abrdn plc

abrdn plc

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Representative Member
Head of Stewardship
abrdn plc

Mike moved to his role as Governance and Stewardship Director in October 2012.

abrdn plc is one of the world’s largest investment companies, created in 2017 from the merger of Standard Life plc and Aberdeen Asset Management PLC. abrdn manages £456.6bn, €531.3bn, $629.4bn* of assets on behalf of individuals, governments, pension funds, insurers, companies, charities and foundations across 80 countries.

We offer investment expertise across all key asset classes, regions and markets so that our clients can capture investment potential wherever it arises.

By combining market and economic insight with technology and diverse perspectives, we look for optimal ways to help investors navigate the future and reach their financial goals.


*As at 30 June 2021

What we do

While retaining distinct investment philosophies and processes, abrdn has a set of investment beliefs. These are the foundations for our investment approach:

  1. Active investing can generate robust long-term performance
  2. A team-based ethos is central
  3. ESG should be embedded within the investment approach
  4. Managers should leverage their expertise across investment capabilities.

These core beliefs run through all our investment teams and across all our investment capabilities. Shared values allow investment managers to work in a collegiate manner with other managers in different teams. Investment professionals throughout our company exchange ideas and perspectives with colleagues across the globe, enhancing their investment decision-making as they seek to generate robust returns.

abrdn plc has the depth and scale of investment capabilities to meet the current and future needs of clients. A full suite of actively managed strategies is complemented by quantitative, rules-based approaches that systematically look to capture or enhance market return.

By maintaining this breadth of expertise, we aim to lead the way with innovative investment approaches that can target investors’ specific needs for income, return, risk control or liability management – as well as seeking to provide sources of performance across different market cycles.

Our Team