- Investment Expertise
We’re finding that an increasing number of institutional, pension fund and high-net-worth investors are turning to private equity in order to enhance their portfolio performance.
We are committed to supporting the insurance sector and have a dedicated insurance solutions team.
- Our insight
The House View process provides a consistent macroeconomic framework to analysing global financial markets.
Our Head of Global Strategy, Andrew Milligan, introduces the latest edition of Global Outlook, a summary of our House View.
Standard Life Investments’ Global Strategy team provide regular analysis of the key economic data that has been influencing financial markets.
Our global strategists combine valuable experience, thorough research and analysis to tackle major issues of the moment.
Governance and stewardship is about making sure that companies’ operational processes and policies are robust and responsible.
- How we discharge our stewardship responsibilities
- Our policy for managing conflicts of interests
- How we monitor our investee companies
- Our guidelines for escalating engagement
- Our willingness to act collectively with other investors
- Our policy on voting and voting disclosure
- How we report on stewardship to our clients
We recognise the importance of transparency and accountability when it comes to our stewardship responsibilities. To this end, we have published an annual review of our governance and stewardship activities, which provides an account of how we have fulfilled our responsibilities. Please select the link below to view the 2016 annual review.2016 annual review
- Responsible Investment
We recognise that the management of environmental and social responsibilities is subject to many factors, and take into account the particular circumstances, industries and locations in which the companies operate.
We've produced guidelines on responsible investment to explain how we evaluate the environmental and social policies of the companies in which we are (or might be) an investor.
Our equities team
Standard Life Investments’ success is built on the exceptional quality of our people and our ability to share investment knowledge and insights. This is highlighted by our equities team, which contains over 60 investment professionals based mainly in Edinburgh. We also manage US equities from our Boston office.
We emphasise a team-based approach and work hard to ensure consistency across our network of offices. For example, our Boston-based analysts exchange ideas with the team in Edinburgh, ensuring insights are rigorously scrutinised. In addition to regional analysis, we undertake research on a global sector basis – making the most of our local knowledge.
Our equity portfolio managers and analysts have an average industry experience of 16 years and 10 years at Standard Life Investments. We believe that this level of stability among investment staff compares well with our peers and is important in delivering consistent investment performance.