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.
Governance and stewardship is about making sure that companies’ operational processes and policies are robust and responsible.
- 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
We recognise the importance of transparency and accountability when it comes to our stewardship responsibilities. To this end, we have published an annual review of our governance and stewardship activities, which provides an account of how we have fulfilled our responsibilities. Please select the link below to view the 2014 annual review.2014 annual review
- Responsible Investment
We recognise that the management of environmental and social responsibilities is subject to many factors, and take into account the particular circumstances, industries and locations in which the companies operate.
We've produced guidelines on responsible investment to explain how we evaluate the environmental and social policies of the companies in which we are (or might be) an investor.
- Our insight
The House View process provides a consistent macroeconomic framework to analysing global financial markets.
Global spotlight is a short topical article on different themes in the financial markets written each week by senior fund managers, analysts and members of the strategy team at Standard Life Investments.
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 stretching back to 2008.
We've included some background information on our press team to help you put a face to a name.
What is sustainable and responsible investment?
Sustainable and responsible investment, or SRI, has become a popular subject over the last few years, as more and more investors become aware of the environmental and social impact of corporate conduct.
SRI policies consider investments as a tool to promote change, helping to ensure that companies are accountable in their application of their principles to everyday business activity. We believe that companies concerned about the long-term interests of their shareholders should manage relationships with employees, suppliers and customers, and consider the long-term impact of their actions on the environment and society as a whole.
What’s our approach?
As a leading global investment house, we take our responsibility as an investor seriously.
We consider company policies and practices on environmental and social matters as an integral part of the investment process. Where possible, we use our influence to encourage best practice standards in the management of these issues at the companies we invest in, with a view to protecting and enhancing the value of our clients’ investments. Through this process of constructive engagement, we're able to contribute to the development of principles and standards of corporate responsibility.
We've also demonstrated our commitment to shareholder responsibility by becoming a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI), which has received endorsement from global investors representing over $10 trillion. The Principles provide a framework for investors to give consideration to environmental, social and governance issues.
Above all, we're committed to maintaining an open, productive dialogue when it comes to our SRI principles. We want to ensure that we communicate clearly with our customers, and the companies we invest in. With this in mind, please feel free to contact us with any comments or suggestions you may have on this SRI section of our website.
What’s in it for investors?
Ultimately, the issues surrounding SRI affect the welfare of us all, as the environmental and social consequences of company activities are felt across economies and geographies.
If you think about it, responsible investing makes good sense. Astute companies recognise that demonstrating a commitment to environmental and social responsibility is likely to generate good opportunities to create value and enhance their reputations. On the other hand, companies that fail to consider these issues risk long-term loss of reputation. The damage to their brand and image can directly affect their financial performance, and can be extremely hard to overcome.