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LGIM appoints State Street to provide Charles River Technology and Middle Office Services

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) announces that it is extending its existing partnership with State Street by expanding its usage of Charles River technology and to deliver middle office servicing.

14 Jul 2021


Full press release

This appointment of State Street, as well as the expansion of our use of Charles River technology across a number of our investment management services in the UK, America, Asia and Europe will enable us to offer a more automated, consistent and seamless way for all our clients to do business with us from all over the world.

The main impact of this transaction will be to improve LGIM’s operational scalability – we expect it to be financially neutral. LGIM’s financial ambitions remain as stated in previous market guidance.

Brenda Sklar, Chief Operating Officer: "This continues our evolution of building a market-leading, scalable global operating model to deliver best in class service to our clients and make it easier for them to do business with us."
John Plansky, Head of State Street Alpha: "We are thrilled that LGIM is expanding its partnership with State Street to improve its global operating model by further leveraging Charles River and committing to our State Street Alpha services platform."

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Notes to editors

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.

Legal & General Investment Management

LGIM is one of Europe’s largest asset managers and a major global investor, with total assets under management of £1.16 trillion1 ($1.47tn, €1.35tn, CHF 1.31tn). 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.

1 Data as at 30 June 2023. Data combines assets under management by LGIM in the UK, LGIMA in the US and LGIM Asia in Hong Kong.
Assets under management include securities and derivatives positions

*as at HY 2023