- 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.
Standard Life has invested in private equity funds and co-investments since 1973.
SL Capital Partners is recognised as one of the foremost private market investors, focused on providing solutions to clients investing in private equity and infrastructure. In the past 17 years it has raised over $11.5 billion* through 25 funds, with more than 80% of this capital raised from third party investors.
This deep track record of investing in private equity (through primary funds, secondary opportunities and direct co-investments) and infrastructure (through a direct investment strategy) has attracted clients ranging from leading institutional investors in the UK, US, Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, to family offices and high net worth individuals. SL Capital Partners manage segregated accounts for some of the worlds' largest pension funds.
SL Capital Partners has 22 dedicated investment professionals who manage commitments to more than 120 private equity partnerships on a primary and secondary basis, serving on almost 100 fund advisory boards. The team has a track record of investing in over 60 co-investments alongside leading private equity fund managers, deploying significant capital and is also an active investor in UK and European infrastructure assets. The business is 40% owned by its partners, with Standard Life Investments retaining 60%. In total SL Capital Partners has 54 staff operating through offices in Edinburgh (UK), Boston (US), Hong Kong and Munich (Germany).