Standard Life Investments

Standard Life Investments is a leading asset manager with an expanding global reach. Our wide range of investment solutions is backed by our distinctive Focus on Change investment philosophy, disciplined risk management and shared commitment to a culture of investment excellence.
As active managers, we place significant emphasis on rigorous research and a strong collaborative ethos. We constantly think ahead and strive to anticipate change before it happens, ensuring that our clients can look to the future with confidence.
Standard Life Investments manages £250.0 billion (at 30/06/2015) on behalf of clients worldwide. Our investment capabilities span equities, bonds, real estate, private equity, multi-asset solutions, fund-of-funds and absolute return strategies.
Headquartered in Edinburgh, Standard Life Investments employs more than 1,100 talented professionals. We maintain a presence in a number of locations around the world including Boston, Hong Kong, Paris, London, Beijing, Sydney, Dublin and Seoul. In addition, we have close relationships with leading domestic players in Asia, including HDFC Asset Management in India and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank in Japan.

Edinburgh, GB
Size (employees)
1,153 (est)
Standard Life Investments was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Edinburgh, GB

Standard Life Investments Office Locations

Standard Life Investments has offices in Edinburgh, New York, Boston, Los Angeles and in 5 other locations
Edinburgh, GB (HQ)
1 George St
Dublin, IE
90 St Stephen's Green
Toronto, CA
2525 100 The Path - First Canadian Pl
Los Angeles, US
505 11601 Wilshire Blvd
Boston, US
1 Beacon St
New York, US
55 299 Park Ave
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Standard Life Investments Data and Metrics

Standard Life Investments Financial Metrics

Standard Life Investments's revenue was reported to be £18.7 b in FY, 2016 which is a 2746% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

18.7 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

419 m

Market capitalization (20-Sep-2017)

353.5 m

Closing share price (20-Sep-2017)

Standard Life Investments's current market capitalization is £353.5 m.
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


452.7 m548.8 m658 m18.7 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

16.3 m20.1 m32.4 m

Gross profit

436.4 m528.7 m625.7 m
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


10.3 b10.6 b9.6 b

Accounts Receivable

6.2 b6 b5.5 b5.4 b

Current Assets

177.1 b159.2 b159.3 b167.5 b


11.8 b43.9 b16.8 b22.5 b
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash From Operating Activities

(2.9 b)(1.3 b)(2.3 b)736 m

Cash From Financing Activities

3.4 b2.8 b(1 b)(2.4 b)

Income Taxes Paid

(280 m)(292 m)(211 m)(370 m)
GBPY, 2016


16.2 m

Financial Leverage

43.8 x
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Standard Life Investments Market Value History

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Standard Life Investments News and Updates

Aberdeen Standard gives its fund a facelift with a £40m Harley Street deal

Newly merged asset manager Aberdeen Standard Investments has diversified its long lease real estate fund into the medical sector, investing around £40m in two Harley Street properties. Looking to take advantage of medical tourism in the UK, the Standard Life Investments Long Lease Fund has bought…

‘Purposeful Capitalism’ and risk management

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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 …

Standard Life is showing signs of sub-standard governance

If one corporate governance mishap involving a blue-chip asset manager can be dismissed as unfortunate, then two must be regarded as careless. But three? That – at a minimum – is the number of howlers staring out from the pages of the Standard Life circular paving the way for its £7bn merger with Ab…

Activists and analysts pile pressure on Aviva over fund management arm

The activist investor that masterminded the downfall of Aviva’s chief executive in 2012 is calling for the insurance giant’s to ditch its under performing £345bn asset management arm. Philip Meadowcroft said Aviva Investors’ funds have performed poorly and contributed less than one per cent of th…

Standard Life Investments' head of equities quits

Standard Life Investments’ head of equities, David Cumming, is the asset manager’s first senior executive to exit the business following its merger with Aberdeen Asset Management. The company said in a statement that Cumming was leaving to “pursue other interests”. Cumming joined Standard Life…
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