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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- 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.
We've included some background information on our press team to help you put a face to a name.
Principle 6 - Our policy on voting and voting disclosure
Standard Life investments votes all shares for which we have voting authority except when otherwise instructed by the beneficial owner of these shares or where, for practical reasons such as share-blocking, this is not appropriate. We use our Global Voting Platform to achieve this. Our Global Voting Platform makes use of the services of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) who is a reputable provider of proxy voting research and voting recommendations. Although ISS have their own voting guidelines, we provide our own house guidelines to establish a custom policy which they are required to follow when making voting recommendations for the portfolios which we manage. For any significant holdings we will separately undertake a detailed assessment of any voting opportunity and for minor holdings we will rely on the voting recommendations determined by ISS in line with our custom policy. In addition, we will also review any vote against management proposed by our advisers with the exception of de-minimis holdings.
We implement considered policies based on the Governance & Stewardship guidelines approved by our board when voting the shares we manage. We seek to vote our clients' shares in a manner consistent with their best interests. We generally support a board's voting recommendation but we do vote our clients' shares against resolutions which are not consistent with their best interests as shareholders and/or conflict with the spirit of Investment Association (IA) or other institutional guidance. When making voting decisions, we will also make use of the IA’s Institutional Voting Information Service (IVIS).
In the event that we vote our clients' shares against a resolution at a UK shareholder meeting, we will use best endeavours to discuss this with the company beforehand and explain the reasons. We use reasonable endeavours to do so in respect of abstentions.
We do not currently offer a stock lending service to our customers. Certain customers separately arrange the lending of stock held in their name. Should a customer have stock out on loan it is their responsibility to make arrangements for it to be recalled should they wish voting to occur. However, in certain circumstances, where there may be a significantly sensitive and contentious vote, SLI may request the stock of a company to be recalled from loan so that it may be voted in line with our instruction.
We disclose our global voting records on our website.