- Investment Expertise
We are committed to supporting the insurance sector and have a dedicated insurance solutions team.
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.
- 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 2015 annual review.2015 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 experience in operating across many different investment cycles and markets provides us with the context to manage change. Throughout these cycles, we have the people, philosophy and proficiency of process to plot what we believe is the right course for our clients’ assets.
- Secure content
The Enhanced-Diversification Growth portfolio is managed by our established and award-winning multi-asset investing team (MAIT). To construct the portfolio, we apply our rigorous investment process, which draws on expertise from across the company. This collaborative approach ensures we make well-informed investment decisions and fully exploit our best investment ideas.
The MAIT carries out extensive research and risk analysis. Using our Focus on Change investment philosophy, the team liaises closely with our asset class specialists to gain insight into key market drivers. This helps identify longer-term investment opportunities across global asset classes so that we can allocate appropriately.
Working as part of the MAIT, the managers responsible for the Enhanced-Diversification Growth portfolio decide on the overall blending of market return assets and enhanced-diversification strategies. In addition, they agree on the individual weightings for the selected strategies.
The portfolio is subject to regular review and discussion between the portfolio managers and our on-desk risk specialists. The portfolio must at all times meet our criteria regarding:
- conviction in its return potential
- its effectiveness in mitigating risk
- its liquidity and scalability.
The portfolio management team implements the approved strategies effectively and efficiently, using an array of market tools and instruments. These include direct investment, index futures and swaps. Once a strategy has been implemented, the team regularly monitors it and tests our conviction in its return potential. This ensures the portfolio contains only our highest conviction ideas.