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LGIM strengthens multi-asset and MPS investment team with new hire

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has today announced the appointment of James Giblin as a fund manager in LGIM’s Asset Allocation team.

9 Feb 2023

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James will be responsible for managing a range of retail multi-asset funds, including a number of client model portfolios as part of LGIM’s Model Portfolio Service (MPS), launched in June 2021. He joins LGIM from LGT Wealth Management where he was a portfolio manager on the Model Portfolio team.  

This hire will further strengthen LGIM’s broader multi-asset offering, with James also becoming a member of the Manager Research Group (MRG), with a focus on alternative investments. He will work across LGIM’s 21 growth focused model portfolios as client demand drives interest in LGIM’s discretionary fund management expertise.

Prior to joining LGT, James worked on a private client team at Cantab Asset Management covering both HNW individuals and charities. James graduated from the University of Nottingham and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. James is a CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst) charterholder as well as a CISI Chartered Wealth Manager.

James will bolster a highly experienced asset allocation team made up of over 40 investment professionals, including fund managers, economists and strategists. The team, headed up by Emiel van den Heiligenberg collectively oversee £65 billion multi-asset funds, including the award-winning Multi-Index Fund range.

James Crossley, Head of UK Wholesale at Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM): “We have seen an increasing client demand for competitively priced and flexible model portfolio solutions, so we are delighted that James has decided to join LGIM. His hire will help strengthen our offering to advisers across the UK as he brings significant model portfolio experience to this role.”
James Giblin, multi-asset fund manager at Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM): “I’m excited to be joining LGIM’s asset allocation and can’t wait to get started. In today’s market environment, we believe there is a real opportunity to provide bespoke and accessible multi-asset solutions that can cater to a broad range of risk profiles, price points and investment styles.”
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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 £1.2 trillion in total assets under management1 of which 40% 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.

1Data as at 31 December 2023.

LGIM is one of Europe’s largest asset managers and a major global investor, with total assets under management of £1.2 trillion1 ($1.5tn, €1.3tn, CHF 1.2tn). 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.

1Data as at 31 December 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.