Standard Life Aberdeen plc is one of the world’s largest investment companies, created in 2017 from the merger of Standard Life plc and Aberdeen Asset Management PLC. Operating under the brand Aberdeen Standard Investments, the investment arm manages £505.1bn, €562.7bn, $643.3bn* of assets, making it the largest active manager in the UK and one of the largest in Europe. It has a significant global presence and the scale and expertise to help clients meet their investment goals.
As a leading global asset manager, Aberdeen Standard Investments is dedicated to creating long-term value for our clients. The investment needs of our clients are at the heart of what we do. We offer a comprehensive range of investment solutions, as well as the very highest level of service and support.
*As at 31 December 2018
What we do
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.