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 Financials and Metrics

Standard Life Financials

Standard Life's revenue was reported to be £16.2 b in FY, 2016 which is a 161% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

16.2 b

Net income (FY, 2016)

185 m

Market capitalization (24-Jul-2017)

8.3 b

Closing share price (24-Jul-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

1.5 b
Standard Life's current market capitalization is £8.3 b.
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


5.9 b(15.9 b)11.9 b12.9 b4.5 b13.4 b14.3 b14 b6.2 b16.2 b

Revenue growth, %


Pre tax profit

788 m66 m336 m562 m511 m476 m484 m543 m225 m405 m

Income tax expense

(81 m)199 m(63 m)(278 m)(136 m)(117 m)(173 m)(182 m)(69 m)(220 m)
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

707 m265 m273 m284 m375 m359 m311 m361 m156 m185 m

Cash From Operating Activities

1 b904 m(867 m)103 m592 m299 m(44 m)513 m718 m(432 m)

Dividends Paid

100 m400 m173 m205 m300 m149 m262 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(199 m)(434 m)(325 m)(352 m)(1 b)(378 m)(332 m)(350 m)(516 m)(171 m)
    Y, 2016

    Financial Leverage

    61.1 x
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    Standard Life News and Updates

    Standard Life Aberdeen had £23bn of net outflows this year

    Newly-minted Standard Life Aberdeen suffered heavy outflows in the nine months to the end of September in one of its first updates since it was formed in an £11bn merger August. The company said total net outflows hit £23bn during the period, although that was down from outflows of £23.8bn last y…

    Standard Life Aberdeen shares slip on proposed debt offering

    Recently merged asset manager Standard Life Aberdeen saw its shares slip today as it proposed a subordinated debt offering. The firm said it would use the new capital for “general corporate purposes”, including refinancing existing debt, as part of its “active capital management strategy”. Its sh…

    Another merger? Standard Life could target Scottish Widows after Aberdeen

    Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management shareholders are due to vote on the firms’ proposed tie-up on Monday, in a deal which could pave the way for another merger with Scottish Widows. Standard Life announced a £3.8bn takeover deal for Aberdeen Asset Management, to create an £11bn fund manag…

    Standard Life eyes sale of £16bn annuity book

    Standard Life is ready to jettison its £16.1bn annuity book once shareholders have rubber-stamped the firm’s merger with Aberdeen Asset Management. But plans to sell its legacy business does not mean exiting insurance all together, chief executive Keith Skeoch said today. "It is the most capit…

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