28 Sep 2020
Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has launched NavGuide, an innovative complete investment service for smaller schemes in the UK Defined Benefit pensions market.
NavGuide provides schemes with tailored investment advice, the initial design and then constant evolution of a bespoke portfolio, online monitoring and funding level tracking, and seamless transition to buy out. It uses a proprietary technology platform to help LGIM analyse individual schemes’ unique circumstances quickly and efficiently, enabling LGIM to deliver bespoke solutions much more cost-effectively.
NavGuide allows smaller schemes to consolidate their investments and gain access to LGIM’s economies of scale. With more than £1 trillion of assets under management, LGIM is already the largest manager of pension fund assets in the UK. This latest development reiterates the firm’s commitment to driving innovation in the pensions market and helping DB schemes of all sizes to achieve better outcomes.
Mark Johnson, Head of Institutional Clients at LGIM: "Better, cheaper and faster aren’t usually associated with DB pension solutions, but that is what we hope schemes will experience with NavGuide.
We’ve designed NavGuide to help smaller DB pension schemes – an area often overlooked by the industry - on their investment journey. These schemes will now be able to use NavGuide technology to access LGIM’s market-leading portfolio management specialists and L&G’s insurance expertise in a one stop cost effective solution."
Tim Dougall, Head of Fiduciary Management at LGIM: "This groundbreaking technology-led solution reflects the ambition of our team to support all elements of the UK DB pensions market.
The pandemic has increased pressure on DB pension schemes and highlighted the need to better-manage risks and make assets work harder, whilst still controlling costs. Solutions exist, but have previously been very difficult for smaller schemes to access.
NavGuide aims to change that, and bring the benefits of highly efficient diversified portfolios, bespoke risk management, and stress-free buy out to schemes of all sizes."
The value of an investment and any income taken from it is not guaranteed and can go down as well as up; you may not get back the amount you originally invested.
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 £1.29 trillion1. 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.
1Globally, we manage assets of £1.42 trillion or CHF 1.75 trillion as at 31 December 2021 (source: LGIM internal data as at 31 December 2021). The 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.
*at 11 Jan 2023
Past performance is not a guide to the future. The value of an investment and any income taken from it is not guaranteed and can go down as well as up, you may not get back the amount you originally invested. For illustrative purposes only. Reference to a particular security is on a historical basis and does not mean that the security is currently held or will be held within an LGIM portfolio. The above information does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any security. Views expressed are of LGIM as at 3 January 2023.
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In the European Economic Area, it is issued by LGIM Managers (Europe) Limited, authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland as a UCITS management company (pursuant to European Communities (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) Regulations, 2011 (S.I. No. 352 of 2011), as amended) and as an alternative investment fund manager with "top up" permissions which enable the firm to carry out certain additional MiFID investment services (pursuant to the European Union (Alternative Investment Fund Managers) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 257 of 2013), as amended). Registered in Ireland with the Companies Registration Office (No. 609677). Registered Office: 70 Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin, 2, Ireland. Regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland (No. C173733).
LGIM Managers (Europe) Limited operates a branch network in the European Economic Area, which is subject to supervision by the Central Bank of Ireland. In Italy, the branch office of LGIM Managers (Europe) Limited is subject to limited supervision by the Commissione Nazionale per le società e la Borsa ("CONSOB") and is registered with Banca d'Italia (no. 23978.0) with registered office at Piazza della Repubblica 3, 20121 Milan, (Companies' Register no. MI - 2557936). In Germany, the branch office of LGIM Managers (Europe) Limited is subject to limited supervision by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority ("BaFin"). In the Netherlands, the branch office of LGIM Managers (Europe) Limited is subject to limited supervision by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets ("AFM") and it is included in the register held by the AFM and registered with the trade register of the Chamber of Commerce under number 74481231.Details about the full extent of our relevant authorisations and permissions are available from us upon request. For further information on our products (including the product prospectuses), please visit our website.