Who we are

We’re a leading global investment company – and we’re driven to be world class in everything we do.

Standard Life Aberdeen plc was formed in August 2017 from the merger of two leading financial services companies: Standard Life plc and Aberdeen Asset Management PLC.

Headquartered in Scotland, we have staff located in 50 offices worldwide. In terms of assets under administration, we are now the largest active manager in the UK and the second largest in Europe.

To be world class, we aim for excellence in everything we do. Whether it’s looking after our clients’ investments, offering our employees a rewarding career path, or helping ensure we’re operating sustainably and for the long term good of our planet.

It's a commitment that's helped us become a trusted partner to individual and institutional investors around the world.

locations worldwide
assets managed, administered and advised on worldwide
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Our strategy

Our purpose is to help our clients invest for their future. From large institutions to private investors, we offer propositions and active asset management services designed to meet their needs today, tomorrow, and for the long term.

We manage, administer and advise on £670bn* of assets worldwide.

With a team of highly experienced leaders drawn from each former business, we bring together many complementary aspects – including revenue streams, asset class expertise and geographical reach.

*Correct at time of publishing.

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Our legal structure

Standard Life Aberdeen plc owns all of the businesses and companies in the group. You can download a diagram of an extract of the group structure as at 14 August 2017.

Download our legal structure pdf

Our global locations

We are a global business with offices – and opportunities – worldwide.

See where we operate around the world


The sponsorships and partners we choose reflect our commitment to excellence, and our collaborative approach to helping people achieve their ambitions. We want to make a difference to the individuals, events and organisations that we sponsor, as well as to the communities around them.

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