Our History

How Aberdeen Asset Management began and where we are today

Aberdeen Asset Management is a global asset manager with 39 offices around the world, over 600 investment professional and over 2700 staff overall. Our assets under management were $395.4 billion as at June 30, 2017. As a pure asset manager, without the distractions of other financial services activities, we are able to concentrate all our resources on our core business. We believe this is key to our performance. Assets are only managed for third parties, not our own balance sheet, which helps reduce conflicts of interest. We dislike unnecessary obscurity and complexity so our investment processes strive to be simple and clear. We aim to seek out investments that display those qualities too. Finally, we focus on taking a long-term view of our investments.

Our business is predominantly the active management of financial assets, using first-hand research to make our investment decisions. Active investment spans equities, fixed income securities and property, sharing resources and a common investment approach. We have also developed an investment solutions business that can blend our abilities across different asset classes to provide highly tailored investment outcomes to meet specific client needs.