Standard Life Investments offers new Target Liability Funds

SLI remains at the forefront of innovative and effective LDI solutions with a 
new product unique in Canada 
MONTREAL, Jan. 16, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Standard Life Investments, a leading 
global asset manager, today announced it has launched a series of Target 
Liability Bond Pooled Funds, making innovative and customized liability driven 
investment (LDI) solutions more widely available for small to midsized pension 
No matter the size of their funds, defined-benefit pension plan managers and 
sponsors are eager to de-risk their portfolios while optimizing long-term 
returns. Standard Life Investments' new series of daily-valued Target 
Liability Bond Pooled Funds now provides small to midsized pension plans with 
access to an innovative and effective approach. This unique LDI solution will 
be available initially through Standard Life Investments and Standard Life's 
Group Savings and Retirement Quality and Choice Investment Program. 
Claude Turcot, Senior Vice-President, Quantitative Management, at Standard 
Life Investments Inc. said "Canadian pension plans continue to face 
significant short and long-term pressures, including plan deficits, interest 
rate risks and longevity. But while the challenges are the same, each client 
is unique and needs a tailor-made solution." 
A Unique Approach in Canada
Through its proven expertise and quantitative research capabilities, Standard 
Life Investments has developed a proprietary and innovative solution that can 
capture and address the interest rate risks defined-benefit pension plans face. 
Each fund in the Target Liability Bond Pooled Fund series is associated with a 
specific Canadian pension plan demographic profile representing different 
combinations of active employees and retirees. Pension plans can then tailor 
their allocation of assets within the series to reflect their own demographic 
profile and the duration of their liabilities. They can then establish the 
desired credit risk exposure. This series will provide small to midsized 
pension plans with access to a relevant benchmark reflecting their reality and 
customized risk exposure that aims to achieve sustainable long-term returns. 
Roger Renaud, President of Standard Life Investments Inc, said "Our new series 
of target liability pooled funds now provides pension funds of all sizes with 
access to a customized solution that is simple to understand and above all, 
Offering the most effective risk management and liability-driven investment 
solutions is Standard Life Investments' top priority because it's also a top 
priority for our clients. Our growing portfolio of comprehensive LDI solutions 
will help our Canadian pension plan clients more confidently de-risk their 
portfolios and meet their future financial obligations". 
The series launched today is comprised of a Short-, Mid- and Long-Term 
Liability Government Bond Pooled Fund. A Short- and Mid-Term Corporate Bond 
Pooled Fund will also be added to the series and will be available through 
Standard Life Investments once launched. 
About Standard Life Investments 
Standard Life Investments Inc. has been providing investment management 
services in Canada since 1973 and manages approximately CDN$32.5 billion (1) 
of assets. Standard Life Investments Inc. is a subsidiary of Edinburgh-based 
Standard Life Investments Limited, a major asset manager and part of the 
Standard Life group that manages CDN$252 billion (1) on behalf of clients 
(1) as at June 30, 2012 
Roch Landriault NATIONAL Public Relations 514-843-2345 
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