What we do

Our investment capabilities

While retaining distinct investment philosophies and processes, both Standard Life Investments and Aberdeen Asset Management share a set of common investment beliefs. These are the foundations for our investment approach:

  • Active investing can generate robust long-term performance
  • A team-based ethos is central
  • ESG should be embedded within the investment approach
  • Managers should leverage their expertise across investment capabilities.

These core beliefs run through all our investment teams and across all our investment capabilities. Shared values allow investment managers to work in a collegiate manner with other managers in different teams. Investment professionals throughout our company exchange ideas and perspectives with colleagues across the globe, enhancing their investment decision making as they seek to generate robust returns.

Aberdeen Standard Investments has the depth and scale of investment capabilities to meet the current and future needs of clients. A full suite of actively-managed strategies is complemented by quantitative, rules-based approaches that systematically look to capture or enhance market return.

By maintaining this breadth of expertise, we aim to lead the way with innovative investment approaches that can target investors’ specific needs for income, return, risk control or liability management – as well as seeking to provide sources of performance across different market cycles.

Investment approach

Aberdeen Standard Investments embrace an active management approach. Focus is placed on undertaking primary, internal research and consideration of the fundamentals underlying any prospective investment.

This emphasis is supported by close collaboration between different asset classes. As a result, investment professionals make better informed decisions, leveraging the full spectrum of insight which is available.
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Fundamentals Driven

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Micro & Macro Research

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Long-Term Investors

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Team Based Ethos

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Fully Embedded ESG


Shared Asset Class Insights

These common components allow us to harness the combined talents and capabilities from across both firms. With 1,000 investment professionals located across 24 offices around the world, the ability to share these insights widely is a key competitive advantage.

More information on our specific investment capabilities can be found using the links below:

Our investment sites

With such a broad range of investment capabilities, we understand you may wish to access more detailed information on the products and solutions we offer. A full suite of literature, including product guides, factsheets and investment insight articles can be found on our individual sites.

To find out more about Standard Life Investments or Aberdeen Asset Management capabilities, please click on the respective links below: