Multi-Asset Investing

Solutions investing across multiple asset classes to achieve an optimal balance of risk and return

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.

Our multi-asset experts are supported by over 1000* asset class specialists around the world, maintaining deep and continuous insight into equities, fixed income, real estate and alternatives. Our collaborative team ethos ensures insight is fully and effectively shared so we can create outcome-focused portfolios comprising the most compelling opportunities we can find across markets and asset classes.

*Source: Aberdeen Standard Investments, December 31, 2020

Key Benefits

Direct targeting of clients’ specific goals

We support a spectrum of multi-asset strategies to target clients’ goals and risk-reward requirements. These include diversified assets, absolute return, enhanced diversification, tactical asset allocation and traditional balanced solutions – all of which can be customized to meet specific client needs.

Consistency across the economic cycle

With flexibility to invest across an exceptionally broad range of asset classes, geographies and instruments our strategies can adapt to, and anticipate, changes in the economic climate, helping to deliver a less volatile outcome.

A smoother investment journey

Our genuinely diversified portfolios spread risk in an effort to deliver a lower volatility outcome, while our forward-looking risk management aims to provide a smoother investment journey.

See the materials below for more information on key investment strategies.

Investment Strategy Inception Date GIPS Disclosure Factsheet/Strategy profile
SLI Global Absolute Return Strategies (GARS) July 1, 2006
SLI Absolute Return Global Bond Strategies (ARGBS) April 1, 2011
SLI Global Focused Strategies (GFS) January 1, 2014
SLI Enhanced Diversification Multi-Asset (EDMA) December 1, 2013

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