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.
- ESG Investment
- What is governance and stewardship?
- The UK Stewardship Code
- How we discharge our stewardship responsibilities
- Our policy for managing conflicts of interests
- How we monitor our investee companies
- Our guidelines for escalating engagement
- Our willingness to act collectively with other investors
- Our policy on voting and voting disclosure
- How we report on stewardship to our clients
- Our team
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- Governance & Stewardship Annual Review
- Our insight
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.
Search for our latest vacancies. Find out all you need to know about current opportunities with us, and how to apply.
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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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Contributing to the development of corporate governance and socially responsible investment
We take our responsibilities as an investor very seriously. For this reason, we seek to contribute to the development of principles and standards of governance, stewardship and corporate responsibility through active participation in multi-stakeholder initiatives and industry organisations such as the following.
Asian Corporate Governance Association
Standard Life Investments is a member of the Asian Corporate Governance Association. This is an independent non-profit membership organisation that works with investors, companies and regulators to promote the implementation of effective corporate governance practices throughout Asia.
Association of British Insurers
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) is the representative body for British insurance companies and plays a leading role in corporate governance and regulatory affairs. Standard Life is a long-standing member of the ABI.
Global Auditor Investor Dialogue
The Global Auditor Investor Dialogue provides a forum for the largest global auditing networks and major global investors to discuss matters of mutual interest, especially as they pertain to maintaining high standards of corporate reporting and audit quality. Standard Life Investments played a leading role in the formation of the Dialogue.
Carbon Disclosure Project
Standard Life Investments is a signatory to the Carbon Disclosure Project, which represents institutional investors with combined assets of over $57 trillion under management (as at 1 August 2008) in seeking and maintaining information on the business risks and opportunities presented by climate change from the world’s largest companies. Standard Life Investments is also a signatory to the CDP Water Disclosure Project.
Confederation of British Industries
Standard Life Investments is a member of the Confederation of British Industries (CBI), which is the main representative body for British companies.
Standard Life Investments is a member of the Conference Board. We actively participate in several of its European Councils, including the Corporate Governance Council, whose members comprise general counsels and corporate secretaries from some of Europe’s leading corporations, institutional investors and service providers. It discusses developments in corporate governance on a Pan-European basis and seeks to promote good governance practices.
Corporate Governance Forum
Standard Life Investments was a founder member of the Corporate Governance Forum, which is an informal network of major UK institutional investors. It meets at regular intervals to discuss emerging corporate governance issues in the UK and overseas.
European Corporate Governance Institute
The European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) is an influential network whose members are primarily leading academics in Europe who take a special interest in corporate governance. The Standard Life Investments’ Corporate Finance Prize is awarded annually under the auspices of the ECGI.
Standard Life Investments was a founder member of the European Social Investment Forum, which was created in 2001 to serve as an umbrella association to cover socially responsible investment issues at the European level.
Global Investor Governance Network
Standard Life Investments was a founder member of the Global Investor Governance Network. This is an initiative which brings together governance representatives from major global investors in an informal network which considers global governance issues and developments.
Global Reporting Initiative
The Global Reporting Initiative is a multi stakeholder network that has developed a framework for sustainability reporting. The reporting framework includes reporting guidelines and sector supplements, which are designed to identify key characteristics of individual sectors.
The Investment Affairs division of the Association of British Insurers (ABI) merged with the Investment Association (IA) on 30 June 2014. The ABI has played a leading role in corporate governance and regulatory affairs. Standard Life has been a long standing member of the ABI and Standard Life Investments has been represented on the ABI’s influential Investment Committee, which will continue under the IA banner as the Governance and Engagement Committee.
International Corporate Governance Network
The International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) is the leading global corporate governance network, whose members include many of the world’s leading institutional investors. Standard Life Investments has been a member of the ICGN since its inception and actively supports many of its initiatives.
UN Principles for Responsible Investment
Standard Life Investments is a signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, a set of principles that reflect our commitment to incorporate environmental, social and governance issues into our investment processes.
UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association
Standard Life Investments is a member of the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF), which is a membership network for sustainable and responsible financial services. UKSIF promotes responsible investment and other forms of finance that support sustainable economic development, enhance quality of life and safeguard the environment.