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Aberdeen Standard Capital (ASC) launches Sustainable Managed Portfolio Service

14 October 2020

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 MPS range incorporates three approaches to sustainable investing. Each investment portfolio includes elements of:

• Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Integration,

• Impact Investing

• Exclusionary Screening.

Aberdeen Standard Capital says it built its portfolios around these three 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.

The sustainable investing approaches are combined with active stewardship and engagement to influence positive change in companies.

The multi-asset investment solution is managed by three of ASC’s experienced investment managers, Darren Ripton, Jason Day and Eric Louw, (over 55 years’ combined investment experience) and offers five different levels of risk, with diversification across asset classes and geographies.

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, ASC says, gives it “full transparency, greater control, accountability and consistency over its sustainable approach”.

Richard Charnock, CEO of ASC, says: “The world currently faces a daunting number of significant challenges, from climate change and pollution to poverty and inequality. COVID-19 has only intensified the focus on these issues and highlighted how important it is for us to address these as we emerge from the crisis.

“Harnessing our award-winning track record in providing responsible investing solutions to our clients, our Sustainable Mananged Portfolio Service joins our suite of solutions, providing a much needed investment range for professional advisers and clients.

“Our Sustainable MPS has the dual aim of having a positive impact on the world at the same time as delivering a positive financial return; we believe you can do both.”

 

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