Private Markets

Interest in private markets has grown rapidly among investors, particularly within an environment of low interest rates and market volatility. This is an investment category offering investors access to a spread of strategies, some of which may be relatively illiquid, but bring the potential for sustainable and enhanced returns, reduced volatility and tail-risk protection.

In addition to the ability of private market assets to enhance returns and reduce volatility, these types of investment assets often have low correlations with other asset classes, such as equities and bonds. This enables portfolios to be constructed which can mitigate sharp movements in these core asset classes.

Aberdeen Standard Investments offers investors an impressive array of private markets capabilities all backed by long-term investment strategies and experienced investment teams. Our expertise within this area is reinforced through our position as one of the largest private equity managers in Europe and ranking within the Top 25 largest direct real estate managers in the world. Our geographic reach is equally impressive with investment operations across Europe, Asia Pacific and the US.

At Aberdeen Standard Investments, we are able to offer investors a wide range of private market solutions, including:

  • private equity
  • real estate
  • infrastructure
  • private credit
  • real assets

Utilising such a broad set of capabilities, we are well positioned to offer either individual strategies or combined solutions. The long-term investment objectives of investors will determine the most appropriate approach. Our philosophy is consistent and our process is driven by first-hand research.

Our scale, breadth of expertise and geographic reach enable Aberdeen Standard Investments to deliver market-leading private-market solutions.

Risk warning - Before investing, investors should consider carefully the investment objective, risks, charges, and expenses of a fund. This and other important information is contained in the prospectus and KIID document. The information is intended to be of general interest only and should not be considered as an offer, investment recommendation or solicitation, to deal in the shares of any securities or financial instruments.

Our investment sites

To find more details on our private market capabilities, please visit either the Aberdeen Asset Management or Standard Life Investments web sites: