Standard Life gains accolades at Professional Pensions Awards

21 April 2005
Investments manager Standard Life has been awarded two accolades at the Professional Pensions Awards.

At the ceremony in London on Tuesday night Standard Life's strategic solutions team and UK institutional group both won prestigious awards.

The strategic solutions team was named Alternative Investment Manager of the Year, whilst the UK institutional group won first place in the Pooled Manager of the Year category.

"Last September saw the official launch of the company's Strategic Solutions Unit, a specialised team focusing on developing liability-driven and capital efficient investment solutions for institutional investors.

The unit is initially targeting UK and European pension and insurance funds," explained Euan Munro, strategic solutions manager at Standard Life.

"We are absolutely delighted that our expertise in providing solutions for client's with liability issues has been recognised in this way. We have set out our stall to control risk relative to liabilities with the minimum possible compromise on investment returns and it is rewarding for us to know that our peers feel we have struck the balance correctly."

Managing assets worth £95.7billion, Standard Life Investments is one of the UK's major investment houses, controlling around 1.7 per cent of the UK stock market.

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