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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 £525.7bn, 587.6bn, $669.1bn* 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 30 June 2019

 

 

Investing in Asia in the wake of Covid-19

The impact of Covid-19 is likely to endure, even after lockdown measures are lifted. Pruksa Iamthongthong, manager of the Asia Dragon Trust, is based in Singapore – here she discusses the post-Covid investment landscape in Asia.

Income options in a dividend desert

Martin Connaghan and Samantha Fitzpatrick, deputy co-managers working with Bruce Stout on the Murray International Trust, discuss how in today’s difficult markets they are building resilience and diversification into the global income portfolio.

Focusing on quality in troubling times

As UK and global markets face the unprecedented challenge of the coronavirus pandemic, Louise Kernohan, co‑manager of Dunedin Income Growth Investment Trust, advocates a focus on high-quality companies and the need for a long-term mindset.

Catching the flight to quality

Kristy Fong, investment director at Aberdeen New India Investment Trust, explains how quality and reputation are allowing companies to take advantage of global challenges.

A balanced approach to UK markets

Political uncertainty has weighed on the UK market but there is real value to be found. However, Charles Luke, Investment Director, Murray Income Trust PLC, warns investors should ensure they are not overly dependent on any one specific scenario.

Emerging markets: what's your excuse?

Andrew Lister, Senior Investment Manager at Aberdeen Emerging Markets Investment Company, discusses why, despite investor nerves, there is value to be found in emerging markets.

Infrastructure, tourism and consumption: the three themes driving Thailand’s economy

By Orsen Karnburisudthi, Investment Manager, Aberdeen New Thai Investment Trust PLC.

Private equity has been in a sweet spot in recent years - should that give investors pause for thought?

By Merrick McKay, Fund Manager, Standard Life Private Equity Trust plc.

Building resilience into a portfolio

Iain Pyle, Investment Director at Shires Income PLC, shares his views on how to navigate uncertainty by building resilience.

Commercial property: A new phase in the cycle

Jason Baggaley, Fund Manager at Standard Life Investments Property Income Trust Limited, explores the staying power of commercial property and why an active approach is the best way to negotiate external challenges.

A New Dawn for Asian markets

It is 30 years since the launch of the Aberdeen New Dawn Investment Trust PLC. Asia is both the same as, and fundamentally different from 1989. It is still home to fast-growing economies, an emergent middle class and innovative companies. 

Featured Aberdeen Standard Investment Trusts

Aberdeen Asian Income Fund Limited (LSE:AAIF)

To provide investors with a total return primarily through investing in Asian Pacific securities, including those with an above-average yield. The Company does not expect, at least initially, to have any significant Japanese exposure.