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.
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 a third is international. We also provide powerful asset origination capabilities. Together, these 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. Through inclusive capitalism, we aim to build a better society by investing in long-term assets that benefit everyone.
*at 31 Dec 2022
Legal & General Investment Management
Legal & General Investment Management is one of Europe’s largest asset managers and a major global investor, with total assets under management of £1.2 trillion1 ($1.4tn, €1.4tn, CHF 1.4tn). We work with a wide range of global clients, including pension schemes, sovereign wealth funds, fund distributors and retail investors.
For more than 50 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.
*at 31 Dec 2022
1LGIM internal data as at 31 December 2022. These figures include assets managed by LGIMA, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Data includes derivative positions.
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