Legal & General Capital - Capital Markets EventSource: RNS
Legal & General Capital: Capital Markets Event
Legal & General Capital ("LGC") will host an event for investors and analysts today, Thursday 14 October, starting at 14:00 BST. The event will provide a detailed look into LGC's alternative asset businesses and outline why LGC is well positioned to continue to deliver attractive growth and sustainable returns.
LGC, Legal & General's primary alternative asset manufacturer, has significant investment expertise in four strategically selected sectors: housing; SME finance; specialist commercial real estate; and clean energy. The division has three objectives:
· To generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for our shareholders by investing in and developing high quality alternative assets
· To create associated long-duration alternative assets for Legal & General Retirement's growing global annuity business, and to provide compelling alternative investment opportunities for third party investors
· To make socially and environmentally useful investments that support our longstanding commitment to Inclusive Capitalism and ESG
The agenda for the event will cover the following:
· Why LGC exists and what it does
· How LGC contributes to L&G's synergistic business model
· LGC's investment capabilities
Key ambitions include:
· Growing LGC's alternative asset portfolio to c£5 billion by 2025
· Generating returns on the alternative asset portfolio of 10-12% by 2025
· Generating £500-600 million of operating profit from alternatives (£600-700 million from LGC in total) by 2025
Laura Mason, CEO of LGC:
"LGC is an important component of the Group's unique and highly synergistic business model. By investing in and developing high quality alternative assets, LGC generates attractive risk-adjusted returns for shareholders, structures attractive long-duration investments for LGR and, increasingly, provides compelling alternative investment opportunities for third party investors. The demand for alternative assets is significant, and we are excited about LGC's growth prospects."
The event will be webcast from 14:00 BST. The link to the webcast will be available here:
Notes to editors
Legal & General Capital
Legal & General Capital (LGC) is Legal & General Group's primary alternative asset business. It seeks to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for shareholders by investing in and developing high quality alternative assets, to create associated long-duration assets for Legal & General Retirement and to provide compelling investment opportunities for third-party investors.
LGC has built market-leading alternative asset capabilities across four strategically selected sectors: housing; SME finance; specialist commercial real estate; and clean energy. It makes socially and environmentally useful investments that support our longstanding commitment to Inclusive Capitalism and ESG: investing society's capital for society's benefit.
As LGC scales its alternatives business we expect increasingly to attract third party assets and co-investment. There is huge appetite in the market for alternative assets to back long-duration liabilities. LGC is well-placed to address this demand.
Legal & General Group
Established in 1836, Legal & General is one of the UK's leading financial services groups and a major global investor, with international businesses in the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia. With over £1.3 trillion in total assets under management, we are the UK's largest investment manager for corporate pension schemes and a UK market leader in pension risk transfer, life insurance, workplace pensions and retirement income.
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