Why Us

We are a full-service global asset manager with USD 374 billion in third party assets under management (as at 31 December 2016). We have a demonstrable track record of success in managing passive strategies since 2005, active quantitative strategies since 2007, and smart beta strategies since 2013.

Our investment process is grounded in academic research and well-proven investment theory.

Our experienced and stable team of 28 investment professionals has complementary skillsets located across offices in Edinburgh, London, and Shanghai. With $77 billion in assets under management across passive, smart beta, and active quantitative strategies (as at 31 December 2016), we benefit from significant economies of scale.

Aberdeen has also been a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) since 2007, underlining our ESG credentials.

Our investment process is grounded in academic research and well-proven investment theory.

Aberdeen Quantitative Investments team

Formed in 2005, the team manages a diverse range of systematic products across the risk-return spectrum including passive, smart beta, and active quant strategies. Using proprietary, systematic (rules-based) approaches to investing, our team manages equity, fixed income, and derivative portfolios across all markets to provide clients with cost-effective, risk-controlled and transparent customised solutions.

Our investment process is grounded in academic research and well-proven investment theory. We identify sources of excess risk-adjusted returns, test them throughout the business cycle, and implement them in a systematic, cost-effective, and risk-controlled manner. By having a deep understanding of the individual sources of returns, we are well placed to optimally combine them to create solutions in line with our clients’ requirements, which could encompass pure index tracking, enhanced indexation, smart beta (SMARTER Beta™) or derivative overlays such as call options overwriting.

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