Awards

Award-winning service, performance and product development

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.

Investment awards

2017 

  • In March Standard Life Investments claimed the prestigious Commercial Development of the Year award in the 2017 Scottish Property Awards - for 3-8 St Andrew Square in Edinburgh. The development is a joint venture between the Standard Life Investments Pooled Property Pension Fund and Peveril Securities.
  • Standard Life investments received the Sustainable Investment Award (Best-in-class) for the fourth year in a row in March 2017 from Benchmark magazine in Hong Kong.
  • Standard Life investments received the Multi-asset Allocation House Award (Best-in-class) in March 2017 from Benchmark magazine in Hong Kong.
  • Standard Life investments received the Standard Life investments Global Inflation Linked Bond (Best-in-class) in March 2017 from Benchmark magazine in Hong Kong.
  • Standard Life investments received the Standard Life investments European Smaller Companies (Best-in-class, retail and professional) (Best-in-class) in March 2017 from Benchmark magazine in Hong Kong.
  • The Standard Life Investments Property Income Trust managed by Jason Baggaley won the Property Direct UK Award at the Moneywise Investment Trust Awards 2017 in March.
  • In March 2017, Standard Life Investments won the Emerging Market Global Hard Currency category at the Citywire UK fixed income awards.

2016 

  • In November 2016, Standard Life Investments won both UK Fixed Income Manager of the Year and Global Fixed Income Manager of the Year at the 2016 Professional Pensions Investment Awards.
  • In September 2016, Standard Life Wealth won 'Boutique Investment Management’ at the Charity Times Awards.
  • In September 2016, Standard Life Investments won the Best Targeted Absolute Return Fund Provider at the Moneyfacts Awards.
  • Standard Life Investments was named ‘large fund manager of the year’ at the local authority pension fund awards in September, thanks to comprehensive client engagement, dedication to local authorities and expertise in multi-asset solutions.
  • In June, Standard Life Investments won the award for ‘UK Core Fixed Income’ at the Institutional Investor Awards.
  • At the Pensions Expert PIPA 2016 awards on 18 May, Standard Life Investments won the following award categories: 'Multi-asset Funds (including DGFs)' and 'Global Fixed Income'. Standard Life Investments was also highly commended by the judges for its SRI approach across the business.
  • Financial Times Pension Investments award (FT PIPA) for Global Fixed Income
  • Winner in both the ‘UK Core Fixed Income’ category and the ‘Pan Europe Small Cap Equity’ category at Institutional Investor’s 2016 European Money Management Awards.
  • Co-winner of Best Application of ESG, Asia Asset Management Best of the Best Awards
  • Best House for Absolute Returns, Asia Asset Management Best of the Best Awards
  • Best Fund Provider – Liquid Alternative category, Asian Private Banker Asset Management Awards for Excellence 2016 (for our multi-asset investment capability)
  • Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards Standard Life Investments European Smaller Companies SICAV has been awarded in category of ‘Best Equity Europe – Small and Mid-Cap’ over five years in Hong Kong, Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands
  • Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards Standard Life Investments European Smaller Companies SICAV has also been awarded in category of ‘Best Equity Europe – Small and Mid-Cap’ over three years in Hong Kong
  • Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards Standard Life Investments China Equity SICAV has been awarded ‘Best Equity China’ over ten years in Netherlands, Austria, Nordics, Hong Kong and the UK
  • Portfolio Adviser Wealth Manager Media Marketing 2016 Award for MyFolio 5 Year Anniversary Marketing Campaign
  • Five Benchmark Fund of the Year Awards in Hong Kong
  • UK Equity Income Unconstrained Fund won the Platinum award in the UK Equity Income category of the 2016 Portfolio Adviser awards

2015 

  • Standard Life Investments was awarded Gold and Bronze awards at the Marketing Society Star Awards 2015 in recognition of the Ryder Cup campaign and strategy. The Gold award was in the Financial and Professional Services category, whilst the Bronze was in the Sponsorship category.
  • In October, Standard Life Investments UK Equity Income Unconstrained Fund won the UK Equity Income category at the Investment Adviser 100 Club Awards.
  • Diversified Growth Fund Manager of the year, Financial Times PIPA Awards 2015
  • Best Fixed Income Manager, Annual Chief Investment Officer Innovation Awards 2015.
  • DC Investment Manager of the Year, Professional Pensions Awards 2015.
  • In September, Standard Life Investments won the 'Best Targeted Absolute Return Fund Provider' at the Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts Awards 2015
  • In July, Standard Life Investments was Highly Commended in the Most Innovative Events, Corporate Social Responsibility and Marketing Team of the Year categories at the Investment Week Investment Marketing and Innovation Awards 2015.
  • In July, Standard Life Investments was rated # 1 Leading UK Asset Management in the Extel 2015 Awards for SRI/ESG.
  • In May, Standard Life Investments won the ‘DC Investment Manager’ of the Year at the Professional Pensions awards.
  • In May, Standard Life Investments’ UK Equity Income Unconstrained Fund won the ‘UK Core Equity’ category at the Institutional Investor Awards 2015.
  • In May 2015, Standard Life Investments’ Global Equity Income Fund won the ‘Best Smaller Global Equity Income Fund’ category at the Money Observer 2015 Awards.
  • Standard Life Investments won the award for Best Multi-Manager at the Money Marketing Awards on 18th June 2015.
  • In March and April Standard Life Investments won four Lipper Awards for ‘Best Equity House’ for Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands and Hong Kong.
  • Manager of Standard Life Investments’ European Equity Income Fund, Will James won the prestigious ‘Equity Income’ award at this year’s FE Alpha Manager of the Year Awards.
  • Standard Life Investments’ UK Equity Unconstrained Fund won the Portfolio Adviser Platinum Award for Best UK Equity Fund in January 2015.
  • In January, Standard Life Investments was recognised in the Benchmark Fund of the Year Awards, winning the Capability Award in the Socially Responsible Investment category for the second year running, as well as being recognised with a House Award in the category Alternative Strategies: Global Real Estate capabilities.

2014 

  • In November, Standard Life Investments won the UK Equity Manager of the Year category at the Professional Pensions Investment Awards.
  • In November, Standard Life Investments celebrated its success at the Moneywise Fund Awards 2014 winning the UK All Companies sector award for the second consecutive year for the consistently strong performance of its UK Equity Unconstrained Fund.
  • In November 2014, Thomas Moore, Investment Director, UK Equities was named ‘One to Watch’ at the Rayner Spencer Mill Research R Awards.
  • In October 2014, Standard Life Investments celebrated its win of the principal ‘Large Investment Group’ award at the Investment Adviser 100 Club Awards, for the second consecutive year. Also for the second year running, the manager completed its hat-trick of wins at the awards, having scooped the top awards in the ‘UK equity income’ category, for its Standard Life Investments UK Equity Income Unconstrained Fund, and the ‘Property’ category for the Standard Life Investments Property Income Trust Limited (SLIPIT).
  • In October 2014, global investment manager, Standard Life Investments won the Multi-Asset Manager of the Year category at the Financial News 2014 Awards for Excellence.
  • In July 2014, the Standard Life Equity Income Trust (Managed by Thomas Moore) won Best Investment Trust for Income at the What Investment Trust Awards.
  • Global investment manager, Standard Life Investments today announced that it had won Multi-Asset Manager of the Year and Fixed Income Manager of the Year at the Professional Pensions awards 2014.
  • Standard Life Investments Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund won the award for the 2013 best Multi-Strategy UCITS absolute return fund at the 2013 UCITS Alternative Index (UAI) Awards. The award was based on the Fund’s three year performance to 31/12/13.
  • On 29th January, Harry Nimmo, Head of the smaller companies investment team was named ‘Fund Manager of the Decade’ at the Quoted Company 10th anniversary awards which took place in London. The shortlist was chosen from those who have achieved the highest ten-year total returns from investing in smaller UK companies. Consistency of performance, risk-adjusted returns and the success of each Investment Trust in beating its peer group and the market were all considered.

2013 

  • On 28th November, Keith Skeoch, CEO, Standard Life Investments was named European Personality of the Year, by Funds Europe, the business strategy magazine for Europe’s asset management professionals. The award criteria was for someone who has made a major and significant contribution to the European Funds Industry in 2012/2013. It also took into account longer term achievements in, and contributions to, the industry.
  • In November, Standard Life Investments celebrated its success at the Moneywise Fund Awards 2013 winning the UK All Companies sector award for the consistently strong performance of its £787m UK Equity Unconstrained Fund.
  • In November, Standard Life Investments beat off stiff competition to win three marketing awards at the Financial Services Forum Awards ceremony, including the coveted special Judges award for overall marketing excellence alongside category wins for advertising and digital marketing.
  • In October, Standard Life Investments scooped the top prize at the Scottish Financial Services Awards. Our Multi Asset Investing Team were singled out for providing excellent returns to investors and creating one of the most innovative and successful Multi Asset Strategies launched in Scotland. This is the second time we received the award, having been recipients of the inaugural Scottish Financial Services Award in 2010.
  • Standard Life Investments celebrated a hat-trick of awards at the Investment Adviser 100 Club Awards 2013. ‘Large Investment Group’ of the year and the top awards in the ‘UK equity’ category, for its Standard Life Investments UK Equity Unconstrained Fund, and the ‘Absolute Return’ category for its Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund.
  • In July 2013, Standard Life Investments won the ‘Best Client Service by an Investment Manager’ category at the Engaged Investor Trustee Awards.
  • In July 2013, the MyFolio team won best Fund of Funds/Multi Manager at the Investment Week Fund Manager of the Year awards (Adviser award).
  • In May 2013, Standard Life Investments won: DC Investment Provider of the Year, SRI/ESG Provider of the Year and Multi-Asset Manager of the Year at the UK Pensions Awards 2013.
  • In February 2013, Standard Life Investments’ MyFolio Income range won 'Best New Fund Launch' at the Professional Adviser awards.
  • In February 2013, Standard Life Investments’ Global Absolute Returns Strategies (GARS) Fund won a Platinum award at the Portfolio Adviser Fund Awards.

2012 

  • In November, Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust PLC was again voted winner of the UK Smaller Companies category in the Investment Week Investment Company of the Year Awards 2012.
  • In November 2012, Standard Life Investments collected the Investment Manager of the Year award at the Irish Pensions Awards.
  • In July 2012, Standard Life Investments' Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund (GARS) won the Absolute Return category at the Investment Week Fund Manager of the Year awards.
  • In June 2012, Standard Life Investments won a 5 Star Award in the Investment category at the FTAdviser Online Service Awards, as voted for by IFAs, for the best website
  • Standard Life Investments won Financial Adviser’s special ‘Best Investment Service Provider 1993-2011’ award in recognition of its long term commitment to the IFA community over the last 19 years.
  • Standard Life Investments' Global Index Linked Bond Fund achieved 'highly commended' status in the global bond category of the Money Observer Fund Awards 2012.

2011 

  • Standard Life Investments' UK Equity Unconstrained Fund, managed by Edward Legget, was 'Highly Commended' in the UK All Companies category at the Moneywise Fund Awards 2011.
  • In November 2011, Standard Life Investments celebrated its win of the over-arching ‘Best Shareholder Value’ category at the Investment Week Investment Trust of the Year Awards 2011 for its Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust. The Trust also won, for the third year out of the past four years, the ‘UK Smaller Companies’ category.
  • In July 2011, Standard Life Investments was voted by trustees 'Most Innovative Asset Manager' at the Engaged Investor Trustee Awards 2011.
  • In May 2011, Standard Life Investments won accolades for the 'Investment Manager of the Year' and 'DC Investment Only Provider of the Year' at the UK Pensions Awards 2011.
  • At the 2011 Eurofonds - Fund Class Awards, Standard Life Investments won a special award as 'Best Asset Manager in Europe over 7 years'. The category was asset managers with between 26 and 40 funds rated, including both OEICs and SICAVs.
  • In March, Standard Life Investments picked up five awards at the prestigious Lipper Fund Awards 2011. The funds recognised were the European Smaller Companies SICAV, the China Equities SICAV, the UK Smaller Companies Fund and the Managed Fund (two awards).
  • In March, the Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Fund was named the ‘Best UK Small-Cap Equity Fund’ at the 2011 Morning Star UK Fund Awards.
  • In February Standard Life Investments' Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund won ‘Best Absolute Return Fund’ at the Professional Adviser Awards 2011.
  • In January 2011 Standard Life Investments announced that it had won Financial Adviser’s special ‘Best Investment Service Provider 1993-2010’ award in recognition of its long term commitment to the IFA community over the last 18 years.

2010 

  • The Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust won the UK Smaller Companies category at the Investment Week Investment Trust Awards 2010 based on its consistent net asset value performance over the three years to 31 July 2010.
  • In November, Standard Life Investments won the 'Investment Provider' 5-Star Award at the Financial Adviser Service Awards. This latest accolade means that Standard Life Investments has secured success in the '5-Star' category in 14 of the last 15 years.
  • Standard Life Investments won the inaugural Scottish Financial Services Award in recognition of its role in promoting stewardship and for excellent performance.
  • The Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust Plc has, for the fourth consecutive year, won the ‘UK Smaller Companies’ category at the Moneywise Investment Trust Awards.
  • In March 2010, Standard Life Investments won the 'Best Fund - Equity Global High UK' category at the Lipper Awards for the performance of its Managed Fund over a three and five year period.

2009 

  • In November, Standard Life Investments received the award for the “Fastest Growing Money Manager over $10 billion” at the 2009 Benefits Canada Awards ceremony held in Toronto. This awards competition recognises Canada's most innovative plan sponsors and money managers.
  • For the second consecutive year, Standard Life Investments won the ‘Best UK Small Cap’ category at the Money Observer Investment Trust Awards 2009.
  • In June 2009, Standard Life Investments won a 5 Star Award in the Investment category at the FTAdviser Online Service Awards.
  • Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust Plc won the Smallcap Fund of the Year award at the Growth Company Awards 2009.
  • Standard Life Investments won the 'Global Fixed Income, unhedged' category at the Asian Investor Awards 2009 for the absolute and risk-adjusted performance of Standard Life Investments' global bond fund range.
  • Standard Life Investments won the 'Best Sterling Corporate Bond Fund' category at the Morningstar 2009 Fund Awards for the risk adjusted performance of its AAA Income Fund over one, three and five years.
  • The Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust Plc won the 'UK Smaller Companies' category at Moneywise Investment Trust Awards 2009 for the third consecutive year.
  • For the second consecutive year, Harry Nimmo and the award-winning UK Smaller Companies team he works with took the number one spot in Citywire's Top One Hundred Fund Manager of the Year 2009. The title is awarded based on the performance of Standard Life Investments' £267m UK Smaller Companies Fund over the three years to 31 December 2008.
  • UK Smaller Companies Trust Plc won the 'Best Performing Smaller Companies Fund Award' at the PLC Awards 2008 based on its performance over the last year (01/01/08 – 31/12/08).
  • Standard Life Investments won the 'Bond Pound Sterling - High Yield' category at the Lipper Awards 2009 for the consistently strong risk-adjusted performance of its Higher Income Fund over a five year period and the Hong Kong based Award of the 'Best Bond Group' category for the performance of its SICAV bond fund range over a three year period.

2008 

  • The Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust won the UK Smaller Companies category at the Investment Week Investment Trust Awards 2008 based on its consistent net asset value performance over the three years to 31 July 2008.
  • In September 2008, Standard Life Investments was awarded a gold ranking at the Ethical Investment Association (EIA) Transparency Awards, in recognition of its adherence to the European SRI Transparency Guidelines on green and ethical investment issues.
  • In August 2008 and for the second year running, the UK Equities Team won the 'Citywire Team All Stars Asset Group Winner - UK Equities at the Citywire Team All Stars Awards. Harry Nimmo, Head of UK Smaller Companies, won the 'Best UK Smaller Companies Manager' title.
  • Thomas Moore of the UK Larger Companies team was ranked 1st in the Thomson Reuters Extel Pan-European survey 2008 for the Speciality & Other Financial sector.
  • Standard Life Investments' UK Smaller Companies Fund won the 'UK Smaller Companies' category at the Investment Week Awards 2008.
  • Standard Life Investments won both the 'Best Private Equity Trust' and 'Best UK Small Companies Trust' at the Money Observer Investment Trust Awards 2008. The Standard Life European Private Equity Trust PLC came first out of 15 trusts in the private equity sector, with the Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust PLC beating 21 other trusts in the UK Smaller Companies sector.
  • In June 2008, Standard Life Investments won a 5 Star Award in the Investment category at the FTAdviser Online Service Awards.
  • In April 2008, Standard Life Investments won the 'Multi-Asset Manager of the Year' Award at the UK Pensions Awards 2008.
  • Standard Life Investments UK Smaller Companies Fund won the Small Cap Fund of the Year at the Growth Company Awards 2008.
  • In March 2008 the Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust Plc won the Moneywise 'Best Small Companies Trust' category for the second year running.
  • Harry Nimmo, backed by his award-winning UK Smaller Companies team, was ranked Citywire's Number One Fund Manager of the Year 2008.
  • Standard Life Investments won the 'Best Overall Group Lipper Award' in the 'Non UK Equity Large' category at the Lipper Fund Awards 2008.
  • Standard Life Investments' UK Smaller Companies Fund won the UK Smaller Companies fund sector category at the Trustnet Awards 2008.

2007 

  • Standard Life won a Special Achievement award for gaining the 'Investment Provider' and 'Life & Pensions' 5-Star Awards for 12 consecutive years at the annual Financial Adviser Service Awards 2007.
  • In October, Standard Life Investments picked up the 'UK Asset Management Firm of the Year' award at the Financial News Awards for Excellence in Institutional Asset Management – Europe 2007.
  • In August 2007 picked up two awards in the Citywire Team All Stars Awards 2007. Standard Life Investments' UK Equities Team was named 'Citywire Team All Stars Asset Group Winner - UK Equities' and 'Citywire Team All Stars Sector Winner - UK All Companies'
  • In July 2007, Standard Life Investments won the Investment Week Awards' top title - 'Global Group of the Year'. Designed to recognise and reward strength of performance across a provider's range of mutual funds, Standard Life Investments was drawn from a short-list of six fund management groups including Invesco Perpetual, Jupiter Unit Trust Managers, M&G Investments, New Star Asset Management and Old Mutual Asset Managers.
  • Standard Life Investments won a 5 Star Award in the Investment Provider & Packager category at the FTAdviser Online Service Awards 2007.
  • In May 2007, Standard Life Investments won the 'Active UK Equity Manager of the Year' title at the Pension & Investment Provider Awards (PIPA) 2007.
  • Standard Life Investments won the title of 'Investment Manager of the Year' and 'Specialist Manager of the Year (UK Equities)' at the UK Pensions Awards 2007. Standard Life Investments was selected for each award by a panel of industry experts based on innovation, communication, performance and service standards.
  • Our UK Smaller Companies Fund scooped the 'Best Performing Smaller Companies Fund Award' at the PLC Awards 2007. The fund qualified for the award based on its performance during the year to 31st December 2006 in which it returned over 43% to investors versus a sector average return of 24%. (Standard & Poor's Micropal, bid-bid, 31/12/05 – 31/12/06)
  • Standard Life Investments scooped two 'Best Overall Group Awards' at the Lipper Fund Awards 2007 in the 'Equity Large' and 'UK Equity Large' categories. The awards recognised the consistently strong risk-adjusted performance of our funds relative to our peers over the three year period up to 31st December 2006.

2006 

  • The Edinburgh Small Companies Trust Plc, managed by Standard Life Investments, won the Moneywise "Best Small Companies Trust" category for 2006. The award was based on performance, manager skill, investment strategy, resources, prospects and pricing.
  • Standard Life Investments won the 'Investment Provider 5-Star Award' for the 11th consecutive year at the Financial Adviser Service Awards 2006 (November 2006)
  • In October 2006, Standard Life Investments won 'UK Equity Manager of the Year' at the Financial News 'Awards for Excellence in Institutional Asset Management - Europe 2006'.
  • Standard Life Investments won the 'What Investment' Unit Trust Manager of the Year Award for its UK Smaller Companies Fund - based on its consistent out-performance over the last year. Managed by Harry Nimmo, Head of UK Smaller Companies, the fund provided investors with a return of 45.4% versus a sector average return of 25.4% (Source: Trustnet over one year until 31st March 2006, bid-to-bid, net income reinvested.)
  • The Standard Life European Private Equity Trust (SLEPET) was named 'Best Private Equity Trust' in the Investment Trusts Magazine Awards for 2005. The award was for the outstanding performance of SLEPET, which delivered a total share price return of 63.9% in 2005.
  • In April 2006, Standard Life Investments was named 'Property Manager of the Year 2006' at the Professional Pensions Awards. The accolade was for product innovation, fund performance and client servicing
  • In March 2006, Standard Life Investments won 1st place in the 'UK Marketed Class - Ethical/SRI Europe Sector' over five years and out of 15 funds for the outstanding performance of its OEIC UK Ethical Fund at the Standard & Poor's UK Fund Awards.
  • Standard Life Investments won 'Best Fund Group over three years - UK Equity', in the large group category, at the Lipper Citywire All Stars Awards 2006

2005 

  • Our AAA Cash Fund's euro and sterling sub funds were the top and joint top performing money market funds respectively in 2005, according to the Offshore Money Fund Report Awards (a service of iMoneyNet)
  • Standard Life Investments achieved a unique accolade by winning the 'Investment Provider 5-Star Award' for the tenth successive year at the Financial Adviser Service Awards Dec 2005
  • Standard Life Investments won a double strike at the Standard & Poor's UK Fund Awards 2005 coming 1st in the 'Ten Year UK Individual Pensions Class (ABI) Property Sector' for the 4th consecutive year and 1st in the 'One Year UK Marketed Class Fixed Income GBP Sector' for our Higher Income Fund
  • Our Strategic Solutions team scooped 1st place in the Alternative Investment Manager of the Year category at the Professional Pensions 2005 Awards. In addition to this, our UK Institutional team won the Pooled Manager of the Year award

2003 

  • August 2003 - named in the 'Top 10 European Web Sites - Mutual Funds' by management consultants, kasina
  • Received Property Manager of the Year Award from Professional Pensions in 2003
  • Standard Life Investments achieved an unprecedented accolade by winning all three awards in the Institutional Money Market Funds Association Awards for the outstanding performance of its money market funds throughout 2003

2002 

  • Gold Investment Award - Financial Adviser IFA & Provider Awards May 2002.