Scottish Investment Operations

Scottish Investment Operations (SIO) is a professional body representing global investment employers in Scotland. SIO is tasked with promoting the industry in Scotland and is a vital link between employers, talent and training.

Scottish Investment Operations

Its member companies are major fund management companies, investment banks and other financial institutions that are based in Scotland or have significant operations here. Its members employ thousands of skilled people around the country and the industry continues to be one of the fastest growing areas of the financial services sector in Scotland.

Investment Operations supports the decisions and activities of fund managers in the global financial markets. Some of the world’s leading investment companies have established bases in Scotland to provide a first-class service to their local and international client base. It’s a strong and growing sector within financial services in Scotland that now employs several thousand staff in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen.

What does SIO offer?

SIO provides essential information and strong support for its member companies and for individuals located in or considering a move to Scotland.

In addition, SIO provides an introductory training course and, in conjunction with The Securities and Investments Institute, has recently developed advanced qualifications for the investment operations industry globally.

The career opportunity:

The industry offers a diverse range of career opportunities; these include settlement of the buying and selling of shares in a global market, valuing investment funds subsequently published in the Financial Times, preparing reports and accounts for the funds, and measuring the performance of funds against their benchmark, reporting to clients, accounting and much more.

Like all others businesses, our clients need staff in a wide range of support functions include HR, training, IT and project management.

All positions require excellent communication & interpersonal skills, teamwork, analytical and problem solving skills, high standards of numeracy and accuracy, and the capacity to work to strict deadlines. It’s a highly valued and skilled career in a fast moving, dynamic environment.

The SIO website allows those interested in the industry to:

  • View current vacancies and apply directly online.
  • Keep up to date on industry news.
  • Learn more about industry qualifications and whom they are intended for.
  • Upload your CV and have employers contact you.
  • Apply for a sponsored place on SIO’s introductory course.

SIO Member Companies:

  • Aberdeen Asset Management
  • Baillie Gifford
  • Barclays Wealth
  • BlackRock
  • BNP Paribas Securities Services
  • Citi
  • First State Investments
  • Franklin Templeton Investments
  • HSBC Securities Services (UK) Limited
  • Martin Currie Investment Management Ltd
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Scottish Widows Investment Partnership
  • Standard Life Investments
  • State Street
  • The Bank of New York Mellon
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland - Trustee & Depositary Services


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