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Legal & General appoints head of infrastructure equity

LGIM Real Assets (LGIM RA) announces that it has hired Jonathan Ord, formerly Investment Director, at Local Pensions Partnership Investments (LPPI) to lead its infrastructure equity investment strategy.

14 Jan 2019


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LGIM RA’s infrastructure business has seen considerable growth in the last 12 months, with the infrastructure debt team making key hires and investing over £1.5 billion into all key social and economic infrastructure sectors across the UK, Europe, Australia and the USA.  Jonathan Ord, another senior hire for the team, will report to Tom Sumpster, Head of Infrastructure.  Ord, in this newly created role, will lead a new infrastructure investment strategy for LGIM RA, building its presence in infrastructure equity as it continues to expand its platform capabilities.

With 12 years’ experience in the sector, Ord has led a multitude of transactions for previous employers, most notably in his role as Investment Director for LPPI. During his time with LPPI, Ord helped establish both LPPI’s own infrastructure programme and GLIL Infrastructure LLP (GLIL), the £1.8bn infrastructure platform backed by a number of LGPS pension schemes. In addition to leading and executing transactions, Ord also had responsibility for the Asset Management of a number of LPPI and GLILs’ infrastructure investments.

Tom Sumpster, Head of Infrastructure Finance, said: “We are delighted that Jonathan is joining to expand our infrastructure investment origination capability into equity, providing LGIM RA clients with a greater product offering.  As with our infrastructure debt investments, Jonathan will lead an investment strategy that focuses on environmentally and socially responsible assets that deliver attractive returns for our clients.”
Bill Hughes, Head of LGIM Real Assets: "This is another significant hire for the infrastructure team and we are pleased to have Jonathan on board. His appointment will further bolster our investment capabilities in infrastructure, demonstrating our commitment to expanding our platform so we can deliver a full spectrum of real estate and infrastructure products to clients."

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Harriet de Beaufort-Suchlick

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Legal & General Capital

Notes to editors

LGIMRA is a division of Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), one of Europe’s largest
institutional asset managers and a major global investor. LGIM manages £1.29 trillion1 ($1.57tn) in
assets, working with a range of global clients, including pension schemes, sovereign wealth funds, fund distributors and retail investors.

LGIM Real Assets has assets under management of £36 billion2 ($43.8bn) and is one of the largest
private markets investment managers in the UK. Investing in both debt and equity and across the
risk/return spectrum, LGIM Real Assets actively invests in and manages assets across commercial,
operational and residential property sectors, as well as infrastructure, real estate, corporate and
alternative debt.

Taking a long-term view in order to future proof our investments, LGIM Real Assets continues to lead the industry in ESG performance, considering all environmental, social and governance issues at asset level as well as portfolio level.

1LGIM internal data as at 30 June 2022. These figures include assets managed by LGIMA, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Data includes derivative positions.
2Source: LGIM Real Assets. AUM data as at 30 June 2022.

*at 13 Jan 2023

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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.