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10 Dec 2015

Standard Life Investments is a leading asset manager with an expanding global reach. Our wide range of investment solutions is backed by our distinctive Focus on Change investment philosophy, disciplined risk management and shared commitment to a culture of investment excellence.

As active managers, we place significant emphasis on rigorous research and a strong collaborative ethos. We constantly think ahead and strive to anticipate change before it happens, ensuring that our clients can look to the future with confidence.

Standard Life Investments manages £250.0 billion* on behalf of clients worldwide. Our investment capabilities span equities, bonds, real estate, private equity, multi-asset solutions, fund-of-funds and absolute return strategies.

Headquartered in Edinburgh, Standard Life Investments employs more than 1,350 talented professionals. We maintain a presence in a number of locations around the world including Boston, Hong Kong, Paris, London, Beijing, Sydney, Dublin and Seoul. In addition, we have close relationships with leading domestic players in Asia, including HDFC Asset Management in India and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank in Japan.

Our parent, Standard Life plc, was established in 1825. A leading provider of long-term savings and investments, Standard Life floated on the London Stock Exchange in 2006 and is now a FTSE 100-listed company. Standard Life Investments was launched as a separate company in 1998 and has established a reputation for innovation in pursuit of our clients’ investment objectives.

Our investors rank among some of the world’s most sophisticated and high-profile institutions. They include pension plans, banks, mutual funds, insurance companies, fund-of-fund managers, endowments, foundations, charities, official institutions, sovereign wealth funds and government authorities.

Key Outcomes

  • Carry out research into Companies, assessing their performance and profitability on a comparative basis.
  • Formulate and share investment recommendations to other members of the team
  • Meet with Companies and subsequently write reports capturing key data identified
  • Meet with Clients in order to articulate the Standard Life Investments’ investment strategy
  • Completion of the Chartered Financial Analyst exams (CFA)
  • Will work effectively in a flat management structure and be able to communicate and participate with colleagues to share information
  • Can work effectively with a mentor and coach in order to improve technical and personal development


 Key Knowledge/Experience/Qualifications

  • A strong education background

  • A minimum of a 2.1 degree in any discipline

  • An interest in the investment industry

  • Numerate

  • Analytical

  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills

  • Initiative and strength of conviction in decision making


  • Professionalism and Integrity – the role holder will be privy to highly confidential information and will be expected to act in a professional manner at all times

  • Relationship Management – the role holder will be expected to have strong interpersonal skills and to build and maintain strong relationships with groups / individuals across all levels in the organisation and externally

  • Initiative & Decision Making and Judgement – the role holder will be expected to be proactive and to confidently make informed decisions, often independently, demonstrating sound judgement.

  • Self-Motivation – the role holder should be self-confident and thrive in a dynamic ever changing environment,  where there are opportunities to seize new opportunities to learn and grow

  • Responsibility – demonstrates a strong work ethic and takes the initiative to meet customer demand.  Looks for opportunities to create value for the customer.

  • Communicating and Influencing – the role holder will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to explain and communicate key issues clearly whether verbally or in writing.

  • Team work – is supportive of colleagues and is willing to share ideas and listen to others.

  • Information gathering – knows where to get relevant information from and will make use of all available sources.

We value diversity in our workforce and welcome enquiries from everyone.

This is not an FCA regulated role

  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Salary: Competitive
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