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, 31 December 2019
Our investment capabilities
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.
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.
Fixed income is a diverse asset class that aims to deliver diversification, income, total return and capital preservation for investors.
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.
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.
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.
We have 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.
Our range of liquidity solutions seeks not only to preserve the value of capital but also to provide investors with a return in excess of traditional bank deposits. Many institutional investors find this type of solution particularly attractive as it allows them to efficiently manage their working capital. A further advantage is that these solutions can help to diversify their cash investments and therefore reduce risk.
Investors’ 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 investor goals.
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.
Aberdeen Standard Investments offers discretionary wealth-management services dedicated to delivering client-focused solutions. Through Aberdeen Standard Capital, we work with private clients, family offices, financial advisers, accountants, solicitors, trustees and charities, both in the UK and internationally. A range of investment solutions is available, each capable of being tailored to match specific requirements.
Insurers have unique investment needs. On the one hand they need to generate sufficient returns on their assets to meet long-term commitments to policyholders. On the other, stringent regulation means that any investment risk needs to be balanced against solvency capital requirements and the potential for balance sheet volatility.
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.
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations underpin all our investment activities. Our goal is to make a difference – for our clients, society and the wider world.