- 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
We identify investment opportunities for GARS by harvesting the highest-conviction ideas of all our asset management teams, covering equities, corporate and government bonds, global strategy, commercial real estate, currencies and interest rates.
Our multi-asset managers conduct their own rigorous analysis in the search for profitable investment ideas. They use our distinctive Focus on Change investment philosophy to establish the key factors driving asset prices and the dynamics behind those factors.
The multi-asset investing team also draws on the insights and expertise of all our asset class specialists, discussing issues and ideas to identify those offering the greatest opportunity. This collaborative approach provides us with many, diverse investment ideas. It also allows us to make well-informed investment decisions and fully exploit our highest conviction investment themes.
Within the multi-asset investing team, the Strategic Investment Group is responsible for assessing, debating and approving proposed strategies for GARS. Approval of a strategy is based on three criteria:
- conviction in its return potential
- its effectiveness in mitigating risk
- its liquidity and scalability.
Once implemented, each strategy is regularly monitored and reviewed, to ensure its continued suitability for inclusion in the portfolio.
To implement strategies, GARS is able to use all conventional market instruments, including derivatives, provided these offer clear, regular pricing and good liquidity.