Extraordinary Connections

More investment strategies. One objective. Yours.

At Aberdeen Standard Investments we connect one of the world’s broadest ranges of investment capabilities with deeper insights and diverse perspectives. It’s what we call extraordinary connections, a more progressive way of investing that rests on three key principles:

  • Team-based insight-sharing and decision-making can deliver better and more reliable investment outcomes.
  • There’s no substitute for first-hand fundamental research.
  • A strong focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations can enhance long-term returns and reduce risk.

With more than 1,000* investment professionals worldwide, our investment capabilities are genuinely global – spanning a broad range of markets, asset classes and strategies.

We combine our deep knowledge of local markets with the power of coordinated global oversight to drive better investment outcomes for you.

*Source: Aberdeen Standard Investments, 30 June 2019

Capability in focus

Active Equities

A truly active approach to equities based on fundamental research and a disciplined investment process.

Additional capabilities

Multi Asset

Multi-Asset

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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Fixed Income

The Fixed Income Team at Aberdeen Standard Investments harnesses the full spectrum of fixed income markets, issuers, credit quality and both public and private and alternative credit. With over 180 fixed income specialists, our depth of knowledge and experience enables us to build a wealth of solutions – from semi-passive to highly active – to meet all investor objectives and requirements.

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Alternatives

Alternatives

Alternative investment strategies, such as hedge funds, may provide investors with valuable sources of potential return, powerful portfolio diversification and effective ways to manage downside risk.

Through our dedicated Alternative Investment Strategies capability, we seek to provide our clients with the most compelling opportunities that the asset class can offer to help meet their investment goals.

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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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Insurance

Insurance

We’ve been helping insurers manage these challenges for almost 200 years. We provide access to a range of strategies and asset classes that target to help enhance the risk-adjusted return on a portfolio. Plus we provide a complete service to meet reporting and fiduciary requirements, including complete investment outsourcing where required.

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Quantitative

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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Stewardship & ESG

We look to make the best possible investments for our clients by understanding the whole picture of our investments – before, during and after we invest. That includes understanding the environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities they present – and how these could affect longer-term performance.

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  • Multi-Asset

    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.

    See more about multi-asset
  • Fixed Income

    The Fixed Income Team at Aberdeen Standard Investments harnesses the full spectrum of fixed income markets, issuers, credit quality and both public and private and alternative credit. With over 180 fixed income specialists, our depth of knowledge and experience enables us to build a wealth of solutions – from semi-passive to highly active – to meet all investor objectives and requirements.

    See more about fixed income
  • Alternatives

    Alternative investment strategies, such as hedge funds, may provide investors with valuable sources of potential return, powerful portfolio diversification and effective ways to manage downside risk.

    Through our dedicated Alternative Investment Strategies capability, we seek to provide our clients with the most compelling opportunities that the asset class can offer to help meet their investment goals.

    See more about alternatives

  • 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.

    See more about strategic client solutions

  • Insurance

    We’ve been helping insurers manage these challenges for almost 200 years. We provide access to a range of strategies and asset classes that target to help enhance the risk-adjusted return on a portfolio. Plus we provide a complete service to meet reporting and fiduciary requirements, including complete investment outsourcing where required.

    See more about insurance

  • Quantitative

    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.

    See more about quantitative investments

  • Stewardship & ESG

    We look to make the best possible investments for our clients by understanding the whole picture of our investments – before, during and after we invest. That includes understanding the environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities they present – and how these could affect longer-term performance.

    See more about stewardship and ESG

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