Our company

Our purpose is to invest for a better future. We do it to make a difference – for our customers and clients, our people and our shareholders.

This takes the combined skills, expertise and collaboration of a team of people who are committed to excellence in all they do.

Who we are

We were established in Edinburgh in 1825. Today we’re an investment company employing 6,300 people – through operations in the UK, Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. And Standard Life plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange with around 1.2 million individual shareholders.

We administer £357 billion. We support around 4.5 million customers and clients in 45 countries across the globe. And we support around 25 million more through our Indian and Chinese associate and joint venture businesses.

All figures as at 31 December 2016.

Where we operate

Explore where our company operates around the world.



What we sponsor reflects our values and ambitions for our business and our brands. We are global partner to tennis champion Andy Murray, worldwide partner of The Ryder Cup and a principal partner of The British & Irish Lions.

Governance and the Board

Governance and the Board

Find out who's on our Board of Directors, our structure, as well as our Articles, Charter and other regulatory information.