Aberdeen Standard Investments
Aberdeen Standard Investments is a leading global asset manager dedicated to creating long-term value for clients. To achieve this, we offer a comprehensive range of investment capabilities, as well as the highest levels of service.
Overall, we manage worldwide assets worth £583 billion* on behalf of clients in 80 countries. In managing these assets, we employ over 1,000 investment professionals and provide client support from 50 client relationship offices globally.
The Aberdeen Standard Investments brand was created in connection with the merger of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC and Standard Life Plc on 14 August 2017 to form Standard Life Aberdeen plc.
Allianz Global Investors
Allianz Global Investors and its predecessors have been managing investment trusts since 1889, providing investors with access to investment opportunities around the world.
The Brunner Investment Trust PLC aims to provide growth in capital and dividends over the long term by seeking out the world’s most exciting growth opportunities. We believe that it’s the quality of the company that matters, not its location – so through Brunner, investors can access a spread of high-quality growth companies operating in different sectors and countries in a single portfolio. The Trust favours large, well-financed businesses with global reach, pricing power and brand strength.
Baillie Gifford’s sole business is investment management. Since the company was founded in 1908 it has been a partnership. Today it is owned by 46 partners all of whom work in the business.
We believe that the best investment ideas spring from thinking about future possibilities, not short-term probabilities. We set no barriers to the imagination of our investors, encouraging fresh perspectives and the use of diverse sources of information. We term ourselves Actual Investors.
We currently manage or advise some £197bn on behalf of clients worldwide. Whilst we are predominantly an institutional manager (circa 85% of FUM), we offer an extensive range of investment trusts and open ended funds to UK wealth managers and intermediaries.
BlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of September 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.81 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock.
Invesco is one of the UK’s leading investment managers, delivering an ever-widening range of investment products that span investment styles, asset classes and geographies. Key to our success has been a relentless commitment to investment excellence and our focus on helping investors achieve their investment goals.
We have significant strength and depth in resources, with investment professionals located in 25 countries and more than 8,000 employees worldwide1, all focused on delivering the best outcomes for our clients.
1 As at 30 September 2020.
Janus Henderson Investors
Janus Henderson Investors is a leading global active asset manager. We exist to help clients achieve their long-term financial goals.
Our active management offers clients the opportunity to outperform passive portfolios over the course of market cycles. We aim to do this by taking on appropriate levels of risk and offering products and strategies at reasonable fees. The outlook for markets in the foreseeable future suggests returns are likely to be lower on a relative basis and more volatile than they have been in the past decade. In this environment, the value of active management could be crucial.
We are also in a time of accelerating change that is reshaping the way people live their lives. This can be unsettling and make it harder to achieve financial goals. At an investment level, disruption poses both challenges and opportunities and our managers apply their experience within the context of risk versus reward, seeking to ensure clients are on the right side of change. In this way, we hope to offer a welcome level of stability and predictability in a volatile world.
The Schroder BSC Social Impact Trust Plc is an investment trust that will present a unique investment opportunity to address UK social challenges. Schroders and Big Society Capital have partnered to provide investors with unique access to a diversified portfolio of high-impact, private market investments within a liquid investment vehicle. These high impact investment solutions will aim to address social challenges in the UK such as housing for vulnerable groups and debt solutions for charities while targeting a sustainable return with low correlation to traditional financial and public markets.