Legal & General Group plc (“the Group”) announces that it has today agreed the sale of a book of retail investment products within the L&G Personal Investing business to Fidelity International Ltd.
23 Oct 2020
This back-book comprises c.300,000 customers and c£5.8bn of AUM held in legacy ISA, Junior ISA and General Investment account products that are invested in LGIM funds. This sale will not impact LGIM’s intermediary retail business, clients or associated pension and investment products which will continue to operate as normal.
On transfer, customers will remain invested in Legal & General Investment Management (“LGIM”) funds for which LGIM will continue to earn an investment management fee. The transaction therefore gives customers the best of Fidelity International’s large scale administration and the LGIM investment expertise that they chose.
The transaction is expected to complete in the next 12 months.
The impact of this transaction on Group earnings and solvency is non-material.
Notes to editors
Established in 1836, Legal & General is one of the UK’s leading financial services groups and a major global investor, with international businesses in the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia. With almost £1.3 trillion in total assets under management*, we are the UK’s largest investment manager for corporate pension schemes and a UK market leader in pension risk transfer, alternative asset origination, life insurance, workplace pensions and retirement income. Through inclusive capitalism, we aim to build a better society by investing in long-term assets that benefit everyone.
* at 30 June 2021
Legal & General Investment Management is one of Europe’s largest asset managers and a major global investor, with total assets under management of £1.28 trillion (€1.43 trillion; CHF1.55 trillion; $1.75t trillion; JPY181 trillion)*. We work with a wide range of global clients, including pension schemes, sovereign wealth funds, fund distributors and retail investors. Throughout the past 40 years we have built our business through understanding what matters most to our clients and transforming this insight into valuable, accessible investment products and solutions. We provide investment expertise across the full spectrum of asset classes including fixed income, equities, commercial property and cash. Our capabilities range from index-tracking and active strategies to liquidity management and liability-based risk management solutions.
*LGIM internal data as at 31 December 2020. The AUM disclosed aggregates the assets managed by LGIM in the UK, LGIMA in the US and LGIM Asia in Hong Kong. The AUM includes the value of securities and derivatives positions.
(As of June 2021)
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