Standard Life Investments

The Trust's manager, SL Capital Partners, is Standard Life Investments dedicated private equity arm. We have fulfilled this role since the launch of the Trust in 2001 and have deployed a consistent strategy that gives shareholders access to a diversified portfolio of private company investments that generate attractive investment returns. Our team has decades of experience of investing in leading global private equity managers and can be relied upon to select the some of the best opportunities, supported by the broad resources of SL Capital Partners.

We have searched the market for attractive private companies so you don’t have to. Find out more about the manager and the team leading the Trust at

Meet the Manager

Merrick McKay

Merrick McKay

  • Head of Europe – Private Equity
  • Investment Committee and Portfolio Construction & Management Committee
  • 5 years at Aberdeen Standard Investments / SL Capital
  • 27 years Private Equity experience

Alan Gauld

Alan Gauld

  • Investment Director
  • Primary funds and co-investments
  • 9 years at ASI Private Equity*

*Includes businesses acquired by ASI

Patrick Knechtli

Patrick Knechtli

  • Head of Secondaries
  • Investment Committee
  • 9 years at SL Capital
  • 17 years of experience in secondaries

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