Standard Life Investments builds out Multi-Asset structuring team

22 May 2017

Standard Life Investments, the global investment manager, has added to its Multi-Asset Investing (MAI) Structuring team with the appointment of Mathias Marta as a Quantitative Investment Director.

Mathias was previously a Senior Portfolio Manager at State Street Global Investors, with responsibility for Liability Driven Investment (LDI) strategies. He has extensive knowledge of the UK pensions market, including fund structures and regulation. Based at St Mary Axe, London, Mathias will be responsible for the development of pooled and segregated pension fund solutions.

Led by Robert de Roeck, the Structuring team has extensive LDI expertise and has responsibility for the design, development and management of circa £50bn of LDI mandates. This includes the recently launched suite of pooled fund solutions - Integrated Liability Plus Solutions (ILPS). The Structuring team consists of nine people and is part of the 70-strong MAI team.

Commenting on the appointment Robert de Roeck, Head of Multi-Asset Structuring said:

Robert de Roeck

"The appointment of Mathias reinforces the commitment of Standard Life Investments to growing its Liability Aware business. Mathias brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise, adding to the already extensive knowledge and experience within the MAI Structuring team.

"Our mandates draw on a range of sophisticated investment strategies, and I have no doubt that the appointment of Mathias will enhance capabilities and idea generation across our whole Liability Aware offering.

"The team has seen significant growth over the last 18 months. This, coupled with excellent collaboration across our fund management teams, supports the long term performance of our mandates. We constantly strive to provide investors with optimal solutions, and that means having the right people in place to help understand and meet investor needs and expectations."

Standard Life has experience of managing assets on behalf of insurers and pension schemes for over 100 years, and has earned an international reputation as a provider of innovative investment solutions.

Concise CV

Education/Professional Qualifications

2002 Diploma of Advanced Studies in Finance from Paris Dauphine University, France
2001 Master’s Degree in Finance from the Rennes Management Institute, France

Professional Experience

2011 – 2017 State Street Global Advisors, Senior Portfolio Manager, Investment Solutions Group
2006 - 2011 State Street Global Advisors, Senior Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income Beta Solutions
2002 – 2006 Axa Investment Managers, Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income