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Aberdeen Standard Investments

Aberdeen Standard Investments is a leading asset manager with an expanding global reach

Aberdeen Standard Investments is a leading global asset manager dedicated to creating long-term value for clients. To achieve this, we offer a comprehensive range of investment capabilities, as well as the highest levels of service.

Overall, we manage £575.5 billion* on behalf of clients in 80 countries. In managing these assets, we employ over 1,000 investment professionals and provide client support from 49 client relationship offices globally.

The Aberdeen Standard Investments brand was created in connection with the merger of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC and Standard Life Plc on 14 August 2017 to form Standard Life Aberdeen plc.

*Source: Standard Life Aberdeen, as at 31 December 2017



Barclays is a transatlantic consumer and wholesale bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US.

With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 80,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

For further information about Barclays, please visit our website. 


Liontrust is a specialist fund management company that takes pride in having a distinct culture and approach to running money. We have two primary aims: to invest money on your behalf to try to help you reach your financial goals and to invest in what we believe are the best companies around the world, providing businesses with capital to grow. What makes Liontrust distinct?

  • The company launched in 1995 and was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1999.
  • We are an independent business with no corporate parent, our head office is on the Strand in London and we have branch offices in Edinburgh and Luxembourg.
  • We believe in the benefits of active fund management over the long term and all our fund managers are truly active.

BMO Global Asset Management

We are the asset management arm of BMO (Bank of Montreal), Canada’s second largest bank. Today we manage over £190 billion in assets (at 30.6.18), and have more than 1,200 employees worldwide with our clients gaining access to the experience and local knowledge of teams in our investment centres in London, Chicago, Toronto and Hong Kong.

We are a signatory of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment initiative (UNPRI) and our long heritage in responsible investment includes the launch of Europe’s first ethical investment fund in 1984. Today we have one of the largest Governance and Sustainable Investment (GSI) teams in Europe and offer a suite of funds investing across a range of asset types. We continue to innovate and were also the first asset manager to use an independent advisory body to oversee our ethical screening process. This body is presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Reverend Justin Welby.

Rathbone Greenbank

Why Rathbone Greenbank Investments? Clients come to us because we share their values. We all believe that finance, if used sustainably, can be a very powerful force for good.

Our approach to investment includes traditional negative screening whilst supporting positive impact. We invest in companies that we feel are of a long term benefit to society, such education, healthcare, renewable energy, or companies who focus on environmental technology. We firmly believe companies engaged in these activities make good financial investments and create a beneficial long term return to shareholders.

Holden & Partners

Holden & Partners is a Chartered Independent Financial Planning firm, with an in-house investment management team that specialises in Ethical, Sustainable and Thematic (EST) investing. 

As independent financial planners, our overriding aim is to empower our clients to make the right financial decisions.  We devote our time to develop a deep understanding of their financial situation, goals and aspirations to make sure their financial affairs are tailored to their specific circumstances.  In addition to financial planning, we have an investment process that is dedicated to investing for the long-term, which means delivering returns that are both reliable and sustainable in a manner which does not supersede the objectives or values of our clients.  We call this unique approach EST – ethical, sustainable and thematic – investment.