- 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.
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The benefits of private equity investment
We’re finding that an increasing number of institutional, pension fund and high-net-worth individuals are turning to private equity investment in order to enhance their portfolio performance. The potential for higher earnings growth and return on capital is what attracts many investors to this rapidly developing asset class.
The experience to lead, the confidence to succeed
Standard Life has invested in private equity funds and co-investments since 1973. SL Capital Partners LLP works in partnership with Standard Life Investments to manage a strategy of investing a series of private equity fund-of-funds on behalf of third-party investors.
SL Capital is a leading and influential private equity fund-of-funds manager in Europe and North America, investing in primary and secondary fund investments and co-investment opportunities. It has raised approximately $11.5 billion* in private equity assets through 20 separate vehicles.
With a combined experience of more than 200 years, our private equity team boasts a distinguished long term track record. One of the key strengths of our investment team is its extensive direct deal experience which not only allows the team to successfully follow a co-investment strategy but also gives it greater insight into the strategies, processes and disciplines of the funds in which we invest.
We offer private equity fund-of-funds investments through limited partnerships, bespoke arrangements and Standard Life European Private Equity Trust (“SLEPET”), an investment company listed on the London Stock Exchange. Through SLEPET, retail clients may gain private equity exposure. Our clients represent leading institutional investors in the UK, US, Canada and Europe, to family offices and high net worth individuals globally.