Our experience in operating across many different investment cycles and markets provides us with the context to manage change. Throughout these cycles, we have the people, philosophy and proficiency of process to plot what we believe is the right course for our clients’ assets.
We understand and value the role played by all our people in delivering exceptional performance. Each individual is accomplished in their own right. However, uniting all our distinct talents through teamwork is what really creates the unique advantage for our clients.
At Standard Life Investments we believe our business is successful because our clients and customers around the world have confidence that we have a depth of expertise, a commitment to excellence and a unique team of talented people dedicated to their needs.
The Lions are special. Four proud nations, one team, coming together to take on the ultimate challenge: to beat the best, to become legends.
With an active management style, our team of dedicated equity investment professionals is focused on generating consistent performance.
Private equity funds provide a compelling means for investors to enhance performance and diversify their portfolios.www.slcapital.com
We offer a wide range of government, investment grade credit, high-yield credit, emerging market debt, inflation-linked bond and multi-asset bond strategies.
Standard Life Investments is one of the largest real estate investment managers in the world.
Standard Life Investments is increasingly gaining a reputation as a provider of innovative multi-asset investment solutions.
To meet the evolving needs of insurers, we have developed capabilities across a broad range of asset classes.
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The House View process provides a consistent macroeconomic framework to analysing global financial markets.
Our Head of Global Strategy, Andrew Milligan, introduces the latest edition of Global Outlook, a summary of our House View.
Standard Life Investments’ Global Strategy team provide regular analysis of the key economic data that has been influencing financial markets.
Our global strategists combine valuable experience, thorough research and analysis to tackle major issues of the moment.
We’re committed to attracting and retaining the talented individuals necessary to maintain our position as one of the world's leading investment houses.
We’re firm believers in only recruiting individuals who we know will contribute to the overall success of the company. This calls for diverse skills and talents, so our recruitment process aims to highlight these attributes in each prospective employee.
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Our dedication to meeting your financial needs is what drives us to deliver excellent performance. We've been delighted to receive a raft of industry awards in recognition of this commitment.
We regularly contribute to debate on topical issues shaping the investment management industry. Below you’ll find our most recently published articles, together with an archive.
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Our core investment process is the product of our Focus on Change philosophy, and combines asset allocation, security selection, portfolio construction, dealing and risk management.
We believe high-quality research drives outperformance and so we carry out rigorous research in all the major financial markets. We have invested heavily in state-of-the-art technology and have built proprietary systems to add value at every stage. While the investment process for each asset class is different, there are some core elements:
The Global Investment Group (GIG) considers where markets are in their own cycles and determines the best allocation of assets, between equities, bonds and other types of investment. This group is made up of senior investment professionals and is responsible for providing overall strategic and tactical focus to our decision-making process. This focus finds expression in the House View, which communicates the most favoured and least favoured asset classes in the construction of client investment portfolios.
Our asset managers focus on selecting the best possible individual assets. They analyse the key drivers of prices, assess what’s factored in to these prices, and judge what is likely to shift investors' expectations. Combined analyst and portfolio management responsibilities mean our asset managers must have the highest conviction in the assets they recommend. These recommendations can only be included in our portfolios once they've been peer reviewed.
Our asset managers select the most convincing investment ideas to construct portfolios around specific benchmarks, while also taking into account our clients’ risk profiles.
Our team of experienced dealers finds the best available terms in the market, allowing our asset managers to focus entirely on research and the construction of investment portfolios.
Our investment process doesn't end with the purchase of assets. We continually monitor our portfolios to ensure they are meeting their objectives within the defined risk parameters. We therefore have a dedicated risk management team that measures and monitors risk. In addition, our asset managers play an active role in managing risk within clients’ portfolios.