- 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.
Real estate capabilities
The benefits of investing in real estate are compelling. Over the long term, the returns from real estate have a low correlation with equities and bonds. This means that real estate can help to spread risk and create diversified investment portfolios. In addition, real estate offers relatively stable income in the form of rent paid by tenants.
At Standard Life Investments, we are passionate about real estate and driven by a desire to maximise returns for our clients. Our real estate history goes back over 50 years and in that time we have gathered significant experience and global scale. As a result, we are now one of the 20 largest managers of real estate pension assets in the world*. In total, we manage real estate assets worth $18.2 billion**. With operations in six locations globally, we also have vital local knowledge and access to some of the best investment opportunities.
The scale of our business means we can invest across the real estate spectrum and offer a distinctive range of real estate portfolios. For example, investors can choose between direct (bricks and mortar), listed (companies listed on stock exchanges) and hybrid (combination of both) real estate portfolios that cover both domestic and global markets.
Within each portfolio, we work hard to optimise performance. In terms of direct real estate, for example, we continually appraise and actively manage each asset. This is possible through a team of more than 120 dedicated real estate professionals that provide expertise in all aspects of commercial real estate, including development and asset management. Therefore, when you invest in our real estate portfolios, you can rest assured that we are doing everything possible to help achieve your investment goals.