Worldwide partner of The Ryder Cup

Standard Life Investments is a leading asset manager with an expanding global reach. Our partnership with The Ryder Cup is a perfect match with our heritage and strong team ethos.

About Us

Why are we the 1st Worldwide Partner of The Ryder Cup?

Standard Life Investments’ ground-breaking partnership with The Ryder Cup provides unique opportunities to raise awareness of our business alongside one of the world’s most iconic sporting events. Standard Life Investments’ success is built on the strength of our team and consistently exhibiting our shared values, aspirations and a commitment to excellence.

The Ryder Cup also has powerful associations with integrity, respect and teamwork at its core. These are values with which our clients identify and our people embody.

We will be promoting our association concurrently in Europe, the United States and the rest of the world, something no other partner has ever been able to do.

With over 500 million homes watching in 183 countries, the association will strengthen our international focus and provide global engagement with our clients.

Who Are Standard Life Investments?

Standard Life Investments is a leading asset manager with an expanding global reach. Our wide range of investment solutions is backed by our distinctive Focus on Change investment philosophy, disciplined risk management and shared commitment to a culture of investment excellence.

As active managers, we place significant emphasis on rigorous research and a strong collaborative ethos. We constantly think ahead and strive to anticipate change before it happens, ensuring that our clients can look to the future with confidence.

Standard Life Investments manages £275.2 billion* on behalf of clients worldwide. Our investment capabilities span equities, bonds, real estate, private equity, multi-asset solutions, fund-of-funds and absolute return strategies.

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* assets under management as at 30/06/2017

Investment Approach

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

investment knowledge

We believe in a collaborative approach to business, where knowledge and expertise are shared openly. When we work together, we work more effectively and powerfully for our clients' benefit. Our team-based approach encourages us to share ideas across asset classes, business areas and worldwide locations. We do this on a daily basis through intensive cross-team communication and webcasts with our global offices.

forward thinking

We use our insight, intellect and Focus on Change philosophy to spot investment opportunities ahead of the competition. We anticipate triggers for markets or share prices to move. When these come to fruition, prices move to reward our clients.


We are committed to meticulous research and strong relationships with company management to obtain superior information on those stocks in which we invest. Thorough analysis and incisive action is at the heart of our investment process, which aims to deliver positive outcomes for all our clients.

Investment Philosophy Investment Process

Our people

Where collective passion leads to performance

We understand and value the role all our people play in delivering exceptional performance. Individuals are accomplished in their own right. However, uniting all our distinct talents through teamwork is what really creates the unique advantage for our clients. Our shared commitment drives us to deliver excellent performance and outstanding service.

Our People

Keith Skeoch
Chief Executive Officer, Standard Life plc
Colin Walklin
Group Chief Operating Officer
Colin Clark
Executive Director, Global Client Group
Rod Paris
Chief Investment Officer
William Littleboy
Chief Risk Officer
Stephen Acheson
Executive Director, Global Strategic Partnerships
Mike Tumilty
Director of Operations
Guy Stern
Head of Multi-Asset & Macro Investing
Richard Charnock
CEO Standard Life Wealth

Worldwide locations

Our global platform gives us the local insights crucial to delivering exceptional investment performance for our clients. Across each one of our offices worldwide, our robust, team-based approach ensures consistency and continuity. For example, our Boston-based analysts exchange ideas with the teams in Edinburgh, ensuring our insights are rigorously scrutinised. In addition to regional analysis, we undertake research on a global sector basis - making the most of our local knowledge.

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