Aberdeen Standard Investments is dedicated to helping investors around the world reach their desired investment goals and broaden their financial horizons.
We seek to provide world-class investment expertise across a breadth of markets and asset classes. Our full range of solutions span equities, multi-asset, fixed income, liquidity, sovereign wealth funds, real estate and private markets. Coupled with a range of investment approaches, from quantitatively-managed ‘smart beta’ to highly active alpha-seeking strategies, we transform new investment ideas into practical investment products designed to deliver real value for money to investors.
We have one of the world’s largest teams of investment professionals with approximately 1,000 portfolio managers, analysts and product, risk and trading specialists located globally ensuring close proximity to our clients and the markets in which we invest. In addition, we have 500 client specialists working closely with investors and professional advisors to understand their goals and deliver innovative, world class investment solutions. Today, we manage €649 billion (£576 bn/US$779bn) of assets on behalf of governments, pension funds, insurers, companies, charities, foundations and individuals across 80 countries (as at 31 December 2017). The largest active asset manager in the UK, we are also one of the top five asset managers headquartered in Europe and one of the biggest active asset managers worldwide not owned by a bank. As a responsible global investor, we leverage our scale and market leadership to raise standards in both the companies and industries in which we invest, and drive best practice across the asset management industry.
Aberdeen Standard Investments is a brand of the investment businesses of Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life Investments.
Founded in 1985 as an independent investment boutique, Jupiter has become one of the UK’s most successful and respected fund management groups. For thirty years we have successfully employed an active investment management approach based on original thought and true conviction investing. Headquartered in London, the company employs over 500 employees worldwide and manages £48.2bn (as at 30.06.18) on behalf of institutional and retail investors. As a dedicated, active fund manager, we seek to add value for our clients through the delivery of investment outperformance over the medium to long term.
Investing together today for a better tomorrow
Entrusted to manage institutional client assets for 20+ years, AXA have developed a clear understanding of the specific issues facing UK pension schemes, both public and corporate, and proven expertise in designing solutions to help them achieve sustainable financial goals. Features of our client solutions include:
- Effective diversification and risk management
- Superior returns and yield enhancement
- Active stewardship and responsible investment
- Transparency and cost efficiency
- Strong governance support
AXA Investment Managers are active long-term investors. From equities, fixed income and real assets to alternatives and multi-asset, AXA marry innovation and risk management in a bid to deliver long-term, value for clients.
11 September 2018 08:30
BFI Stephen Street
21 Stephen Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1LN, England, United Kingdom Google Maps
mallowstreet University Investment Focus: Sustainability and Responsible Investment
Sustainability, Responsible Investment and ESG have been moving up the agenda for many pension funds and started appearing in the top 10 monthly search terms on mallowstreet.com.
At this morning workshop, we are bringing together a cross section of the mallowstreet community for an interactive event. We will address several points:
• What the community thinks about the current state of sustainability data and its integration (or lack thereof) into pension fund investment decisions?
• Is it fine as it is? If not, what's missing or could/should be done differently?
• What are the key barriers to be overcome?
• Do trustees and members even care?
• How do we get more people to join the conversation?
The Investment Focus is available for CPD accreditation by the Pensions Management Institute and is exclusively for pension fund decision makers.
Join us for what will be a highly educational and very focused morning.
Dr Gabrielle Walker
Dr Gabrielle Walker is a strategist, speaker and facilitator, helping businesses to address global challenges–with a focus on sustainability, new energy and climate change. She works at boardroom-level with global companies in a wide range of sectors to analyse emerging global trends, challenge conventional thinking and help catalyse change.She gives keynote addresses to corporate audiences around the world and is an accomplished moderator of high-level debates, guiding panels involving global CEOs, former heads of state, government ministers, military generals and global humanitarian leaders.Gabrielle has presented many TV and radio programmes and series for the BBC. She has written very extensively for many international newspapers and magazines, including The Economist, Prospect, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Gabrielle is the author of four books including co-authoring the bestselling book The Hot Topic, how to avoid global warming while still keeping the lights on, which was described by Al Gore as “a beacon of clarity”and by The Times as “a material gain for the axis of good”. She has a PhD from Cambridge University and has taught at both Cambridge and Princeton Universities.
Abbie joined Jupiter in 2006 and is a fund manager in the Environmental & Sustainability team. She has been co-manager of the multi-asset Jupiter Global Ecology Diversified fund since launch in June 2016, as well as the lead manager on an institutional segregated mandate (since 2012). She is an integral member of the fund management team and works on the Jupiter Ecology Fund, the Jupiter Global Ecology Growth fund and the Jupiter Green Investment Trust PLC.
Abbie is a contributing member of several industry initiatives; including, the Diversity Project and the 30% Investor Group.
Before joining Jupiter, Abbie worked in various roles, including at Simmons & Simmons law firm. She has a degree in Classics from University College, London.
Ross McSkimmingRoss is the investment specialist for the Aberdeen Standard Investments equity fund range and is responsible for the commercialisation and development of the equity asset class. He works alongside the investment team and his primary role is to ensure that clients and consultants have clarity on the philosophy, process and investment positioning of this growing asset class. By understanding the changing needs of different groups of investors, he is responsible for developing new equity strategies and customised investment solutions for institutional clients globally. He has recently been involved in the development of the global equity impact strategy.
Fabien is a portfolio manager on AXA IM’s Buy and Maintain Credit team. He manages both global and sterling credit portfolios, and is increasingly involved in our cash flow delivery solutions. Based in London, he also covers the Industrials sector on a relative value basis within our Portfolio Manager Analyst credit research organisation. He was a key member of the project team which developed and launched AXA IM’s flagship Buy and Maintain ‘SmartBeta’ Credit strategy in 2012, and plays a leading role in the integration of Responsible Investment into AXA IM’s fund management capabilities. Initially joining AXA IM in 2009, Fabien spent three years in a dual portfolio engineer/portfolio manager role within the Euro Credit team where, in addition to portfolio management, he was responsible for calibrating portfolios, monitoring risk, and attributing and analysing performance. Fabien holds a Master’s in Finance from IESEG School of Management, Lille. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Tracey is a DB specialist on AXA IM’s UK Institutional Client team, with over 20 years’ experience of the local authority market. She currently has particular responsibility for managing relationships with AXA IM’s LGPS and local authority treasury clients. She joined AXA IM in 2012 having previously been Pensions and Treasury Manager at Surrey County Council, which she joined in 1991 as a trainee accountant.
Tracey holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Essex University. She is also a member of CIPFA.