Active Equities

We are active equity investors. We believe that deep fundamental research, a disciplined investment process and full analysis of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues is the most effective way to deliver long-term returns for our clients.

Key Benefits

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Diverse outcomes

The scope of our research means we can offer a wide range of investment outcomes. These include those aiming to significantly outperform a market, portfolios that invest to generate a premium level of income, responsible investing and smaller-companies strategies.

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Responsible investors

We believe that in-depth analysis of ESG risks and opportunities, combined with active engagement with company management, enhances risk-adjusted returns.

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Many insights from deep research

Rigorous and collaborative research, shared across our global research platform, allows us to generate our best investment ideas.

Our ESG approach to equity investing

We believe that ESG factors are financially material and can impact a company’s performance – either positively or negatively. Understanding ESG risks and opportunities, alongside other financial metrics, is therefore an intrinsic part of our research process.

We actively engage with the companies in which we invest. We combine information from these meetings with the insights of our investment managers, ESG equity analysts and central ESG investment team. This comprehensive approach means we can build a richer, more holistic view of each company. It also means we can consistently evaluate one company against another.

This approach is all part of our responsible stewardship of our clients’ assets – helping us mitigate risks, unlock opportunities and enhance long-term returns.

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Smaller companies: ESG best practice

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Aberdeen Standard Investments is pleased to have won the 2020 Zenith Award in the category of Australian Equities – Small Caps for the Aberdeen Standard Australian Small Companies Fund. *

*DISCLAIMER
The Zenith Fund Awards were issued 30 October 2020 by Zenith Investment Partners (ABN 27 130 132 672, AFSL 226872) and are determined using proprietary methodologies. The Fund Awards are solely statements of opinion and do not represent recommendations to purchase, hold or sell any securities or make any other investment decisions. To the extent that the Fund Awards constitutes advice, it is General Advice for Wholesale clients only without taking into consideration the objectives, financial situation or needs of any specific person. Investors should seek their own independent financial advice before making any investment decision and should consider the appropriateness of any advice. Investors should obtain a copy of and consider any relevant PDS or offer document before making any investment decisions. Past performance is not an indication of future performance. Fund Awards are current for 12 months from the date awarded and are subject to change at any time. Fund Awards for previous years are referenced for historical purposes only.