Standard Life Investments appoints new head of stewardship and ESG investment

04 February 2016

Standard Life Investments, the global investment manager, has appointed Euan Stirling to the new role of Head of Stewardship and ESG* Investment. The creation of this role reflects the importance that Standard Life Investments and their clients attach to this significant part of their investment process across all asset classes.

Euan joined Standard Life Investments in January 2001 from Schroder Investment Management. As a senior fund manager and investment analyst in the UK Equity Team, he has managed a range of institutional UK equity portfolios for both public and private sector pension schemes.

Rod Paris

Commenting on the appointment, Rod Paris, Chief Investment Officer, Standard Life Investments, said:

“We are delighted to appoint Euan Stirling as Head of Stewardship and ESG Investment. It is testament to the depth of talent we have in our investment team that we have been able to fill this role internally. Euan’s expertise in company analysis, portfolio management and client relations equip him well to ensure that the outstanding stewardship capability of our Governance & Stewardship and Responsible Investment teams is fully embedded within our Focus on Change investment process.

“This new role will enable us to enhance our client offering in an area where we are already regarded as market leaders and will ensure that Standard Life Investments continues to be at the forefront of Stewardship and ESG Investment.

“Finally I would like to take this opportunity to thank Guy Jubb for his contribution to the business and in particular for over the last 20 years, where he has played a major role in helping to build Standard Life Investments’ reputation as a leader in the governance & stewardship arena.”

Guy will continue to lead Standard Life Investments’ engagement with companies until he retires on 31st March 2016.

* Environmental, Social, Governance

Concise CV – Euan Stirling

Education/Professional Qualifications

1986 - Graduated in Accountancy from Glasgow University (BAcc)

1989 - Chartered Accountant (CA)

Professional Experience

2001 – date Investment Director – Standard Life Investments

1996 – 2001 Fund Manager, UK Equities – Schroder Investment Manager. Euan managed several institutional pension funds and charity portfolios.

1991 – 1996 Variety of accounting roles spanning private practice, industry and local government

1986 – 1991 Trained with Ernst & Young as a Chartered Accountant. Trained in audit department and then moved to the Small Business department once qualified.