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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.
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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.
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- Our policy on voting and voting disclosure
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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
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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.
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From Shareholder Spring to Shareholder Consultation
10 July 2014
Standard Life Investments, the global investment manager, believes that shareholder engagement in the UK is evolving, with more discussion on remuneration policies representing another step towards improved governance, stewardship and trust. If 2013 was the year of responsibilities and regulation, 2014 has emerged as the year of consultation.
The 2014 UK AGM season featured the introduction of a binding shareholder vote on companies’ remuneration policies, representing a further significant development in the relationship between companies and their shareholders. The latest edition of Global Outlook looks back at the 2014 UK AGM season to assess whether the voting indicates any change in the behaviour of shareholders and companies and considers whether the new legislation, designed to strengthen shareholder rights over executive pay, have worked as intended.
Mike Everett, Director of Governance & Stewardship, Standard Life Investments, said:
"The 2014 AGM season was another step on the journey towards improved governance, stewardship, engagement and trust in the companies to which savers and investors entrust their future.
"The new binding vote on pay has encouraged engagement by companies and we hope that this will continue in years to come on broader topics such as values and business practices, audit quality and succession planning."