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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- 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
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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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Principle 5 - Our willingness to act collectively with other investors
Standard Life Investments is willing to act collectively with other UK and overseas investors in order to protect and enhance shareholder value or to otherwise address issues that are relevant to our clients’ best interests. Common topics for collective engagement include succession, board composition and nominations process, remuneration, audit and audit tenders, strategy and performance, risk appetite and risk management, human rights, labour concerns, and the environment.
In 2014, following the approval of a controversial remuneration scheme by a narrow margin at the AGM of a high profile clothing retailer we, along with other investors, began to engage with the company to express our concerns about governance arrangements more generally. We have continued to act with other investors in order to encourage an improvement in governance practice within this company.
In deciding whether or not to act collectively with other investors, we take into account a range of factors. In particular, these include:
- whether or not collective engagement is likely to be more effective than unilateral engagement;
- the degree to which the objectives of the other investors are aligned to our own;
- the need for confidentiality; and
- the context of the investee company and, exceptionally, the wider economy.
To assist us to participate effectively in collective engagement we maintain good working relationships with other institutional investors and we support collaborative engagements organised by representative bodies and others, when they are aligned with our clients’ interests. Refer to Principles 2, 3 and 4 for additional information regarding our approach to engagement and conflicts of interest.
We work with a number of organisations in order to participate in collective engagement including:
- Global Investors Governance Network
- Global Corporate Governance Forum
- Asian Corporate Governance Association
- The Investment Association
- The Investor Forum
- The PRI
- The 30% Club Investor Group
One of our Analysts recently attended an investor roundtable with representatives from the UK soft beverage industry to discuss its response to concerns about sugar and health. The roundtable covered regulatory risk, particularly in the UK; actions taken by the industry to help consumers make healthier choices; options for greater transparency on sugar; and the options available to the soft drinks industry to reformulate products to reduce the sugar content.
As investors, we look to understand how food and beverage companies are managing health and wellness through their business strategies.