The Local Government Pension Schemes (LGPS) face many of the same challenges as their company-sponsored defined benefit (DB) counterparts. With sizeable assets under management, and ongoing pooling across England and Wales, the LGPS are not only significant investors but with a longer-term investment horizon than most of their corporate counterparts. Having developed considerable investment and risk management expertise, they have greater scale, capacity and capability than many other asset owners for cost-effective investment in private markets, real estate and infrastructure and for assuming equity risk.
The LGPS pools are also ahead of many other asset owners in their thinking around integrating ESG considerations into their risk management and in developing climate change risk management policies. They are also subject to more stringent and transparent performance and cost management reporting.
Our LGPS thought leadership and solutions capability is therefore keenly focused on the unique needs of this very distinctive group of investors and the importance placed on transparency and the creation of strategic partnerships.
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