Standard Life Investments

Our multi-asset capabilities

Standard Life Investments is at the forefront of multi-asset investing, developing innovative products that aim to deliver targeted returns within tight risk boundaries. As a result, increasing numbers of investors trust us with their investments.

Our multi-asset solutions include:

  • absolute return strategies that aim to deliver positive annualised returns regardless of market direction
  • enhanced diversification strategies that aim to generate equity-like returns over the medium term with less volatility than investing only in equities
  • risk-based portfolios that are tailored to provide investors with an investment based on their preferred investment style and tolerance to risk
  • traditional balanced portfolios that spread investment across a range of different asset classes
  • liability-driven investment (LDI) strategies that aim to provide sufficient assets to meet all current and future liabilities.

Successfully managing a variety of multi-asset portfolios demands an exceptionally broad and skilled investment capability. We have extensive experience and diversity of talent across all global asset classes – including equities, fixed income, real estate, money markets and private equity.

To construct our multi-asset portfolios we have built a team of over 30 skilled and talented professionals, pooling expertise across a range of disciplines, including economics, risk management and multi-asset portfolio management. These specialists also draw on the insights of our global asset class teams, benefiting from the collective skills of hundreds of investment professionals within Standard Life Investments.

In addition, we have extensive experience managing multi-asset portfolios, with a proven multi-asset investment process and effective risk infrastructure. For example, in 2005 we developed our flagship absolute return portfolio as part of a multi-asset solution aimed at addressing the deficit within the staff pension scheme of our parent company, Standard Life Group. This proved so successful that we subsequently made the absolute return portfolio available to external investors.

Building on this success, we continue to devote increasing resource to our multi-asset capabilities and to expand our product offerings. In direct response to client needs, we have designed a range of absolute return, risk-rated and enhanced-diversification portfolios, offering a choice of performance profiles.

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