Tuesday 24th May 2022

abrdn Investment Trusts 

We invest to help our clients create more.

More opportunity. More potential. More impact.

We offer investment expertise across all key asset classes, regions and markets so that our clients can capture investment potential wherever it arises.

By combining market and economic insight with technology and diverse perspectives, we look for optimal ways to help investors navigate the future and reach their financial goals. 

And by putting environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations at the heart of our process, we seek to find the most sustainable investment opportunities globally. By ensuring the assets we invest in are ready for and resilient to a world in transition, we act as guardians of our clients’ assets.

abrdn investment trusts give you the opportunity to tap into our specialist expertise across a wide range of different markets and investment sectors – both close to home and further afield.

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Specialist asset management boutique, Amati Global Investors is pleased to announce that Graeme Bencke, fund manager of the TB Amati Strategic Innovation Fund, will be presenting at ……………


In addition, Amati manages the TB Amati UK Smaller Companies fund, Amati AIM VCT, Amati AIM IHT Portfolio Service and the TB Amati Strategic Metals Fund (combined AUM of £1.2bn)


At AXA-Investment Managers, our range of investment strategies aim to meet the financial challenges we face today and the environmental and social landscapes of the future. We actively look for opportunities that will provide long-term investment growth whilst seeking to minimise volatility.

We have a variety of funds to target specific, financial goals for private investors. While Institutional clients can benefit from bespoke consultancy and strategies tailored to their needs.


Civitas Social Housing PLC is the first real estate investment trust dedicated to investing into social care housing and healthcare facilities across the UK. Since IPO in November 2016, the Company has invested £835 million into 696 properties, providing safe and secure homes for over 4,592 vulnerable adults with bespoke care packages delivered by 130 care providers. With each investment Civitas is delivering on its social objectives by integrating health and specialist care with high-quality housing located within a community, offering greater independence and improved well-being for vulnerable adults, and providing them with a stable home whilst generating savings to the taxpayer.


Downing Fund Managers (DFM) is a boutique of established investment managers offering specialist single strategy portfolios that they believe have the potential to offer attractive long-term returns. DFM is part of Downing LLP, a company with over 30 years’ experience and £1.6 billion AUM.

DFM’s roots are in a value-focused private equity investment approach. This has now broadened into a diverse mix of investment strategies and a range of mandates – all different from, yet complementary to, each other. The 15-strong DFM team runs more than £498 million of publicly listed assets.

BMO Global Asset Management (EMEA) is part of Columbia Threadneedle Investments, a leading global asset management group. Together, we manage over £557 billion in assets*, with offices in 18 countries.


A global team brings together diverse expertise with investment professionals sharing global perspectives across asset classes and markets. Behind every investment is intense research powered by a team of analysts dedicated to finding original, actionable insights.


 Our heritage in investment trusts traces back to 1868, when F&C Investment Trust – the world’s oldest collective vehicle – was launched. Today, as a global asset manager with broad capabilities across equities, fixed income, alternatives, and multi-asset investing we’re the appointed manager of 10 investment companies.


Our range of trusts spans geographic regions, asset classes and companies of all sizes. We manage assets for a varied and growing investor base. Alongside over 140,000 private accounts in our own savings schemes sit investors via a host of direct-to-consumer investment platforms, wealth managers, financial advisers and institutions such as pension funds and charities.


We know that financial returns matter but recognise that so does the impact our investments have on society and the environment. Demand for sustainability orientated investments continues to grow and as a pioneer in responsible investment for over 35 years we are well placed.


Capital at Risk and investors may not get back the original amount invested


*AUM as of 31 December 2021


Residential Secure Income plc (“ReSI plc” LSE: RESI) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on delivering secure, inflation-linked returns with a focus on two resident sub-sectors in UK residential – independent retirement rentals and shared ownership – underpinned by an ageing demographic and untapped and strong demand for affordable home ownership.

ReSI plc’s purpose is to deliver affordable, high quality, safe homes with great customer service and long-term stability of tenure for residents. This is achieved this through meeting demand from housing developers, housing associations, local authorities, and private developers for long-term investment partners to accelerate the development of socially and economically beneficial affordable housing.

ReSI Capital Management was acquired by Gresham House in March 2020, further increasing the investment expertise available to ReSI plc. The housing investment team at Gresham House has 19 members and growing, with an average of 20 years’ relevant experience, covering fund management, housing investment, social housing management and financial and risk expertise.

Gresham House plc is a London Stock Exchange quoted specialist alternative asset manager committed to operating responsibly and sustainably, taking the long view in delivering sustainable investment solutions.

Further information on ReSI is available at, and further information on Gresham House is available at

The HarbourVest team has been investing in the private markets for over 30 years, gaining invaluable expertise and developing long-term relationships with sought-after partners. Our approach is characterized by consistency and continuity while also adapting to meet client needs. Over the years, we have continually identified opportunities to provide early access to the evolving private equity landscape – secondary investing (since 1986), Europe market (since 1984), Asia market (since 1984) – and expanded our local teams around the globe.


International Biotechnology Trust offers investors access to the innovative biotechnology sector through an actively managed, diversified fund that also pays out 4% of its NAV each year as a dividend. Its award-winning fund managers at SV Health Investors are scientifically and medically trained with over 60 years of experience in this specialist sector between them. As well as investing in a wide-ranging portfolio of global quoted biotechnology stocks, International Biotechnology Trust includes a small proportion of carefully selected unquoted investments which have the potential to deliver additional returns over the long term. Excellent management teams, unique innovative products and strong potential for outperformance are the key criteria for inclusion in our diversified portfolio of assets. 

More details are available at


JLEN is an environmental infrastructure investment fund


Investment Proposition

JLEN’s investment policy is to invest in a diversified portfolio of Environmental Infrastructure. Environmental Infrastructure is defined by the Company as infrastructure assets, projects and asset-backed businesses that utilise natural or waste resources or support more environmentally friendly approaches to economic activity, support the transition to a low carbon economy or which mitigate the effects of climate change. Such investments will typically feature one or more of the following characteristics:

  • long-term, predictable cash flows, which may be wholly or partially inflation-linked cash flows;
  • long-term contracts or stable and well-proven regulatory and legal frameworks; or
  • well-established technologies, and demonstrable operational performance

JLEN’s aim is to provide investors with a sustainable, progressive dividend per share, paid quarterly and to preserve the capital value of the portfolio over the long term on a real basis.


JLEN’s diversified portfolio of environmental infrastructure assets includes 37 onshore wind, PV solar, waste and wastewater processing plants, hydro, bioenergy and anaerobic digestion plants, low carbon transport and battery storage in the UK and in Europe.



JLEN seeks to integrate consideration of sustainability and environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) management into its activities, which help to manage risks and identify opportunities.  JLEN has three stated ESG objectives:

  • Promote the efficient use of resources
  • Develop positive relationships with the communities in which JLEN works
  • Ensure effective, ethical governance across the portfolio

JLEN has developed Key Performance Indicators to measure their performance over time against these stated ESG objectives.


Kernow Asset Management is a contrarian investment manager focused on All Cap UK equities on both the long and short side. We seek opportunities with highly asymmetric return characteristics where the investment thesis is differentiated relative to consensus. We operate in the widening market gap between short-term quant-orientated traders and closet indexers.


We run a UK equity mandate for a large sovereign wealth fund and separately managed accounts for certain family offices and professional investors. Our strategy is also accessible through the CG Kernow Equity Navigator Fund, which is available through UK wealth managers and the AJ Bell investment platform.


Our independent business is based on traditional values informed by a contemporary approach to managing investments. This is why we believe in performance, alignment and personality in everything we do.



MIGO Opportunities Trust plc seeks to exploit opportunities in the closed end fund sector by buying overlooked and undervalued Trusts trading at a discount to their Net Asset Value. Importantly, MIGO looks for opportunities where the managers feel there is a catalyst for that discount to narrow.

MIGO is a unique investment proposition which exposes investors to the opportunities that can be presented by under-researched investment companies. An unconstrained and fully diversified mandate with ability to uncover and exploit fund specific anomalies and pricing inefficiencies. MIGO is managed by a highly experienced portfolio management team with the proven ability to identify embedded value across a diversified range of sectors and stocks. The closed-end structure of MIGO itself protects portfolio from inflows and outflows and allows the team to invest for the long term.


Slater Investments, an investment management company, provides UK-focused equity products. It was set up in 1994 by Mark Slater and Ralph Baber and was initially focused on running segregated mandates for corporate clients and high net worth individuals. This was followed by managing the JF Slater Growth Fund, which was later taken over by Legg Mason. In early 2000, Slater Investments began to manage segregated accounts for defined benefit pension schemes (DB) and defined contribution pension schemes (DC). In 2003, Mark Slater and Ralph Baber seeded the MFM Slater Recovery Fund, targeting growth companies and special situations. The Slater Growth Fund launched in 2005 focusing primarily on UK Growth Companies. The Slater Income Fund was launched in 2011 seeking UK companies that can grow their dividends. This fund is managed by Mark Slater and Eric Moore. Slater Investments also manages segregated mandates for Charities, Family Offices and other Institutions.


VIETNAM HOLDING Ltd (VNH) is a closed-end investment company dedicated to making sustainable investments in Vietnamese equities. VNH’s shares are traded on the premium segment of the London Stock Exchange Main Market and admitted to the Official List of The International Stock Exchange. VNH was established in 2006 and has been a signatory of the United Nations Principles on Responsible Investing (UNPRI) since 2009. VNH is managed by Dynam Capital, Ltd., a Guernsey regulated investment manager with an affiliated office in Ho Chi Minh City with 13 full-time Vietnamese staff. In 2021 VNH was the top-performing fund in Vietnam, and one of the top three investment trusts in the entire United Kingdom.


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