Pensions

Focusing on the key principles of how defined benefit, defined contribution and local government pension schemes can best manage risk, Aberdeen Standard Investments’ market-leading pensions team works with clients and their advisers to help tackle the pension investment challenge.

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Defined Benefit

Increasing numbers of defined-benefit pension schemes want to match their assets more closely to their liabilities. We design tailored solutions to match the individual liability requirements of each pension fund. We can access a range of sophisticated investment strategies to help achieve the liability-matching requirement.

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Defined Contribution

Aberdeen Standard Investments is an asset manager for today’s global opportunities and one of the UK’s foremost DC pension managers. Our products include a broad range of pension solutions, which we have designed specifically to meet the evolving needs of our clients. Our DC investment solutions are available through a variety of routes and may be accessed by clients globally.

Following the introduction of pension freedoms in the UK, we explore defined contribution (DC) default design and considere some principal challenges for DC pension providers.

  • What simple steps could substantially improve the retirement outcome?
  • What impact does reducing volatility have?
  • What constitutes ‘quality’?

Find out more:

Rethinking DC Default Design – Part 1: budgeting for risk

Rethinking DC Default Design – Part 2: budgeting for behaviour
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Local Government Pension Schemes


Long term commitment

Aberdeen Standard Investments is a committed and trusted partner to the LGPS market. We have manged LGPS assets since 1990, have 77 direct LGPS clients and are a signatory to the LGPS Code of Transparency.


Mandates across all asset classes
Asset class Equities Fixed Income Multi-Asset Real Estate Private Markets*
# of LGPS investors   20  10  17  23  27

*Private Markets includes Private Equity and Infrastructure. Source: Aberdeen Standard Investments, AUM data to 31 March 2018 other than Private Markets which is to 31 May 2018

Understanding your needs and requirements

We understand the needs and requirements of LGPS and work with the pools, and the underlying LGPS, to deliver innovative long-term investment solutions. We partner with the pools as their future investment strategies are shaped and utilise our experience and insight to produce LGPS focused thought leadership.

  • Defined Benefit

    Increasing numbers of defined-benefit pension schemes want to match their assets more closely to their liabilities. We design tailored solutions to match the individual liability requirements of each pension fund. We can access a range of sophisticated investment strategies to help achieve the liability-matching requirement.

  • Defined Contribution

    Aberdeen Standard Investments is an asset manager for today’s global opportunities and one of the UK’s foremost DC pension managers. Our products include a broad range of pension solutions, which we have designed specifically to meet the evolving needs of our clients. Our DC investment solutions are available through a variety of routes and may be accessed by clients globally.

    Following the introduction of pension freedoms in the UK, we explore defined contribution (DC) default design and considere some principal challenges for DC pension providers.

    • What simple steps could substantially improve the retirement outcome?
    • What impact does reducing volatility have?
    • What constitutes ‘quality’?

    Find out more:

    Rethinking DC Default Design – Part 1: budgeting for risk

  • Local Government Pension Schemes


    Long term commitment

    Aberdeen Standard Investments is a committed and trusted partner to the LGPS market. We have manged LGPS assets since 1990, have 77 direct LGPS clients and are a signatory to the LGPS Code of Transparency.


    Mandates across all asset classes
    Asset class Equities Fixed Income Multi-Asset Real Estate Private Markets*
    # of LGPS investors   20  10  17  23  27

    *Private Markets includes Private Equity and Infrastructure. Source: Aberdeen Standard Investments, AUM data to 31 March 2018 other than Private Markets which is to 31 May 2018

    Understanding your needs and requirements

    We understand the needs and requirements of LGPS and work with the pools, and the underlying LGPS, to deliver innovative long-term investment solutions. We partner with the pools as their future investment strategies are shaped and utilise our experience and insight to produce LGPS focused thought leadership.

Life funds

Contact us

Dominic Delaforce

Dominic Delaforce

Head of UK Institutional Client Relationship Management

Ken Tooze

Ken Tooze

Head of Business Development UK - Institutional Aberdeen Standard Investments

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