Press releases

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

Full press release

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.”
Andrew Photo.jpg

Andrew Gates

Senior PR Manager

Legal & General Investment Management

T: +44 (0)20 3124 4363

Email Andrew Gates

Will Throp2

Will Throp

Senior PR Executive

Legal & General Investment Management

T: +44 (0)7791 899779

Email Will Throp

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 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.


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.