Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) clients want an experienced partner that can help them address key strategic challenges such as diversifying risk, reducing costs, and strengthening governance and stewardship.

abrdn aims to help LGPS clients and pools address these and many other challenges. By working in close partnership, we look at each challenge holistically. We consider investment issues in the context of a client’s overall business and long-term goals.

We have worked closely with, and managed, LGPS assets since 1990. Today, we have 77 direct LGPS clients with mandates across all asset classes and are a signatory to the LGPS Code of Transparency.

Our commitment to developing long-term, trusted relationships and a close understanding of the needs and objectives of our local authority clients is of key importance to us. We strive to collaborate with our clients as closely as possible, to evolve, develop and create innovative investment solutions and structures to meet bespoke requirements


Our credentials

  • Collaboration

    We collaborate with our clients and the pools to evolve, develop and create innovative investment solutions to meet particular requirements. Our investment experts can provide research and insight on technical aspects of global markets, asset classes, and derivative markets on either a face-to-face or group session basis depending on an LGPS clients’ and pools’ bespoke needs.
  • Benefits of scale

    As a result of our scale and global presence, we can draw upon one of the world’s largest teams of investment professionals. Approximately 1,000 portfolio managers, analysts and product, risk and trading specialists are located globally ensuring close proximity to our clients and the markets in which we invest. In addition, we have client specialists working closely with our clients to understand their goals and deliver innovative, world class investment solutions.
  • Strengthened Stewardship ESG

    As we are active long-term responsible investors, stewardship is a fundamental component of our company-wide investment philosophy and process. Stewardship is about understanding everything there is to know about an asset, especially its risks and opportunities. We do this before making any investment, ensuring we build only the highest-quality portfolios for LGPS clients and pools.

    An ESG framework is firmly embedded within our investment approach. For us, ESG engagement is not a cost, but an approach that can enhance investment performance.

Our capabilities

Contact us

If you would like to get in touch with a member of the UK Institutional team please contact us at ukinstitutionalall@abrdn.com.

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