If you're looking for an investment strategy that allows you to do your own research and build and manage your own investment portfolio - then DIY investing could be for you.

If you want to research the best places to invest, what’s happening in the markets, and then build and manage your own portfolio - you can do that with Standard Life. We offer a wide range of funds for you to choose from.

You'll be able to:

  • Pick your own funds from our full range from leading fund managers, covering different asset classes, regions and investment styles
  • Manage your own investments
  • Review and switch funds
  • Access the latest fund prices, performance information and factsheets

If you take this approach, you should think about spreading your money across a mix of investments and countries to build a diversified portfolio. You also need to consider how you want your money to be managed and be comfortable taking responsibility for the fund or funds you've chosen, and review them regularly to make sure they continue to meet your needs. As with all investments, their value can go down as well as up, and could be worth less than paid in.

Who does what?

What we do

What you do

Give you access to our full fund range

Choose and manage your own investments

Provide online servicing so you can review and switch funds

Review or make changes to your investments


Make sure your investments match how much risk you're prepared and able to take


Make sure you’re diversified across asset type and geography

How are your investments doing?

  • Performance
    See how funds have performed over various time periods
  • Factsheets
    View or download the latest factsheet for each fund
  • Charges
    Find out how much it costs to invest in each fund
  • Prices
    See the daily prices for buying and selling units in each fund

Our expertly managed options

If the DIY route isn’t for you, our expertly managed investment options offer a simpler way to invest. It’s easy to switch your investments if you change your mind.

Pensions & ISAs with Standard Life

Take a look at MyFolio Managed, expertly managed investments options for pensions and ISAs.

Workplace Pensions with Standard Life

Explore Active Plus, our investment options for our customers in a workplace pension.

Investing in retirement

If you're taking money from your pension we can help you invest the rest.

Keep up-to date with the latest investment news and expert opinion.


Explore our investment options for pensions and ISAs.


Keep up-to date with the latest fund news and updates.


See some of the most commonly asked questions about investments.


Find out if you want to ‘DIY’ and build your own portfolio, or to delegate to the experts.