Standard Life Investments

Press Release

Standard Life Investments Wins 'Large Investment Group' Award

17  October  2014

Standard Life Investments, the global investment manager, is celebrating its win of the principal 'Large Investment Group' award at last night's (Thursday 16 October) 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).

Michael Beveridge, Head of UK Wholesale Sales, Standard Life Investments, said:

Michael Beveridge

"Standard Life Investments as a whole has grown in scale enormously over the last decade with third party assets under management increasing over six fold from £15.9bn to £108bn*. In terms of retail assets, we've grown in scale from 39th in 2004 to the 5th largest in 2014** and we are delighted to be recognised at these awards both in terms of scale and as a quality provider of an innovative and diverse range of market-leading funds.

"These awards also highlight two of our success stories in the UK Equity Income Unconstrained Fund and in SLIPIT - but there are many more including our Global Equity Unconstrained and Dynamic Distribution funds which were also shortlisted in the awards.

"A combination of our robust investment performance, a clearly defined and transparent investment process and the team based approach adopted by Standard Life Investments has created this success story for our investors. We thank all the intermediaries and wealth managers who continue to show us such consistent support."

The £666m*** Standard Life Investments UK Equity Income Unconstrained Fund, managed by Thomas Moore, returned 2.29% to investors over one year and 82.99% over five years versus the UK Equity Income sector average return of 1.87% and 55.96% over the respective periods****.

The Standard Life Investments Property Income Trust, which has assets under management of £237m*****, won the award based on its performance over a one and five year period with an NAV total return of 30.6% and 93.4% over the respective periods versus the Quarterly Version of the IPD Monthly Index total return of 16.1% and 64.7% (Source: Morningstar as at 30/06/14).

* As at 30 June 2014. If the £59bn of Ignis Asset Management funds, as at 31 Dec 2013, are included the increase is over ten-fold.
** Standard Life Investments
*** As at 31 August 2014
**** Source: FE Analytics – bid to bid, for the period to 14 October 2014
***** As at 30 June 2014