Extraordinary Connections

Connecting a world of expertise with you in mind

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 2018

Additional capabilities

Equities

Active Equities

Equity markets continue to offer significant growth and income potential to long-term investors, enabling them to share in the performance of both developed and emerging economies.

As leading active equity investors, we believe that fundamental company research drives performance. We focus our global resources on gaining deep understanding of individual companies and the sectors they operate in, building high-conviction portfolios that give investors direct access to our best ideas.

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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.

See more about stewardship & ESG
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.

See more about alternatives
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.

See more about client driven solutions
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.

See more about insurance

Quantitative investments

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

Real estate

Real estate has a robust track record of enhancing portfolio diversification and delivering strong risk-adjusted returns for investors.

We offer expertise across all principal real estate sectors – enabling our clients to target opportunities in their home market and globally.

See more about real estate
  • Active Equities

    Equity markets continue to offer significant growth and income potential to long-term investors, enabling them to share in the performance of both developed and emerging economies.

    As leading active equity investors, we believe that fundamental company research drives performance. We focus our global resources on gaining deep understanding of individual companies and the sectors they operate in, building high-conviction portfolios that give investors direct access to our best ideas.

    See more about active equities
  • 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 & ESG
  • 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 client driven 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 investments

    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
  • Real estate

    Real estate has a robust track record of enhancing portfolio diversification and delivering strong risk-adjusted returns for investors.

    We offer expertise across all principal real estate sectors – enabling our clients to target opportunities in their home market and globally.

    See more about real estate

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