- 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.
Multi-asset capabilities and expertise
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 seek to generate equity-like returns over the medium term with less volatility than investing only in equities
- 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 35 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 it 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.