Aberdeen Standard favors link-ups for alternatives access

Enabling clients to invest in private market investments they could not otherwise access is a key theme for Aberdeen Standard Investments. The EUR 630 billion investment firm does this through client partnerships as well as products combining the characteristics of both private and public markets.

Aberdeen Standard Investmetns experience a lot of interest in asset classes that protect against inflation such as infrastructure, like bridges. In addition, private debt has also gained a lot of traction in the past years, according to Christian Howells, senior investment director. | Photo: Scanpix

With investors searching for pockets of yield beyond equities and fixed income, the demand for alternative investments is continuing to increase rapidly. For pension funds, this development has seen exposure to alternatives grow to 24 percent at the end of 2016 from just four percent in 1997.

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