Legal & General Retirement Institutional (“Legal & General”) has determined a way to plug approximately a fifth of the UK’s infrastructure funding gap over the next decade, by tackling one of the “mega-gaps” the UK faces over the next ten years: infrastructure.
17 Jun 2020
Today, Legal & General launches a report entitled “The power of pensions: How pension savings can help to build the UK’s infrastructure and drive growth in all regions”, which focuses on how Legal & General and other insurers can tackle the UK’s infrastructure gap and encourage “inclusive capitalism” that improves everyone’s lives.
Investment in infrastructure is key to maintaining the long-term competitiveness of the UK economy and is vital to delivering the Government’s modern “Industrial Strategy”.
The infrastructure investment gap over the next ten years is likely to be £1 trillion. Regions across the UK are calling out for investment in transport, homes and energy in order to bring infrastructure up to where it needs to be to support our society’s needs.
Read The power of pensions report here
Read the full press release via the link below
Nigel Wilson: “In order to have a strong and competitive economy on the world stage, the UK needs to invest a significant sum into improving its infrastructure and levelling up all regions.
Long term investors like Legal & General have an important role in delivering regeneration, housing, transport and renewable energy investment by harnessing the ‘power of pensions’."
Established in 1836, Legal & General is one of the UK's leading financial services groups and a major global investor, with over £1.2 trillion in total assets under management* of which 39% is international. We have a unique and highly synergistic business model, which continues to drive strong returns. Legal & General provides powerful asset origination and management capabilities directly to clients, which also underpin our leading retirement and protection solutions. We are a leading international player in Pension Risk Transfer, in UK and US life insurance, and in UK workplace pensions and retirement income. Our purpose is to improve the lives of our customers and create value for our shareholders. Through inclusive capitalism, we are investing in long-term assets, such as real estate and infrastructure, that can help build a better society for the future.
*as at HY 2023
Legal & General Retirement Institutional (LGRI) works with trustees and sponsoring companies of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes of all sizes to settle their pension obligations and secure scheme members’ benefits, through a full range of buy-ins, buyouts and other de-risking solutions. Our Client Services’ 12-month rolling Net Promoter Score (NPS) is above +70, which is widely regarded as being at a “world class” level. Legal & General is the UK’s longest-standing active bulk annuity provider.
Our UK Retirement annuity book stands at £72.6 billion as at 30 June 2023. Across the group over £30 billion is invested in direct investments that deliver positive social and environmental impacts, such as clean energy and affordable housing. Legal & General provides income and pension security to more than a million retirement customers around the world.
*as at HY 2023