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
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.
Aberdeen Diversified Income and Growth Trust plc (LSE:ADIG)
To target a total portfolio return of LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) plus 5.5% p.a. (net of fees) over rolling five-year periods through investments from the widest range of asset classes.
Aberdeen Emerging Markets Investment Company Limited (LSE:AEMC)
To achieve consistent returns for shareholders in excess of the MSCI Emerging Markets Net Total Return Index (GBP).
Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment Company Limited (LSE:AFMC)
To provide shareholders with long term capital growth by investing in the Frontier Markets of Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Aberdeen Japan Investment Trust PLC (LSE:AJIT)
To achieve long-term capital growth principally through investment in listed Japanese companies which are believed by the Investment Manager to have above average prospects for growth.
Aberdeen Latin American Income Fund Limited (LSE:ALAI)
To provide Ordinary shareholders with a total return, with an above average yield, primarily through investing in Latin America.
Aberdeen New Dawn Investment Trust PLC (LSE:ABD)
To provide shareholders with a high level of capital growth through equity investment in the Asia Pacific countries excluding Japan.
Aberdeen New India Investment Trust PLC (LSE:ANII)
To achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing in companies which are incorporated in India or which derive significant revenue or profit from India, with dividend yield from the company being of secondary importance.
Aberdeen New Thai Investment Trust PLC (LSE:ANW)
The fund seeks to provide shareholders with a high level of long-term, above average capital growth through investment in Thailand.
Aberdeen Smaller Companies Income Trust PLC (LSE:ASCI)
To provide a high and growing dividend and capital growth from an investment in a portfolio invested principally in the ordinary shares of smaller UK companies and UK fixed income securities.
Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus PLC (LSE:AAS)
To maximise total return to Shareholders over the long term from a portfolio of smaller quoted companies (with a market capitalisation of up to approximately USD 1bn at time of investment) in the economies of Asia and Australasia, excluding Japan.
Aberdeen Standard Equity Income Trust plc (LSE:ASEI)
The fund aims to provide shareholders with an above average income while also providing real growth in capital and income.
Aberdeen Standard European Logistics Income PLC (LSE:ASLI)
To aim to provide a regular and attractive level of income return together with the potential for long term income and capital growth from investing in high quality European urban logistics real estate.
Asia Dragon Trust plc (LSE:DGN)
To achieve long term capital growth through investment in the Asia. The benchmark index of company is the MSCI All Country Asia (ex Japan) Index.
Dunedin Income Growth Investment Trust PLC (LSE:DIG)
The trust aims to achieve growth of income and capital from a portfolio invested mainly in companies listed or quoted in the United Kingdom.
Murray International Trust PLC (LSE:MYI)
The trust aims to achieve a total return greater than its benchmark by investing predominantly in equities worldwide.
Murray Income Trust PLC (LSE:MUT)
The trust aims to achieve a high and growing income combined with capital growth through investment in a portfolio principally of UK equities.
Shires Income PLC (LSE:SHRS)
The investment objective is to provide shareholders with a high level of income, together with the potential for growth of both income and capital from a diversified portfolio substantially invested in UK equities but also in preference shares, convertibles and fixed income securities.
Standard Life Investments Property Income Trust Limited (LSE:SLI)
To provide shareholders with an attractive level of income together with prospect of income and capital growth.
Standard Life Private Equity Trust plc (LSE:SLPE)
To achieve long-term total returns through holding a diversified portfolio of private equity funds and direct investments into private companies alongside private equity managers (“co-investments”), a majority of which will have a European focus.
Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust plc (LSE:SLS)
To achieve long-term capital growth by investment in UK-quoted smaller companies.
The North American Income Trust plc (LSE:NAIT)
The company invests in a portfolio predominantly comprised of S&P 500 constituents.