Our experienced pan-European team, based in London and Paris, work collaboratively to apply a rigorous, stock-driven approach. We focus on identifying companies that have improving fundamentals. The team share a common investment language with regional equity colleagues to help connect research and decision-making across regions and industry sectors. Environmental, social and governance considerations are incorporated (but are non-binding) to complement risk oversight. We also offer a specific sustainable investment solution classified as Article 8 under the European SFDR regulations.
Our experience, scale and connected thinking approach to investing provides clients with compelling income and capital growth.
For further information on the risks and risk profiles of our funds, please refer to the relevant KIID and Prospectus.
The value of an investment and any income from it can go down as well as up. Investors may not get back the original amount invested.
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Françoise Labbe, SFAF
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Climate Transition Equities
A range of strategies investing in companies that can play a major role in the transition to a low-carbon world.
Global emerging market equities
A range of strategies that offer investors specialist exposure to a rapidly growing asset class, with portfolios targeting income and smaller companies.
Our range of global equity funds is underpinned by a robust, repeatable investment process to meet clients' objectives across capital growth and income.
How COVID-19 is accelerating the use of new technologies in construction and manufacturing
14 May 2021
During the pandemic, companies have stepped up investments in technology to communicate remotely with customers and keep their businesses running. As well as boosting efficiency and profitability, it also creating investment opportunities in previously overlooked areas.
Flipside: Not all externalities are negative
4 May 2021
ESG factors have long been viewed as risk factors to manage. Giles Parkinson explores the flipside of this proposition, contending that positive externalities are an under-leveraged investment opportunity.
What does the data say? Vaccines, illiquidity and managers called Dave
26 Mar 2021
In the first of a new monthly series, we take a visual approach to illustrate topical data themes in economies, markets and beyond. This month we look at the correlation between stock market performance and vaccinations, the illiquidity premium in real assets, and whether there are still more men called Dave running funds than female managers.
Why it is getting harder to assess value in financial markets
19 Mar 2021
Massive intervention by central banks and governments in recent years has left investors struggling to value financial assets.
Levelling up: How COVID-19 is accelerating a digital revolution in construction and manufacturing
18 Mar 2021
The coronavirus pandemic has spurred companies to upgrade their digital capabilities, boosting productivity and creating investment opportunities in previously overlooked niches.
Cut it out! The complex quest to decarbonise heating
16 Mar 2021
More countries are contemplating their visions for a lower carbon world. Norway has excluded fossil fuels entirely for heating buildings, while others are taking a more nuanced approach. So, what are the options for those with environment at the heart of their agenda?
Zero rates: Too much of a good thing?
9 Mar 2021
The inexorable rise in asset prices caused by the seemingly never-ending era of monetary easing is calling into question long-held investment beliefs, as members of our multi-asset & macro and equities teams explain.
From crisis comes opportunity: What’s normal now?
2 Mar 2021
Big challenges bring us the opportunity to think differently. Our investment teams reveal what they have learnt from COVID-19, and how they are preparing to face whatever ‘normal’ emerges in a post-pandemic world.
Pixie dust and demon dust: The little things that make a big difference in equity markets
19 Feb 2021
To gain an accurate picture of a company’s long-term prospects, investors must pay close attention to the details, says Giles Parkinson.
When it comes to emerging markets, small is beautiful
17 Feb 2021
With concentration increasing in major emerging market indices, small cap companies can offer investors welcome diversification, says Will Ballard.
Weather shifts and white elephants: How climate risk is moving the goalposts for emerging market investors
10 Feb 2021
Droughts and water shortages used to be associated with the world’s poorest countries. Now middle-income economies are suffering the effects of extreme weather too, with significant implications for investors, says Will Ballard.
The AIQ Podcast: The future of the internet
9 Feb 2021
Commercial and geopolitical forces are threatening to fracture the internet. In this episode of the AIQ podcast, we explore the implications for investors.
EM equities: Will Chinese regulators tear down the house that Jack built?
5 Feb 2021
In late 2020, Chinese authorities announced an antitrust investigation into e-commerce giant Alibaba and halted the IPO of its financial services affiliate, Ant Group. Alistair Way looks at the implications for investors in Chinese tech.
The COVID Nudge
28 Jan 2021
In these data visualisations, we look at whether COVID-19 will achieve something that millions spent on public health campaigning has failed to do.
What a carve up! The future of the internet
22 Jan 2021
Commercial and geopolitical forces are threatening to fracture the internet into competing regimes, making it harder for companies to operate across borders and potentially limiting their growth. We explore the implications for investors.
The tough arithmetic of #neversell stocks
19 Jan 2021
Over recent years, a group of established companies have traded at relatively high valuations for their robust competitive advantages and consistent growth records. But in a competitive economy, investors should not assume this will continue indefinitely, warns Giles Parkinson.
1. Source: Aviva Investors, as at 31 March 2020.
2. Source: Aviva Investors, as at 30 June 2019.