- 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 approach to disclosure
Below you will find information on our global voting activity.
We disclose our voting records on a monthly basis and the latest update covers votes to the end of December 2016.
We publish our voting records in this way to be open and accountable to our clients and to meet industry best-practice standards.
|Global voting||December 2016|
|Shareholder meetings at which our clients' shares were voted||66|
|Number of resolutions voted||589|
|Shareholder meetings at which our clients' shares were voted against management*||10|
|Number of resolutions voted against management||17|
|Shareholder meetings at which our clients' shares abstained*||6|
|Number of resolutions abstained||7|
*On one or more resolutions.
Being strong supporters of the principles of good stewardship that are set out in the Stewardship Code, we will now disclose a complete list of those companies at whose shareholder meetings we have voted our clients' shares.