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 employees in 50 locations worldwide.

Our purpose is to invest for a better future. We do it to make a difference – to the lives of our clients and customers, our people and our shareholders. To achieve our purpose, we aim to build a world-class investment company.

We have a commitment to excellence in everything we do – supported by innovation and collaboration from our talented people. This means delivering investment solutions to help clients achieve their long-term goals. Creating a culture of inclusion and respect. And building beneficial relationships with all of our stakeholders.

It also means operating ethically, encouraging good practices among companies we invest in, and providing support and expertise for the long-term benefit of the communities in which we operate.

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Our strategy

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 £655bn* 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 31 December 2017.

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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 February 2018.

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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