- 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
Standard Life Investments U.S. Sales Team Adds Insurance Expertise
29 August 2014
Standard Life Investments, the global investment manager, today announced the appointment of Jim Giacin as Head of Insurance Business Development based in Boston.
Jim joins an expanding office at Standard Life Investments' US headquarters and adds to a team focused on providing a variety of solutions for institutional investors.
Previously Jim was a Director in the Financial Institutions Group at Bancorp Services, LLC. He has been in the corporate finance and investment business for more than 20 years with extensive experience executing structured finance and investment management transactions in the financial institution marketplace. He also has a deep understanding of the tax, accounting, and regulatory guidelines related to those transactions.
Jim will be reporting to Eric Roberts, Head of US Institutional Sales, Standard Life Investments, who said:
"Jim's experience and knowledge are a valuable resource in our initiative to provide insurance companies with a range of investment solutions. We are excited to have him join our team and know that he will make an important contribution."
This is a new role in the United States for Standard Life Investments and is an important component in the firm's strategic initiative to offer solutions for insurance companies.
"We feel that our investment capabilities are clearly aligned with the needs of financial institutions," said Jack Boyce, Managing Director, Head of US Distribution. "Jim is a key addition to our already strong team and we look forward to developing a strong presence in this important market."