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Profile of registrant

Standard Life plc

Identification number in the register: 28229947613-19
Registration date: 05/01/12 12:25:08

The information on this organisation was last modified on 17/12/13 10:38:24
The date of the last annual update was 17/12/13 10:38:24

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Standard Life plc
Acronym: Standard Life
Legal status: Public Limited Company
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Companies & groups

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  David Nish
Position: Chief Executive

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Kate Benetti
Position: Senior Public Affairs Manager

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 30 Lothian Road 
Edinburgh EH1 2DH
Telephone number: (+44) 1312465738
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Established in 1825, Standard Life is a leading provider of long term savings and investments to around 6 million customers worldwide.

The Standard Life group includes savings and investments businesses, which operate across its UK, Canadian,European and Asian markets; corporate pensions and benefits businesses in the UK and Canada; Standard Life Investments, a global investment manager, which manages assets of over £157bn globally; and its Chinese and Indian Joint Venture businesses. At the end of June 2012 the Group had total assets under administration of over £206bn.

Standard Life is a trusted provider of innovative pension products in several member states in the EU, and the leading provider of workplace pension schemes in the UK, where it administers group schemes with over one million members.

Standard Life plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and has approximately 1.5 million individual shareholders in over 50 countries around the world. It is also listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, ranking it among the top 10% of sustainable companies in the world.

*All figures at 30 September 2011
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 2
Complementary information: We have one full-time person responsible for EU affairs, and others are involved as required in an advisory capacity, when their relevant expertise is helpful to discuss specific areas of consultation.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Changes, strategy and policy related to financial services, long term savings, and investments. Consultations relating to our customers' financial wellbeing. Ongoing engagement with policy makers relevant to our ongoing business activities within the financial services sector.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Budget
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enterprise
  • External Relations
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Taxation
  • Trade


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Standard Life belongs to, and engages with, a range of organisations whose activities may be relevant. Key groups are: Association of British Insurers (ABI), Investment Management Association (IMA), Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Financial Future (FF), European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA), Scottish Financial Enterprise (SFE), City of London Corporation, TheCityUK, European Insurance CRO (Chief Risk Officer) Forum, European Insurance CFO (Chief Finance Officer) Forum. We also subscribe to DeHavilland's EU monitoring service, and we use Cicero as our Brussels-based public affairs consultancy.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 100000  € - 150000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.