Private markets refer to investments not traded on a public exchange or market. In the past they were often considered too hard to access, opaque or niche for traditional investors. Now, private markets are valued and accepted as an attractive means to diversify a portfolio and achieve enhanced long-term return potential.

Aberdeen Standard Investments has a long track record of managing private market strategies spanning real estate, private equity, infrastructure, real assets and private credit as well as having developed a number of innovative private markets solutions.

Today, we work closely with investors from large pension funds to private wealth clients to help them harness the potential of private markets to meet their specific investment goals.

For a full understanding of Aberdeen Standard Investments' Private Markets expertise and global reach, please click the link below:

Key Benefits

Access to opportunity

In these markets, experience, investment insight and access are key. We have a broad team of over 400* dedicated professionals located around the world sourcing and evaluating private markets opportunities. As a leading investor, we have strong relationships with other leading private markets managers, asset owners, developers, and government bodies – often enabling us to hear about opportunities at an early stage.

In each market, our teams undertake first-hand fundamental research to seek out high-quality investment opportunities and following investment, focus on active management and engagement to realise returns for investors.

*Source: Aberdeen Standard Investments. As at {AUMDate}

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