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

10 February 2023

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

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.”

Source: Legal & General
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