Natural Resources

Providing clients with a valuable source of portfolio diversification through opportunities in energy, timber, agricultural and other commodity markets.

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Access

We enable our clients to invest in timber, agriculture, oil and gas, commodities and niche strategies such as water and mitigation banking. This means our clients can gain exposure to investments that are hard to source, hard to access and on which it is often hard to perform due diligence.

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Choice

Our strategy is becoming more global, from a US base, with an increasing focus on secondaries and co-investments – offering our clients a wider range of choice.

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Track record

Excellent track record of targeting managers with high operational and asset-level expertise.

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Jim Gasperoni

Jim Gasperoni

CFA, Co-Head of Real Assets

Jim is Co-Head of Real Assets at Aberdeen Standard Investments responsible for co-managing the investment program across natural resources including: energy, mining, timber and agriculture. Jim was a Partner at FLAG prior to joining Aberdeen via the firm’s acquisition in 2015. Prior to joining FLAG in 2006, Jim was Managing Director of real assets and private equity for the Brown University Investment Office, where he was responsible for all real estate, energy, timber and commodities investments on behalf of the University’s endowment. Prior to Brown, Jim was part of the three-person real assets investment team at Princeton University Investment Company, where he was involved in all manager due diligence, manager selection and portfolio construction efforts on behalf of the University’s endowment. Prior to his tenure at Princeton University, Jim worked at Nassau Capital, a private firm investing on behalf of Princeton University. He also worked for Corporate Realty Investment Company and began his real estate career at his family consulting firm, Gasperoni & Company.

Jim holds an MBA from the University of Massachusetts (Lowell), an MS in Real Estate from MIT and a BS from Boston College. He is also a CFA® charterholder.

Ryan Sullivan

Ryan Sullivan

CFA, Co-Head of Real Assets

Ryan Sullivan is the Co-Head of Real Assets at Aberdeen Standard Investments responsible for co-managing the investment program across natural resources including: energy, mining, timber and agriculture. Ryan was a Vice President at FLAG prior to joining Aberdeen via the firm’s acquisition in 2015. Prior to joining FLAG in 2011, Ryan worked for TransCanada Power as an analyst focused on investments in the power generation sector. While at TransCanada, he was part of a team which managed over 3,500 MW of conventional and renewable power generation assets and was responsible for acquisitions, development, deal structuring and portfolio management.

Ryan holds an MBA from Boston College and a BS from Merrimack College. He is also a CFA® charterholder.

  • Jim Gasperoni

    CFA, Co-Head of Real Assets

    Jim is Co-Head of Real Assets at Aberdeen Standard Investments responsible for co-managing the investment program across natural resources including: energy, mining, timber and agriculture. Jim was a Partner at FLAG prior to joining Aberdeen via the firm’s acquisition in 2015. Prior to joining FLAG in 2006, Jim was Managing Director of real assets and private equity for the Brown University Investment Office, where he was responsible for all real estate, energy, timber and commodities investments on behalf of the University’s endowment. Prior to Brown, Jim was part of the three-person real assets investment team at Princeton University Investment Company, where he was involved in all manager due diligence, manager selection and portfolio construction efforts on behalf of the University’s endowment. Prior to his tenure at Princeton University, Jim worked at Nassau Capital, a private firm investing on behalf of Princeton University. He also worked for Corporate Realty Investment Company and began his real estate career at his family consulting firm, Gasperoni & Company.

    Jim holds an MBA from the University of Massachusetts (Lowell), an MS in Real Estate from MIT and a BS from Boston College. He is also a CFA® charterholder.

  • Ryan Sullivan

    CFA, Co-Head of Real Assets

    Ryan Sullivan is the Co-Head of Real Assets at Aberdeen Standard Investments responsible for co-managing the investment program across natural resources including: energy, mining, timber and agriculture. Ryan was a Vice President at FLAG prior to joining Aberdeen via the firm’s acquisition in 2015. Prior to joining FLAG in 2011, Ryan worked for TransCanada Power as an analyst focused on investments in the power generation sector. While at TransCanada, he was part of a team which managed over 3,500 MW of conventional and renewable power generation assets and was responsible for acquisitions, development, deal structuring and portfolio management.

    Ryan holds an MBA from Boston College and a BS from Merrimack College. He is also a CFA® charterholder.

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