Standard Life Investments

Contact us

For more information on our insurance solutions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

The team

Stephen Acheson

Stephen Acheson

Executive Director, Global Strategic Partnerships

An Executive Director on the board of Standard Life Investments Ltd since 2010 Stephen Acheson has overall responsibility for Insurance solutions, for the growth and development of the Insurance asset management business within SLI and for managing the overall relationship with our largest insurance clients.

Stephen started with Standard Life in 1982 as an Actuarial Trainee, qualifying in 1988. He joined the Investment operation as an Analyst in 1987 and since then he has held a variety of investment management posts within Standard Life Investments; initially on the fund management side ultimately serving as Head of the Japanese Equity desk and later on the business development and client servicing side where he was responsible for growing the UK Retail and Institutional businesses of Standard Life Investments. He joined the Board of Standard Life Investments (Mutual Funds) Ltd in 2007 and during 2008/9 he took on a number of senior responsibilities within the wider Standard Life group including positions on the Boards of Heng An Standard Life and Standard Life Asia as well as beginning service as a Trustee to the Standard Life Staff Pension Fund. In 2010, Stephen was appointed as an Executive Director on the Board of Standard Life Investments Limited and, following an internal re-organisation designed to support the global development of the business, he assumed his current role taking overall responsibility for the provision of investment management services and support to the wider global Standard Life group. In 2011, Stephen was appointed as chairman of Board of Directors of Standard Life Investments Global SICAV. In 2014, following the acquisition of Ignis Asset Management, Stephen assumed the added responsibility of managing the overall relationship with Phoenix Life Company. During 2015 he established a new team which looks to springboard off the rich insurance heritage of SLI and develop new insurance business globally.

Craig Turnbull

Craig Turnbull

Investment Director, Insurance Solutions

Craig joined Standard Life Investments in March 2015 after a fifteen-year career at Barrie & Hibbert (part of Moody’s Analytics from 2012). At B&H, he was Head of Research and Advisory, overseeing industry-leading work in insurance asset-liability modelling, economic capital, Solvency II and the hedging of insurance liabilities. At SLI, Craig leads the Insurance Solutions team, which works closely with Standard Life Investment’s global insurance client group to support their insurance asset management requirements. Craig is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries. In 2013, he was awarded the Institute of Actuaries’ Peter Clark Prize for best actuarial research paper.

Email:  Tel:  +44  (0)  131 2453903

Bruce Porteous

Dr Bruce Porteous

Investment Director, Insurance Solutions

Bruce is the Investment Director in Standard Life Investments responsible for developing insurance solutions proposition and business. He joined the company in 2014 from Standard Life where he played a key role in preparing Standard Life for Solvency II implementation, including leading related strategic change projects, and working with the European insurance industry and institutions on the delivery of a satisfactory Solvency II outcome. After graduating from Edinburgh and Cambridge Universities with degrees in Mathematical Statistics, Bruce started his career in financial services in 1988 at Standard Life, qualifying as a UK actuary in 1991 and an Indian actuary in 1999.

Email:  Tel:  +44  (0)  131 2459855

Richard Pereira

Richard Pereira

Investment Director, Insurance Solutions

Richard has over 25 years’ of investment & financial markets experience and works on strategic initiatives with our global insurance client group on insurance asset management. He provides insight into institutional investor requirements and is responsible for driving design of innovative investment solutions across asset classes including private markets.

He joined Standard Life Investments in May 2017, after six years at JP Morgan (Insurance & Pension Solutions) where he was responsible for advising institutional clients on investment strategy, investment & risk solutions and managing insurance assets under Solvency II. Prior to this, he held senior client facing roles at: JPMorgan (Structured Alternative Investments and Credit); Nomura (Principal Finance); Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (Credit Derivatives and Securitisation); KPMG (Audit and Management Consulting – Financial Sector Advisory Group); and Aon (Actuarial & Investment Consulting).

Richard is a Fellow of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries (FIA) (specialism in Investment & Asset Management); a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (FCA); a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (Chartered MCSI); and holds a First Class BSc (Hons) Degree in Mathematics from Imperial College London.

Email:  Tel:  +44  (0)  207 872 4208

Cathy Leonard

Cathy Leonard

Actuary, Insurance Solutions

Cathy started Standard Life Group as an Actuarial Trainee in 2013 and qualified in 2016. She joined Standard Life Investments in May 2017 as part of the rotations provided by her graduate programme. During her time within SL Group she worked in various other departments such as Liability Modelling Validation and Propositional Operations. Cathy graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a First Class BSc (Hons) Degree in Actuarial Science and Risk Management and is a Fellow of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries (FFA).

Email:  Tel:   +44  (0) 131 2458169