Aberdeen Asset Management has launched the Aberdeen Global - Multi-Asset Income Fund to be managed by its Edinburgh-based Multi-Asset Income Team. Share classes of the Luxembourg-domiciled UCITS fund are registered for public distribution to investors in Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland and Singapore (restricted to Qualified Investors).
The Fund is designed to address the increased demand for multi-asset investment products and the challenges that investors are facing when they seek income in the current low rate environment. It combines a broad range of high quality income-generating assets with the aim of producing a high, but sustainable, annual yield while maintaining the real value of capital over the medium term.
The eight-strong Multi-Asset Income team will manage the fund. The team will also draw on knowledge and research from the broader 60-strong Investments Solutions division.
The Fund’s strategic asset allocation is determined by the yield expectations of a range of assets and reviewed on a regular basis. Throughout this process, the focus is on creating a diversified portfolio of high quality income-generating assets.
Mike Turner, Head of Multi-Asset at Aberdeen Asset Management, comments: “In the post-financial crisis world, income is harder to come by. Using our team’s extensive experience in multi-asset investment, we aim to provide a product which can deliver a sustainable annual yield while maintaining the real value of investors’ capital over the medium term.”
Aberdeen’s Investment Solutions division currently manages over €129 billion in multi-asset portfolios on behalf of clients around the world.