- 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.
- 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.
Global spotlight is a short topical article on different themes in the financial markets written each week by senior fund managers, analysts and members of the strategy team at Standard Life Investments.
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.
View our latest Press Releases.
Our dedication to meeting your financial needs is what drives us to deliver excellent performance. We've been delighted to receive a raft of industry awards in recognition of this commitment.
We regularly contribute to debate on topical issues shaping the investment management industry. Below you’ll find our most recently published articles, together with an archive stretching back to 2008.
We've included some background information on our press team to help you put a face to a name.
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 2014 annual review.2014 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.
As a leading global investment house, we take our responsibility as an investor seriously.
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.
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Standard Life Investments is a leading asset manager with an expanding global reach. Our wide range of investment solutions is backed by our distinctive Focus on Change investment philosophy, disciplined risk management and shared commitment to a culture of investment excellence.Our commitment to North America Investors
Weekly Economic Briefing
28 July 2015
Our Global Strategy team provide analysis of the key economic data that has been influencing financial markets.
A consistent macroeconomic framework to analysing global financial markets.
For more information on Standard Life Investments please contact us.
On a monthly basis our global strategists combine valuable experience, thorough research and analysis to tackle major investment themes.
2015 looks to be a pivotal year for financial markets, as divergences grow between economies and regions.
Real Estate Insight
Thought-provoking analysis of key themes driving global real estate markets.
02 June 2015
28 May 2015
Our "Letters from" series of quarterly newsletters provide investors with a genuinely unique perspective on investment topics from various regions around the world.
Governance and Stewardship
The Governance and Stewardship team focuses on the structure and composition of boards, the skills required to run effective boards, remuneration, our stewardship responsibilities, voting, and governance thought leadership.
Our Responsible Investment team focuses on the environmental and social performance of our investments. Our focus can be captured into four areas of human rights, employment issues, business ethics & the community and the environment. This team also oversees these aspects in relation to our dedicated Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) and Ethical Investment products and services.
30 October 2014
Standard Life Investments manages a full range of equity strategies that span the risk/return spectrum. While distinct in their risk tolerances and return objectives, our equity portfolios share a common goal: to consistently add value through active management.
Standard Life Investments offers fixed income capabilities across a wide range of sub-sectors and geographies. Our commitment to the asset class is underlined by the extensive range of fixed income strategies we have developed to meet the needs of both existing and new clients.
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.