Standard Life Investments

Press Release

Standard Life Investments Completes Acquisition of Ignis Asset Management

01  July  2014

Standard Life Investments (Holdings) Limited, the global investment manager, has today confirmed its acquisition of Ignis Asset Management Limited from a subsidiary of Phoenix Group Holdings for £390m. This follows Financial Conduct Authority consent to the proposed change in control.

Standard Life Investments’ intention to acquire Ignis Asset Management was announced on 26th March 2014.

Commenting on the transaction Keith Skeoch, Chief Executive, Standard Life Investments, said:

Keith Skeoch

“The acquisition of Ignis is another step in Standard Life Investments’ growth story, reinforcing our strong foundations, broadening our third party client base and increasing the range of investment solutions we offer.

“We look forward to working with our new colleagues and welcoming new clients to Standard Life Investments. Our priority remains the continued delivery of strong investment performance and the highest level of client service.”