Standard Life Investments

Press Release

Global Equity Unconstrained Fund breaks £100m on the back of strong performance

03  April  2014

Global asset manager, Standard Life Investments, today announced that its Global Equity Unconstrained Fund has broken through the £100m mark. The Fund has produced top decile performance in its sector over one, three and five years*. Since June 2010, when Mikhail Zverev took over management of the Fund, it has more than quadrupled in size and has returned 68% to investors versus the sector average of 44%**.

Mikhail Zverev, Manager of the Global Equity Unconstrained Fund, said:

Mikhail Zverev

“I am very pleased with the performance we are delivering to our clients in the Global Equity Unconstrained Fund. This coupled with the strong performance across our range of global funds***, is evidence of the strength of our global investment process and idea generation. This gives me the confidence that we will continue to find compelling global stock ideas, delivering strong returns for our clients.”

Standard Life Investments’ Global Equity Team, based in Edinburgh and Boston, is at the centre of an extensive, global stock research team, covering North America, Europe, Pacific Basin, the UK and Emerging Markets. This comprises well over 60 highly experienced equity investors, and ensures in-depth, proprietary coverage of a very large stock universe. The Team gain further insights from the in-house Corporate Bond Team, Global Real Estate Team and Strategy Team, as well as from Standard Life Investments’ strategic alliance with Japanese fund manager Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank.

* Morningstar Direct as at 31/03/2014
** Morningstar Direct as at 30/06/2010 – 31/03/2014
*** Global Equity Income Fund - top quartile over 1 & 2 years/Global Smaller Companies Fund - top quartile over 1 year and top decile over 2 years – all Morningstar Direct as at 31/03/2014