Aberdeen Standard Capital Launches New Sustainable Managed Portfolio Service
Aberdeen Standard Capital (ASC) has launched its Sustainable Managed Portfolio Service (MPS) that will cater for a wide range of investors looking to make an impact on society and the environment through their investments, as well as make a financial return.
The Sustainable MPS range incorporates three approaches to sustainable investing that help address the world’s biggest problems in a measurable and meaningful way. Each investment portfolio includes elements of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Integration, Impact Investing and Exclusionary Screening.
Aberdeen Standard Capital built its portfolios around these three important areas to provide assurance to investors that it is investing in well-run companies that meet ESG requirements; that it can reflect their ethical views in its investments by excluding certain sectors or companies; and that its investments are being targeted to where change is needed the most, through the United Nations’ (UN) 17 Sustainable Goals framework.
ASC combines these sustainable investing approaches with active stewardship and engagement to influence positive change in the companies they invest in.
To help manage risk, the multi-asset investment solution offers five different levels of risk, with diversification across asset classes and geographies. The portfolios follow the same proven investment process ASC uses for its other established managed portfolio services.
The portfolios are constructed predominantly from Aberdeen Standard Investments’ (ASI) funds, where each underlying investment has been analysed to ensure it meets ASI’s strict ESG criteria. This gives ASC full transparency, greater control, accountability and consistency over its sustainable approach.
The portfolio is managed by three of ASC’s experienced investment managers, Darren Ripton, Jason Day and Eric Louw, who have over 55 years’ combined investment experience.