About us

At Standard Life Aberdeen, we meet the evolving needs of investors and savers. We do this by building lasting relationships and developing innovative products and services.

  • Headquartered in Scotland

  • We're a FTSE 100 company

  • Around 6,000 employees in over 50 locations globally

  • 1 million individual shareholders

  • £511.8bn Assets under management and administration

Figures as at 30 June 2020

Our business

We offer active asset management - to institutional, wholesale and strategic insurance clients.

Aberdeen Standard Investments

We offer wealth management, financial planning and advice services - either directly to customers or through financial advisors

Standard Life


Aberdeen Standard Capital


Associate and joint venture businesses

We also have significant investments in associate and joint venture businesses in the UK, India and China. As well as representing substantial potential for future growth and giving insight into important markets, these investments are a source of earnings and dividends, further strengthen our balance sheet and provide a strong source of value for shareholders.

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Our purpose

Together we invest for a better future. We do it to make a difference to the lives of our clients and customers, our employees, society and our shareholders.

Our strategy is to build a vibrant and value-creating purpose-led organisation, with the current and future needs of our stakeholders at the heart of all we do.

  • For our clients and customers – this means being deeply curious and getting ahead of the trends that will have the greatest impact for clients and society.
  • For our colleagues – this means creating a performance culture where everyone can thrive.
  • For society – this means promoting positive change through how we operate and invest.
  • For our shareholders – this means turning opportunities into long-term returns.
How we create value

Our operations

We have operations in global financial capitals and important regional centres, which bring us closer to our clients and customers, and provide invaluable knowledge and insight to share with our people around the world.

Our locations



Success for our business depends on our ability to retain and attract the right talent to drive performance.

We offer a variety of opportunities across our business. We also run dedicated recruitment programmes for school leavers and graduates, as well as undergraduate internships.

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Corporate sustainability

Corporate sustainability

We aim to take a leading role in addressing key societal issues – through our investment approach, developing innovative products and services, and engaging with communities and charitable causes.

We also commit to maintaining high ethical, legal and professional standards in our business practices.

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