equity solutions

Equity Solutions

Constructing dynamic and custom equity solutions aligned with client objectives


Within equity markets, we are witnessing a significant shift in investor thinking about how to best access market beta. As a result of this, we at LGIM America take a dynamic approach to equity solutions. We aim to build innovative approaches to support this trend, while simultaneously retaining a stable suite of traditional strategies to serve a variety of institutional clients. This allows us to provide support for a broad spectrum of investors.

Our solutions

We offer a spectrum of building block options that can be implemented independently or collectively to construct a dynamic and custom equity solution aligned with our clients’ objectives.

  • Event driven (IPOs/SPOs, pairs trading, late merger arbitrage, M&A and spin-offs, reweights)
  • Rebalance prediction (anticipate additions and deletions)
  • Risk inefficiencies (stranded assets, geopolitical risk, meme stocks, smart sustainable, quality vs. junk)
  • Synthetic asymmetry (monitoring funding rates and supply/demand imbalances to assess attractiveness of synthetic exposure vs. physical exposure)

  • Decarbonization glidepath
  • Portfolio implied temperature alignment risk measurement
  • Stranded asset consideration
  • Climate-related investment risk and opportunities

  • Value
  • Size
  • Momentum
  • Volatility
  • Quality

  • Equity overlay, downside protection and capital efficiency considerations
  • Income generating strategies
  • Inflation protection
  • Plan-specific ESG impact
  • Thematic and tactical implementations

Our process

We are of the opinion that taking a methodical approach to the investment process can result in the most thoughtful solutions for the needs of our clients. The design of our equity solutions begins with determining the suitable benchmark for the strategy, which is done after we have listened to the objectives and constraints of our clients. Following that, the risk parameters and objectives will then be established. Through modeling and iterations, we arrive at a customized solution. Lastly, our portfolio managers are responsible for implementing, monitoring and evolving the strategy as required and in accordance with the investment guidelines and market opportunities.

Benefits of partnering with us

As a full-service provider of equity solutions, we make available to a wide variety of institutional investors an extensive range of strategies, products and investment vehicles to address their specific needs.

The combination of our worldwide reach and considerable experience in equity investment may enable us to deliver these solutions in a way that is both thoughtful and deliberate.

We make a conscious effort to maintain a degree of flexibility, which enables us to actively seek out opportunities to provide customers with an even higher level of value.

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In certain strategies, LGIMA might utilize derivative securities which inherently include a higher risk than other investments strategies. Investors should consider these risks with the understanding that the strategy may not be successful and work in all market conditions.

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