Our approach to real asset investing

As one of Europe’s largest real assets investment managers with over £40 billion in assets under management and 180 specialists across five  locations, we have the scale to access the full depth and breadth of real asset markets across real estate, infrastructure, private debt and multi-asset real assets. 

Our diverse capabilities enable us to offer investors sustainability-focused solutions aligned to various client outcomes, from capital growth through active equity investments, cashflow matching via debt solutions and bespoke requirements spanning multi-assets.  We offer a range of pooled and bespoke solutions, as well as co-investment opportunities. 

Conviction with control

We invest directly with discipline and conviction in specific geographies and sectors to drive value creation and capital preservation. We have a relentless focus on delivering superior risk-adjusted returns as a direct asset owner and lender of scale.

Expertise combined, opportunity multiplied

We draw on our insurance heritage and investment expertise across all our real asset investment disciplines in one holistic and integrated investment platform. We leverage our capabilities in multi-asset investment management, research, credit underwriting and rigorous risk controls. 

Responsibility built-in

ESG considerations influence every aspect of the investment lifecycle and are fully integrated into our investment processes. Our ambition is to achieve net zero across our real asset investments by 2040.

Sustainable real assets in the spotlight

Just when we thought things were returning to normal after the social, economic and market upheaval caused by the pandemic, the events of 2022 presented new challenges for investors. It was in that context in late 2022 that we took the pulse of key investment decision makers at 500 institutional investors representing a combined $3.5 trillion of assets on their appetite for real assets, including those with a sustainable focus. Read the results in our Real Assets Study 2023.


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Net zero pathway

Our strategy to achieve net zero by 2040.

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Key risks of real asset investments

Investment risk

The value of an investment and any income from it can go down as well as up and can fluctuate in response to changes in currency and exchange rates. Investors may not get back the original amount invested.

Real estate risk

Where funds are invested in real estate / infrastructure and illiquid private assets, you may not be able to switch or cash in your investment when you want because real estate in the fund may not always be readily saleable. If this is the case we may defer your request to switch or cash in your units.

Valuation risk

Investors should bear in mind that the valuation of real estate / infrastructure is generally a matter of valuers’ opinion rather than fact.

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