- Investments Expertise
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.
Global spotlight is a short topical article on different themes in the financial markets written each week by senior fund managers, analysts and members of the strategy team at Standard Life Investments.
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 2013 annual review.2013 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.
As a leading global investment house, we take our responsibility as an investor seriously.
- About us
Why invest with Standard Life Investments?
With €117.4 billion* in fixed income assets under management and an expanding client base, Standard Life Investments has the experience and ability to deliver consistent performance for our clients. Our expertise spans the major global fixed income markets including government bonds, investment grade and high yield credit, inflation-linked bonds and emerging market debt. This enables us to offer a wide range of fixed income strategies, whether they are traditional benchmark oriented, liability related or absolute return based.
We put our success down to a close-knit team of bond experts with strong leadership, harnessed by a distinctive investment process. The team is structured to encourage rapid and responsive decision-making, with its investment insights enriched by active engagement with our equity, real estate and strategy experts.
We have developed a range of quantitative models that ensure we continue to focus our research on key drivers of change. Our proprietary corporate bond model, the Credit Matrix, has been a significant factor in being able to avoid poorly performing bonds in recent years.
At Standard Life Investments, we have a strong risk-management process, placing great emphasis on internal processes and controls. This fosters a consistent internal culture of high professional standards and integrity.