- 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.
Team member biographies
Head of Real Estate Investments
David joined Standard Life in 1982 and has been with Standard Life Investments since its inception. He is extensively experienced in all aspects of real estate investment management and development of real estate assets. David has been responsible for portfolio establishment, development management, portfolio management and business development into new markets. He heads our real estate team which comprises over 120 investment and real estate specialists based in Edinburgh, Paris, Boston and Hong Kong.
Head of International Real Estate and UK Group Funds
Mike joined the real estate industry in 1987 and has wide experience across all areas of investment, asset management and development. He joined Standard Life 1991 and has been with Standard Life Investments since it was formed in 1998. Mike is currently responsible for managing and developing our international business (ex Continental Europe) as well as the UK Group Funds and the Ignis PAIF.
Head of Commercial Real Estate Debt
Neil joined Standard Life Investments in 2013 and set up a Commercial Real Estate Lending platform, currently focusing in the UK market.
Based in our London office, Neil is responsible for the team that offers structured real estate finance that is tailored to clients’ strategies focusing on income producing properties across most of the real estate asset classes. Typical clients are from listed companies, global property funds, private companies, Sovereign Wealth Funds and high net worth individuals.
He is also a Vice President of the Association of Property Lenders.
Head of UK Institutional Real Estate Funds
Mark joined the real estate industry in 1989 and is experienced in direct real estate investment, development and asset management across all commercial sectors of the UK market. He has held a number of roles within the real estate team. Mark is currently responsible for the team that manages our core third party UK institutional portfolios, including the UK Shopping Centre and Retail Park Trusts, the Long Lease Property Fund and several segregated mandates.
Head of Continental European Real Estate
Daniel joined the real estate industry in 1994 and is widely experienced in European and UK real estate investment and development. He joined Standard Life Investments in 2000 and has worked in investment, development, asset management and portfolio management. Daniel is currently responsible for all our Continental European business and is based in our Paris office.
Head of Real Estate Research & Strategy
Anne manages the output of one of Europe’s leading Property Research teams at Standard Life Investments. The team’s activities include forecasting UK, European, Asian and North American property markets. Her team also provides strategic input for all of the 19 funds under management including investment in listed and co-mingled property vehicles as well as the tactical use of global property derivatives
Head of Real Estate Finance & Operations
Paolo is a qualified Chartered Accountant and manages a multi-disciplined team within the real estate business covering financial management, tax, product financing, deal and fund structuring and support, sustainable real estate investment, insurance, procurement and supplier management, and health & safety risk management. Since joining Standard Life Investments in 2003, Paolo and his team have played a key role in deal and fund structuring, as well as providing finance and operational support to the real estate business. More recently Paolo led the development of Standard Life Investments commercial real estate lending platform.