all our investment capabilities. Shared values allow investment managers to work in a collegiate manner with other managers in different teams. Investment professionals throughout our company exchange ideas and perspectives with colleagues across the globe, enhancing their investment decision-making as they seek to generate robust returns.

Aberdeen Standard Investments has the depth and scale of investment capabilities to meet the current and future needs of clients. A full suite of actively managed strategies is complemented by quantitative, rules-based approaches that systematically look to capture or enhance market return.

By maintaining this breadth of expertise, we aim to lead the way with innovative investment approaches that can target investors’ specific needs for income, return, risk control or liability management – as well as seeking to provide sources of performance across different market cycles.

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Equities

Equities

Equity markets continue to offer significant growth and income potential to long-term investors, enabling them to share in the performance of both developed and emerging economies.

As leading active equity investors, we believe that fundamental company research drives performance. We focus our global resources on gaining deep understanding of individual companies and the sectors they operate in, building high-conviction portfolios that give investors direct access to our best ideas.

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Insurance

Insurance Solutions

Insurers have unique investment needs. On the one hand they need to generate sufficient returns on their assets to meet long-term commitments to policyholders. On the other, stringent regulation means that any investment risk needs to be balanced against solvency capital requirements and the potential for balance sheet volatility.

We’ve been helping insurers manage these challenges for almost 200 years. We provide access to a broad range of traditional and non-traditional strategies and asset classes that can help enhance the risk-adjusted return on a portfolio.

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Multi Asset

Multi-Asset Investing

Clients’ objectives can rarely be met by investing in a single asset class. Instead, a portfolio that actively invests across multiple asset classes has more sources of potential return, can better adapt to changing market conditions and can diversify portfolio risk for a better overall experience.

As a global asset manager with expertise across all key asset classes we bring together all our capabilities to create robust multi-asset strategies that can target specific client goals.

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Quantitative Investment Strategies

We believe that persistent inefficiencies in capital markets present opportunities for risk-adjusted return. We look to harness this potential through our global quantitative investment capability.

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Real estate

Real estate has a robust track record of enhancing portfolio diversification and delivering strong risk-adjusted returns for investors.

We offer expertise across all principal real estate sectors – enabling our clients to target opportunities in their home market and globally.

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Strategic client solutions

Strategic client solutions

Client investment needs often go beyond pure asset management. Many want an experienced partner that can help them address key strategic challenges such as increased regulatory requirements, cost pressures or the impact of low interest rates and subdued investment returns.

Our Strategic Client Solutions team helps clients to address these and many other challenges. By working in close partnership, the team looks at each challenge holistically in the context of a client’s overall business and long-term goals.

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  • Equities

    Equity markets continue to offer significant growth and income potential to long-term investors, enabling them to share in the performance of both developed and emerging economies.

    As leading active equity investors, we believe that fundamental company research drives performance. We focus our global resources on gaining deep understanding of individual companies and the sectors they operate in, building high-conviction portfolios that give investors direct access to our best ideas.

  • Insurance Solutions

    Insurers have unique investment needs. On the one hand they need to generate sufficient returns on their assets to meet long-term commitments to policyholders. On the other, stringent regulation means that any investment risk needs to be balanced against solvency capital requirements and the potential for balance sheet volatility.

    We’ve been helping insurers manage these challenges for almost 200 years. We provide access to a broad range of traditional and non-traditional strategies and asset classes that can help enhance the risk-adjusted return on a portfolio.

  • Multi-Asset Investing

    Clients’ objectives can rarely be met by investing in a single asset class. Instead, a portfolio that actively invests across multiple asset classes has more sources of potential return, can better adapt to changing market conditions and can diversify portfolio risk for a better overall experience.

    As a global asset manager with expertise across all key asset classes we bring together all our capabilities to create robust multi-asset strategies that can target specific client goals.

  • Quantitative Investment Strategies

    We believe that persistent inefficiencies in capital markets present opportunities for risk-adjusted return. We look to harness this potential through our global quantitative investment capability.

  • Real estate

    Real estate has a robust track record of enhancing portfolio diversification and delivering strong risk-adjusted returns for investors.

    We offer expertise across all principal real estate sectors – enabling our clients to target opportunities in their home market and globally.

  • Strategic client solutions

    Client investment needs often go beyond pure asset management. Many want an experienced partner that can help them address key strategic challenges such as increased regulatory requirements, cost pressures or the impact of low interest rates and subdued investment returns.

    Our Strategic Client Solutions team helps clients to address these and many other challenges. By working in close partnership, the team looks at each challenge holistically in the context of a client’s overall business and long-term goals.

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