Standard Life

Standard Life is an investment company with over 190 years’ experience of helping people invest and manage their money. Today, Standard Life employs around 6,500 people internationally – through businesses in the UK, Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. Around 4.5 million customers and clients across 46 countries trust us with their financial future – and we are responsible for the administration of over £300 billion of their assets. We also support over 25 million customers through our Indian and Chinese associate and joint venture businesses. Standard Life Investments actively manages over £253 billion worldwide, offering global asset management expertise with strong investment capabilities and performance. Standard Life plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange with around 1.2 million individual shareholders. We’re one of the top 500 companies worldwide, by revenue, as listed in the 2015 Fortune Global 500.
Company Growth (employees)
Edinburgh, GB
Size (employees)
6,302 (est)-2%
Standard Life was founded in 1825 and is headquartered in Edinburgh, GB

Standard Life Office Locations

Standard Life has offices in Edinburgh, London, Dublin, Glasgow and in 6 other locations
Edinburgh, GB (HQ)
Standard Life House 30 Lothian Rd
Graz, AT
9 Arche Noah
Frankfurt am Main, DE
15 Lyoner Str.
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Standard Life Data and Metrics

Standard Life Financial Metrics

Standard Life's revenue was reported to be £6.2 b in FY, 2015 which is a 56% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2015)

6.2 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2014 - FY, 2015), %


Net income (FY, 2015)

156 m

Market capitalization (24-Jul-2017)

8.3 b

Closing share price (24-Jul-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2015)

2 b
Standard Life's current market capitalization is £8.3 b.
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015


14.3 b14 b6.2 b

Revenue growth, %


Pre tax profit

484 m543 m225 m

Net Income

311 m361 m156 m
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015


1.6 b1.8 b2 b

Accounts Receivable

6.8 b6 b5.5 b

Current Assets

135 b142.8 b143 b


4.9 b6.8 b6.5 b


33 m39 m64 m

Total Assets

139.9 b149.6 b149.5 b

Accounts Payable

22.6 b23 b21.2 b

Current Liabilities

137.3 b146.6 b146.4 b

Total Liabilities

138 b147.3 b147.1 b

Retained Earnings

49 m361 m156 m

Total Equity

2 b2.3 b2.4 b

Financial Leverage

70.2 x64.4 x61.2 x
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015

Cash From Operating Activities

(44 m)513 m718 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(332 m)(350 m)(516 m)

Income Taxes Paid

(173 m)(182 m)(69 m)
GBPY, 2015


839.9 k

Financial Leverage

61.2 x

Standard Life Market Value History

Traffic Overview of Standard Life

Standard Life Online and Social Media Presence

Standard Life News and Updates

‘Purposeful Capitalism’ and risk management

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Seneca says it will stop investing in US stocks and shares

Investment manager Seneca has caused a stir in the industry today, saying that it will completely eliminate exposure to US equities in its Global Income & Growth Trust. The firm believes that the US has moved from the “recovery” phase of the business cycle to the “expansion” phase, at which p…

Dublin for us: Standard Life chairman reveals EU base plans

Standard Life will likely pick Dublin as its new EU base, the chairman of the FTSE 100 firm will tell shareholders today. Unlike many of its life insurance rivals, Standard Life has thousands of customers in the EU and already has a substantial presence in the Irish capital. Read more: New Sta…

Woodford's fund three years on: Were investors right to follow him?

There are few names in the investment world that ever come close to being household. The likes of Warren Buffett, Anthony Bolton and Neil Woodford are in a very select group. So when the latter announced that he was leaving Invesco Perpetual after a very successful 25-year career, in which he …

City firms rally behind financial education push in primary schools

Sixteen heavy-hitting City firms have launched a campaign to give thousands of primary school children a better foundation in financial education. The campaign, called KickStart Money and co-ordinated by the Tax Incentivised Savings Association (TISA), aims to invest £1m to provide financial educ…

$385 BILLION FUND CHIEF: There are too many fund managers on Wall Street

Investors have been pouring their money into low-cost index funds at a clip, leaving some people wondering if the active management business is dead. Warren Buffett, the billionaire every investor looks to for advice, has repeatedly said anyone who gives their money to someo…
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