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If you’re keen to capture the potential offered by global investment markets, turn to abrdn investment trusts. Managed by teams of experts, each trust is designed to bring together the most compelling opportunities we can find to generate the investment growth or income you’re looking for.
At abrdn, we empower our clients to plan, save and invest for their futures. Through the expertise, insight and innovation of our team, we aim to help clients create more ways for money to make an impact. We set our sights on giving them more confidence to achieve their goals, and more clarity about what they need next. And we focus on delivering outcomes that are more than just financial – by investing sustainably to build a better world.
We’re a global business. We manage and administer £500 billion of assets for our clients, and we have around 5,000 employees globally (as at 31 December 2022).
Please remember, the value of shares and the income from them can go down as well as up and you may get back less than the amount invested.
AJ Bell is one of the UK’s largest providers of online investment platforms and stockbroker services. With more than 455,008 customers and assets under administration exceeding £68.6 billion, we succeed by providing award-winning investment products, backed up with excellent service and online functionality at a low cost.
Alliance Trust aims to be a core equity holding for investors that delivers a real return over the long term through a combination of capital growth and a rising dividend. The Company invests primarily in global equities across a wide range of industries and sectors to achieve its objective.
The Company’s investment manager, WTW, has appointed a number of Stock Pickers with different styles, who each ignore the benchmark and only buy a small number of stocks in which they have strong conviction. Therefore, we believe investors get the benefit of both highly focused stock picking to increase potential outperformance versus the benchmark and manager diversification which should reduce risk and volatility.
Artemis is a leading UK-based fund manager, offering a range of funds which invest in the UK, Europe, the US and around the world. As a dedicated, active investment house, we specialise in investment management for both retail and institutional investors.
Asset Value Investors
AVI bio: Asset Value Investors (AVI) is an investment management company established in London in 1985. AVI manages one of the oldest listed investment companies in London, AVI Global Trust (AGT, £1.2bn), and AVI Japan Opportunities Trust (AJOT, £180m). AVI’s differentiated approach seeks out under-researched, overlooked, and inefficiently priced companies. We seek to benefit from both NAV growth and discount narrowing, and actively engage with companies to unlock value. AVI believes a concentrated, contrarian, high-conviction portfolio of companies provides the opportunity for long-term returns in excess of broader equity markets. We offer investors a specialist research-driven approach which has proven to still be relevant 37 years later.
BlackRock Investment Trusts
For over 25 years, BlackRock has been helping investors explore the full breadth and depth of global opportunities through investment trusts. At BlackRock, we’re experts at selecting the right collection of companies to go inside each trust. That’s because we rely on a unique combination of our world-class investment expertise, fundamental research and quantitative analytics and risk management tools. It’s a combination no other manager can match, which is why our range of trusts is totally distinctive.
Whether you’re interested in income or capital growth, you can find the right option to suit you. Our range covers carefully selected companies across the world. Giving you the flexibility to invest in assets which trade less easily and frequently, in a variety of global markets. From trusts specialising in mining and energy transition, to those focusing on smaller companies, offering exciting opportunities in gaming and software. As well as incorporating mid-cap “disruptors” and trusts containing the most compelling opportunities in emerging markets, to established markets like the UK, Europe or North America.
BlackRock investment trusts. Thousands of stories. Countless opportunities
First Sentier Investors
Company bio: First Sentier Investors (formerly First State Investments) is a global asset management group focused on providing high quality, long-term investment capabilities to clients. We bring together independent teams of active, specialist investors who share a common commitment to responsible investment principles.
We are a stand-alone asset management business and the home of investment teams Stewart Investors, FSSA Investment Managers and Realindex. All our investment teams - whether in-house or individually branded - operate with discrete investment autonomy, according to their investment philosophies.
Together, we offer a comprehensive suite of active investment capabilities across global and regional equities, cash and fixed income, infrastructure and multi-asset solutions, all with a shared purpose to deliver sustainable investment success.
We have been managing money with this long-term outlook for more than 30 years. Today, across the First Sentier Investors group, we manage assets on behalf of institutional investors, pension funds, wholesale distributors and platforms, financial advisers and their clients.
Global X ETFs
Global X ETFs is a leading ETF issuer in key markets around the world, including North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Established in New York in 2008, Global X expanded its operations into Europe in 2020 and as of July 2023, has grown its product line-up to a total of 39 across the European market. With $49 billion in assets under management globally as of June 2023, Global X harnesses its decade of experience to continuously bring European investors access disruptive and impactful trends. Explore our products, insights, and more at www.globalxetfs.eu.
Global X is a member of Mirae Asset Financial Group, a global leader in financial services, with more than $480 billion in assets under management worldwide as of January 2023. Mirae Asset has an extensive global ETF platform ranging across the US, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Europe, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam with over $80 billion in assets under management as of January 2023.
HICL is a FTSE 250, London-listed UK investment company that seeks to offer investors sustainable income and capital growth from a diversified core infrastructure portfolio. The company follows an active strategy to manage and selectively grow a portfolio of investments in essential real assets with a protected market position, that deliver investors resilient, inflation correlated cashflows.
HICL’s purpose is to be the pre-eminent investor in essential core infrastructure in our chosen markets, acting as a trusted steward of over 100 core infrastructure assets. This is exemplified by our active management mindset which matches the needs of society for well-built, reliable core infrastructure with the needs of investors who are seeking stable and sustainable long-term returns through socially responsible investments.
HSBC Asset Management, the investment management business of the HSBC Group, invests on behalf of HSBC’s worldwide customer base of retail and private clients, intermediaries, corporates and institutions through both segregated accounts and pooled funds.
HSBC Asset Management connects HSBC’s clients with investment opportunities around the world through an international network of offices in more than 20 countries and territories, delivering global capabilities with local market insight.
Our vision is to become a core solutions and specialist Emerging Markets, Asia and Alternatives focused asset manager with client centricity, investment excellence and sustainable investing being the key proponents of our strategy. To help us achieve our strategy, we focus on eight strategic growth initiatives, as follows:
1. Private Loans & Credit
2. Direct investment capabilities in Alternatives – Private Equity and Infrastructure
3. Liquidity solutions
4. Sustainable and Impact investing
5. Solutions i.e. Insurance companies
6. ETFs (particularly ESG, Fixed Income and Asia)
7. Building a competitive fund range for our Wealth distribution channels
8. China and India
International Biotechnology Trust
International Biotechnology Trust plc offers investors curated access to the fast-growing biotechnology sector through an actively managed, diversified fund. Our award-winning Investment Managers are scientifically and financially experienced with over 22 years at IBT between them. As well as investing in a wide-ranging portfolio of global quoted biotechnology stocks, we include a small proportion of otherwise inaccessible carefully selected unquoted investments mostly via investments in venture funds which have the potential to deliver additional returns over the long-term. Excellent management teams, unique innovative products and strong potential for outperformance are the key criteria for inclusion in our diversified portfolio of assets. Our investors also receive an annual dividend equivalent to 4% of NAV in two instalments.
Investec partners with private, institutional, and corporate clients, offering international banking, investment and wealth management services in two principal markets, South Africa and the UK, as well as certain other countries. The group was established in 1974 and currently has approximately 8,200+ employees. Investec has a dual listed company structure with listings on the London and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges.
The Investec Investment Companies Team is a leading broker to the London listed investment company sector having raised over £6bn for our clients and acted on over £3.5bn of advisory transactions since 2019. The core of the team of 17 has worked together for over 20 years.
Janus Henderson manages 12 Investment Trusts designed for high income, capital growth and income and growth. Our Investment Trusts have assets valued at £7.5bn (AIC, 31 Dec 2022) covering Europe, the UK, Asia and global markets.
We connect our clients with insights and knowledge that empower them to make better investment decisions.
Pantheon is a leading global private equity, infrastructure & real assets, private debt and real estate investor with 40 years’ experience sourcing and executing private market investment opportunities on behalf of clients. Pantheon has US$92.8 billion in assets under management and advice (as at 31 December 2022) and employs over 460 staff, including around 140 investment professionals, across offices in London, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, Seoul, Bogotá, Tokyo, Dublin, Berlin and a presence in Tel Aviv.
Further details can be found at www.pantheon.com.
PIP is managed by Pantheon, a leading global private equity, infrastructure & real assets and private debt investor with almost 40 years’ experience sourcing and executing private market investment opportunities on behalf of clients. Pantheon believes that high quality private equity can generate excess returns that are capable of outperforming public markets over the long term.
Further details can be found at www.piplc.com
Pantheon Infrastructure PLC is a closed-ended investment company and an approved UK Investment Trust, listed on the Premium Segment of the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market. Its Ordinary Shares trade under the ticker ‘PINT’. The independent Board of Directors of PINT have appointed Pantheon, one of the leading private markets investment managers globally, as investment manager. PINT aims to provide exposure to a global, diversified portfolio of high-quality infrastructure assets through building a portfolio of direct co-investments in infrastructure assets with strong defensive characteristics, typically benefitting from contracted cash flows, inflation protection and conservative leverage profiles.
Further details can be found at www.pantheoninfrastructure.com.
Pictet Asset Management
Pictet Asset Management is a specialist asset manager offering investment solutions and services to investors around the world.
Today we manage CHF 233 billion/EUR 239 billion/ GBP 205 billion/ USD 260 billion of assets across our range of pioneering and differentiating investment capabilities. We don’t do everything, rather we focus on the areas where we can add value for our clients. Our investment resources are focused around our strategic capabilities: Alternatives, Thematics, Emerging Markets and Multi Asset.
Our purpose is to build responsible partnerships with our clients, colleagues, communities and the companies in which we invest. Our clients include some of the world’s largest pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and financial institutions.
We have 1,000+ employees spread across 18 offices worldwide including 9 investment centres (Geneva, Zurich, London, Milan, Singapore, Tokyo and Hong Kong).
We are part of the Pictet Group, founded in Geneva in 1805, which also specialises in Wealth Management, Alternative Investments and Asset Services. Privately owned and managed by eight partners, the Pictet Group has more than 5,000 employees in 30 offices around the world.
Polar Capital is a leading global asset management firm that offers a wide range of investment strategies, including equities, fixed income, and alternative investments. Catering primarily to professional and individual clients, it aims to deliver superior investment returns through thorough research and analysis by its focussed investment teams who each have their own autonomous investment process and philosophy.
As a global asset and wealth manager, Schroders delivers a broad range of investments designed to meet the diverse needs of individuals, intermediaries and institutions.
For over 200 years we have built principled partnerships with our clients, putting them at the centre of everything we do. They trust us to deliver sustainable returns through times of economic prosperity and of uncertainty.
We are a global business, managed locally. Our international presence supports us in understanding the needs of our clients and delivering them the right expertise from across the business.
As an active investment manager we believe that we have an important role to play in driving better outcomes for our clients and society as a whole. We bring together people and data to identify the trends that will shape the prosperity of individuals, businesses and future generations.
Schroders Investment Trusts
Schroders has been managing investment trusts since 1924 and has established a strong reputation. Our specialist teams draw on Schroders’ extensive investment resources, combining global insights with local market knowledge.
We offer a range of investment trusts, focusing on the UK, Asia, real estate, private equity and renewable energy infrastructure. With clearly defined investment strategies, they help investors meet different financial objectives.
St Brides is a full service financial public relations (PR) and investor relations (IR) agency providing digital media, design (both print and digital), corporate PR, and importantly, strategic advice. Driven by highly complementary group of business-minded people with proven financial, analytical, journalistic and communications skills, St Brides delivers compelling , integrated PR/IR- and corporate communication campaigns.
The Law Debenture Corporation p.l.c.
For over 130 years Law Debenture has created value by consistent outperformance. Its unique combination of an equity portfolio and global professional services business offers a significant competitive advantage and has supported Law Debenture’s 44-year track record of increasing or maintaining dividends. As one of the largest UK income investment trusts it has delivered an 129.3% share price total return in the last ten years, outperformed the FTSE All Share Index by 58% in the last 10 years and offers best in class dividend growth with a high-quality diversified portfolio. Law Debenture’s progress around diversity is widely recognised, most recently by the FTSE Women Leaders Review and INSEAD Alumni Balance in Business Awards.
The Renewables Infrastructure Group
The Renewables Infrastructure Group (“TRIG”) purpose is to generate sustainable returns for its shareholders from a diversified portfolio of renewables infrastructure that contributes towards a net zero carbon future.
TRIG’s diversified portfolio predominantly consists of onshore and offshore wind farms, solar parks and battery storage projects in the UK and Europe. The Company aims to provide its investors with long-term, sustainable dividends, enhance the portfolio’s capital value and reinvest surplus cash flows after payment of dividends.
UBS Asset Management is a global large-scale and diversified asset manager, with a presence in 23 markets and USD 1.1 trillion in AUM globally as of December 2022. We offer investment capabilities and styles across all major traditional and alternative asset classes – from active to passive including a comprehensive sustainable investing offering – as well as advisory support to institutions, wholesale intermediaries and Global Wealth Management clients.
At UBS Asset Management, we’re focused on helping our clients achieve their sustainable investment and decarbonization objectives. With over 20 years’ sustainable investing expertise at UBS Asset Management, we continue to develop a range of sustainable strategies that are aimed at helping drive positive change, beyond just financial returns. We offer a range of products across asset classes and tailored solutions that span the sustainability spectrum, including ESG integration, tilt toward a specific E, S or G factor, thematic, positive screening, impact or exclusions.
Since its foundation in 1955, VanEck has been driven by innovation and stands for intelligently designed, forward-looking investment strategies. As of July 31, 2023, VanEck managed approximately USD 85 billion in assets, including ETFs, mutual funds and institutional accounts.
With more than 100 ETFs globally, the asset manager offers a comprehensive portfolio covering numerous sectors, asset classes and smart beta strategies. VanEck was one of the first asset managers to offer investors access to international markets. The objective has always been to identify new trends and asset classes – such as Gold Investments (1968), Emerging Markets (1993) and ETFs (2006), which have shaped the investment industry to this day.
VanEck is headquartered in New York City and has offices in Frankfurt (Germany), Zurich (Switzerland), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Sydney (Australia) and Shanghai (China).
White Oak Group
The White Oak Group provides investment management and advisory services for equity assets of over USD 6.1bn as of June 2023. Besides segregated managed accounts for leading global institutions, White Oak offers investment services through a wide array of fund vehicles domiciled in India, Ireland, Mauritius, and UK to professional and institutional investors worldwide.
White Oak has investment research teams based in India, Singapore and Spain, and additional sales and distribution offices in Switzerland and UK. White Oak was founded in 2017 by Prashant Khemka, formerly CIO of India Equity and Global Emerging Markets Equity businesses at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. White Oak’s performance-first investment culture is founded upon the following four pillars; stock selection-based philosophy, high calibre research team, disciplined analytical process and balanced portfolio construction framework.
Winterflood Securities, part of Close Brothers Group, is a market maker, providing access to securities and a range of related services. The firm is a specialist in execution services and is dedicated to providing liquidity in all market conditions, to a diverse client network including institutional investors, retail brokers and asset managers. These clients benefit from cost effective, flexible execution services from pre-trade through to settlement.
Winterflood Investment Trusts is a full-service listed funds team, covering the UK listed closed-ended funds sector and with the strength and depth to provide trading, sales, research and corporate advice. The team is well-resourced and has many years of experience of the sector.
Xtrackers ETFs by DWS
Xtrackers ETFs by DWS is one of the world’s most established ETF providers. With a worldwide footprint and over €140 billion in assets under management in Europe alone (as at May 2, 2023)1, Xtrackers is one of the largest Europe-based ETF providers. Xtrackers has an index tracking record going back over 20 years and offers over 190 ETFs on various asset classes, including equity, fixed income, money market, currencies and commodities. Xtrackers has an established range of Core products providing efficient exposure to major equity and bond indices, as well as a growing range of Thematic and ESG (environmental, social and governance) focused funds.
Xtrackers ETFs are listed on a number of stock exchanges across Europe, Asia, and in the US, and are supported by a range of market makers.